The Downtown London office has reopened. The office will be open to members Monday through Friday between the hours of 10am and 3pm. Downtown Dollar redemptions welcome.

Want more information about the proposed changes on Dundas Place?

If you were unable to attend the webinar this week, you can view a recording here.

For more information about the proposed changes, please visit the City’s Get Involved site using the link below.

Downtown Loop Pre-Construction Webinar – Save the Date

A free webinar will be held on March 25th at 5pm via Zoom. During this webinar, you will be given an overview of the project, expected timelines, supports available to you, and a list of contacts you may require throughout the duration of the project. There will also be a question and answer period. We strongly encourage you to attend. More details to be released shortly.

New Park & Pick Up Locations

The City of London is adding more than a dozen new short-term parking spots throughout the downtown to provide clearly identifiable locations for customers and food delivery drivers when they are making quick food and parcel pickups.

New signage is being installed at locations that were identified through requests from businesses, keeping in mind both safety and convenience.

The new park & pick-up locations are being implemented through the City’s B2B team, a temporary initiative designed to provide rapid and flexible responses to businesses’ requests associated with safely serving their customers during the pandemic.

Visit to learn more.

Forest City Maple Trail Event – Get Involved!

We invite you to participate in the Forest City Maple Trail event being planned for the Spring Break with a unique opportunity to showcase your business. The Kinsmen Club of London will be bringing their portable evaporator to Covent Garden Market from April 12-17, 2021 for demonstrations in a COVID friendly way.

During this week, there will be entertainment, pop up markets, and other attractions throughout the BIA to take advantage of families looking for adventures during their week off.

This is your change to showcase a maple inspired dish in your restaurant, a maple-based drink on your patio, a delicious maple desert or maple/Canadiana themed merchandise in your business. Downtown London will be promoting you through the development of a Maple Trail map. Your customers will be engaged to promote your offerings on social media with the chance to win prizes. There will also be a supportive marketing campaign to bring attention to the fact that this is a support local initiative.

Please call Lisa Thomas 519-495-0491 for more information.

Endurance Grant from Downtown London

Downtown London has launched the Endurance Grant in an effort to support members through this difficult time. This is a one-time grant to help members with costs incurred to improve business safety/security, beautification, cleanliness, health and safety requirements, COVID-19 related marketing costs, businesses signage costs, activations, restaurant take-out containers and restaurant delivery costs.

All questions and applications should be directed to Vicki via email at

Deadline to Apply: March 31, 2021

Leadership Workshops with Ahria Consulting

Aria Consulting is offering a series of workshops to DTL members at a 50% discount.

Workshops will address the following:
To achieve your full potential as a leader, you must first understand where you are currently, where you want to be, and what is getting in the way of your success. This workshop will outline the fundamental concepts of Energy LeadershipTM, which is a process that develops a personally effective style of leadership that positively impacts and changes not only yourself but also those with whom you work and interact, as well as your organization as a whole.

In this workshop you will:

  • Explore the core concepts behind the Energy LeadershipTM program
  • Learn about the 7 levels of energy and gain a better understanding of your own energetic style
  • Consider the gremlins, assumptions, inferences, and limiting beliefs that may be holding you back
  • Achieve an enhanced level of self awareness, identify a set of personal development goals, and identify strategies to help you achieve your personal best in the coming months.
  • Cost: $125 per person per workshop

Downtown London Marketplace

E-commerce has become more and more popular in recent years, and with the unfortunate lockdown, it is more important than ever. Downtown London has built an online marketplace where downtown businesses can list their products (or gift cards!) free of charge. There is absolutely no cost to businesses to participate.