London is Home to Change Makers & Innovators

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Welcome to London. Welcome to a city of change and growth, a city on the leading edge of innovation and a city that is full of momentum.

London is home to so many change makers; whether that’s in our thriving digital creative world, our medical innovation sector, agri-food or advanced manufacturing.

London creates, builds and does research for the world.We are so proud to be home to so many creative thinkers.

We have the privilege of hosting long standing institutions like Western University and Fanshawe College, alongside Lawson Health Research, Robarts Research.

We are a digital creative leader, with five of Deloitte’s Fast 50 being London companies.We are seeing phenomenal growth in this space and are very much looking forward to what the future holds.

The London Economic Development Corporation predicts over 3,000 new jobs in London in 2018 and $1-billion in capital investment.

Elsewhere, we are building the city we want for our children and grandchildren.

London has secured a $170-million investment from the provincial government in our bus rapid transit project. This will change the way we move across the city, whether you’re on a bus or in your car. It saves us millions in road widening costs and 220,000 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions over the project lifespan.

Our Dundas Place project starts soon too, as we transform our downtown and create an outdoor events space with music, food and fun. This will be a game changer and we cannot wait to begin in the spring.

With all this change, we are attracting the best in entertainment. The City of London will host the single largest entertainment event in the country, the JUNO Awards, in 2019. As a music city, we are thrilled and cannot wait to show that London is on. We also host the largest airshow of its kind in Canada, Airshow London. This allows us to showcase our defence sector and make connections between defence giants right here in London.

This is what we are proud of.This is the momentum in London.

Mayor Matt Brown

Read the full Perspective London 2018 Globe & Mail feature here.