The Mayor recognized Kids Kicking Cancer which teaches the mind-body techniques of Martial Arts, breath work and meditation which helps to empower children beyond the pain and discomfort of disease. The participants did a demonstration of breathing techniques with members of City Council.
Council approved the expropriation of lands for road widening as part of Western Road Widening and Improvement Project.
Council approved an agreement to sell the Phase 1 lands of the former Victoria Hospital lands in the city core for redevelopment. The heritage Colbourne building is to be rehabilitated, repurposed and conserved.
Council approved recommendations that the ward boundaries in London be adjusted based on population projections. The new ward boundaries will be in place for the 2018 Municipal Election.
An update was provided to Council about the Canada 150 celebrations in London and in particular SesquiFest, the free five-day festival to be held in the city June 29 to July 3. It will feature musical acts, children’s activities, and the SESQUI Dome which will play the video Horizon, a cinematic journey that takes viewers across Canada.
Council approved an agreement to provide in kind and related supports to the University of Waterloo and Southern Ontario Water Consortium as they execute a federally funded program, the Advancing Water Technologies program here in London.
Council approved a proposed multi-unit residential complex for 420 Fanshawe Road East.
Council supported the IWS and CWWA position statements recommending the development of a standard for flushable wipes to help ensure wastewater utilities have strong representation in the development of federal testing and labelling standards for “flushable” wipes.
Council received a report for information about vehicle collisions with the Talbot Street Bridge and plans to add more warning signage at earlier travel points to help prevent oversized vehicles from attempting to pass under it.
Council received a report for information that the Byron Baseline construction project uncovered an abandoned utility pipeline. The pipeline and impacted adjacent soil will be removed and the utility will provide appropriate cost coverage.
Council endorsed London’s Child and Youth Agenda for 2017-2021 and approved its implementation, developed by Child and Youth Network of which the City is a member.
Council endorsed the London Strengthening Neighbourhood Strategy for 2017-2021 and approved its implementation.
Council approved policy criteria to permit outdoor patios in association with craft brewery and artisan workshop establishments within Industrial, Industrial-Commercial, and Mixed-Use areas.
Council referred an application to rezone the property at 8076 Longwoods Road Agriculture Commercial Special Provision back to staff for further review.
Council approved a new Sign By-Law and amended the Sign and Canopy By-Law to provide a balance between regulation, public safety and industry demands.