The Area Boundaries
The SoHo area is generally bounded by the Canadian National
Railway to the north, the Thames River to the south and west and Adelaide Street
to the east.
(Map to the right shows area included in the Community Improvement
On May 25, 2009, Municipal Council directed staff to initiate
a Community Improvement Plan (CIP) process for this neighbourhood.
It is a
primary goal of this CIP to stimulate reinvestment, reveal and inspire
appropriate infill opportunities and intensification, coordinate planning
efforts, harmonize the delivery of physical and social services, preserve neighbourhood and heritage character and lead to the establishment of a
world-class near-Downtown neighbourhood. Urban Design will also play a strong
role in the overall focus of this CIP.
Introduction to SoHo
SoHo is a vibrant area that has strong links to the downtown, the Thames River,
inner-city neighbourhoods and major commercial and transportation corridors that
connect vehicular, pedestrian, transit, cyclist and rail movement through and to
It is also an area that is subject to land use transition
and will undergo some major changes and challenges with the devolution of the
Old Victoria Hospital South Street Campus site, the recent growth of social
service facilities and providers in this area, and the presence of a major
industrial employer (Labatt's Brewery) within the western portion of the study
Updates and Messages
Old Victoria Hospital (OVH) Secondary Plan
The City of London is undertaking the preparation of Old Victoria
Hospital Secondary Plan as illustrated on the map linked below. The
boundary for the Secondary Plan had been conceptually defined during the
June 2011 SoHo Community Improvement Plan (CIP) community consultation
Representatives from the City of London and professional planning
consultants retained by the City presented information regarding the
Secondary Plan on January 30th, 2013.
Wednesday April 3, 2013, City of London Planning staff and consultants
retained by the Corporation of the City of London, held a community
meeting to introduce, and discuss, possible land use options for the Old
Victoria Hospital Secondary Planning Area. -
presentation, and land use options and A summary of the input
received at Public Workshop #2, held on Tuesday April 2, 2013. -
The land use options
Notice of Community Meeting for Old Victoria Hospital Secondary
OVH Secondary Plan Boundary Map
Presentation (Jan. 30th, 2013)
The SoHo Community Improvement Plan
staff report along with the Roadmap SoHo document will be presented at a
public meeting of the Built and Natural Heritage Committee in Council
Chambers at City Hall at 8PM on Monday June 13th, 2011.
- SoHo Community Improvement Plan
Proposed Horton Street Improvements
Updates on the proposed Horton Street (between Wellington St and Burwell
St) Improvements can found here.
The Red Antiquities Building
The Back from the Brink campaign to restore the Red Antiquities Building
is well underway. Check for updates regarding the joint venture
initiative between Pathways Skill Development and the London Heritage
Foundation on their website.
Information coming soon!
Strengthening Neighbourhoods Initiative
Meetings, Presentations and Reports
Vision, Principles, Strategic Direction and Action Plan
South Street Campus Hospital Plan - 3-D model
Projects on the Go
Cultural Heritage Assessment - South Street Hospital Buildings
May 2011 -
Nancy A. Tauzy Heritage Consultant
Part A - Page 1 - 67
- Page 68 - 90 (112MB)
Part C - Page 91 - 108
Part D - Page 109 - 141
Email the planner,
Telephone 519 661-2500 ext 4693.
If you require further information or would like to comment on the
please contact City of London Planning Division, at 519 661-4980.
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