The Old East Village BIA has created this page as a central resource for business owners. Business owners/ operators can access important information here, including Community Informed Response contacts, garbage pickup schedules, our graffiti removal program, and available grants for OEV businesses.
Our Core Area by the City of London
The City of London has launched a new Our Core Area Website and Newsletter. Through Our Core Area, the City will share initiatives and engagement opportunities along with ongoing updates related to mobility, homelessness prevention, heritage, arts and culture and more important info about our Core.
The Coordinated Informed Response (CIR) team is a caring and compassionate response team that aims to support individuals who are street-involved and living unsheltered find safe alternative solutions on housing.
Someone in distress causing harm to themselves, other(s), or property, call Police at 911
Someone in medical distress or unresponsive, call EMS at 911
Someone experiencing unsheltered homelessness who wants assistance, call London Cares at 519-667-2273 (CARE), available 24/7
Unsheltered Homelessness / Urban Camping Do not attempt to remove the camp. Report the location and details to email@example.com or call 519-661-4570.
If you come across needles found on City Property, call 519-661-2489 ext. 4965. The phone line is answered 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. For more information on the safe handling and disposal of needles and other substance use equipment, go to https://london.ca/needles.
City of London Garbage Pickup Schedule
OEV BIA Graffiti Removal Program
COVID-19 Supports and Resources
In order to monitor the changing requirements for health and safety due to COVID-19, the below list was put together so businesses may have everything in one place. Here you will find important links as well as financial and promotional supports available from all levels of government.
Stay Safe London Rapid Testing
The Stay Safe London COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Screening Program provides free rapid testing kits for businesses with under 150 employees.
Digital Main Street Digital Transformation Grant
Digital Main Street is a program focused on assisting small businesses with their adoption of technologies. The Digital Transformation Grant (DTG) program will provide funding for training, advisory support, and grants to brick-and-mortar small businesses looking increase their capacity through digital transformation.
The program is focused on providing qualifying brick-and-mortar small businesses with a digital assessment, online training and a one-time $2,500 grant to implement their digital transformation plan.
#DIGOEV Digital Marketing Fund
Eligible Old East Village businesses can apply for micro-grants to help with costs for promotions done on social media.
London Hydro Grant
$2500 in Free Commercial Kitchen and Small Business Refrigeration Efficiency Upgrades. As part of the Save on Energy Community Program Fund, London Hydro is offering a refrigeration equipment upgrade program targeting energy efficiency in commercial kitchens and Small Businesses.