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Newsletter May 11

Summer is just around the corner and with that comes core construction.

As we work on some transformational City building projects there may be closures and rerouting. You can keep up with core construction here.

The most transformational project is London’s Bus Rapid Transit. This week, Council has approved the preliminary engineering design. The project will now proceed through the Transit Project Assessment Process as we work toward better transit everywhere. 

 

We’ve also taken another step toward permanent Supervised Consumption Facilities.  Council endorsed two sites that are imperative in harm reduction. These sites save lives. It’s going to take bold steps to address the opioid crisis here in London. The fact is what we’re doing right now is not working, and a comprehensive strategy is needed that pairs a Supervised Consumption Facility with care like HIV testing, withdrawal services and support. 

 

This week I had the chance to visit London’s new attraction in Masonville Mall, the Rec RoomThis is one of five in Canada and we are so happy The Rec Room chose London as its second location in Ontario. Not only is this attraction a great addition to our newly renovated mall but it will be a draw for the entire region. 

Sincerely,

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Matt Brown


Kicking off Emergency Preparedness Week

 

Events and Occasions:

  • Walk So Kids Can Talk
  • Emergency Preparedness Week Opening Press Conference
  • Meeting with Mayor, Deputy Chief Langworth, Kapil Lakhotia, Angela Liu & Sally Sun
  • Cleardale P.S. School Visit
  • Wheable Adult Education Centre School Visit
  • Grand Opening of the Rec Room
  • City Hall Tour with Lord Robert’s Public School and the London Arts Council
  • Meeting with Steve Cordes & Laurie Lashbrook

 

 

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    City Hall Tour with Lord Robert’s School and the London Arts Council

Newsmakers:

 

Council Briefs:

Council recognized it is Emergency Preparedness Week. The City’s Alert London video was played to raise awareness and promote sign up.

In other Council business:

Council endorsed the provision of Supervised Consumption Facilities in London.

Council received the staff report on Short Term Accommodations.

Council voted against an application to amend the Business Licensing By-Law L.131-16 that would have allowed for the substitution of an existing licensed adult entertainment parlor location at 2010 Dundas Street to a proposed location at 802 Exeter Road.

Council approved the preliminary engineering design for the Bus Rapid Transit network, now the project will proceed through the Transit Project Assessment Process (TPAP).

 

Enjoying the Grand Opening of the Rec Room with Ellis Jacob, the CEO of Cineplex. 


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