McCormick Area Study
The McCormick Area is a City-initiated Area Study
that will provide a comprehensive assessment of the opportunities and
constraints for the planning and development of the study area. As set out in
London's Official Plan (Sect. 2.6.8), an area study will provide the basis for
an Official Plan amendment that will identify or refine environmental features,
areas and natural resources; apply specific land use designations; and identify
collector road alignments.
The subject lands include approximately 28.8 hectares (71.3 acres) of area
and located within the urban growth boundary of the City of London. The lands
are bounded by Canadian Pacific Railway to the north, Quebec Street and Burbrook
Place to the west, Dundas Street to the south and Ashland Avenue and McCormick
Boulevard along the west.
Where is the McCormick area?
If you've ever travelled on Dundas Street east of Quebec Street, you've
passed right through the McCormick area. It includes the lands north of Dundas
Street and east of Ashland Avenue that extend north to the CP railway tracks and
wind to the west behind the residential streets Burbrook, Dorinda, Charlotte and
Why is it called the "McCormick" area?
The study takes its name from one of the most well-known landmarks of the
area - the former McCormick Biscuit Factory, which still stands on the site at
1156 Dundas Street. The 10-acre McCormick factory is now vacant, but in its day
over 1,000 people were employed there. 135,000 pounds of candy and 100,000
pounds of biscuits were produced daily.
What's the study about?
The City of London Planning Division is exploring ideas for how this land
could be used in the future. We want to hear from you what you envision for the
area - and the sky's the limit - anything goes at this stage.
Other Background Material
For More Information
If you require further information or would like to comment on the Area
Plan, please contact Alanna Riley at / 519-661-2500 ext. 4579 or Nicole Musicco
519-661-2500 ext. 5887
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