Attention: Downtown London Members
Do you operate a business or own a commercial building inside the LDBA boundary? If you would like to help shape the downtown please consider applying for our LDBA board of directors. The deadline to apply for this position is Friday, May 20th. Learn more about this position by following the link down below.
Webinar: Building a Reinvention System
Here is the reality: surviving disruption is no longer a one-time project. There is no “beginning time” and “ending time” – disruption is constant. Reinvention is a system to help businesses build healthy renewal cycles to ensure current and future viability. Building a Reinvention System begins with a Reinvention Mindset and Culture. This system is critical to thrive in chaos and achieve the desired performance outcomes in continuous disruption. It is about preparing your business and team, for any change at any time.
This FREE webinar will take place on Wednesday, May 25th at 3PM. Registration is required. Learn more about this event by visiting the link below.
City of London: Got Game Hockey Event Road Closures
Got Game Hockey Tournament is coming to Downtown London on May 20th-22nd, 2022. Follow the link below to learn more and view images on where these road closures will be taking place.
Downtown London Marketplace Closure
As you know, Downtown London’s Marketplace was first launched in 2020 during the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. The platform was designed to help local businesses during provincial lockdowns when their businesses were forced to remain closed; limiting customers and their profits. The Online Marketplace helped to facilitate curb side pick up and online shopping options.
This platform was part of a pilot program. Since launch, provincial restrictions have eased and businesses have been able to open their doors to allow customers to shop in person again, along with the creation of their own online shopping platforms.
After much thought and consideration, a decision has been made to discontinue the Downtown London Marketplace effective Friday, June 3rd, 2022.
Our team will handle taking down the virtual storefronts for all participating businesses and removing all marketing pointing customers to this platform. We ask that you confirm you have received this message prior to the date of the platform’s shutdown.
Thank you for signing up on the platform and being an active member of the Downtown London community. For those of you interested in setting up an e-commerce platform for your business, please feel free to contact us and we will connect you with the Digital Main Street program. Should you have any questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Downtown London’s Clean Team is Now Pressure Washing!
You’ve probably seen our dedicated clean team before as they work year round to help keep downtown clean. Now on Tuesday and Thursday this summer you will see the team out pressure washing storefronts! We think this additional service will be a great aid for all merchants downtown as we know how hard everyone works in maintaining a clean and vibrant storefront. Our teams are constantly monitoring the downtown area and do their best to spot problems quickly after they occur, but if you are looking to have the team come out to pressure wash your storefront please reach out to Hailey at email@example.com.
2021 Downtown London Annual Review
The 2021 Downtown London Annual Review is now available to look through on the Downtown London website. This review reveals data and metrics surrounding funding, beautification, events & activations, member services and much more. To learn more, head to the link provided below.
A chance to win $3,000 for your business
Northbridge Insurance, a leading Canadian commercial insurer, recognizes the difficulties small- and medium-sized enterprises face as they recover from the impact of the pandemic. In honour of our 50th anniversary, Northbridge is giving away cash prizes to help financially support business owners like you. For a chance to win ONE OF SIX $3,000 cash prizes click the button below to complete an online form and enter the draw. This contest ends on Friday, June 17, 2022 at 11:59 PM EDT.
Fanshawe College: Graduation Ceremonies 2022
Fanshawe’s very excited to return to in person graduations, with ceremonies scheduled downtown for the very first time at Budweiser Gardens – from Monday, June 20 to Wednesday, June 22.
The move downtown will bring the energy and excitement of as many as 7,000 graduates and their families into the heart of the city over the course of those three days. Display Fanshawe’s brand colours of red, white, grey and black in your business so we can show as much support as we can for the 2022 Fanshawe Graduates. Let’s get creative! Need some ideas on how you can help show your support? Reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
All Are Welcome Here
The London & Middlesex Local Immigration Partnership currently has a campaign called, All Are Welcome Here. This campaign provides free lawn signs, bumper stickers and window decals that are posted around the city to promote inclusion and a welcoming spirit. You have likely seen them around! These are simple resources for businesses to post and to identify a positive reputation for themselves as a business that is a safe space for all members of our community.
Call for businesses! You are invited to showcase local interactive art in your storefront window!
This photography and movement art installation, generously funded by the London Arts Council and entitled “Still, Life”, is created by the local artist collective Public Displays of Art (PDA). This series of large photography images come to life when viewers scan the images with their phones. It explores themes of urban decay, feminism, fertility, and the body as a site of care and generation, and uses Augmented Reality to encourage the community to engage and interact with the art. All that is required of businesses is an open storefront window where a poster (approx. 3’x4’) could be placed for the month of July 2022. This opportunity is free to take part in and will provide enhanced foot traffic to your location, while also supporting local artists in our community. If you are interested, please contact Hailey at email@example.com.
Dog Waste Bag Dispensers
The City of London has recently installed 12 dog waste bag dispensers downtown. You can find these dispensers at the following locations:
- 343 Richmond St
- 384 Richmond St
- 113 Dundas St
- 150 Dundas St
- 169 Dundas St
- 194 Dundas St
- 231 Dundas St
- 248 Dundas St
- Market Lane
- 183 King St
- Across from 211 King Street (in front of Impark Lot)
- 397 Clarence
Cleaning for a Cause
The Knights of Columbus will be available to receive your eWaste to avoid the landfill. During all weekends in May, drop off your electronics from 9 am to 2 pm. Examples to drop off include: TVs, screens, computers, laptops, cords, wires, small household appliances, audio/video equipment, tools, vacuums, etc. Essentially, anything with a cord will qualify. Large appliances, such as, Fridges, stoves, dish washers, air-conditioners are not accepted.
Location: St. Peter’s Cathedral Basilica – 533 Clarence St (across from Victoria Park). For more info, please contact Roger at 519-280-1643.
Sharps Disposal Kits Available to Downtown London Businesses
Downtown London businesses can request a sharps disposal kit from the City to help them safely dispose of sharps on their private property. These kits include tongs, gloves, a receptacle for sharps and information on how to safely pick up sharps. With a limited supply, these kits are available on a first come, first serve basis. You can visit the Dundas Place Field House at 179 Dundas Street from Tuesday to Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. to pick up a sharps disposal kit. You can also contact the Core Area Ambassadors by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 519-661-2489, extension 7455 to request a sharps disposal kit be delivered to you. If needles are found on public property, please contact Dispatch at 519-661-4965. This phone line is answered 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.
Start.ca: Proud member of London’s business community
We’re rooted in the Forest City and we’re dedicated to being an important part of this vibrant community for years to come. The Shop2Win campaign was an excellent opportunity to spread the support to those that matter to us. Start.ca has been a part of this community for 27 years. In 2015, we started building our fibre optic network as a way to bring high-speed internet to a few companies in London’s underserved core area. Gain a business insider advantage with internet that assures you that you will stay connected – no matter what. Whether your business is big or small (or somewhere in between), we offer customizable high-speed internet, dedicated Fibre internet, and co-location services that will help you reach your goals.
Want to speak with a real person? Give us a call to help you connect with success today, Call 519-488-7020 or email email@example.com to get started.
Find it in London Campaign
You’re invited to join the Find it in London campaign! This city-wide effort is in collaboration with Tourism London, Argyle BIA, Old East Village BIA, Hamilton Road BIA, Hyde Park BIA, and Downtown London BIA. This campaign is to create a sense of community while also stimulating economic growth across the city for our businesses. There is no cost to your business to be involved … and there are other opportunities as well! Your business will be listed in the online business directory on the campaign’s website www.finditinlondon.ca . You have the opportunity to be included in future activations that will bring customers to you!
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 grants and loans available to small businesses.