The City of London is launching the Thames Valley Corridor:SOHO project to design and create new pathways and park amenities along the Thames River from Wellington to Maitland Street. This project supports recommendations from both the Old Victoria Hospital Lands Secondary Plan and part of the SoHo Community Improvement Plan.


A Community Open House was held on November 28, 2018 to present and seek input into preliminary concept designs for this project. View the presentations boards and share your feedback with us!

Background

Opportunity Statement

The project objective is to generate a long-term concept plan and short term detailed design (associated with Phase 1 implementation) for the Thames Valley Corridor (TVC) on the north side of the Thames River between Wellington Street and Maitland Street, within the Old Victoria Hospital Lands.

The concept plan and detailed design developed from this study will support the goals and objectives of the SoHo Community Improvement Plan and be consistent with Official Plan policies detailed in the Old Victoria Hospital Lands (OVHL) Secondary Plan, while taking into consideration the ‘Ribbon of the Thames’ vision and the City’s desire to maximize the area and value of future OVHL development lands.


Opportunities for the Site :

  • Create Gathering Spaces and Urban Promenade along the top of the Thames River Corridor
  • Establish Programming for District Park
  • Provide Opportunities for views to the Thames River and Other Important Features
  • Improve Pedestrian Circulation and Linkages to Adjacent City Parks and the Thames Valley Parkway
  • Provide a New Local Shared Pedestrian Driveway along the top of the Thames Valley Corridor
  • Improve the ecological health of the Thames River corridor


Study Process:

  • Phase 1 - Site Inventory & Background Investigations
  • Phase 2 - Concept Development, Preliminary Phasing & Budget Assessment
  • Phase 3 - Public Engagement, Concept Design & Budget Refinement
  • Phase 4 - Detailed Design & Tender (Phase 1 Scope)
Map of SoHo project area

Existing Site Context

Share Your Feedback

Open House Presentation Boards

View the Presentation Boards from the Community Open House, November 28, 2018
Presentation Boards
PDF (18.91 MB)

The survey is available until December 17, 2018.

The proposed Thames Valley Parkway and Urban Park Corridor between Colborne and Wellington Street will support public gatherings, provide spaces that celebrate the surrounding natural beauty of the Thames Valley Corridor, encourage active transportation (cycling, walking, etc.) and connect the SoHo neighbourhood to London’s park system and the downtown. The space will include decorative concrete or interlocking stone surfaces and walkways, seating, shade trees, asphalt pathways and pedestrian scale lighting.

1. What additional amenities do you think would help animate the site and encourage you, or your family to interact and visit this space? Please rate how important these elements are to you.

Public Art (ex. sculpture, interpretive plaques, murals, etc.)
Sport amenities (ex. multi-use sport court, exercise equipment, skateable art, disc golf etc.)
Unique site furniture (ex. swings, glow in the dark benches, etc.)
Interactive elements (ex. music, etc.)
Gardens (community growing area, pollinator habitats, orchard areas)
Playground (traditional or natural)
Naturalization areas (tree plantings, pollinator habitats)
Canoe launch
Picnic area
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NOTICE OF COLLECTION OF PERSONAL INFORMATION

The personal information collected on this form is collected under the authority of the Municipal Act, 2001, S.O. 2001, c. 25, and will be used to provide further information to you with respect to the Thames Valley Corridor Project. General comments will become part of the public record. Questions about this collection should be addressed to Jeff Bruin, Manager Parks & Open Space Design, 267 Dundas Street, 3rd floor, London ON, N6A 1H2. Tel. 519-661-CITY (2489) x 5067.

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