Core Area Updates and Engagement Opportunities

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Find updates and information related to initiatives to revitalize London's Core Area below. Engagement opportunities will also be hosted on this web page when input or feedback is requested by City staff.

Updates

Core Area Safety Audit Grant Program


A new grant program for the Core Area has launched! The Core Area Safety Audit Grant Program helps property owners and tenants with making authorized safety improvements to their property —including exterior lighting, exterior security cameras and storefront gates. The grant covers 50% of the cost of the improvements — up to a maximum of $10,000. Businesses can email CIPincentives@london.ca for more details. Please note funding is limited.

Sharps disposal kits available to Core Area residents and businesses


Residents and businesses in the Core Area can request a sharps disposal kit to help them safely dispose of sharps on their private property. You can visit the Dundas Place Fieldhouse at 179 Dundas Street from Tuesday to Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. to pick up a sharps disposal kit. You can also contact us at corearea@london.ca or 519-661-2489, extension 7455 to request a sharp disposal kit be delivered to you. Learn more.

Façade Improvement Loans


Did you know that a loan is available to improve your building’s façade, and paid back at 0% interest over a 10-year period? Email CIPincentives@london.ca for more details.


Patio season returns


Restaurants and taverns are permitted seasonal outdoor patios within existing commercial parking spaces between March 5 and November 15. Have questions? Email b2b@london.ca or call 519-661-2489 ext. 5680.


Construction Dollars are back!

Starting next week, you can win Construction Dollars to spend at participating downtown and Old East Village businesses. Stay tuned and follow Downtown London and Old East Village on social media for your chance to win construction dollars.


Core Area summer road projects


Some Core Area routes look a bit different these days as the City builds better connections to and through downtown and Old East Village. To learn more about the projects and how to navigate around downtown construction, visit the Core Area webpage.


Add your business to Find it in London



Give your business heightened exposure online by adding it to the Find it in London directory. Find it in London is a city-wide directory created to encourage Londoners to shop and support local.


Register for the Spotlight Program

Downtown and Old East Village businesses with storefront security cameras can register their cameras with the City and receive a Spotlight sticker to place in their storefront window informing the public of the cameras. Register today.




About the Core Area Action Plan

The Core Area Action Plan has been developed to address a number of complex challenges related to London's Core, outlining 69 short-, medium-, and long-term initiatives focused on improving homelessness prevention, enhancing safety and security, ensuring there is space for the economy to grow, and creating a positive space to attract visitors to our Core Area.

Core Area Action Plan Progress

The Core Area Action Plan has been developed to address a number of complex challenges related to London's Core, outlining 69 short-, medium-, and long-term initiatives focused on improving homelessness prevention, enhancing safety and security, ensuring there is space for the economy to grow, and creating a positive space to attract visitors to our Core Area.

Staff continue to work on delivering the Core Area Action Plan. Funding was provided to deliver 65 of the 71 actions listed in the plan and was approved through the 2020-2023 Multi-Year Budget process. Three other actions are advancing in full or in part through other programs.


Find updates and information related to initiatives to revitalize London's Core Area below. Engagement opportunities will also be hosted on this web page when input or feedback is requested by City staff.

Updates

Core Area Safety Audit Grant Program


A new grant program for the Core Area has launched! The Core Area Safety Audit Grant Program helps property owners and tenants with making authorized safety improvements to their property —including exterior lighting, exterior security cameras and storefront gates. The grant covers 50% of the cost of the improvements — up to a maximum of $10,000. Businesses can email CIPincentives@london.ca for more details. Please note funding is limited.

Sharps disposal kits available to Core Area residents and businesses


Residents and businesses in the Core Area can request a sharps disposal kit to help them safely dispose of sharps on their private property. You can visit the Dundas Place Fieldhouse at 179 Dundas Street from Tuesday to Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. to pick up a sharps disposal kit. You can also contact us at corearea@london.ca or 519-661-2489, extension 7455 to request a sharp disposal kit be delivered to you. Learn more.

Façade Improvement Loans


Did you know that a loan is available to improve your building’s façade, and paid back at 0% interest over a 10-year period? Email CIPincentives@london.ca for more details.


Patio season returns


Restaurants and taverns are permitted seasonal outdoor patios within existing commercial parking spaces between March 5 and November 15. Have questions? Email b2b@london.ca or call 519-661-2489 ext. 5680.


Construction Dollars are back!

Starting next week, you can win Construction Dollars to spend at participating downtown and Old East Village businesses. Stay tuned and follow Downtown London and Old East Village on social media for your chance to win construction dollars.


Core Area summer road projects


Some Core Area routes look a bit different these days as the City builds better connections to and through downtown and Old East Village. To learn more about the projects and how to navigate around downtown construction, visit the Core Area webpage.


Add your business to Find it in London



Give your business heightened exposure online by adding it to the Find it in London directory. Find it in London is a city-wide directory created to encourage Londoners to shop and support local.


Register for the Spotlight Program

Downtown and Old East Village businesses with storefront security cameras can register their cameras with the City and receive a Spotlight sticker to place in their storefront window informing the public of the cameras. Register today.




About the Core Area Action Plan

The Core Area Action Plan has been developed to address a number of complex challenges related to London's Core, outlining 69 short-, medium-, and long-term initiatives focused on improving homelessness prevention, enhancing safety and security, ensuring there is space for the economy to grow, and creating a positive space to attract visitors to our Core Area.

Core Area Action Plan Progress

The Core Area Action Plan has been developed to address a number of complex challenges related to London's Core, outlining 69 short-, medium-, and long-term initiatives focused on improving homelessness prevention, enhancing safety and security, ensuring there is space for the economy to grow, and creating a positive space to attract visitors to our Core Area.

Staff continue to work on delivering the Core Area Action Plan. Funding was provided to deliver 65 of the 71 actions listed in the plan and was approved through the 2020-2023 Multi-Year Budget process. Three other actions are advancing in full or in part through other programs.


Page last updated: 22 Jun 2022, 05:42 PM