Outreach to Urban Encampments Training

The City of London Homeless Prevention Team is inviting anyone who is interested to attend a training session this Friday on Outreach to Urban Encampments. This initiative is a part of London’s Core Area Informed Response program.

Description: This training is intended to showcase how a compassionate, coordinated, and informed response will support individuals who are street involved, urban camping or sleeping rough to find safe, alternative solutions focused on housing.

When: Friday, April 26, 2019, registration & refreshments at 8:30AM; session ends at noon
Where: Western Fair Carousel Room (865 Florence Street)
More details: Contact Jim Yanchula (Manager, Downtown Projects & Business Relations) at jyanchul@london.ca or 519.661.2489 x7544

Plan Your Day! Looking ahead to Saturday, April 27 in SoHo…

There is a lot of activity in the neighbourhood on Saturday, April 27. Plan your day well!

9AM-Noon – Richard B. Harrison Park Cleanup
9AM-Noon – Meredith Park Cleanup
10AM-Noon – Fruit tree giveaway and compost fundraiser
10AM-1PM – Watson Park Cleanup
1PM-4PM – Hear Here Launch at Goodwill

All hands on deck, it’s springtime in SoHo! 😃🙋🧹🗑️🌳🌱📍


Watson Park Clean Up on Saturday, April 27

Along with the community clean ups at Richard B. Harrison Park and Meredith Park, and the fruit tree give-away at Meredith Park, Goodwill Industries will be hosting a clean up of Watson Park on Saturday, April 27 as well.

Where: Watson Park (1 Front Street, southeast side of Wellington Street bridge)
When: Saturday, April 27, 10AM – 1PM
Organizer: Contact Andrea von Wahl at avonwahl@goodwillindustries.ca or at 519-850-9000.

Please see poster below for additional information.

London’s Free Fruit Project: Free Tree Give-Away on April 27

Alongside the Alice Saddy clean up of Meredith Park on Saturday, April 27, the following activities will be occurring onsite as well… be sure to come over and pick up a free fruit tree for your property!

On Sat. April 27th SOHO continues to put the FOOD into our Forest City! Please join us.


  • 9am – noon: Park clean up
  • 9am – noon: Tour of the orchard, with hopes that members of Meredith Community Garden and SOHO residents will adopt a tree or two
  • 10am: Compost Fundraiser in support of Fix It & Repair and Tool Sharing
  • 10am: 100+ fruit trees will be given away to private land owners, living in Central London who agree to plant & nurture trees, as well as share the harvest with neighbours. Please bring a bucket for wood chip mulch.

Location: Meredith Park (Between South & Nelson). Please note that fruit tree(s), wood chips and compost pick up will occur along the south side of South St, between Maitland and Colborne.


London’s Free Fruit project is funded by London’s Neighbourhood Decision Making Process. This is an annual process, so if there a project you would like to see & support please consider making a submission.