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Explore what London has to offer.
Spring is the best time of the year to start exploring the outdoors and looking to find places that we have not seen before. No matter if you are a walker, hiker, trail runner or a mountain biker, looking for a quick stroll or a challenge you will find a place in our City.
I have often been told by newcomers to London that one of the best places we have is the Thames Valley Parkway which stretches from the west to the east along the Thames River. Experiencing London through their eyes has given me an appreciation of what makes London great. The City of London has over 490 parks, green spaces, sports fields, trails, and natural areas. Ward 9 is home to Springbank Park and wonderful neighbourhoods to stroll along, give a wave or follow a bike path.
It does not matter if you are alone, have kids or dogs, looking for nature trips, a forest, or a view, or want to take a kayak trip, you will find a place in our City. I would encourage you to get out and see another part of London like Westminister Ponds, Meadowlily Trail or Fanshawe Lake, home to wildflowers and bird watchers.
If you are looking for a quick stroll or a challenge that is close to home there are trails around Komoka Provincial Park, the Thames Valley Trail Loop, Warbler Woods Orange Blaze Trail, Sifton Bog, Dingman Creek Conservation Area, London Reservoir Trail and Boler Mountain. For more information go to AllTrails London Ontario
London also has 17 community gardens which are located on municipal green space in neighbourhoods across the City. If you are a gardener or just want to enjoy the outdoors, I would encourage you to check out firstname.lastname@example.org. Friends of Urban Agriculture and the City have also put together a map locating trees and bushes bearing edible nuts and fruit. For more information go to Forest City TREEats.
Please continue to reach out to me if you have any questions or concerns at 226-927-0439 or email me at email@example.com. You can also visit my website to get the latest information www.annahopkins.ca.
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Report a Tree Issue, Garbage not Collected, Pothole, Park or Playground or Signage Issue
TUESDAY, MARCH 9, 2021
The City of London is helping Londoners maintain their large veteran trees for longer and protect against European Gypsy Moths (EGM) by offering a one-year pilot Veteran Tree Incentive Program (VTIP) as of March 1, 2021.
“The aim of this program is to keep London’s largest, most important trees alive as long as possible while allowing younger trees to thrive,” says Sara Rowland, Urban Forestry Planner at the City of London.
This new pilot program will offer financial assistance to Londoners who are actively caring for their veteran trees, helping maintain them for longer and provide alternatives to removal. A percentage of eligible costs (usually 25 per cent) may be claimed by households up to a maximum of $1,000 per tree.
“The Veteran Tree Incentive Program demonstrates the City’s continued commitment to find solutions to help meet the goals of our Urban Forest Strategy,” says Kelly Scherr, Managing Director, Environmental & Engineering Services, and City Engineer at the City of London. “This new initiative will help homeowners protect and care for their large and old trees to keep them healthy for as long as possible for the benefit of our entire community.”
Some examples of work that may be eligible include pruning the tree to good arboricultural standards to preserve the tree for longer, having an arborist or arboricultural professional assist in EGM egg mass scraping, or planting new trees near a veteran tree. Further details about these types of eligible work can be found on the City’s website.
At this time, the program is available on a first-come, first-served basis and is not available to businesses, condo corporations, or any other types of tree owners.
Households can learn more about the new program and their eligibility by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or visiting the City’s website.
The following projects will be undertaken by the City of London. A contact name is provided for each project for additional information. Check the links to see the details.
- Belvedere Place Park
- Jorgenson Park
- Silverleaf Park
- Somerset Park
- Tennis and Pickleball Court Upgrades
Aerial spraying will be done in several city parks. To see up-to-date Aerial Spray dates, locations and find more information click here.
Check out the City’s new interactive story map that details London’s history and relationship with water and how we can grow as a city while still protecting water quality. Please note that this story map is not compatible with Internet Explorer.
If you are interested in adopting a plot with a group, or know of any groups that would like to adopt, please complete the form on the London Food Bank's Web site with the size of your group (and name of group if applicable), if you prefer a raised bed or a garden row, if you prefer to take on a pre-assigned crop or if you'd like to choose your own, and if you are able to start seedlings indoors right away. They have an abundance of seeds to choose from!
Notice of Upcoming Work: Southdale Rd W Improvements - Pine Valley Blvd to Bostwick Rd
Download the notice below regarding the timing and details of the work, scheduled to start Jan 2021 in order to accommodate the Southdale Rd W construction scheduled in 2022.
Notice of Commencement - Biosolids Management Master Plan
This Class EA Master Plan project will identify and evaluate the City’s current and future methods of managing, treating and disposing of biosolids. Biosolids are the by-product of the wastewater treatment process utilized at all five of the City’s Wastewater Treatment Plants. This study will provide the planning framework to guide how London will manage biosolids over the next 30 years.
Due to the increased traffic demand and growth in development in the western part of the city, London has commenced an Environmental Assessment to study options to increase the capacity of the intersection. To learn more, check the link below and stay up-to-date on this project.