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2024 Funding

This year, the Old East Village BIA received funding from the City of London to support area businesses. New programs will be rolled out throughout the year, so please check back. OEV business and property owners are invited to email to join our newsletter and hear about new funding opportunities first.

Special Event Grant

Do you have a great idea for an event? The BIA can 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.

Applications must be submitted at least 21 days before the event date to allow for proper promotion time. 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.



The Special Event Grant has received its first applicants and we are excited to highlight these upcoming events!

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Magic at the Palace Theatre

Three magical evenings are happening @atthepalace with the London Magicians' Guild!! Each mesmerizing night will be unique, with the first two shows up close and personal in Procunier Hall before April's Grand Spectacle on the main stage.

Use our unique partner code "OEVMAGIC" at checkout for $5 off single tickets.

Chicken Pot Pie Class: February 17

Freshly baked pot pie is the ultimate comfort food! Baker's Table & Pastry Co's upcoming class will lead you through the steps to create your own delicious chicken pot pie.

Lock in your spot at their cooking class on February 17 from 1:00-4:30pm.

Paint & Prosecco: February 22

Explore your inner artists with an abstract paint night at Recker Art! All supplies provided and no experience necessary as Shana provides step-by-step instructions to help you create a masterpiece.

Enjoy prosecco and snacks while you work to enhance the evening's experience!

Noelle Frances Live: March 6

Noelle Frances and Just Prince are bringing their captivating songwriting to The Root Cellar!


It will be a night to remember as Noelle records new tracks live with Forest City Records and Van Griff Productions. Hear these tunes first and say you were in the room where it happened!

March Break Cooking Camp for Kids

Baker's Table & Pastry Co is hosting a kids' camp from March 11-15 from 9-3pm. Each day is a stand-alone class recommended for ages 10-14 with lunch provided. Kids will do lots of learning, baking, and eating! Instruction in English and American Sign Language.

Spots are selling out fast! Sign your kid up below.

Challah & Brioche Class: March 17

Create challah and brioche from scratch with Baker's Table & Pastry Co. Learn mixing methods, proofing, fermenting, shaping, and of course the eating process!

Book your spot at their cooking class on March 17 from 1:00-4:30pm.


Variety East: February 1

Variety East was a sold out coffeehouse evening at The Root Cellar, highlighting local artists and creators. The lineup included comedian Sassy la V, poets Tom Cull and Jenny Berkel, musicians Fraser Teeple and Pink Moc, and filmmaker Dexter Greene!


Terrarium Class: February 10

Attendees created custom terrariums with Grow & Bloom's  stock of plants, moss, bark, crystals, and more.

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Fresh Pasta Class: February 11

With the experts at Baker's Table & Pastry Co, attendees made delicious pasta dishes from scratch.

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Paint & Prosecco: February 14

A romantic evening at Recker Art: creating abstract art with your partner while enjoying prosecco and treats.


Dungeons & Donuts: February 18 & 25

Dungeons and Dragons is coming to DoughEV for two SOLD OUT Sundays in February! Tickets are gone, but follow @doughevldn for the latest updates.


Admission included a donut, a drink, and a Dungeon Master to lead you on an epic adventure spanning both Sunday sessions.

Other Funding Opportunities

The OEV BIA is currently finalizing application processes for further programs including: Property Damage, Marketing, Beautification, Safety & Security, and Facade Improvement & Signage. More will be announced soon, with applications opening in mid-February. If you have questions, please contact us to learn more.

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