We’re not going to pretend that we can solve homelessness, or even start to at a meeting of Pints and Politics.
What we can do is share ideas about how we, as individuals and neighbourhoods can do more to help in our daily lives. Alongside public policy changes that will take time and collective will – what can we start doing today?
We all have questions. What forms does homelessness take in my neighbourhood – who is homeless? What is the best way that I can assist as an individual Londoner? What more could our neighbourhoods be doing to help our homeless neighbours? How and when should I engage those living with homelessness?
Please join our guest moderator Abe Oudshoorn as we pass the mic and consider homelessness in our own neighbourhoods.
Come out with your questions and your ideas. If you have lived experience with homelessness and are comfortable sharing, please do. We have a lot to learn.
Join us October 13th, 5:30pm at Wink’s Eatery. Register now.
It’s a complicated question, it’s an expensive question and we’re under a funding deadline so we’re having a special meeting on a special night.
What’s the right decision for the future of public transportation and urban development for London?
This month our panelists will be:
Presenting the FULL BRT case:
Larry Ducharme – past General Manager of London Transit with 36 years experience at London Transit
Presenting the Hybrid LRT/BRT case:
Jesse Helmer – London City Councillor and Commissioner for the London Transit Commission
Afterwards we’ll roll into the regular Urban League neighbourhood roundtable before we break for socializing at the end of the night.
Urban League meetings are free for all to attend. Looking forward to seeing you there!
Register here: https://shiftdebate.eventbrite.ca.
Not everyone agrees that a big push to “un-stage” development of the Wonderland Commercial Corridor, a key component of the Southwest Area Plan, will be smooth sailing. Even the development community is divided.
Is there too much of an emphasis being placed on new commercial development in the Southwest Area Plan? Could there be collateral damage to other commercial nodes as the result of introducing 3 million SF of new commercial space along the Wonderland Corridor? Is this a sprawl bomb just waiting to happen?
“The final chapter in the battle to keep an apartment building off Reservoir Hill was written Tuesday night when London city council approved it.
But defiant neighbour Bill Hopkins said after the 10-5 vote a postscript may yet come.”