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The City of London’s 2023-2027

Strategic Plan

On January 23, 2023 Council developed eight areas of focus for their 2023-2027 Strategic Plan. The City of London is looking for your feedback on these areas of focus and the outcomes and expected results as Council moves into the next phase of development. Visit the survey below to share your input.

Feedback will be received until February 3, 2023 in order to compile your feedback and share with Council at the February 7, 2023 committee meeting.

Introducing the New LDBA

Board of Directors

Downtown London is pleased to introduce our recently appointed members of the London Downtown Business Association Board for 2023-2026:

Scott Collyer
LDBA Board Chair
Empyrean LLC

Steve Pellarin

Steve Pellarin
LDBA Board Vice Chair
London Small Business Centre

Michelle Giroux
LDBA Board Secretary
Fanshawe College, Downtown Campus

Bonnie Headshot

Bonnie Wludyka
LDBA Board Treasurer
Citi Plaza

Asaad Naeeli
Former LDBA Board Chair
Dos Tacos

Carolynn Conron

Carolynn Conron
Conron Law

David Ferreira

Councillor David Ferreira
City of London

Keith Brett

Keith Brett

Kristin Nielsen

Kristin Nielsen
Glen CORR Management

Marcello Vecchio

Marcello Vecchio
Farhi Holdings Corp.

Michaelanne Hathaway
Stache Fabric and Notions

Mike Pottruff

Michael Pottruff
London Police Service

Nick Vander Gulik

Nick Vander Gulik
Shoppers Drug Mart – Vander Gulik Pharmacy Inc.

Last Chance to Request Brier Cup

Promotional Materials

(February 3rd Deadline)

The 2023 Tim Hortons Brier runs from March 3-12th, 2023 in Downtown London at Budweiser Gardens. Tickets sales are currently going well and thousands are expected to be in the core during this time. 

In collaboration with Tourism London, we are asking downtown member businesses for the opportunity to receive some promotional content for the 2023 Tim Hortons Brier to display at your location.

The promotional kit includes the following Brier-themed materials:

  • Posters with all event-related details
  • Coasters for tables/bar tops (available for restaurants only)
  • Tent cards for tables/bar tops (available for restaurants only)
  • Brier Window decals
  • Event guidebook which includes draw schedule, important event details, curling facts, etc.

There is no cost associated with participating in this program, but kits will be issued on a first come, first served basis due to limited quantities. The deadline to request promotional materials is Friday, February 3rd.

If you have questions about the Brier, please reach out to Aaron McMillan (Downtown London Events & Marketing Manager) at

Ideas like window dressings and curling themed promotions are also encouraged to help draw attendees to your location!

Mastermind and Webinar Sessions

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

Downtown Calendar!

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 for gift card set up and assistance!

Financial Assistance

Click here for information about grants and loans available to small businesses.