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  • Central Library Renovation

    April 1, 2016

    Central Library Renovation

    Exciting news about the Central Library downtown!   On May 7, the construction phase of the Central Revitalization project begins. To prepare for construction, Central Library will be CLOSED on Saturday, May 7 and will resume regular hours on Monday, May 9. This temporary...

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  • April 1, 2016

    Downtown A-board signs

    In April 2016, the City's Municipal Law Enforcement staff will be conducting an education/enforcement blitz in the core area (Downtown & Richmond Row) specifically to address the Sign & Canopy By-law in regards to A-board signs.   The City will be hand delivering an information...

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  • Free Comic Book Day downtown!

    April 15, 2016

    Free Comic Book Day downtown!

      London’s local comic shops will once again give away more than 20,000 comic books absolutely free on May 7th, 2016! L.A. Mood Comics and Games and Heroes Comics will be participating again downtown, as well as The Comic Book Collector, Neo Tokyo, and Worlds Away in Old East Village! Visit any of these stores to pick up your free comic books!   This marks the 15th year comic book shops across North America and around the world give away comic books absolutely free to anyone who comes into their shops. Unique to London’s Free Comic Book Day is the Comic Shop Crossover. Visit each of the participating comic shops to get stamps on your Free Comic Book Day passport. Not only do you get free comic books, but when you’ve visited all locations with your passport, you are entered to win some great comic prizes. Passports will be available at all the stores!  New this year, Dundas Street between Richmond Street and Clarence Street will be closed to car traffic and programed with some cool comic surprises. The Central Library’s annual costume contest will also move to the street, while inside the library undergoes exciting renovations. Fans and comic book lovers of all ages are encouraged to dress up as their favourite characters on Free Comic Book Day. Prizes are awarded to different age groups. Participants can pre-register online at www.londonpubliclibrary.ca/page/free-comic-book-costume-contest or at the Central Library. The contest begins at 2:30pm Saturday on Dundas Street between Richmond and Clarence. Register by 2pm on May 7th to participate! 

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  • Music to our ears! It's Record Store Day!

    April 15, 2016

    Music to our ears! It's Record Store Day!

    Come on out to experience Record Store Day, celebrating independent record stores worldwide! This Saturday April 16th, celebrate records and music downtown! Visit Grooves for tons of special record store day releases available, live music throughout...

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  • Shock the Street

    April 30, 2016

    Shock the Street

    Downtown London and the London Lightning are partnering to bring you a street party on Dundas Street outside Budweiser Gardens! Shock the Street will take place prior to the Lightning’s game vs. The Windsor Express. Between 4pm and tip off at 7pm, Dundas Street will be programmed with basketball hoops, London Lightning merchandise sales, chalk artists, and more! The fun kicks off at 4pm on Saturday, April 30th. Dundas Street between Ridout Street and Talbot Street will be closed to traffic until the game starts.

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