Labour Day Update

Municipal Election News

We have cancelled the All Candidates meeting which had been planned for September 26th at Brescia. There are a number of other all candidates meetings scheduled. The Free Press web site has the candidates’ replies to their questionnaire on their web site.

We still intend on sending three questions to the candidates and we will post the answers to the community web site.

All Candidates Meetings

The City updates this list of all candidates meetings from time to time as new meetings are added. See http://www.london.ca/city-hall/elections/voter-info/Pages/All-Candidates-Meetings.aspx

Meetings for candidates for WARD 6 (our ward)

When: Wed Oct 10
Where: Eagle Heights Public School (on Oxford Street at Cherryhill)
Doors will open at 6:00 p.m. The meeting will take place from 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. followed by a “meet & greet” until 8:30 p.m.

Meetings for candidates for MAYOR

All Mayoral Candidates Meeting sponsored by the Rotary Club of London-Hyde Park
When: Tuesday, September 25, 2018 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. (Doors open at 6:30 p.m.)
Where: West Haven Golf & Country Club, 7038 Egremont Drive, London, ON N6H 5L2
To ensure there is sufficient seating and refreshments, please preregister on line at hydeparkrotary.org

All Candidates Meeting – Ward 7 & Mayoral Candidates Hosted by the Hyde Park Business Association & Sponsored by The Four Seasons Restaurant
When: Thursday, October 4th, 2018 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. (Doors Open at 5:30 p.m.)
Where: The Four Seasons Restaurant, 455 Fanshawe Park Rd W, London, ON N6H 5L3
The Hyde Park BIA invites Ward 7 residents as well as residents from across the city to join them for a chance to get to know your candidates in a relaxed and licensed atmosphere. Questions can be submitted in advance to info@hydeparkbusiness.com, and there will be the opportunity to ask your questions directly to candidates during the meeting. Refreshments will be available for purchase during the event.

Ranked Ballot

Election Day is October 22 and the City is using a ranked ballot for the city (but not school board) election. For more information see http://www.london.ca/city-hall/elections/ranked-choice-voting/Pages/default.aspx

Brescia Construction Update

Brescia will open a new state-of-the-art Academic Pavilion in Fall 2019 that will house new food labs, sensory and research laboratories, multi-tiered classrooms, an active learning classroom, an expansive student lounge and a community gathering space.

Over the course of the next year, we will receive updates from Brescia. Brescia has re-located its accessible parking spaces to the upper parking lot, just outside of the Mother St. James Building.

To learn more about the project and to view images of what the Academic Pavilion will look like upon completion, visit http://brescia.uwo.ca/about/academic-pavilion/

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Late July News

Keep an Eye Out

There was a theft from a driveway at the western intersection of Wychwood Park and Longbow this week. Also a male, without ID, solicited a home from charity and then rode off on a bike without stopping at other homes. The police were notified and a report taken. Some thieves are brazen – don’t leave doors open or things out in your driveway. Also, do not hesitate to report unusual activity. The non-emergency number for the police is 519-661-5670

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April Neighborhood News

Medway Valley

As you may have heard the City Council removed the two bridges from the current plan for the Valley and sent the report back to staff for additional consultation. There was some discussion at the Council meeting about an alternate location for a bridge across the Creek from our part of the Valley to the Elsie Perrin Williams Estate. What happens next remains to be seen. Thanks to those of you who expressed your views to members of Council. Councillor Squire worked very hard on our behalf.
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Brescia and BRT Updates

BRT Update from Councillor Squire

Given the announcement yesterday and the media attention I want to bring you up to date on the BRT process:

1. The City staff will be having their last Public Information Sessions on the BRT before it comes to council for final approval. Attached is the information on the date and location and an overview of what will be discussed.

2. The provincial government through the Minister of Transportation yesterday announced that it will fund the BRT plan to the extent of up to 170 million dollars. The city itself has committed 130 million which means the project needs approximately 200 million from the Federal government to be completely funded. The provincial government made it clear that it is funding this plan only.

3. The plan will be coming to council for final approval in April. Please keep in mind that the initial vote on the business plan was 14-2. I have no reason to believe that vote will change.

4. The chances of this council putting this matter to a referendum in the election is I believe almost zero. I have heard this suggestion being made so I wanted to comment on it.

5. I will be having a public meeting prior to the final council decision so I can hear from constituents.

These are I believe the important points to make. If you have any questions please let me know.

Phil Squire
City Councillor, Ward 6

Brescia News

Brescia will be demolishing the building behind its library and removing the portable and replacing it with a new building of similar height and footprint. Here is a message from the Principal and Brescia’s media release. Brescia will keep the community updated.

In 2019, as we celebrate our centennial year, we will also set a course for the next 100 years with the opening of a new state-of-the art academic pavilion.
This modern, light-filled building will not only allow us to respond to the strong demand for the Brescia experience, but will also support our world-class academic programs, current and future growth aspirations and bold leadership for decades to come.

I invite you to learn more about this announcement in the press release below and I look forward to keeping you up to date on this exciting milestone in Brescia’s story.

Sincerely,
Dr. Susan Mumm, DPhil

Brescia University College is investing in future women leaders through the construction of a new $ 14 million state-of-the-art academic pavilion. The 30,000 square foot, light-filled building captures the best in educational design. The pavilion will include three state-of-the-art food and nutritional science laboratories, sensory and research laboratories, two multi-tiered classrooms, informal study spaces and an active learning classroom designed for dynamic group work to support Brescia’s current and future growth aspirations.

Designed by the internationally recognized architectural firm HDR, the pavilion is anticipated to open in Fall 2019, which coincides with the 100th anniversary celebration of the University’s founding in 1919.

For more information on Brescia’s academic pavilion, including renderings and live updates, visit: brescia.uwo.ca/academic-pavilion

Additional facts, photos and updates can also be found by following @BresciaUC and #BresciaBuilds2019 on Twitter. Additional information will continue to be updated throughout the course of the project. Questions may be directed to brescia.communications@uwo.ca

Be Aware and Be Careful

An open garage was vandalized on Bloomfield Drive recently. It is hard to believe but there are people who wander the neighbourhood looking for “soft” targets. Please do not hesitate to report suspicious activities to the police.

November News

Road work

Work on Sarnia and on Wonderland is wrapping up according to the City by next week. Work on Western/Wharncliffe is starting up. A contractor will be working on Wharncliffe Rd N. at the tracks (North of Oxford St.) closing one lane on and off flagging tomorrow Weds, Nov 16th for the day with work being done for London Hydro. The contractor will also be restricting the lanes to one lane in each direction starting next week.

Works ($6 M worth) are planned for 2018 for Sarnia and Western. What form this will take has yet to be determined. There will be a public meeting in the area in early 2017 where the city will reveal its preferred option for the intersection.
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