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Newsletter September 2

Over the next few days London will welcome thousands of new and returning students as the fall semester begins at Fanshawe College, Western University, King’s University College and Brescia University College.

Our colleges and universities offer world class programs, research facilities and skills training. We are so proud to see the new and eager faces each fall, followed by the beaming graduating classes each spring.


London has a unique makeup as host of two of the province’s largest post-secondary institutions. We look forward to the students’ return each year and wish them a successful, safe and fun semester.


With Labour Day approaching, please remember that as of this holiday Monday overnight parking will be prohibited on city streets.


The city has introduced new overnight parking passes for those who require parking for out of town guests. Londoners are able to apply for up to 15 free parking passes. For more information click here.


The unofficial end of summer brings with it the start of hockey season here in London.


The London Knights play their first exhibition game tonight at Budweiser Gardens. Our team will look to defend their 2015-2016 Memorial Cup win, which is sure to make for some exciting hockey.


And finally, Country Music Week is almost here. Performers and country music fans from across Canada will arrive in London this week ahead of the kick-off party on Thursday, September 8 in our downtown core, on Talbot St. between King and Dundas.


Hope to see you there.







Mayor Matt Brown




Outstanding Londoners:


Londoners nominated for Pillar Non-profit Network’s Community Innovation Awards. 

City awards two high school students with the Queen Elizabeth Scholarship.




 At the Chippewas of the Thames First Nations Powwow


Events and Occasions:  

  • Chippewas of the Thames First Nations Powwow

  • Gathering on the Green in Wortley Village

  • Met with Jeff Schlemmer, Executive Director of Neighbourhood Legal Services, London & Middlesex

  • Pillar Community Innovation Awards - Finalist Announcement at Goodwill Industries



Presenting Michael (Seung Ho) Lee with the Queen Elizabeth Scholarship


Council Briefs:

  • Council received a proposed newSign and Canopy By-law and referred the draft by-law to a Public Participation Meeting to be held on Oct. 17, noting that staff will consult with industry stakeholders, Business Improvement Areas and other interested parties in an attempt to balance the needs of service/product marketing with safety and aesthetic standards.


  • Council forwarded to the Ontario Minister of Municipal Affairs comments from the Chippewas of the Thames First Nation regardingThe London Plan.


  • Council approved an Official Plan amendment topermit secondary dwelling units (Granny flats) throughout the City but delayed the implementation of the related zoning by-law regulations until the related amendments to the Residential Rental Unit Licensing By-law is brought to Council later this fall.


  • Council approved a secondary plan for the BIGS (Beaufort/Irwin/Gunn/Saunby) Neighbourhood (near Western University) to manage and direct land use to achieve efficient and resilient development and facilitating intensification, redevelopment and to provide a mix of housing types and densities.


  • Council approved a newTree Protection By-law to protect trees with a diameter of 50 cm or more within City limits.



  • Council approved, as a part of theOntario 150 celebration funding, projects that include the Youth Leadership Skills Program, the London Celebrates Sesqui parties on Dundas Street and the Community Kitchen Project.



  • Council advised the London Police Services Board (LPSB) that Municipal Council is open to mediation if the LPSB wishes to do so.


Presenting Emily Moyer with the Queen Elizabeth Scholarship



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