In this Issue:

Marketing & Promotions Session

The next Downtown Business Learning Series session is fast approaching! Register for the upcoming Marketing & Promotions Session on April 30th. Discover innovative strategies and actionable insights to elevate your business presence. This event promises valuable tips and tricks to maximize your marketing efforts.

Date: Tuesday, April 30
Time: 6-8pm
(networking and refreshments from 6-6:30pm, learning session from 6:30-8pm)
Location: Covent Garden Market, upstairs in the lounge
(130 King St, London, ON N6A 1C5)
Marketing and Promotions are essential to help businesses attract customers and grow your sales. This session promises valuable tips and tricks to maximize your marketing efforts.

More reasons to join us! Attendees at this session will receive:

  • two chances to win a $100 gift certificate from Blu Monster
  • a gift pack and a 30-minute consultation from Talbot Marketing for each attendee
How to access the Market after 6 pm:
If you are driving and wish to enter the Market after 6 pm, you can take the elevator or stairs from P1 or P2 directly to the second floor. For those arriving on foot, please use the King Street entrance as the first set of doors will be open. From there, you can either take the stairs or the elevator up to the second floor.
Register Here

Love Local 2 Win



Week two of the The LoveLocal2Win contest is underway! Paper receipts, digital receipts and online reviews are all acceptable entries. Visit for more information.

Use these ideas as much as you can throughout the contest:

  • Promote your gift cards as a way for your customers to collect more $15 receipts before the contest ends.
  • Upsell when a customer is close, but not quite at the required $15 minimum spend - they’ll actually thank you for it!
  • Create a limited time “LoveLocal2Win Special” and promote it, especially if your clients don’t naturally spend $15.
  • Encourage your customers to enter this contest with online google reviews about your business. This also allows people to participate if you don’t issue receipts. 

Businesses that open after 4PM are encouraged to pick up the materials at our office during our work hours. If you need more promotional material (flyers, posters, table tent cards…) or have any questions, please don’t hesitate to visit us at 123 King St. or contact Judith Smith at: 519.663.2002 or

Contest Page

Canadian Art Hop

A weekend of discovering art across Canada! 
This weekend from April 25 – 28 is the inaugural Canadian Art nation-wide art hop. Various locations across Canada are participating in the art hop including four downtown locations:
  • Michael Gibson Art Gallery
  • Good Sport
  • TAP Centre for Creativity
  • Museum London

The Canadian Art Hop is a weekend devoted to the discovery, celebration, and love of Canadian art and art galleries. Learn more about the art hop and the free events taking place downtown this weekend below.

Canadian Art Hop

Member News

Celebrating one year of &Asanas! Congratulations on reaching this important milestone!
Downtown business owner Mike Manuel was recognized for his restoration work of 188-190 Dundas Street at this years annual London Heritage Awards. This location sat vacant for many years and now stands as a stunning testament to the downtown’s rich history.

DTL in the Media

Updates and Seminars

Downtown London is Moving! 

  • Have you heard the news? The Downtown London office will be moving to 114 Dundas St. We expect to be fully operational at this new location the first week of June. Please stay tuned for more information in the coming weeks.
  • Information about the leasing opportunity at 123 King St.

Downtown London Grants

Downtown London 2023 Annual Report

  • This report communicates Downtown London’s outcomes and accomplishments in 2023!