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Neighbourhood Meet and Greet and Call for Nominations

The Old East Community Association is back after some brief covid-related downtime. Come join us in Lorne Ave Park on September 28 at 6:00pm to meet your neighbours and enjoy some refreshments on us. Please wear a mask!

Have you thought that you would like to take a more active role in managing change in the neighbourhood and connecting neighbours with one another? The Old East Village Community Association is looking for residents who want to get involved in the Association to step forward and take a seat at the Board table.

Ask us about how you can participate in any of the following programs:

  1. Organizing the Old East Village Block Party, the Old East Village Community Yard Sale, Green Day compost and plant sale, and other events that highlight the OEV.
  2. Welcoming new members and new volunteers year-round
  3. Taking a lead role in shaping and growing the neighbourhood including taking up Village issues at City Hall.
  4. Organizing neighbourhood Clean and Green litter pickups.
  5. Representing the Old East Village in the Urban League of London.
  6. Maintaining a community calendar
  7. Kicking off the Village’s “ghosting” tradition in the run-up to Halloween every year.
  8. Greeting new residents with baskets of gift certificates and information about the Village.
  9. Holding general meetings to inform the membership and the community of its activities.
  10. Maintaining a presence on social media to stay in touch with the community – follow us on Twitter, on Facebook, and on Instagram
  11. Consulting with other stakeholders in the city planning district to publicize coming events
  12. Partnering with other neighbourhood organizations to improve the neighbourhood

The upcoming term of the Association will see a significant turnover of directors and officers. If you want to get involved, consider sending an email to jen.sadler@oevca.ca for more information. We’d love to have your participation, your energy, and your ideas.

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Date: Sunday November 29, 2020

Author: jen

Adelaide Underpass Zoom Meeting

On November 10,2020 ,City Of London Staff will be hosting a Zoom meeting for neighbourhoods adjacent to the proposed Adelaide Underpass.This will be your opportunity to see and provide comment on the latest designs for the underpass including the urban designs and finishes that are being considered.

Please note that this is a targeted consultation with people who live , work or own properties in neighbourhoods adjacent to the underpass. Please refer to the attached letter (pdf below) for information about how you can attend the meeting as well as ways to provide your input over a two week period. We hope that you will be available attend,the meeting and/or use the other ways provided to give us your input.

Requests for face-to-face meetings can be made to Peter Kavcic (Tel: 519-661-2489 x4581, Email: pkavcic@london.ca)

Thank you, Adelaide Underpass Steering Committee.

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Date: Sunday November 1, 2020

Author: jen

OEV Block Party

The Old East Village Block Party is a community tradition. This year we are going to be celebrating a little differently. Please join us for the following events the weekend of September 19, 2020!

1. Facebook Live Concert: The Pairs will be playing live on the Old East Village Community Association Facebook page Tomorrow at 3:00 (September 20)

2. Sidewalk Chalk Contest: Submit your best chalk art piece to jared.dalton@oevca.ca by noon tomorrow (September 20th). Look for a poll late Sunday afternoon on our Old East Village Community Association Facebook Page.

Date: Tuesday September 1, 2020

Author: jen

Adelaide St Work

We would like to bring your attention to this notice of work from the city of london about constrution being done on Adelaide St:

Date: June 4, 2020

To: Business owner, resident and/or property owner

The City of London and our partners at WSPare planning to reconstruct Adelaide Street from Central Avenue to McMahen Street, including an underpass beneath the CP Rail tracks and nearby intersection improvements. The new street design will enhance the pedestrian and biking environment, improve safety, reduce traffic back-ups due to trains and improve access to transit.

This letter provides you with information about some necessary advance construction work to begin mid June in order to accommodate the Adelaide Street Underpass construction scheduled in 2021.

Covid-19 Update: Construction was considered an essential service by the Government of Ontario on March 24, 2020. As a result, the City of London will proceed with planned work in partnership with our consultants and contractors. During this time, we will all be committed to closely monitoring construction site conditions to ensure projects are compliant with COVID-19 measures recommended by local, provincial and federal health officials. If you have questions or concerns, please do not approach the contractor. We recommend reaching out to your City Project Manager by email or phone in order to minimize direct contact with our project team as much as possible. All aspects of our projects may be subject to change based on further COVID-19 developments.

Construction Work to be Completed:

Building Demolition: The gas station at 595 Adelaide Street has been purchased by the City and a tender has been prepared for the demolition. It is anticipated that demolition will begin in mid-June and be completed by the end of July.

Utility Relocations: Enbridge (Union Gas) was originally expected to be on site in McMahen Park installing underground pipe in June 2020; however, this work has been rescheduled for July 2020. Our goal is to keep McMahen Park as operational as possible throughout these advance utility works.We expect that other utility companies will also begin work August/September 2020, including: London Hydro, Bell Canada, and Rogers Communications.

CP Rail Track Work: Additionally, CP rail will be realigning its mostnortherly track, planned for September which will result in some temporary vehicle lane closures or sidewalk closures. Further updates will be made available as we become more certain around their schedule.

Project Updates:

Visit theproject web page(london.ca/AdelaideStreet) to learn more about your construction project, find links to notices and other related content.

Contact Information:

The City is committed to keeping you connected and informed during construction. Please reach out to your City Project Manager at any time.

Name: Jiten Patel

Title: Construction Project Manager

Organization: City of London

Phone: 519-661-2489x 5013

Email: jpatel@london.ca

Date: Thursday June 4, 2020

Author: jen

Social Justice Protest to Take Place This Saturday

Right now, protests for social justice for people of color are happening all over the world. This includes a protest in London Ontario on Saturday June 6 at 3:00pm in Victoria Park. This protest is being organized by the London Ontario chapter of Black Lives Matter. More information about these protests can be found can be found on the Black Lives Matter London’s Instagram or Black Lives Matter – London Ontario’s Facebook

A Facebook post describes the roots of the organization: “We are a local group of 5 young black women who came together following the BLM protest in Toronto. Being inspired by this, we wanted to bring one to our city here in London, Ontario.”

According to CTV News, Mayor Ed Holder has said that the city of London is “working collaboratively with the organizers of the march”. The Middlesex Health Unit is going to have a presence to help ensure that there are supports in place to reduce the risk of spreading Covid19 during the protest. Steve Williams, London’s Chief of Police, has said “We are there to listen, and a lot of our officers are supporting these protests as well.”

These protests highlight the need to amplify the voices of people of color who are frequently not heard or ignored.

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Date: Wednesday June 3, 2020

Author: jen

Message from Libro Financial

Libro Credit Union pledges to work with Owners during these difficult times and we are ready to support you. Owners are encouraged to contact their Coach to discuss options to reduce their financial stress. Some of the options we have for you may include:

  • Up to a 6 month mortgage payment deferral and loan deferral options for personal Owners
  • Loan deferral options for Business Owners including commercial and agricultural loans
  • Access to a portion of certain Libro GICs and terms deposits with no administration fee

Reach out to your Coach, Account Manager, or the Contact Centre directly to discuss your needs. You can book appointments online at libro.ca, by phone or by email.

We are continuing to assess what is needed in response to a rapidly-changing economic environment, we are making sure we put Owners’ needs first.

We are also making a number of changes to the way we work in the interest of public health, to protect staff, Owners and the wider community.

Temporary Location Closures

Libro Credit Union has taken the difficult decision to temporarily close a number of locations, listed below, as of Wednesday, March 18.

The following locations are temporarily closing and please know these locations have not been affected directly by the virus:

  • Old East Village, London
  • Downtown Kitchener
  • Windsor Accelerator
  • Forest
  • Woodslee

All Libro staff have been asked to follow government guidelines, including adopting social distancing, and the tight space at some of these locations makes that difficult. We also have limited staff available to run these locations.

Reducing Hours

Our remaining Libro locations will remain open though we are reducing hours further to 10am to 4pm, Monday to Friday. All locations will now be closed on Saturdays.

Protecting Staff and Owners

We are taking special measures to protect staff and Owners. They include:

Social distancing: We ask everyone to maintain a distance of at least two metres from each other.

Self-isolating: If you are feeling sick, have been in contact with anyone sick, or have been out of the country (including the US) recently, you will not be permitted to enter our locations. We ask that you contact us by phone or email instead.

Any Libro staff who have been out of the country recently are being required to self-isolate for 14 days.

Doing business in new ways: We ask all Owners to use ATMs, online services or phone options, wherever possible. Visit our Ways to Bank page to learn more.

Meetings postponed: No Libro events will take place until further notice. Our Annual General Meeting, planned for April 4, will take place online only.

We are also making a pledge to all of Libro’s 714 staff. To work with staff individually to understand their needs and to make sure they know their health and wellbeing is at the forefront of our thinking, this includes their financial wellbeing.

We are determined to maintain strong standards of Owner service, while also supporting our staff and giving them all the options for working that we can provide.

Thank you to everyone who does business with Libro. We’re still focused on providing the best possible service in these difficult circumstances, while carefully following the latest advice on COVID-19.

Visit libro.ca/news for ongoing updates on the COVID-19 pandemic and how Libro can support you.

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Date: Friday March 20, 2020

Author: jen

Western Fair District Market Requests Volunteers

Notice from the Old East Village Community Association

Re: Western Fair District Market

Late Notice Request for Volunteers

The Western Fair District Market is requesting volunteer assistance to manage COVID -19 hygiene and social distancing protocols at the market on Saturday March 21, 2020 and Sunday March22, 2020.

If you are available to help, and not in an “at risk” category, this is an opportunity to support our local businesses while they endeavor to keep us supplied with fresh food.

Volunteers Required: A total of 6 volunteers, 2 per shift are required to cover three shifts. These are:

  • Saturday March 21, between 8am and 12pm – 2 people
  • Saturday March 21, between 12pm and 3pm – 2 people
  • Sunday March 22, between 10am and 2pm – 2 people

Duties: Volunteers will be located at the West entrance to welcome customers and direct them to the closest hand sanitizer station upon entrance and exit.

Safety and Equipment: Volunteers will be supplied with masks, vests, gloves and people counters. The Market has secured trained screeners for the Market on Saturday and are waiting to hear if the screening service is available for Sunday.

Contact: To volunteer please contact Mr. Dan Ross, Market Manager, at dross@westernfairdistrict.com Copied to sarah.merritt@oev.ca

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Date: Monday March 16, 2020

Author: jen

London Heritage Awards Gala

ACO London Region Branch and Heritage London Foundation In Partnership with Museum London Present The 13th Annual London Heritage Awards Gala

Thursday March 5th 2020 at Museum London

Reception at 6.30 p.m. in the Atrium, with Hors d’oeuvres & Cash bar.
Awards Ceremony 7.30 p.m. sharp in the Centre at the Forks.

Tickets are $25.00 inclusive of fees, and include a Complimentary Bar Drink.

Tickets and Registration through Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/london-heritage-awards-gala-tickets-89434128887

Some tickets will be available at the door

Please Join Us in Honouring This Year’s Award Recipients! For further information please email Susan Bentley at awards@acolondon.ca

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Date: Tuesday February 25, 2020

Author: jen

Dundas Cycling Projects

On Thursday, February 27, 2020, the City of London is hosting an open house for two Dundas Street infrastructure projects designed to improve east-west cycling connections and better links to transit:

  • Dundas Cycle Track
  • This project will connect Downtown with Old East Village by creating a permanent, separated east-west cycling route on Dundas Street between Wellington Street and Adelaide Street, and on William Street between Dundas Street and Queens Avenue. The project is part of the broader East-West Bikeway, designed to strengthen east-west cycling connections.
  • Dundas-Thames Valley Parkway (TVP) Connection
  • Today there is a break in cycling infrastructure between Dundas Street and the Thames Valley Parkway. This project will slightly shift the alignment of Dundas Street to better align the intersection and street with Dundas Place and create a continuous connection in the cycling network heading onto Dundas Street from the TVP.

The purpose of the open house is to collect Londoners’ feedback to assess design options for each project. City staff and engineering consultants will be available to share information, collect input, and answer questions on both projects.

EVENT DETAILS

When: Thursday, February 27, 2020, 4:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Where: Catholic Central High School, 450 Dundas St., Cafeteria

Transit routes: 2, 20

Bike parking: Secure bike parking will be provided by the City of London at the venue.

Dundas-TVP Connection Contact:

Andrew Giesen, C.E.T.

Senior Transportation Technologist

Transportation Planning & Design

City of London

agiesen@london.ca

(519) 661-2489 ext. 8486

Dundas Cycle Track Contact:

Peter Kavcic, P.Eng.

Transportation Design Engineer

Transportation Planning and Design

City of London

pkavcic@london.ca

(519) 661-2489 ext. 4581

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Date: Monday February 24, 2020

Author: jen