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Business Resources

The BIA has compiled this page of resources for business owners in Old East Village. Explore below for City of London resources, Coordinated Informed Response contacts, information about area cleanliness, and available funding opportunities. 

For monthly updates, contact info@oldeastvillage.com with your email and business name to be added to our Business Newsletter list.

Grants & Funding

Please see below for a list of potential funding sources. This page will be updated as we become aware of new opportunities.

Old East Village BIA Programs

NEW: Special Event Grant

Do you have a great idea for an event? Through a new Special Event Grant, the BIA will provide funding up to $500 to support events that add vibrancy to our district. The program's goals are to:

 

  • Generate foot traffic on the Dundas commercial corridor

  • Attract Londoners and visitors to Old East Village

  • Contribute to community spirit and vibrancy

  • Activate OEV with a diverse range of events

Business owners, property owners, and members of the public are encouraged to apply. Be creative: this program is open to a variety of event concepts! The BIA will help you promote the event to ensure it is a success.


There is currently no application deadline and applicants will be assessed on a continual basis. Events must take place in 2024. Priority will be given to events occurring within BIA boundaries. If you have questions after viewing the application, please call our office at 519-645-7662.

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City of London Resources

Core Area Supports

London's Core Area includes the Downtown London and Old East Village Business Improvement Areas. Additional supports and initiatives are offered for this key area of London. Explore below.

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Sharps Disposal Kits 

Residents and businesses in the Core Area can receive a free sharps disposal kit to help them safely dispose of sharps on their private property. Visit the Dundas Place Field House at 179 Dundas Street from Monday to Sunday, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. to pick up kit. Quantities are limited.

If you find needles on City Property, call 519-661-2489 ext. 4965. The phone line is answered 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 

Coordinated Informed Response (CIR)

Coordinated Informed Response (CIR) is a trained team composed of City employees, London Police Services, and London CARES. They are on the street every day offering support and services to Londoners living unsheltered in our city. This team works side-by-side with London businesses to help address issues and challenges they face when dealing with individuals who live unsheltered.

Different contact numbers are recommended depending on the situation. Please view them below.

Area Cleanliness

Garbage Collection

Follow the links below for information on scheduled garbage collection in Old East Village.

Sidewalk Maintenance

The City operates a sidewalk power washing route 4-5 times per season. They also repair damaged sidewalks.

Clean Slate

The Clean Slate Program offers training opportunities for youth with lived experience while keeping London's Core Area free of litter. For more information, contact the BIA.

Graffiti & Vandalism

The BIA offers graffiti removal and vandalism damage support on a case-by-case basis. Please reach out to us to learn more.

Local Programs

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Show Your Badge

Tourism London's new program encourages conference delegates to discover businesses during their stay. By showing their conference badge, delegates can obtain special discounts that your business chooses to offer. No cost to participate!

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Digital Service Squad

The Digital Service Squad supports businesses in London by offering personalized assistance at no cost. View below to see how they help: 

digitalmainstreetlondon@gmail.com.

We encourage you to visit the websites below and learn about local and regional organizations providing useful info.

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Urban Design Manual

OEV's Urban Design Manual was created in partnership with the City's urban design planners, outlining guidelines for façade restoration and development. Ongoing revitalization relies on quality renovations to create a streetscape unlike anywhere else in London. The OEV Design Manual motivates property owners to align with or complement the area's heritage.

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