Exciting news for hockey fans this week.
The combined London-Windsor bid for the 2019 IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship has been shortlisted.
Now, a team of five will travel to Calgary to present to Hockey Canada in an effort to bring the world-class sporting event to London and Windsor.
London is a sports city through and through. Both London and Windsor have an army of volunteers and hockey fans at the ready to make a global event like this a shining success, should we be successful in our bid.
We have proven time and time again, with the Brier and the World Figure Skating Championships, we are ready and able to roll out the red carpet for the world.
This proves London is on. London continues to grow and thrive.
Just this past week, Council put forward a list of upgrades to public transit, water and wastewater systems totalling over $115-million.
These projects are to be considered for funding under the federal government’s Public Transit Infrastructure Fund and the Clean Water and Wastewater Infrastructure Fund.
The transit upgrades in phase one include our SHIFT Rapid Transit Environmental Assessment, the implementation of Dundas Place, downtown transit improvements that will directly benefit Dundas Place and cycling tracks.
Accessibility will also be a top priority as we work towards new accessible transit pads and warranted sidewalks.
On the water and wastewater side we are prioritizing sewer separation, sewer relining and infrastructure renewal program to ensure our rivers and streams are the cleanest and safest they can be.
In total there are 50 projects to be considered.
Connectivity, accessibility and environmental sustainability are top of mind as we push these projects forward.
Mayor Matt Brown
London’s MPs and Councillors at the special Corporate Services Committee meeting
Events and Occasions:
Corporate Services Committee Meeting with Local MPs
Met with Adam Caplan of web.isod.es
Tour of London Animal Centre
London Police Services Board Meeting
Pathways Skill Development & Placement Centre Grand Opening
Council approved the appointment of a consulting engineer for the design of Wonderland Road South improvements from Manning Drive to the south City limits.
Council endorsed the New Directions: Advancing Public Transportation in Southwestern Ontario report and requested the Ontario Ministry of Transportation develop an integrated multi-modal Public Transportation Master Plan in partnership with the federal Government and regional municipalities.
Council supported a funding application under Phase 1 of the Infrastructure Canada Clean Water and Wastewater Infrastructure Fund as well as the Canada Public Transit Infrastructure Fund for more than $110 million worth of projects including an $11 million investment in the City’s rapid transit initiative and $17 million in sewer separation projects.
Council approved a proposal from TRY Recycling to operate two City EnviroDepot operations for a term of six years at an annual cost of $199,000.
Council agreed to apply to the Independent Electricity System Operator’s Feed-In Tariff program a 500-kilowatt landfill gas power plant which will use about 20 percent of the gas produced at the landfill.
Council requested the Mayor send a letter to the Ontario Ministry of Children and Youth Services advising that the City supports active communities including participation in road hockey.
Council directed staff to report back on request under the brownfield Incentive program regarding an application by owners of the Chelsea Green Meadows subdivision.
Council approved a funding request for $50,000 from the Hyde Park Business Association/Business Improvement Area.
Council voted to remove from the inventory of Heritage Resources properties located at 479-485, 487 and 489 Talbot St. and consent to demolition of the structures.
Council directed staff to report back regarding the necessary steps to implement audio recording of in-camera Council meetings.
With Crocket and staff of the London Animal Care Centre