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On behalf of all of us at Downtown London, we’d like to wish all of our members a Happy Valentine’s Day and let you know just how much we love working with you!
Central Avenue Cycling
The City of London plans to install new cycling infrastructure on Central Avenue this summer, between Richmond and William Streets, to expand the core cycling network. The project will include a full traffic signal rebuild at the Richmond Street intersection and will be coordinated with road rehabilitation work on Central Avenue between Maitland and William Streets.
There is a drop-in session at Central Library on Thursday February 23rd from 4:30-6:30pm to share feedback.
Workplace Naloxone Program
On June 1, 2023, at-risk employers will be required by legislation to ensure their workplaces have life-saving naloxone kits and workers are trained on how to use them.
This includes employers who become aware, or ought reasonably to be aware, that there may be a risk of an opioid overdose in their workplace, i.e., if a worker discloses an opioid use issue, if needles or other opioid paraphernalia are found at the workplace, or if they are otherwise given information that would lead them to reasonably conclude there is a risk of an overdose in the workplace.
Businesses with questions about their responsibilities under the legislation can visit Ontario.ca/workplacenaloxone.
For up to two years, the Workplace Naloxone Program provides at-risk employers with access to free training for up to two workers and one nasal spray naloxone kit for each eligible workplace. Separately, individuals can also contact their local pharmacy to receive a naloxone kit.
Mastermind and Webinar
My Main Street is hosting monthly mastermind and webinar sessions.
- Mastermind sessions will be an opportunity for business owners to ask business-specific questions, engage in discussion, and get answers from the host, subject matter experts, as well as other business owners in the session.
- Webinars will have a specific topic that will include a presentation from an expert and time for Q&A from attendees.
Please pre-register for the events to participate. Past events will be recorded and available through the On-Demand online courses section. Please login or create an account to view.
Get your event included in the monthly
Is your business putting on a public event in the upcoming months? Do you know of any public events you want to share with the community?
Submitting your downtown London-based event to the Tourism London website will ensure it’s included in the following Monthly Events Calendar!
Important: You must submit your event happening to the Tourism London website before the 15th of the previous month to be included in the next month (Ex: you have an event in March, submit it before February 15). Your email will go directly to the team who will review this information. Please be advised if the event is outside of the downtown core, it may not qualify as a Downtown London event, and therefore not be included within the Monthly Events Calendar.
Downtown Dollar Gift Cards
Downtown Dollars encourage local spending and are a great gift for the “tough to shop for” people in your life. Sign up here to receive Downtown Dollar Gift Cards as a method of payment from customers. Reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org for gift card set up and assistance!
Click here for information about grants and loans available to small businesses.