“The Four Corners” Project Update – Help us pick a colour!

Britt O’Hagan, one of the urban designers from the city who is assigned to handle the redevelopment of the “Four Corners” (The intersection of South and Colborne Streets) and the “South Street Promenade” (Between the Four Corners and Wellington) recently joined us at our last meeting to give us an update on the project and to invite us to provide input on unique lampposts which will be installed in this area. Continue reading

Energy Usage in SoHo

The City of London has prepared a new energy map that shows the energy efficiency of houses on different streets in SoHo. This map combines data from London Hydro and Union Gas with property data to show total energy use by floor area and compares that with the average across all of SoHo. Blocks that show up as orange or red are good candidates for the home retrofit programs offered by Union Gas. There are some residential areas – those without colours – where there is not enough information to do this. Continue reading

Association News – Upcoming Election for President

Resignation of Cheri McLeod

With a heavy heart, we would like to announce that Cheri McLeod has decided to step down as President of the association.  Cheri has been with us since November, and although her tenure has been short, it has definitely had a tangible impact upon our neighbourhood.

Cheri’s resignation will be effective pending the appointment of a replacement.  She will remain in London for a period of time to help ease the transition and will then be returning to Collingwood to be with her family.

If you would like to help see Cheri off, please join us at the Victoria Tavern on Thursday, February 18th at 7:30pm.

Election for the office of President

With the resignation of the current president, we will be holding an election to fill the position during our next (January) meeting.  The president is elected by a secret ballot by the members of the association, and to be eligible, must be a member.  Membership is free, the only requirements are that you are either a resident, property owner, or representative of a business in the neighbourhood, and that you attend at least one meeting within a calendar year for your membership to be considered “active”.

If you would like to nominate yourself or another person, please contact Jamie Edwards, the association secretary at jamie (at) jamieedwards (dot) org.  Please try to have your nominations in at least one week before the meeting so we can formally announce the candidates and print the ballots.  Each candidate will be given a chance to address the attendees prior to the ballot.

Change of Venue

Unfortunately, with the change of management at Maple View Terrace, we will no longer be holding our meetings at that location.  The team at the London Roundhouse have graciously offered to host our future monthly meetings.  The Roundhouse is located at the corner of Waterloo and Horton streets.  Our next association meeting is January 20th at 7:00PM, with regular meetings occurring on the third Wednesday of each month except for June, July, August and December.

All are welcome, and whether or not you have attended a meeting in the past, we hope that you will join us!