SoHo Community Association

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Welcome to the SoHo Community Association. We are an organization of engaged citizens dedicated to strengthening SoHo in London Ontario and promoting it as a great neighbourhood to live, work, and play in. We are run entirely by volunteers.

SoHo is located in the heart of London, Ontario, Canada. Conveniently located close to Downtown, SoHo is a very walkable community. We are home to several excellent restaurants and have a vibrant arts & culture community. SoHo is ethnically diverse and historically rich, we have an active heritage community and welcome people from all walks of life. SoHo – Discover Where the Heart is!

Happy Halloween!

Ahead of tomorrow night’s festivities, we remind all residents to be on the lookout for the little ones walking our streets in search of treats. Please ensure that you drive slowly, and parents, please make sure that costumes are visible in the dark.

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Our neighbour, Rajaie El Shorafa, remains in critical condition in hospital while police search for his attacker. Should you see Jessie McConnell, please call 911.

Shelby’s Food Express and Edgar & Joe’s are raising funds for the El Shorafa Family; Shelby’s will donate $1 for every plate sold up to tomorrow, and Edgar & Joe’s will donate $1 from every hot beverage sold until November 3rd. Both restaurants will provide catering for a benefit concert this Friday, November 3rd to be held at Call the Office on York Street. Tickets are $5 at the door and there will additional raffles.

A Go-Fund-Me page has been set up for the family by Shelby’s:  https://www.gofundme.com/helping-horton-varity-victim

We are grateful to Edgar & Joe’s, Shelby’s Food Express, and Jesse McCabe and Call the Office for their incredible kindness in supporting a neighbour family in need.

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The rain water collection gardens on Waterloo Street have been completed. All that remains is for plants to be added next spring. These gardens are designed to cleanse the water that runs into the Thames River after heavy rainfalls. And I can assure our residents that we are already the envy of the membership of the Urban League because we have them!

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With respect to the development planned by Medallion Corporation for the old hospital lands, the company is currently carrying out the due diligence phase of the project and have yet to submit a planning application. The city planning department will be facilitating a meeting for our residents with the corporation at that time. Stay tuned!

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Our next association meeting is scheduled for Thursday, November 16, 2017 at 7:00 pm at Childreach, 265 Maitland Street at the corner of Hamilton Road, one block north of Horton.

 

 

Movie Night in Meredith Park

Saturday, September 9, 2017

7:30 PM

We would like to thank all the residents who joined us for SoHo Celebrates Canada 150 on August 26th. Please join us for this special movie night courtesy of the City of London Neighbourhood Services Department. “Sing” stars Oscar-winners Reese Witherspoon and Matthew McConaughey in a world where a koala bear tries to save his theatre by hosting a singing competition.

SoHo Celebrates Canada 150

On 2015-04-26,at 4:23 PM Latif, Anam (alatif@therecord.com) Subject: Canada 150 logo University of Waterloo student, Ariana Cuvin, beat 300 other submissions in a design contest to create a logo for Canada’s 150th anniversary coming up in 2017. The logo will be featured on special products commemorating the event. Anam Latif Reporter, Waterloo Region Record 519-895-5638

SoHo Celebrates Canada 150!
Saturday, August 26, 2017 at 3:00 pm
Meredith Park – Maitland & Nelson Streets

Fun Fair for the Kids! Bouncy castles, bubbles, toddler roller coaster, face painting, balloon animals, giant garden games

Barbecue presented by Scouts Canada at 5:00 pm – vegetarian option available
Music by Nikki Brydges & the Smokin’ Guns

PLEASE REGISTER by calling 226-636-0624
Or through Eventbrite:
SoHo 150 Tickets

 

Agenda – March 16th, 2017

March 16th, 2017 – Childreach.

  1. Approval of February Meeting Minutes – Jamie
  2. Civic Space SoHo – Julie Michaud
  3. Earmark Launch – Shelley
  4. Neighbourhood Bike Festival – Angela
  5. Electronics recycling – Angela
  6. The Great Transit Debate – Potential talks with both Downshift and city staff – Angela
  7. Open Discussion – At this point in the meeting, members/guests are free to bring forward any concerns they have.
  8. Adjournment

Agenda – January 19th, 2017

January 19th, 2017  – Childreach.

  1. Approval of November Meeting Minutes – Jamie
  2. Selection of a New Vice President
  3. Election for the Position of Vice President
  4. Creation of a “Director At Large” Position
  5. Election of a Member to Director At Large
  6. Presentation by Pathways on the Community Wood Shop
  7. Canada 150 Committee Formation – Angela
  8. Open Discussion – At this point in the meeting, members/guests are free to bring forward any concerns they have.
  9. Adjournment

Please note that this month’s meeting will be in the upstairs meting room at Childreach.  An elevator is available for those who require it.

Agenda – November 17th, 2016

The SoHo Community Association

November 17th, 2016  – Childreach.

  1. Approval of October Meeting Minutes – Jamie
  2. Active & Green Home Check-Up Program – Greg Sandle
  3. Selection of a New Vice President
    • Election for the Position of Vice President
    • Creation of a “Director At Large” Position
    • Election of a Member to Director At Large
  4. Canada 150 Event Update – Angela
  5. Open Discussion – At this point in the meeting, members/guests are free to bring forward any concerns they have.
  6. Adjournment

Agenda – September 15th, 2016

September 15th, 2016  – Childreach.

  1. Upcoming Grant Opportunities – Angela
  2. Hospital Lands Update – Angela
  3. Food Security and 2017 Market – Angela
  4. Membership Outreach – Angela
  5. Development of a Social Committee – Angela
  6. ReForest London Tree Blitz – Angela
  7. Open Discussion – At this point in the meeting, members/guests are free to bring forward any concerns they have.
  8. Adjournment