New Business Alert!
Big Puffs Factory
Big Puffs Factory has officially opened downtown!
Located at 551 Richmond Street, Big Puffs Factory offers and sells traditional fried dough donut covered with tasty, signature sauces that will give you a crunchy, joyful experience you’ll simply melt for.
Check them out!
On January 14th, Udupi Dosa will turn one year old! Located at 350 Dundas Street, Udupi Dosa is the first Indian Vegetarian restaurant in London to offer options for Vegan, Jain, Gluten Free and a completely nut-free menu. Visit them for your next lunch or dinner outing!
FREE CORE PARKING!
Citi Plaza offers 1 hour FREE parking Monday through Friday and 2 hours on the weekend. Also, on the HonkMobile app, Londoners can use the promo code ‘CORE’ to receive two hours of free parking. This is only valid for on-street and municipal parking and excludes privately managed spots.
Drivers are still able to park for free up to one hour along Dundas Place with no code required. Anyone not able to use the HonkMobile app can also phone Parking Services at 519-661-4537 to arrange the discount.
Upcoming Events in January
Events may be subject to change due to current provincial COVID-19 restrictions. Stay up to date on the latest news here.
January 1st: Paddy Gunn O’Brien and Brian Jones Art Exhibits
From December 2nd until January 1st, 2022, the Michael Gibson Gallery will be hosting two new exhibits. “From Chambers to Cezanne” from Paddy Gunn O’Brien and “Family Album Drawings” by Brian Jones. Book your visit to view the exhibition(s) below.
January 1: New Year’s Levee
Celebrate the New Year with a visit to Eldon House for a self-guided tour and enjoy the last of the Victorian greenery and festive décor. Exchange greetings and gather with friends to purchase a hot apple cider and take a selfie with our traditional Father Christmas Standee on the grounds.
January 7th: London Knights vs Flint Firebirds
Join the London Knights as they take on the Flint Firebirds! This game is general admission, and is limited to 1000 people, per the current regulations restricting live events and indoor gatherings. Head to the event page below for rules and regulations for this game.
January 8-9: London Bridal Expo
Are you engaged? Planning a wedding can be made easier with London’s LARGEST Bridal Show! London Bridal Expo 2022 to be held at the RBC Place has everything you need to know about planning your wedding. From bridal fashions, tuxedos, florists, photographers, video, DJs, cakes, catering, limos and much more!
January 14th: Wine Lips with Wasted Potential and Ridgeway
London Music Hall presents Wine Lips with Wasted Potential and Ridgeway on Friday, January 14, 2022 at Rum Runners. Doors open at 8PM and the show starts at 9PM.
January 15th: The London Tequila Expo at Budweiser Gardens
Visit Budweiser Gardens on Saturday, January 15th for a display of the finest tequilas, plus live mariachi music, cocktails, beer, food, and new this year we have Lucha Libre Wrestling!
January 15th: Noizu at System Saturday
N.E.C. Productions presents Noizu at System Saturday on Saturday, January 15, 2022 at Rum Runners. Doors open at 10PM and the show also begins at 10PM.
January 29th: Broadway in London: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban in Concert
Based on the third instalment of the classic saga, the thrilling tale is accompanied by the music of a live symphony orchestra as Harry soars across the big screen. WIZARDING WORLD and all related trademarks, characters, names, and indicia are © & ™ Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. Publishing Rights © JKR. (s21).
Photo by 519Pursuit.
519Pledge Success by 519Pursuit
In six weeks, 102 active pledgers – which is double of any year they have had participating before – came together and gathered 75,040 pairs of socks. What a HUGE success. Way to go London!
Learn more about 519Pursuit and everything that they do for the community right here.
Holiday Scavenger Hunt
Need a fun holiday activity?
The Downtown London Holiday Scavenger Hunt begins December 1st until January 7th in the downtown core! Simply download the GooseChase app, enter the game code WP8LZW, then create a team or play individually. The first 40 teams/players to complete the Downtown London Holiday Scavenger Hunt will be given a reward of $100 Downtown Dollars! You don’t want to miss out!
Find it in London
As part of the London Community Recovery Network, Tourism London, in collaboration with Argyle BIA, Downtown London, Hamilton Road BIA, Hyde Park BIA, Old East Village BIA and others, has launched a citywide ‘Find it in London’ promotional campaign. This partnership will help promote economic growth among our small local businesses while also encouraging local tourism among our city. This campaign will help tell the stories and build relationships that will inspire people to shop, support and experience what London has to offer. Want your business to be featured on the Find it in London website? Check out the link below.
Holiday Window Display Contest
Are you a business owner within the downtown core?
For this holiday season, Downtown London will be holding our annual Holiday Window Display Contest. We want to encourage you to get creative and decorate your storefront windows as a theme of your choice! A page will be created on our website that allows customers and other locals to vote for their favourite window display. The winner of the best window display will win a fun gift basket containing various merchandise from local businesses. When your window has been decorated, reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know to be included in the voting portion of our website and for photos.
You don’t want to miss out!
The contest begins the weekend of November 26th until January 7th, 2022!
Vote For Your Favourite
Downtown businesses are ready for the holidays! Beautiful, winter themed window displays are popping up on every corner. To add a little bit of spice, we have created a contest for the best display! Follow the link below to vote for your favourite.
Meet Your Neighbour
Located at 125 King Street, Chickpz offers a wide selection of casual, healthy, and Mediterranean-influenced meals. We have it all—from customizable guilt-free bowls to mouth-watering and filling sandwiches. Check them out here!