Welcome to London. Welcome to the city that is on the leading edge of innovation.
Welcome to the city that is building a stronger economy for a brighter future. Welcome to the city that is rolling out the red carpet for world class events, showcasing our own talent and talent from around the world. We are a city of hard workers, brimming with the opportunities that make businesses successful.
London is the home of Western University and Fanshawe College, two leading post-secondary institutions that continue to produce graduates who are ready to excel in a variety of occupations.
With close to 1,000 job openings, our digital creative sector is growing and thriving. More than 9,000 employees now work in this competitive industry, more than three per cent of our total labour force. This sector has been built on innovative ideas, leading to success stories like Arcane, EK3, Digital Extremes, Voices.com and so many others.
We are also focused on making London a national centre of excellence for medical innovation and commercialization. London’s life sciences sector continues to be a pillar of our economy, employing more than 24,000 people in the private sector, at hospitals and in research facilities, focusing on better treatments that can be used throughout the world.
In our downtown, we have taken a significant step towards turning one of our busiest streets, Dundas Street, into a flex street. This will allow shops and restaurants to spill out onto the curb-less, car-less, bus-free street. The potential for businesses is enormous, with crowds of people flocking to our core for lunch and dinner, strolling past our unique storefronts and gathering for outdoor street festivals.
We’ve proven that we are a city of entertainment. After successfully hosting the 2016 Canadian Country Music Association Awards, we are ready for more. Airshow London, the largest airshow of its kind in Canada, attracted more than 20,000 pilots and aviation enthusiasts and it will return this year. It’s events like these that bring hundreds of thousands of tourists to our doorstep.
This is what we are proud of. This is what makes us unique. This is London.
Mayor Matt Brown