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There are so many reasons to visit OEV this weekend!

Summer is officially here and as COVID-19 related restrictions begin to lift, it’s high time to get back out and experience your city. In Old East Village particularly, there’s so much to do and plenty to see so get out there this weekend to support your local community while enjoying every moment. See below for a variety of reasons why you should visit OEV this weekend… and every weekend!

Enjoy one of the patios!

10Eighteen's brand new patio!

Enjoy some relaxing time on one of the new or existing patios in OEV. Perhaps coffee and a treat at 10Eighteen (1018 Dundas)? Maybe a cold brew and some pub food at 765 Old East Bar & Grill (765 Dundas), Dundas & Sons (400 Adelaide), or Powerhouse Brewing (100 Kellogg Lane)? Enjoy the patio atmosphere and then take some items to go, it is the weekend after all!

It’s high time for some retail therapy, right?

Freeborn + Co. at 762 Dundas!

As we’ve moved into Ontario’s Phase 2 of reopening, there are more and more shops, restaurants, and services open to the public. Businesses and organizations are a huge part of what makes OEV the place to be. Scan our Business Contact List to see where you can do all the leisurely in-store or curbside shopping or enjoy take out food at so many incredible restaurants!

Check out The Market!

See all that The Market has to offer!

The Market - Western Fair District is an old time favourite in OEV for residents and visitors alike. Get everything you need from groceries to tasty treats. And just recently, all your local and artisanal needs can be met because the second floor (featuring art, clothing, jewellry, and so much more!) is now open!

Have you seen some of the newly painted facades in OEV?

A beautiful piece at the Palace Theatre!

Get your dose of local art by strolling along Dundas to see the new artistic additions on particular business facades. From The Root Cellar (623 Dundas), to ED Hair & Tattoo (674 Dundas), to the Palace Theatre (710 Dundas), local artists have been hard at work beautifying the commercial corridor. Thanks to Funding through the City of London’s Core Area Action Plan, OEV has seen some pops of colour to brighten your day, and stay tuned for more on the way!

Plus! Enjoy two hours FREE parking!

Thanks to Honk Mobile, you can park for two hours for FREE in Municipal Lots 1 & 7 at all times until December. So, take advantage of this weekend, or any day of the week when you’re not strolling, cycling, or using public transit to reach your favourite destinations in OEV! Also, if access to a smartphone isn’t possible, you can book your parking ahead via desktop computer right here!

As we said, there’s so much to do and see in OEV - this and so much more - so tell us about your favourite things to do that make this neighbourhood the special place that it is.

Stay tuned to our website and #DIGOEV Facebook Page for updates on reopenings, events, and all things OEV!

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