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With warmer weather on its way (we hope), Londoners can start surfacing from their hibernation hideouts and looking forward to sunny spring weekends. Here are a few of our favourite ways to spend a weekend afternoon in the city. 1. To market, to market Fresh produce, local artisans and delicious…

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Innovation Works is a London-based company, that advocates for exactly what is in its name—innovation. Its desire is to foster an open space that allows socially innovative companies, entrepreneurs, NGOs, and more to collaborate on ideas that will help London respond to emerging issues. Its King Street location allows it…

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February 15th, 2016

London is gearing up to host the Fierté Canada Pride Inter Pride Region 7 National Conference and Annual General Meeting this month. The lengthy title is fitting, as hosting an event of this magnitude is an impressive feat. The Conference – taking place from February 18 to 23 – brings…

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Cold weather got you down? You’re not alone. As the temperature drops and navigating the sidewalks turns into an episode of Man vs. Wild, it’s hard to stay positive. But take advantage of the cold, the snow and delicious hot beverages to experience some classic winter fun. 1. Check out…

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The London X Conference returns this Saturday March 7th with another unique opportunity for Londoners to participate in city building and help inform the future of our community. At London X Squared, Emerging Leaders will host two strong city builders; Mayor Mike Savage of Halifax and Grant Oliphant of The…

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  Opportunities to directly shape the future of a city do not occur often. In London, we’ve been fortunate to have more than a few of these opportunities in recent years. Through Re-think London we’ve shared our visions for the future of our community and seen those visions reflected in…

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  Question 1: What is your age? 57.9% of respondents were between 18 and 34. 35.5% were between 35 and 54, and only 6.6% of respondents were over 55. The low percentage of respondents over the age of 55 may be due to the nature of the survey as it…

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Emerging Leaders first became involved in this project due to research on using culture as an economic development tool. Urban theorists such as Richard Florida have indicated that cities with high levels of tolerance, often expressed by the presence and satisfaction levels of the local LGBTQ population, are more likely…

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Historically the street was a place to meet and interact with our neighbours. They were the places where we celebrated our victories, and shared our collective losses. Streets helped to define a city’s culture and identity, and shaped how they grew. If streets shape neighbourhoods then our mode of transportation…

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Thomas Wolfe said “Culture is the arts elevated to a set of beliefs,” but sometimes, in order to move that belief into action, you need a sign. In London, according to the Cultural Prosperity Plan, in 2011 $540 million dollars was added to our local GDP because of Culture. On…

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