Tree removals

    After careful assessment, it was determined that there are trees within the project limits that need to be removed for health reasons or due to construction conflicts. Trees within the project limits were inspected by a professional arborist from the project team to determine their health condition, review conflicts with construction, and develop a tree protection plan. A total of 44 trees were assessed within the project limits. Anticipated tree removals are listed below and are subject to change, noting some trees have been identified for removal for health reasons while others are due to construction conflicts. More information will be available at the project update meeting. Tree size has been grouped into two categories: small trees with a diameter less than 12 inches / 30 cm and large trees with a diameter greater than 12 inches / 30 cm.

    • Removal is required for a total of 19 small trees and 1 large tree on York Street at municipal numbers: 267, 280, 342, 360, 369 and also at the traffic island on York Street east of the Clarence Street intersection.  
    • Removal is not required for a total of 13 small trees and 11 large trees on York Street.

    Each year, the City of London plants approximately 5,000 trees to help mitigate the efforts of climate change, provide shade and lower temperatures reducing energy costs at homes. Trees also help absorb heavy rainfall and reduce stormwater flows. 

    Water services

    The City will be replacing the watermain under your street and will also be replacing the public portion of the existing individual water services from the watermain up to the property line as part of this project, at no cost to you. The water service is the pipe that brings water into your home. The public portion of the water service runs from the public watermain to the property line in front of your home, and the private portion runs from the property line to the water meter inside your home. 

    Some of the properties on your street may have water services made of galvanized iron, which can corrode over time and restrict water flow. Other properties may have water services made of lead. For information on the health risks associated with lead, please visit the Middlesex-London Health Unit ( website. If you want to know whether you have a lead water service pipe, please contact 519-661-4739 or If you have a lead water service pipe, the portion of water service from the property line to your house is your responsibility. A licensed plumbing contractor is required to complete lead pipe replacement. 

    If you choose to hire a contractor to replace the private portion of the lead water service on your property, you may be eligible to have your payments spread out over 10 years under the City's Lead Service Replacement Loan Program. Please contact 519-661-CITY (2489) Ext. 7503, or for additional program details.

    Sewer services

    Sanitary private drain connections (PDC)

    The sanitary private drain connection (PDC) is the pipe that carries sanitary flow from your property to the City of London’s sanitary sewer system. Through this project, all existing sanitary PDCs will be renewed from the sanitary sewer main to a point approximately two meters behind the road curb. This existing sanitary PDC renewal is at no cost to you.

    Storm private drain connections (PDC)

    The storm private drain connection (PDC) is the pipe that carries water discharged from the sump pump or drain on your property to the City’s storm sewer system. Through this project, all existing storm PDCs will be renewed from the storm sewer main to a point approximately 2 meters behind the road curb. This existing storm PDC renewal is at no cost to you.

    Basement flooding

    The City of London’s Basement Flooding Grant Program ( is designed to provide financial assistance to property owners to disconnect their weeping tiles from the City’s sewer systems and to install a sump pit, sump pump and backwater valve. By doing this, you may decrease risk of basement flooding on your property.

    Transportation impacts

    The City has evaluated how pedestrians, motorists, cyclists and transit users will be impacted by the construction of this project. The project will be constructed in two phases. The first phase to be constructed in 2024 and the second phase to be constructed in 2025. Phasing extents are indicated on the project map. Please note, the extents of phasing are preliminary and are subject to change as the project advances. Each phase will consist of multiple stages of construction to help minimize the overall impact to citizens. These stages of construction will include road closures (local access only), intermittent sidewalk closures and full intersection closures. Access to local businesses, parking lots and residences will be maintained. A Construction Notice will be issued two weeks before construction starts with additional information and phasing/staging updates.

    Parking and loading

    Upon completion of the project, a new parking bay will be constructed mid-block on York Street westbound (between Clarence Street and Wellington Street) to facilitate deliveries and regional bus parking.

    Access to parking lots on York Street will be impacted during construction. Accommodations will be made where possible to facilitate access.