The Lord Mayor of London, England made an official visit to participate in the events marking the City’s 125th Anniversary of incorporation. A new focal point at the Forks of the Thames was created with the construction of the distinctively arched structure of the London Regional Art Gallery. Londoners’ shopping world expanded with construction projects such as a major addition to White Oaks Mall in the south and the building of Masonville Mall in the north. Council meetings became accessible to residents from their home with the start of these sessions being televised. Among the many changes in the organization and delivery of hospital care was the completion of a facility for geriatric and veterans' care (Parkwood Hospital); five years later the Western Counties Wing was officially opened Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother.
Noteworthy in changing the downtown landscape was a new building for Covent Market, the construction of a Convention Centre and the highrise office tower One London Place. The City’s boundaries also changed with London’s annexation of the Town of Westminster and small portions of the Townships of Delaware, London, North Dorchester and West Nissouri.