Recommendations on the Old Victoria Hospital Lands coming before Corporate Services Committee

At the February 18, Corporate Services Committee, the following recommendations will be brought forward in consent items, as city staff request that the following actions be taken:

a) the City owned lands, shown on Appendix “A”, BE DECLARED surplus;

b) the City owned lands (“Surplus Lands”) BE DISPOSED OF in compliance with the City’s Sale and Other Disposition of Land Policy via a tender process;

c) the Civic Administration BE DIRECTED to undertake a tender process for the “Surplus Lands” for the purposes of redevelopment and the adaptive reuse of the Health Services Building and the 1922 portion of the War Memorial Children’s Hospital; and

d) the Civic Administration BE DIRECTED to undertake a City initiated Zoning By-law amendment consistent with the policies of the Old Victoria Lands Secondary Plan.

Those interested in learning more about the process and recommendation should consult the full report for further background, context, and details.

From Appendix A (lands to be declared surplus):

The zoning for the Old Victoria Hospital Lands Secondary Plan currently looks like this (see Appendix B in the report):

Zoning By-law Amendment Application for 185 Horton Street East

The city has received a Zoning By-law Amendment application for 185 Horton Street East. The applicant is 1524400 Ontario Inc (London International Academy). Read more about the application in Planning and Development. The full Zoning Notice of Application is also available for your review.

Zoning amendment to allow:

  • The existing 3-storey building fronting Horton Street with 53 units, and 105 beds,
  • One new dormitory building with a height of 16-storeys, 156 units with a total of 191 beds
  • The proposed development will contain a total of 209 units, 296 beds with a density of 389 units per hectare

Please provide any comments by February 21, 2020 to:

Sean Meksula at smeksula@london.ca or 519-661-CITY (2489) ext. 5349

Students from King’s College conducting SoHo survey

Please see below for a message from Patti and Sydney, students at King’s College (Western University) who are working on a class assignment about community development. If you would like to participate, Patti and Sydney are conducting a survey of SoHo residents.


Hello, London SoHo Community
We are social work students at King’s College, Western University here in London. Part of our studies is a class on community development with an assignment looking at various communities in London. We are excited to have been assigned your community for a community development assignment for school. Through this project, we are hoping to identify the neighbourhood’s assets, priorities, strengths, goals, and community-building initiatives as well as any other information you would like to share about the London SoHo Community. We are reaching out to you to invite your input about your community through an online survey. We thank you in advance for sharing your experience of living in the London SoHo Community.
Thank you,
Patti and Sydney

What do you think should prioritized in London’s budget?

Ward 13 Councillor Arielle Kayabaga (along with Ward 4 Councillor Jesse Helmer and Ward 6 Councillor Phil Squire) invite you to a Budget Open House:

Monday, February 10
6:30-8:30 PM
Community Room (2nd Floor) of the Real Canadian Superstore
825 Oxford Street East

In addition, there is also another Budget Public Participation Meeting scheduled at the Strategic Priorities and Policy Committee. (February 13, 2020, 6:00 p.m. City Hall, 3rd Floor)

Can’t make it? Be sure to contribute your input online about what you think should be prioritized in London’s multiyear budget.

New Neighbours Moving In?

NeighbourGood Welcome Kits are available from the City of London to support residents and community groups to welcome new people to their neighbourhoods, blocks, or buildings.

Welcoming someone who just moved into your neighbourhood is a great way to introduce yourself and help them feel connected to the community. It’s a small act that anyone can do that helps to create a welcoming culture!

The Kit Includes:

  • Welcome to the Neighbourhood Tote Bag
  • Waste Collection Calendar for your neighbourhood
  • LTC Bus Route Information
  • Bike and Walk Map
  • Recreation Guide
  • Access Magazine
  • NeighbourGood London Map and Program Guide
  • “Your Turn” Grease Collection Cup
  • Fish & Paddle Guide
  • And more!

To request a kit or learn more, visit the program web page.

For more information about the program, contact:

Natalie Shore
Neighbourhood Engagement Coordinator, City of London
nshore@london.ca
226-973-4024