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Newsletter July 27

It has been a month full of PRIDE here in London with events happening weekly. This incredible month of colourful and inclusive events concludes this weekend with the 24th annual PRIDE parade.

During the parade Victoria Park will be host to some delicious food and drinks, great local entertainment, a kid’s zone and an area for dogs. There is truly something for everybody.  

The PRIDE events in London are all about celebrating each other and our differences. London is a city where all are welcome.

Everyone is invited to enjoy the spirit of PRIDE. Come as you are and leave being proud of who you are.  

For more information you can check out pride London’s website here. I hope to see you there.

More success from London’s booming tech sector as London’s own, an agency that connects voice over talent from around the world with brands, marked a significant milestone with more than 500,000 registered users. They ranked in the top 100 of Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies in September of 2017.

We are so proud that calls London home. They have grown to employ 120 people. will be competing against global entries over the next few months. Winners of the international award will be announced in September! Good luck, team!



Matt Brown



Holding the PRIDflag with Councillor Helmer, Councillor Park, Matt Wannan, Andrew Rosser and Councillor Squire


Events and Occasions:

  • Colombian Day Festival
  • Meeting with Western University Students’ Council President Mitchell Pratt
  • Meeting with the London International Academy Delegation
  • City Hall Tour for Love to Lead Participants Chloe and Kate Romnes
  • Meeting with PRIDE London’s Andrew Rosser

Meeting with Love to Lead participants Chloe and Kate Romnes


City Council Briefs:

London resident Rachael Litt opened the meeting with the singing of the national anthem.

Council approved the required by-law to officially appoint Lori Hamer as Chief, London Fire Department.

Council announced that London students Kai Sun from AB Lucas and Robert Nadal from Sir Wilfrid Laurier Secondary School were awarded the Queen Elizabeth Scholarships. Each student will receive $2,000.  

In other Council business:

Council approved a motion to designate the property located at 172 Central Avenue to be of cultural heritage value. The property was originally owned by Dr. Oronhyatekha, one of the first Indigenous physicians in Canada.

Council approved an application by Medallion Realty Holdings for brownfield incentives for 391 South Street.

Council approved by-law amendments to the sound by-law and to the public nuisance by-law, related to public messaging in the community and nuisances.

Council requested that staff review the Neighbourhood Event Equipment Lending programand report back to the Community and Protective Services Committee with respect to adding church groups to the list of organizations available to request use of the equipment available for loan.

Council approved public review of the 60% Waste Diversion Action Plan.

Council approved the installation of a traffic lightat Hyde Park Road and South Carriage Road.

Meeting with Councillor Morgan, Karen Vecchio and Lisa Raitt to talk about priorities and working with our new provincial government

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