Mayor Ed Holder Embraces London’s Innovation & Diversity

Ed Holder Mayor Perspective London 2019
Ed Holder Mayor of London Ontario
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Welcome to London a city made rich by its innovation and diversity.  The stories you’ll find here are stories about just some of the people and businesses that make London a great place to live, work and play.

We are not a single industry city. Rather, we’re a community of 14,000 employers. We take great pride in our diverse business community, offering a well-balanced economy that embraces strengths across many industries – manufacturing, food and beverage processing, healthcare, professional services and digital creative services.

Ours is a community in which entrepreneurs can thrive and businesses can easily access development and training, mentorship, funding and space, and incubation to accelerate faster in our nationally recognized test market. A testament to our strength in working with businesses who want to call London home is the recent announcement that Maple Leaf has chosen our city as the location for their largest and most technically sophisticated processing plant in their history.

With more than 470 parks and open spaces and more than 330 km of walking and biking trails, London is known as the Forest City. Our community offers a unique blend of small-town charm with big city appeal – something that has attracted global companies, investments and talents.

But London is about more than just work. Arts, recreation and culture are key to our thriving community. In fact, our downtown is in the middle of an exciting transformation with the early phases of Dundas Place, our first flex street, marking the beginning of what will be a game changer in the core of our city.When complete, it will be a place where Londoners gather for play – whether it’s attending events, enjoying live music, tasting new foods or just plain fun.

I invite you to learn more about the exciting things happening here in London. I am confident you’ll love what London has to offer.

Kind regards,

Ed Holder
Mayor, City of London