Community Spirit

Ghosting in the OEVCA

It’s October, and that means we’re kicking off OEVCA Ghosting! No, it’s not a time to leave text messages unread, instead it’s a time to have fun with your neighbours and spread some of the Halloween spirit.

To participate, print out at least 2 copies of the poem included in this post. Then put together two little bags of treats. When it gets dark, drop each bag of treats and each poem in your neighbour’s mailbox or leave them on their porch and ring the doorbell. It’s supposed to be an anonymous surprise though – so make sure to scamper if you see them coming!

If you’ve received a ghost, make sure to post the poem on your door or in your window so that everyone knows that the ghost has visited you!

Here is a pdf of the poem for printing:


Date: Sunday October 2, 2022

Author: jen

Bring Live Music To Lorne Ave Park

Area residents and fab musicians Marty Kolls and Bailey Teeple have submitted a Neighbourhood Decision Making Grant for a concert in Lorne Ave Park.  Please share their proposal through your networks where you can.  Idea number 11783. Voting is on Saturday June 25th.

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We need your vote to bring live music to the tiny stage at Lorne Ave Park. Go to to vote today! Find our idea under Central London Ideas. Vote days are June 18-25


Date: Friday June 17, 2022

Author: jen

Headliners Carol Welsman and Julian Taylor. See more on Aeolian Website

Aeolian Jazz and Musical Arts Festival

When we think of jazz, we think of warm summer nights, a glass of champagne, and world-class music with friends and family. We hope that is the experience you will have at the Aeolian Jazz & Musical Arts Festival from June 15 to 19 2022.

Headlining performances by Amanda Tosoff with Emilie-Claire Barlow (Wednesday), Julian Taylor (Thursday), Payadora Tango Ensemble (Friday) & Carol Welsman (Saturday) will be supported by three weekend stages (the Southen Lounge Stage, the Russell Hendrix Royal Oak Homes Stage & the Dundas Garden Stage) on Saturday and Sunday from noon to 6 pm (depending on the stage) on Saturday and Sunday.        

Featuring some of London’s favourite jazz performers, we welcome Sonja Gustafson, Peter Karle, Denise Pelley, Dizzy & Fay, Laurraine Sigouin, Big Bandemic, Quintessential, Nicole Tan, Barclay Road Brassworks, Take Three and many, many more. The entire line-up can be seen on our website at  Food and local craft vendors will be participating on the north side of Dundas Street at the Russell Hendrix Royal Oak Homes Stage. The festival will wrap up with the Forest City London Music Awards gala for classical, jazz & world music on Sunday evening at 7 p.m.

Interested in attending all of the ticketed headliner shows? Call (5196727950) or email ( our Box Office and ask for a Jazz Festival Subscriber Pass. This will give you tickets to all 4 shows with the option to attend the Awards Ceremony for $95 (a savings of $70 off the ticket price)!

To learn more about the festival, you can go to the main page or click through the various stages to find ticket links, full schedules and line-ups!

We hope to see you there!

Main Page –

Southen Lounge Stage –

Russell Hendrix Royal Oak Homes Stage –

Dundas Garden Stage =


Date: Monday June 6, 2022

Author: jen

Neighbourhood Meet and Greet

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 for more information. We’d love to have your participation, your energy, and your ideas.


Date: Sunday November 29, 2020

Author: jen

OEV Chalk Contest Winners

The OEV Block Party has come and gone. With social distancing, this year was a little different, but that didn’t stop us from having some fun. Here are this year’s winning chalk drawing contest entries. Congratulations to our winners!


Date: Sunday September 27, 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 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

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 Copied to


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:

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


Date: Tuesday February 25, 2020

Author: jen