London’s Healthcare History: Explore SoHo’s Stories of Healthcare Workers

History is in the making all around us in the wake of the COVID-19 epidemic. From Sir Frederick Banting’s discovery of insulin to the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame, London is renowned around the world as a city of great medical achievements. One of the ways our community shares in stories about London’s healthcare history is through the Hear, Here project. Hear, Here collects oral histories from London’s citizens and connects them to important places throughout the city. SoHo is home to over 50 Hear, Here stories – I’m sure you’ve even encountered some of their distinct orange street signs during neighbourhood strolls! 

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Public Meeting Notice: Zoning By-Law Amendments for 124 Colborne Street & Other Properties

If you have feedback on the new zoning by-law amendments for 124 Colborne Street (and other properties), please note that there is an upcoming public meeting of the Planning and Environment Committee:

When: Monday, September 21, 2020, no earlier than 5:00 p.m.
Where: City Hall, 300 Dufferin Avenue, 3rd Floor

Public Meeting Notice and Application Details (PDF)

Previous information on rezoning and land disposition.

(Please note that this public meeting is specific to the zoning by-law amendments only. There are no site plans yet developed for the properties.)

Old Victoria Hospital Lands Phase II – Land Disposition

The City of London has posted an update on the land disposition process (part of Phase II of the Old Victoria Hospital Lands redevelopment).

As noted previously, ahead of the tender, the City initiated a Zoning By-law amendment and an Official Plan amendment to adhere to the vision of the Old Victoria Hospital Lands Secondary Plan.

You can see all the City files related to this tender at the project’s bid details page.

Notices of Applications: Official Plan and Zoning By-Law Amendments

Please note that the City of London has applied for an Official Plan Amendment and a Zoning By-Law Amendment related to the Old Victoria Hospital Lands (and surrounding lots). The full Notice of Applications can be reviewed below:

Application Type: Notice of Application for Official Plan Amendment

Location: Old Victoria Hospital Lands Secondary Plan Area (WARD 13)

Applicant: The Corporation of the City of London

Application Type:  Notice of Application for Zoning By-Law Amendment

Location: 124 Colborne Street  & Other Properties (WARD 13)

Applicant: The Corporation of the City of London

Belonging: Richmond Underpass Community Mural

Community artists are “looking for 60-100 participants to take a 13 weeks visual-storytelling journey in the co-creation of a story archive which will culminate in the production of 10 to 13 digital mural paintings which will be printed and installed in the Richmond Underpass between Horton and York​.”

Download poster as PDF

To register as a participant in the project, visit

For more information please contact Alejandro at ​