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A Great view of London, Ontario
ondon provides its visitors and residents with
both a contemporary city, and a heritage to
be proud of and enjoy. London’s unique
character is deeply rooted in its 150 year History.
A history of unique people and fascinating tales.
London is also a modern city with all of the
amenities; popular shopping malls and outlets,
comfortable accommodation, an abundance of
parks and conservation areas, live theatre, museums
and art gallery, and a sports and entertainment
centre to be completed in September 2002.
London is one of Canada’s favorite places to call
home. When you visit London, take advantage of
fresh air and the outdoors. The London community
is host to many festivals, celebrations, carnivals,
special events, and tournaments throughout the year.
Many of these can be found listed on page 11 for
The following pages will provide you with everything you need to know when visiting London.
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We know you will enjoy your
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Oakville, ON, L6J 1H3
It’s A Grand Season ... Just For You
LET THE SPIRIT MOVE YOU!
Coward serves up love and marriage
with a spirited twist. It's Coward at his
It’s Imperial Germany and music
fills the air. Schippel, the plumber
with the pipes, will have you
September 27 – October 13, 2002
October 25 – November 10, 2002
Previews: September 24, 25 & 26
LOVE AND FRIENDSHIP
Emerging from the darkness of World
War I, two young soldiers are befriended
by a young nurse and discover peace,
friendship and love.
Previews: October 22, 23 & 24
A PULITZER PRIZE WINNER! BEST BROADWAY PLAY!
Sensitive, touching, and funny,
Proof holds you closely and easily.
January 10 – 26, 2003
November 22 – December 22, 2002
Previews: January 7, 8 & 9
Previews: September 24, 25 & 26
IN THE GRAND THEATRE’S TRADITION!
Together with her friends the Tin Man,
the Scarecrow, and the Cowardly Lion,
Dorothy sets out on fantastic
adventures along the yellow-brick road.
February 7 – 23, 2003
Previews: February 4, 5 & 6
REVIVING THE ART OF HAVING FUN!
The Harlem musical is here with
divine dancing and the best jive
and blues songs from the 30s.
March 7 – 30, 2003
Previews: March 4, 5 & 6
For tickets or for more information call The Grand Theatre Box Office at
519-672-8800 or 1-800-265-1593 or visit us on-line at www.grandtheatre.com
471 Richmond Street, in the heart of London, directly across from historic St. Paul’s Cathedral and next door to excellent restaurants and the best hotels in London
S H O P P I N G
When it comes to shopping for fashions
and footwear…home décor and
accessories…or finding that perfect gift
for that special occasion, look no further
than the shopping feast that awaits you in
London. From the far corners of the
world, shopping in London has it all.
London is host to 4 major shopping
Centres serving the greater London and
surrounding area, all members of Tourism
London. Now shopping the world
has never been easier. The Galleria
London is situated in the heart of the
downtown. With 90 stores and services, a
7-screen cinema, 4 full-service restaurants,
spacious food court and Canada’s largest
GoodLife Fitness Club, the Galleria is an
ideal shopping destination. The Galleria is
only steps away from the Hilton London,
Delta London, Comfort Hotel and
Residence Inn…and the London
The Galleria London is bordered by
Wellington, York, Clarence and Dundas
streets at 355 Wellington Street.
Masonville Place, at 1680 Richmond
Street North, is a premier shopping
centre located at the intersection of
Fanshawe Park Road and Richmond
Street. This spacious 200-store Mall is
anchored by major department stores
like The Bay, Sears and Zellers, along
with the fashion names of The Gap,
Eddie Bauer and Jacob. Masonville Place
is also home to London’s only Silver City
12-screen theatre complex. Shoppers also
have the added convenience of buying
Masonville Gift Certificates, too.
Find out more by contacting Masonville
Place at (519) 667-4884.
Another major London shopping
destination is Westmount Shopping
Centre, located on Wonderland Road, just
south of Commissioners Road. Here 200
specialty shops and larger retailers await
you, along with a 6-screen movie theatre
and LeCafe food Court seating 400. This
is a shopping experience you won’t want
to miss. There’s even a Let’s Play
Childcare centre to make family shopping
convenient and fun. Westmount is
located at 785 Wonderland Road South.
Make sure to visit London’s largest
shopping centre…White Oaks Mall.
This impressive mall, located at 1105
Wellington Road South, features shops
photo by: Mike Gussack
Shopping in London...the world at your fingertips!
Established in 1845, Covent Garden Market continues to be the centre
piece for the best selection of organic foods, award winning meats and
the largest assortment of cheese in Southwestern Ontario.
and services totalling over 200, including
The Bay and Wal-Mart…plus 19 fast-food
outlets, fully-licensed restaurants, 2 banks
and a foreign currency exchange.
Everything’s under one roof. You won’t
want to miss this shopping experience.
Find out more by contacting White Oaks
Mall at (519) 681-0434.
No visit to London is complete without
a browse through Covent Garden
Market in the heart of downtown London.
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S H O P P I N G
Shopping the world has
never been easier
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Established in 1845, Covent Garden
Market, at 130 King Street, is where rural
and urban shoppers and shop-keepers alike
meet for farm-fresh quality products,
organic foods, award-winning meats,
ethnic foods, cheeses, sweets,
flowers…even great dining. Covent
Garden is also host to local artists and
cultural groups with something for every
one. Covent Garden Market is open
Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.,
Saturday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday 11
a.m. to 5 p.m. Farmer’s Market hours are
Thursday to Saturday, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Don’t miss this wonderful old-world treat!
Dining in London has been a favourite
past time for visitors young and old.
You and your family can check out The
Golden Griddle, Smitty’s or dine a little
more fancy at Chancey Smith’s Steak and
Sea Food or the Great West Steak House.
Similar to dining, the catering and convention service in London is second to
none. Key convention and meeting facilities are situated throughout the city for
easy access and convenience. Whether
you are looking for traditional or hightech, London has facilities ranging from
beautiful historic to functionally modern.
Some Meeting and Exhibit Facilities:
London Convention Centre
Western Fair Association
Kings College Museum London
Ivey Spencer Conference Centre
Shopping in London is like shopping the
world. From the best in shopping to
the finest in open-air markets, this vibrant
city has it all…all at your fingertips.
A funny thing
The Grand Theatre started in 1901 as a grand opera house originally with
1800 seats located in the heart of Downtown London where it still remains
today. It was refurbished in 1996 and is considered Canada’s most beautiful
theatres with it’s classic turn of the century styling.
The Grand Theatre continues
it’s tradition of programming for
young people. Teachers, parents
and guardians are invited to
bring young people to these special matinee performances.
The High School Project
focuses on developing student
talents and providing a better
understanding of a professional
theatres work environment.
This successful season featured
brilliantly produced and acted
plays such as: A funny thing
happened on the way to the
forum, The Gin Game, Miracle
on 34th Street, Nurse Jane goes
to Hawaii, Macbeth and
Wingfield on Ice.
Currently running at The
Grand Theatre is The Hobbit
and The High Scholl
Production of Oliver.
For further information on
booking tickets please call
1-800-265-1593 or visit
Interior arch - The Grand Theatre
A Buck Or Two
Aldo Shoes Inc.
American Eagle Outfitters
Ashton’s of London
Athletes World Superstore
Ben Moss Jewellers
Best Bagel Bakery & Café
Body Shop, The
Bombay Company, The
Bud Gowan Formal Wear
But, Is It Art?
Casuals & Charms
Continental Currency Exchange
Cotton Ginny Plus
Crabtree & Evelyn
Cut Above, The
Femme de Carriere
Fine Gold Jewellers
Floral Express Flower Markets
Fruits & Passion
Garage Clothing Co.
General Nutrition Centre
Home Company, The
House of Knives
Icing by Claire’s
Japan Camera Centre
Keeping Room, The
Key Man Engravables
Knubley, Dr. - Optometrist
La Vie en Rose
London Shoe Renew
Mrs. Vanelli’s Pizza
Naturalizer Shoe Co.
Next Step, The
New York Fries
North by Northwest
Oliver & Associates
Payless Shoe Source
Raymond’s Hair &
Reuben & Wong
RW & Co.
Sears Nabob Cafe
Shoppers Drug Mart
Sony Store, The
Sport Chek Direct
Sunrise Records and Tapes
Thomas Cook Travel
Twain Fine Jewellery
1680 Richmond Street North,
R E A L
E S T A T E
London continues to attract new residents
London has a drawing power that local residents
continue to cultivate and are proud to boast about.
And rightly so. Founded in 1793 by John Graves
Simcoe at the forks of the Thames River, London
today is Canada’s 10th largest city, and a regional
centre for Southwestern Ontario.
London which now boasts over 300,000
residents, has managed to retain the beauty that
dubbed it the Forest City. Greenery and modern
architecture reside hand-in-hand, expanding out
from picturesque waterways and the
forks of the Thames.
Housing, education and tourism all play
significant roles in giving this vibrant city its
magnetic qualities as well. The London Home
builders Association is proud to play a major role
in making London one of Canada’s premium cities.
The LHBA has a simple-yet-effective
Mission…the betterment of the community with
active participants using their talents, products and
service to enhance living for London families.
Home builders like Sunningdale Homes,
Rembrandt Homes and the Covington Group are
keeping the buzz about home building alive,
vibrant and new.These proud Londoners, are
committed to building homes on wonderful lots
and community based subdivisions. As a
testament, housing starts in 2002 are currently
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Housing, education and tourism all play significant roles in giving this vibrant city its magnetic qualities
E D U C A T I O N
Housing and Education
play significant roles
in the downtown core, drawing in
residents and visitors alike.
All in all, London has a drawing power
that’s contagious. From its serene beauty
and community-based family subdivisions…to world-class colleges and
universities. London continues to be a terrific place to raise a family, grow a business and obtain a top-notch education.
Welcome to the “city of choice” in
University of Western was founded in 1878 and is one of Canada’s
oldest and most respected universities.
UWO benefits from it’s location in
London, Ontario,and in turn it has
a significant impact on both the
city and surrounding area
Make the move to London easy!
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tracking at twice the 2001 rate. Quality
without compromise continues to make
London home base for thousands of
Equally as proud of “community” are
the schools of higher learning in London.
The University of Western Ontario (UWO)
and Fanshawe College are 2 prime
examples. The UWO was founded in
1878, and is one of Canada’s oldest and
most respected universities. Alumni date
back to 1883 with degrees granted in
medicine and the arts. Today, UWO has
nearly 23,000 undergraduate and graduate
students and close to 1200 faculty
members. Western has 50 degree granting
programs offered, with research and
development playing an integral part.
UWO is located on 155 hectares of land in
the heart of London.
Fanshawe College of Applied Arts &
Technology also calls London home.
Here programs in science, computer
studies, health care and child psychology
are highly recognized for their excellence
and growing numbers of graduates.
As a new development on the scene, the
City of London has recently announced a
new Sports and Entertainment facility
being built in the downtown core. This
first-class, year-round complex with 9,000
fixed seats for hockey and floor events and
up to 11,000 seats for concerts and special
mark its debut in Fall 2002. This complex
will revitalize and create new excitement
A wealth of amenities and exquisite
architectural detailing such as 9’
ceilings with crown moulding, gourmet eat-in kitchens, gas fireplaces
in the great room, covered terrace
and two-car garage makes Villa
Ridge a great investment in upscale
condominium living. Your new
home in London is just steps from
Masonville’s kaleidoscope of shops
and restaurants, rolling countryside
and golf courses.
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R E A L
E S T A T E
The London and St. Thomas Real Estate Board Report for February 2002
Monthly sales in the Board’s jurisdiction were up 32.1%. This is the eleventh
month in a row that sales have been up and the best February ever since the
Board started keeping statistics. Prices (Year-to-date) on average $139,732,
up 3.7% from 2001. Most popular, Bungalows and two-stories were nearly tied,
followed by ranches.
H E A L T H
London’s Bio-technology Health Care Network
Leading the way in Canada and the World
erving a population of nearly 1/2
million in south central Ontario,
London is now home to 13 hospitals
& research centres, and 18 medical care &
service companies and firms. Fundamental
to this medical networking foundation, is
the evolving and significant Bio-technology sector. Just this year, a joint $10 million grant from the city of London and the
Province of Ontario, has resulted in the
creation of the Biotech London Council to
promote and market this technology-based
As an integral partner and key
contributor, the long-standing relationship
with London’s own University of Western
Ontario (UWO), has played a major role
in this emerging field of study.
The UWO’s inter-connected Research
Departments of Engineering, Chemistry,
Plant Science, Anatomy, Immunology,
Biophysics and Physiology, among others,
are poised to develop and foster significant
Bio-technology advancement on a national
scale. As recently as a year-and-a-halfago, UWO was awarded $1.4 million by
the U.S.-based Whitaker Foundation,
specifically geared towards the establishment of graduate programs in Bio-medical
Engineering. Key is the application of
engineering principles to new medical
challenges. London is fast becoming
known as the Canadian Centre and worldclass leader in Bio-technology, due in
part, to the importance that UWO and its
affiliates have given this new discipline.
The London Health Care industry has
long been regarded as an excellent
medical centre, and with good reason.
London is home to several highly
regarded research-based establishments,
including St. Joseph’s Health Care
London with superior programming in
mental health, women’s health,
cardiology, urology and diagnostic
imaging. This community-based facility
is dedicated to breakthrough research
The London Health Sciences Centre has
been singled out as one of Canada’s
largest teaching hospitals. The LHSC’s
mission it is to offer top-notch patient care,
new insight research and innovation,
which now attracts physicians and
• University Hospital – affiliated with The London Health Sciences Centre,
one of Canada’s largest teaching hospitals
researchers from around the globe.
The London Regional Cancer Centre is
one of eight regional centres in the
Province, under the umbrella of Cancer
Care Ontario, servicing patients and
their families. The LRCC fosters integrated programming and multi-disciplinary
research, dedicated to the pursuit of cancer
detection and control.
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All in all, London’s Health Care Services
has been profiled as an exceptional leader
and major health-based contributor not only
in Canada and North America, but now
The Health Care industry also has
wide-spread effects in the community.
Residents of London and surrounding areas
with physical challenges, now have
the opportunity to purchase wheel-chair
access vehicles through The Liberty
Motor Car Company. This growing need
has fostered this development. The Liberty
Motor Car has made significant strides in
developing relationships with
communities across Ontario and Canada,
by producing specially outfitted vans
to serve this population. One high-profile
partnership is with the Ford Motor
Company of Canada and its dealerships
within Sussex County. As a result,
vehicles are now available to consumers
through Ford Motor, to help them lead
active lives with easy mobility.
In addition, there are now government
assistance programs in place for consumers,
providing them with the opportunity to
purchase these vehicles with support and
aid. As well, and in tandem with retirement
and nursing establishments, Liberty Motor
Car has been able to supply affordable
means for these practical-use vehicles.
Moving forward, London’s premier
health care profile is widely recognized
in Canada. With Bio-technological growth
securing roots in London, and it farreaching advancement in Research and
Development, this great city is fast
becoming a medical-based landmark on
the international stage.
This was proven by a $28 million grant
from the Canada Foundation for Innovation
to be invested at Robarts Research Institute,
UWO and Lawson Heatlh Research
Institute announced this past January.
Liberty Motor Company is a proud
Health Care community
Over the last 10 years the dedicated staff and management at Liberty Motor Company have developed relationships with organizations
to make mobility a priority in communities across Canada.
Commercial - Ford
By educating those in need of
wheelchair accessible vehicles
about the many assistance
programs allowing consumers to
affordably purchase there own
Combining efforts with the taxi cab
industry as well as Retirement and
Nursing establishments, Liberty
Motor Company has established itself
across North America as a prime
supplier of practical and reliable
vehicles to special care
patients at an affordable cost.
Interaction with all levels of government
has helped facilitate an awareness of the
needs of paraplegics across North America
.Liberty Motor Company has been
instrumental in helping to ease restrictions
to provide cost effective vehicles for
individuals as well as the commercial
Liberty Motor Company’s latest
venture is developing partnerships
with Ford and Mobility dealership’s
across North America. This will
provide dealerships with an option
to deliver a specially modified Ford
Windstar swiftly and economically
for their clients in all regions.
T O U R I S M
THERE’S PLENTY TO SEE AND DO
Summer 2002(June-August) Con’d
London Balloon Festival
London Fringe Theatre Festival
Dragon Boat Race Festival
A Taste of London
Garlic Festival of London
Spring 2002 (March - May)
Forest City Road Races
Gus Macker 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament
June 1-June 8
London International Children’s Festival
Labatt 24 Hour Relay
Strongest Man Competition
Eat, Drink, Countryside
London Country Jam 2002
Eldon House Strawberry Garden Tea
Aboriginal Solidarity Day
The London Airshow & Balloon Festival 2002
NBA Hoop-It-Up 3-On-3 Basketball
June 28-July 1
The Great Canadian Celebration
London Pride 2002
Downtown London’s International Bluefest 2002
Home County Folk Festival
Vintage Base Ball
Fall 2002 (September - November)
Lambeth Harvest Festival
Covent Garden Market’s HarvestFest
Pumpkinfest Harvest Festival
Holiday Home Tour
Santa Clause Parade
Winter 2002-2003(December - February)
November 30-January 1 A Victorian Christmas at Eldon House
December 6-January 2
Winter Wonderland in Victoria Park
Countdown London in Victoria Park
Children’s New Year’s Eve Party at Western Fair Sports Centre
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• In the heart of downtown London
• Close to major hotels, London Convention Centre,
Covent Garden Market, Downtown Entertainment &
• One block from new Via Rail station
• 15 minutes from Hwy. 401 and London International
More than 200,000 sq. ft. prime office space available
49,000 sq. ft. floor plates
Parking for 700 vehicles
Five public transit stops at building
Fibre optic service
New central chilled water & steam service
Galleria also houses: unique retail, restaurants, food
court, seven-screen cinema, fitness centre, post office
and other services
• August, 2002 new Central Library opens at Galleria
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