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Old East Village

Business, Property & Development Support

The Old East Village BIA is pleased to assist stakeholders in bringing vibrancy to OEV's commercial corridor. Providing support and programs, we work with small and large-scale developments and many types of business models, from sole proprietorships and corporations to worker-owned co-operatives. Current and potential business and property owners are encouraged to contact our office to discuss further.

Business Owner Support

  • Assistance with navigating municipal departments including Planning, Business Liaison, By-Law Enforcement, and London Police Services to resolve issues that arise

  • Providing numerous supports, such as assistance with customer surveying, listing businesses in print and online directories, promoting events, and media releases for businesses in the BIA area

  • Facilitating connections between commercial tenants looking for space and property owners who have potential space available

Property Owner Support

  • Making area property owners aware of the City of London Incentive Programs

  • Meeting with prospective Incentive Program applicants and fully explaining the program terms

  • Facilitating meetings with Planning Department staff and assisting with questions regarding the necessary paperwork for incentive applicants

  • Acquiring translation services and other supports including by-law and building code specialists

  • Liaising with the London Police to provide suggestions for CPTED (Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design), and the City’s Business Liaison office to solve issues that arise

  • Connecting business owners looking for space with property owners who have potential space available


  • Assisting with the facilitation of large-scale infill and redevelopment projects which are beneficial to the community

  • Initiating and executing community meetings to ensure the developments are designed to reflect both project needs and community input

  • Assisting developers in working with City Hall Departments, Committees, and Council to facilitate community-supported developments.

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