Neighbourhood Decision Making 2023 launch

City accepting idea submissions for 2023 Neighbourhood Decision Making program  The City of London is excited to announce the launch of the sixth annual Neighbourhood Decision Making program. Through the program, Londoners can submit ideas to improve their local neighbourhood for a chance to make them a reality.  A total of $250,000 is available through the program to enhance neighbourhoods across the city. Individual projects can receive up to $30,000 in funding. Projects may include bike repair stations, playground upgrades, electric vehicle charging stations, community pantries, pollinator pathways, little free libraries and streetlights, to name a few. We encourage Londoners to submit their own project ideas, big or small, since they know their neighbourhoods best.   Continue reading

Hubs Implementation Engagement Opportunities

Hubs Implementation Engagement Opportunities Next steps and upcoming engagement opportunities: Following Council endorsement of the Hubs Implementation Plan, City staff will now undertake a number of next steps: A competitive procurement process will be initiated to identify lead agencies and proposed locations for the first five Hubs, which are intended to be established by December 2023. Advocacy efforts will continue for funding to support implementation of the plan. Engagement opportunities on London’s Whole of Community System Response to the health and homelessness crisis continue at the end of August, giving Londoners more opportunities to ask questions and provide feedback on the Hubs Implementation Plan. Residents can attend at any one of five in-person sessions taking place between August 30 and September 7. Feedback is also being sought on an ongoing and continuous basis through this webpage. Please share your comments with us. Hubs are facilities designed to include common core functions, such as access to care, health and wellness services, 24/7 safe places, transitional and respite beds, and one phone number to call for referral. The hubs will also support a timely and direct pathway to housing. The new series of in-person engagement sessions will provide information about the proposed services and timelines and help answer questions. Feedback from these sessions will help inform Council decisions, including locations and lead agencies for the first five Hubs. Continue reading

Huron Heights Neighbourhood Connectivity Plans

The City of London needs your input to improve walking in your neighbourhood. Date: June 21, 2023To: Resident, business and/or property owner This notice is being sent to you in follow up to a previous notice dated May 26, 2023, regarding a community consultation meeting at Stronach Community Recreation Centre on June 13, 2023, to collect input on new sidewalks in the Huron Heights area. Unfortunately, the first notice arrived later than planned, and residents were not given sufficient time to participate in the June 13 meeting. As a result, a second drop-in meeting has been added to give everyone in the neighbourhood an opportunity to participate in the consultation process, recognizing that there was not enough notice given for the first in-person event. Details of the July event are included below. We apologize for the inconvenience and frustration this has caused for the community and hope you can join us at the upcoming meeting in July if you did not have a chance to join the June meeting. The City of London is committed to providing safe, convenient, and accessible mobility choices for all residents. As part of this commitment, the City has identified several local communities that would benefit from the improved connectivity that sidewalks provide. We’re contacting you because City Council has directed staff to develop a “Neighbourhood Connectivity Plan” for your area, which will identify where new sidewalks can provide the most value – and we are seeking your input. We want to work your community to develop a plan that will recommend sidewalks where they will provide the greatest benefit, without automatically assuming sidewalks on every street. Your feedback will be critical to helping the project team understand your community’s priorities around accessibility, connectivity, and pedestrian infrastructure, including establishing who in your community can benefit from sidewalks Specifically, your input will help us: Identify important community amenities, destinations and features Understand how you use your neighbourhood now – and how you want to use it A map is provided below illustrating the boundaries of your Neighbourhood Connectivity Plan. There are several ways community members can provide input: Join our in-person event at North Optimist Community Centre on Tuesday, July 11, 4:30 – 6:30p.m. (drop-in format, no appointment needed) Visit the project website, to learn about the Neighbourohood Connectivity Plan process and submit your input Drop-in community consultation: City staff will be at North Optimist Community Centre on Tuesday July 11, 2023, from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. for residents who want to drop in to provide feedback in person. Staff can outline the rationale, process, and timelines for developing your neighbourhood’s plan, take your input and answer any questions. When: Tuesday July 11, 2023, any time from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m.Where: North Optimist Community Centre, 1345 Cheapside Street Format: In-person consultation, drop-in format, no appointment required Visit the project website: At any time, you can visit the project website – – to submit comments, answer survey questions or use a map tool to provide input. The website also contains a recording of a webinar presentation, which includes detailed information about the rationale, process, and timelines for developing your neighbourhood’s plan. Reach out to the project team: Accessibility has been considered in the development of this community engagement plan, however, if you need this material or information in an alternate format, please reach out to the project team and we will work with you to ensure you can participate. You can reach the project team at [email protected] or 519-661-2489 ext 7348 Your Neighbourhood Connectivity Plan area Above: a map showing the Neighbourhood Connectivity Plan area for your community. Existing sidewalks are indicated in orange. If you are a landlord, we ask that you please pass this information along to your tenant(s). We look forward to working with you to develop a Neighbourhood Connectivity Plan that considers your community’s priorities and needs. Sincerely, Jennie DannDirector, Construction & Infrastructure Services Copied: Ward 3 Councillor Peter Cuddy