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Newsletter May 12

This week, City Staff released their recommendations for the proposed bus rapid transit system: that the King/Queens couplet be approved as the east-west corridor, that Richmond Street be approved as the north corridor and that an at-grade level crossing at the tracks be approved on Richmond Street rather than the tunnel. To read the staff report, click here.

We will continue to move forward with a rapid transit system for London. Part of the recommendation states that we continue to evaluate the possibility of a tunnel or underpass on Richmond. It is critical that transit not be impeded by the railways that run through our city. The recommendations also make the overall plan less expensive while requesting funding for a grade separation on Adelaide Street.

For more information on Shift, click here.

In other news, Growing Chefs! Ontario, a registered charity based in London that teaches our youth about the benefits of making healthy food choices, was given a $435,000 government grant. Growing Chefs! was able to expand to the former Auberge du Petit Prince restaurant and will provide educational programs to more than 10,000 children per year. Joining me for today’s announcement was Deputy Premier and London North Centre MPP Deb Matthews.

This is a significant investment that will benefit our youth as well as our local farmers’ and artisans’ markets and restaurants. It will educate thousands more students while promoting healthy eating and the value of supporting local.

You can learn more about Growing Chefs! Ontario by clicking here.

I also encourage you to sign up for the May Court Club of London’s Take to the Trail for Nutrition event happening Saturday, May 27 at Boler Mountain. Proceeds from the 1km walk or 5km trail run/walk will help fund the May Court Club of London’s School Nutrition Program. You can learn more information about May Court Club of London by clicking here.

Sincerely,

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Matt Brown


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With Deputy Premier and London North Centre MPP Deb Matthews to announce provincial funding for Growing Chefs! Ontario.

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London hosted the Ontario Human Rights Commission Conference “Taking it Local.”


Newsmakers: 

Events and Occasions:

  • Celebrate the New Centre at the Forks
  • Alert London, Emergency Notification System Launch
  • London Property Management Association 50th Anniversary event
  • Meeting with Chief Commissioner of the Ontario Human Rights Commission Renu Mandhane, Commissioner Julie Lee and Shaheen Azmi
  • Meeting with Ali Soufan
  • Ontario Human Rights Commission Conference
  • TD Sunfest 2017 Launch
  • Meeting with Dave Schmidt and Gord Thompson
  • Opening ceremony of École élémentaire La Pommeraie
  • City of London Aquatic Wall of Fame induction ceremony
  • Growing Chefs! Ontario announcement

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Planting a tree for the opening ceremonies of École Élémentaire La Pommeraie.

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Executive & Artistic Director of TD Sunfest Alfredo Caxaj helped announce this year’s festival lineup.


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