Distribution of the September issue of The Old East Village News starts Saturday, September 12. Topping page 1 is a look ahead to the annual general meeting of the Old East Village Community Association September 24, when members will be asked to okay a constitutional change to reduce the size of the executive -- President Kristina Greenaway Courey sets out the reasons in her column. This issue also looks back in photos to the summer's block party and the Boyle Activity Council BBQ; reminds parents of programs for schoolchildren; celebrates the 100th birthday of the Carson Library; highlights new shopping opportunities on Old East's stretch of Dundas Street; and details progress on a number of important developments on the horizon.

You can also read it online by clicking right here

Old East Village News September 2015 Edition (PDF)  

Thanks to ReForest London, you can create change, one tree at a time. 

100 volunteers are needed to help ReForest London with their first ever Neighbourhood Tree Blitz this June. Over 300 native trees will be planted in London's lowest-treed neighbourhoods and help is required. You can create real change, one tree at a time. To volunteer, follow the link.

The Neighbourhood Tree Blitz will take place on the last two weekends of June, targeting a different neighbourhood each day. ReForest London is focusing on four of the neighbourhoods with the lowest tree cover in the city in this year’s Neighbourhood Tree Blitz. In coming years, they hope to extend the opportunity to all neighbourhoods needing trees so all of London can enjoy the many benefits that investing in trees brings.

The Neighbourhood Tree Blitz dates are:

Saturday June 20 from 9:30 to 1:30 pm, Carling Heights, Knollwood Park Public School, 70 Gammage St

Sunday June 21 from 12:30 to 4 pm, Argyle,  Mary Immaculate Church, 1980 Trafalgar St

Saturday June 27 from 9:30 to 1:30 pm, SOHO, Duchess Of Kent Legion, 499 Hill St

Sunday June 28 from 11:30 to 3 pm Old East, Boyle Community Centre, 530 Charlotte St

Four training sessions are scheduled:

Wednesday, May 27, 7 pm, ReForest London, 944 Western Counties Road (Bruce Pavilion Building)

Tuesday June 9,  6 pm, ReForest London, 944 Western Counties Road (Bruce Pavilion Building)

Wednesday, June 10, 12 noon, 2nd floor, City Hall, 300 Dufferin Ave

Thursday, June 11, 7 pm, Argyle, East Library, Rotary Room, 2016 Dundas St.

Interested? Volunteer sign-up can be found here.


Please contact Louise Hollingsworth, Neighbourhood Tree Captain Coordinator at 519-936-9548 ext 225 or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

ReForest London's thanks goes to the City of London TreeME grant and The Richard and Beryl Ivey Fund, a fund within London Community Foundation for funding this project.

OEV Healthy Hearts is a week-long celebrating the joys of healthy living! It is made possible by a Sparks Grant through the City of London. There will be a whole week of health-related activities for the neighbourhood , and the more you do, the more stamps you get on your passport! Awesome prizes will be awarded to the adult and the kid with the most stamps.

Check the online calendar for the events that are running everyday. Some of the events are recurring activities on the OEV scene, but this time you'll be getting stamps for them! Other activities that are special to the week include free climbing at The Junction, free CPR training, neighbourhood safety walks and free sessions of dodgeball and yoga at Boyle. Plus there are some challenges for you to post online that will also get you passport stamps!

And of course, kicking everything off will be the second annual Tweed Ride!

Learn more at oevhealthyhearts.weebly.com. Fill out the registration form to let us know that you're joining the fun! From May 9 to May 16. All free!

Hitting mailboxes starting this weekend, the spring edition of the OEV News offers you a heads-up on an overflow of things to do and see in the Village in the weeks and months ahead, along with updates on City plans for Lorne Ave, the Carson Library and more.

Among other things, look for a complete schedule of Health Hearts Festival events to post on the fridge and a run-down of day camp options in our walkable neighbourhood.

You can also read it online by clicking right here

Old East Village News May 2015 Edition (PDF)  


What: City of London Planning Services & Old East Village Community Association to co-host Lorne Avenue Community Consultation

When: Thursday, April 23

Where: Lorne Avenue Gymnasium, 723 Lorne Avenue

Time: 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

**Child minding services will be available**

The Old East Village Community Association and the City of London are co-hosting a community information meeting to discuss the City’s purchase of the Lorne Avenue Public School property to create a neighbourhood park and to share the Request for Proposals process for finding a purchaser for the school building.

Your opinion is needed! Planning Services are seeking community input regarding potential park locations on the site. Not only that, the meeting is a great opportunity to share high level goals and visions for the park. All welcome!

Contact: Graham Bailey Tel: 519-661-2500 ext. 7567 | Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.