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Why Join OEV?


Applications for the Join OEV Program are now closed.

Follow this web page and the OEV BIA

social media page @DIGOEVldn for future updates on the program!


Target Area 
Dundas St "Adelaide St-Ontario St"


Why Old East Village? 


The Old East Village (OEV) was annexed into the City of London in 1885 and was once its own independent town filled with entrepreneurs and industry.  The architecture and this history remains and is still observable along Dundas St. in the Village.  The spirit of entrepreneurship is alive and well ensuring a commercial corridor that is fiercely independent and therefore truly represents the OEV personality. View our About Us page for more history!

Quick Facts:

  • Located along the 1.25km commercial corridor 

  • Numerous established high rise developments, two approved sites for twin tower high rises.

  • The Commercial district serves  the OEV residential community which is one of London’s few neighborhood Historic Conservation Districts.

  • Home to a strong residential area with approximately 3,000 households

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Arts and Culture

At the heart of OEV is arts and culture! Old East Village includes:

A home to four heritage designated culture venues; 


Check out the Only in OEV Culture Cruise spotlighting the art and culture in Old East Village!

Food, Drink, and Entertainment

The Village is also built on independent and one of a kind culinary hot spots and London’s best ranked weekend market, the Market at Western Fair District (WFD)


Just east of the WFD is new development rapidly progressing in our light industrial areas which includes breweries, a distillery and the 100 Kellogg Lane complex, housed in the historic Kellogg factory, this development includes dozens of small businesses and entertainment options.

Old East Village also has a unique food hub at Somerville 630 that offers a range of food and coffee options by independent businesses. 

The OEV BIA has recently launched the Only in OEV campaign that spotlights food and drinks produced in Old East Village, including the OEV Dumpling Trail and OEV Libation District. Check it out!

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Why Join the OEV BIA?

The Old East Village Business Improvement Area office has supports including:

  • Assistance with City permits, zoning and development support

  • Support with City of London Incentive Programs assisting with building upgrade loans and grants

  • Advocacy at all levels of government

  • Guidance with available grant programs

  • General expertise regarding area context and history

Additional Business Benefits of OEV:

  • Proximity to high traffic entertainment facilities, shopping and restaurants

  • Walkable commercial corridor adjacent to a sought after historical residential neighborhood

  • Adjacent to existing and recently City approved high density residential developments

  • Old East Village is categorized as a London Rapid Transit Corridor and will be serviced by the East Leg rapid transit service currently being constructed - to be completed in 2024

  • Access to plentiful City of London parking located street side and in 4 municipal parking lots

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Our Partners

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