Price: $154,900.00

MLS®: 607379

Property Taxes: $1633 (2017)

Description: Opportunity knocks with this wonderful bungalow that is perfect for first time home buyer or investor. (read more…)

Price: $199,900.00 – SOLD –

MLS®: 602889

Property Taxes: $2412 (2016)

Description: Enjoy your summer relaxing in your new back yard oasis featuring a 15 x 36 sized in-ground pool. (read more…)

Price: $599,900.00 – SOLD –

Description: Truly stunning 5 bedroom home located in the sought after community of Warbler Woods. (read more…)

Price: $469,900.00 – SOLD –

Description: Come and view this wonderful family home located in one of London’s most desirable neighbourhoods. (read more…)

Price: $354,900.00 – SOLD –

MLS®: 598598

Property Taxes: $3284 (2016)

Description: Beautiful 3 bedroom family home located in south London. (read more…)

Price: $185,900.00 – SOLD –

MLS®: 596548

Property Taxes: $2330 (2017)

Description: Wonderful starter home perfect for the first time buyer or investor. (read more…)

Price: $174,900.00

Description: Wonderful 2 Bedroom Bungalow with numerous upgrades located on a quiet street. This home is charming the minute you walk in the door. The main floor features a large family room with laminate flooring that opens to both dining room and bright galley style kitchen. The good size master bedroom has new hardwood flooring and a walkout to a brand new rear deck. Other upgrades include a new roof, some updated windows, all new interior paint and new hardwood flooring in both bedrooms. Come and view this home today, it will not last!

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1901-dormer-dr-frontPrice: $302,000.00

MLS®: 594647

Property Taxes: $3665 (2016)

Description: Good sized 4 bedroom family home in a great community with quick access to the 401. (read more…)

1294-Byron-Baseline-RdPrice: $178,000.00

MLS®: 593932

Property Taxes: $2180 (2016)

Description: Beautiful 3 bedroom townhouse in the heart of Byron. (read more…)

Price: $184,900.00

MLS®: 593386

Property Taxes: $1894 (2016)

Description: Wonderful 4+1 bedroom home in close proximity to Fanshawe College. (read more…)

515 Upper Queen St - SOLDPrice: $487,900.00 – SOLD –

Description: Truly one of a kind! This beautiful 1/2 acre oasis is treed, landscaped and sides onto the 18th hole of the highland golf course. (read more…)

1265 Wayne RdPrice: $269,900.00 – SOLD –

Description: Wonderful 3 bedroom ranch located in one of the most desirable areas of Byron. (read more…)

13 GalbraithPrice: $249,900.00 – SOLD –

Description: Wonderful 4 level back split located on a quite serene street in St.Thomas. (read more…)

1601 Greenway RdPrice: $85,500.00 – SOLD –

Description: If you are looking for a fixer upper to build some equity look no further. This 3 bedroom 1.5 storey home is in need of some TLC. Located just north of Parkhill on a good sized lot. Please note as is where is with no warranties or guarantees.

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23 Pearson Ave - soldPrice: $254,900.00 – SOLD –

Description: Beautiful 3+1 Bedroom Raised Ranch located on one of the most desirable streets in Strathroy. (read more…)

0a71b7b3-0fca-4802-bbf9-b6a3159c6fadPrice: $244,900.00

MLS®: 580502

Property Taxes: $2614 (2015)

Description: A truly wonderful 2 story home, located in a family friendly neighbourhood. (read more…)

17 Rockford Cr SOLDPrice: $337,900.00 – SOLD –

Description: This is the one you have been waiting for! (read more…)

1860 Charington Pl - SOLDPrice: $749,900.00 – SOLD –

Description: This former model home was simply built to impress. (read more…)

768 Rushbrook CrPrice: $344,900.00 – SOLD –

Description: Beautiful 4 bedroom home in one of the most desirable neighbourhoods in Byron. (read more…)

182 Mount Pleasant Av

Price: $244,900.00 – SOLD –

MLS®: 575766

Property Taxes: $2519 (2015)

Description: Residential – One of the most unique and memorable houses in London. (read more…)

898 Maitland St

Price: $269,900.00 – SOLD –

MLS®: 575773

Property Taxes: $3420 (2015)

Description: Absolutely charming 3 bedroom brick home located in the heart of Old North. (read more…)

18 Park Lane CrPrice: $299,900.00 – SOLD –

Description: Beautiful 4 bedroom home located on a quiet street in the heart of Byron. (read more…)

600 Grenfell Dr 105Price: $89,900.00 – SOLD –

Description: Great main floor unit in need of a handy man. (read more…)

358 Hale St - soLDPrice: $157,400.00 – SOLD –

Description: Four bedroom family home in a desirable neighbourhood. (read more…)

92 Winniett StPrice: $104,900.00 – SOLD –

MLS®: 571603

Property Taxes: $2542 (2015)

Description: An excellent opportunity for someone looking to build equity. (read more…)

59 Adelaide Street NPrice: $87,500.00 – SOLD –

MLS®: 572743

Property Taxes: $1555 (2015)

Description: Handy man special. (read more…)

267 Taylor StPrice: $234,560.00 – SOLD –

Description: Unbelievably huge sized lot within city limits! (read more…)

722 Brant StPrice: $249,900.00 – SOLD –

Description: Stop the Car! Perfect for a basement suite. (read more…)

1160 Birchwood DrPrice: $405,000.00 – SOLD –

Description: These do not come up for sale very often! (read more…)

684 Griffith St - SoldPrice: $264,900.00 – SOLD –

Description: Charming 4 bedroom family home in the heart of Byron. (read more…)

296 Fairhaven CirPrice: $189,900.00 – SOLD –

Description: First time on the market in over 45 years. (read more…)

110 Deveron Cr # 3Price: $129,900.00 – SOLD –

MLS®: 566452

Property Taxes: $1593 (2014)

Description: Charming 3 bedroom townhouse that has be nicely updated and maliciously maintained. (read more…)

438 Emery St EPrice: $299,900.00 – SOLD PROPERTY –

MLS®: 565149

Property Taxes: $3344 (2014)

Description: Absolutely charming 3 bedroom home in sought after Old South. (read more…)

684 Galloway CrPrice: $205,000.00 – SOLD –

MLS®: 562083

Property Taxes: $2223 (2014)

Description: Beautifully renovated 3 bedroom home that shows like a dream. (read more…)

1105 Jalna Bl # 1605Price: $69,900.00 – SOLD –

MLS®: 562001

Property Taxes: $930 (2014)

Description: The most affordable pent house in the city of London. (read more…)

180 Highbury Av N, LondonPrice: $162,900.00 -SOLD-

MLS®: 559259

Property Taxes:

Description: Great three bedroom bungalow in London. (read more…)

454 Blake StPrice: $259,900.00 -SOLD-

MLS®: 558803

Property Taxes:

Description: Beautifully updated 3 bedroom ranch in the desirable neighbourhood of Byron. (read more…)

Price: $519,900.00 – SOLD –

MLS®: 557340

Property Taxes: $5485 (2014)

Description: Truly one of a kind! This custom built,4 bedroom home shows like no other. (read more…)

3-Lacey-CrPrice: $179,900.00 – SOLD

MLS®: 555344

Property Taxes: $1976 (2014)

Description: Beautiful 3 bedroom semi-detached home located on a quiet street. (read more…)

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Got engaged? Weddings are no doubt one of the most significant events of ones life and the preparations are no easy task. The key is planning way ahead. If you’re looking for your wedding suppliers all in one place, here’s a great event you can check out happening this weekend.

If you are planning a wedding in London or the surrounding area, you do not want to miss the city’s biggest and best bridal showcase celebrating 29 years – January 17th and 18th, 2015 at the London Convention Centre! With over 100 exhibitors featuring reception facilities, event planning, bridal wear, custom bridal wear, formal wear, cakes, flowers, music, bridal registry, invitations and so much more, the London Winter Bridal Show has everything you need to plan your special day. Daily fashion shows featuring the latest in bridal trends plus incredible prizes to be won make this one event you do not want to miss! Check out their website for more information.

London Wine & Food Show

The London Wine & Food Show will celebrate its 10th anniversary this year, and you and your taste buds are invited to partake in a variety of generous helping of food connoisseurs and wine experts, tasting seminars, cooking demonstrations, divine sampling opportunities and informative exhibits. Not only will you have a fun night out with friends, you can expand your palette and try your favorite or experience new food!

Participating are wineries across Ontario, mix with local restaurants from London plus new areas featuring craft beers, spirits and liquors for a delicious, fun filled event!

 

Where: Western Fair District

Thursday – 5:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Friday – 5:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Saturday – Noon – 10:30 pm

Visit their website for more details.

 

Credits to: LondonTourism.ca

 


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The New Year is almost here! On Dec. 31st of every year, whether you are young of years or young at heart, we all gather & celebrate, we give thanks and bid goodbye to the  year that was and  we welcome & celebrate the one to come. Most of the time we celebrate the New Year at home with our closest friends and family but if you want to celebrate amid hundreds of others to try something different this year, I have listed below 2 of the many great events happening in London this Dec. 31st.

Jack Frost’s New Year’s Eve Hoopla! @ Storybook Gardens
December 31, 2014 – 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

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Join the fun and celebrate the New Year family style at Storybook Gardens! Themed activities, outdoor skating, plus great food! The countdown commences at 8:30 pm. This is a family program that requires registration for everyone attending excluding children under 24 months who can attend for free.

Register with Spectrum at 519-661-5575 or visit Storybook Garden’s website for more information.

 

Rockin’ New Year’s Eve @ Victoria Park
December 31, 2014 – 6:00 PM – 12:00 AM

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Londoners of all ages will gather downtown in beautiful Victoria Park to welcome in 2015 with music, laughter, and spectacular fireworks – it’s all about family, it’s all about fun, and it’s free! This year’s festivities kick off with children’s favourites Queen Elsa and Princess Anna from “My Perfect Princess Party” onstage, followed by a gleeful performance by a few of the best from this year’s Western Fair District “Rise 2 Fame” competition. Of course, children’s entertainers will be nearby with balloons and hot chocolate, and there’ll be a special children’s fireworks display at 9 p.m.

Then, things really get rockin’ after 9 p.m. This year, we’re excited to announce “Hangar 18” will heat up the stage, readying the crowd for our special guest headliners “Platinum Blonde”.

And, of course, the evening wouldn’t be complete without a phenomenal fireworks display from the rooftop of City Hall when the clock strikes midnight.

It doesn’t really matter how or where you’re going to celebrate the New Year, as long as you spend it with your loved ones it will leave you with memories that will last for many years to come. Happy New Year everyone!

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A few more days and it’s already Christmas! Cities sparkle with an unparalleled elegance and generous Canadian spirit is apparent everywhere. Family gatherings are one of the many reasons why I love Christmas. This is the time of year when families reunite and gather around the table. Christmas can be anything but dull. Christmas is a great time for parents and children, siblings and in-laws, friends and sweethearts and grandparents to see one another after long separations & just have a great time together over splendid food and drink. Here are some of my personal favorites: (Click on each one to get the recipe)

 

1. Tourtiére Tart

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2. Roasted Turkey w/ Gravy

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3. Mashed Potato

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4. Eggnogg

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5. Maple Creme Brulee

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Families are invited to a Visit with St. Nicholas. Enjoy a hot pancake breakfast, followed by a baked gingerbread man to decorate for dessert. Hop aboard a horse drawn wagon for a beautiful winter ride around the Village and visit a selection of buildings preparing for Christmas. Of course the day wouldn’t be complete without the visit with St. Nicholas himself, who is happy to see each child. Saturday and Sunday sittings available at 9:30, 11:00, and 1:00 p.m. Book on-line at www.fanshawepioneervillage.ca.  Advance booking is required.

Credits to: FanshawePioneerVillage

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Christmas tree season is here! Putting decorations on a Christmas tree is a time-honored tradition for many households. During the holiday season, the Christmas tree is the centerpiece of your home.  If you haven’t gotten a Christmas tree yet, check out OSCO’s Annual Christmas Tree Sale this weekend. In front of Valu Mart. Proceeds to the Old South Community Organization and Landon Library. Great Selection of Trees including Fraser Firs Come Early for Best Selection Hours Sat and Sun 9am-5pm, Mon to Fri 4pm-7pm.

When: December 6 – 20, 2014

Where: ValuMart OldSouth/Wortley Village
179 Wortley Rd
London ON N5c 3w9

They also need volunteers to sell trees daily for – 2 or 3 hour shifts until the trees are gone. Visit their website for more information:

 

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I personally love Shrek for the twists, turns and surprises that it has. It’s a full parody of numerous fairytales and its humor is just brilliant! Shrek is perfect for everybody to see. The little ones will love the vivid colors of the characters. The adults will enjoy this as well as the intelligent humor. And no one could dislike the arrangement of  the songs of course,  so be sure to check out Shrek The Musical!

Based on the DreamWorks Animation Motion Picture and the Book by William Steig Book and Lyrics by David Lindsay-Abaire Music by Jeanine Tesori Originally produced on Broadway by DreamWorks Theatricals and Neal Street Productions Based on the 2001 DreamWorks film, Shrek The Musical is the heartwarmingly-upended fairy tale featuring a crusty but loveable ogre who goes on a life-changing adventure to reclaim the deed to his swamp. Together with a wise-cracking donkey, a defiant princess, a vertically challenged bad guy and a gang of storybook misfits, this unlikely hero discovers that real friendship and true love are not only found in fairy tales.

When: November 19 – December 28, 2014
Where: The Grand Theatre
471 Richmond Street
London ON N6A 3E4

Telephone: (519) 672-8800
Website:      www.grandtheatre.com

 

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On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, we all pay homage & remember the efforts of the thousands of men and women who responded to our country’s needs and sacrificed their lives for our freedom. For one brief moment of our life once a year, we remember why we must work for peace every day of the year.

Remembrance Day ceremonies become the focus of national attention. This year’s London’s Remembrance Day parade and ceremonies will be taking place at the Cenotaph (south east corner) of Victoria Park, on Tuesday November 11th. The parade of veterans, Canadian Forces, police, firefighters, and cadets will begin at the Delta Armouries marching west on Dundas St. to Wellington St., then north to Cenotaph at 10:30am. Following the ceremonies, the Remember November 11th Association will be hosting a public reception at Centennial Hall. All are welcome to attend.

Around London veterans, their families, and friends will also be gathering at Royal Canadian Legion branches for a time of comradeship and remembrance. You do not need to be a member of the Legion to visit and show your support.

Where:  Cenotaph, Victoria Park
Corner of Wellington & Dufferin St
London, ON

Time:     10:30 – 11:45AM

Credits to: London Tourism

christmas21It’s hard to believe that Christmas time is just around the corner once again.  So is the Santa Clause Parade! It’s back! London, Ontario’s greatest holiday tradition is returning once again, bringing friends and families together to participate in the annual holiday event. Be part of a variety of floats, numerous bands and community groups marching together in support of a, “Eh Canadian Christmas”

It is going to be a memorable day with the whole family as there are lots of fun things in store for the young and old!

Pls. see parade route below or visit their website for more details.

The parade route is slightly different than in previous years. This year the parade is as follows:

6:00pm START: Dundas Street at Egerton Street (West of Kellogg’s and East of the Western Fair).
6:00pm – 6:15pm: Dundas Street West to Quebec Street (Note: the parade will turn North)
6:15pm – 6:30pm: Quebec Street North to QueenS Ave (Note: the parade will turn West)
6:30pm – 7:30pm: Queens Ave West to Ridout (Note: the parade ends and disband on Ridout)

Please Note: If you are positioned outside of the parade route (listed above) you will risk not seeing Santa Claus. Please position your children somewhere along the parade route.

Distance:
The parade distance is 3.3 km / 2.0 miles in length.

Timelines:
The parade is approx 60-90 minutes in length. We estimate that Santa Claus will reach the end point sometime around 7:30 – 8:00 pm.

Lest We Forget!
Please wear a poppy to honour the vets who fought to give us freedom.
Their sacrifice will never be forgotten.

Credits to: London Tourism

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On Thursday, October 30 from 5 to 8 PM, the London Children’s Museum becomes the BOO-seum for one special night of family-friendly trick-or-treating and Halloween celebration! It is going to be a safe, warm and well-lit family environment for everything Halloween!

Find some creepy crawlies in dino caves, trick-or treat in the Sifton Street Where You Live, check out the spooky science demonstrations, meet Kennedy’s Kridders, make some slime, enjoy Halloween themed games and activities, visit a glow in the dark gallery, and much much more!

Don’t forget to wear your costume!

Tickets for this fun-filled evening are:

$10 per person
$5 for children under 2
Free for children under 1
Free for Children’s Museum Members!

Credits to: London Children’s Musuem

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After setting attendance records around the world and completing one of the biggest comedy tours ever with his Notorious World Tour in 2012, comedian RUSSELL PETERS announces the launch of his new ALMOST FAMOUS WORLD TOUR across Canada this fall.

A Military discount is available at the box office only with appropriate ID. Seats subject to availability.

“The Russell Peters Almost Famous World Tour” features ALL NEW MATERIAL, plus Peters’ lightening fast improv with the audience.  “I like to interact with the front rows,” says Peters of his signature back and forth with the audience.  “I use the interaction to take me from bit to bit.  Some guys go on-stage with a script and don’t deviate from it.  That’s not my style.  I have my set and know what I want to cover; I just use the audience to move me in certain directions.  It’s very collaborative and each show is unique.”

OCTOBER 7, 2014

Budweiser Gardens
99 Dundas Street
London ON N6A 6K1

Credits to: London Tourism

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Are you looking for something fun to do with the family come weekend?

Come celebrate the world of pumpkins, come out and play when the bees are tucked away in their hives. Pick your-own pumpkin from the field, try pumpkin bowling, pumpkin seed spitting and our apple sling shot. Enjoy a wagon ride, visit farm animals, play in the straw bale fort & the maze. Take a spin on the pedal carts and bounce on the giant jumping pillow. Watch the great pumpkin drop from the windmill tower and the pumpkin cannon show…there’s bushels of fresh family fun in our Adventure Farm! New for 2014 – Pumpkin Catapult

Pumpkin Festival Schedule of Events – Wagon rides and bee barrel train rides run throughout the day. Visit Clovermead’s website for more information.

TIME: 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM
TELEPHONE: (519) 773-5503
COST: $12

Credits to: LondonTourism

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Each Saturday in September come and see how honey is harvested from the hive, dip your own beeswax candle, safely see a live bee hive opened, and ask your questions. Check out a Bee Beard demonstration. Don’t forget the wagon rides, bee barrel train rides, honey tasting, jumping pillow, pedal go carts, animals and buckets of fresh family fall fun on the Adventure Farm!

Honey Festival Schedule:

Honeybee Hive Demonstrations From 11:00am until 3:00pm

Come meet the Queen Bee and her family with the beekeeper!

Wagon Rides At 11:00am, 12:30pm, 2:00pm, 3:30pm

Bee Barrel Train Rides Approx. 11:15am, 12:45pm, 2:15pm, 3:45pm

Candle Making! 12:00pm-4:00pm

Honey Harvest Demonstrations 11:30am, 1:00 pm, 3:00pm

Bee Beard Demonstrations 2:30 pm

Gem Mining Available at any time.

The BEEstro Cafe is open from 10:30-4:30

Please Note Bee Events cannot be held in the rain.

Credits to: London Tourism

Like many of us in the last few week my son Ryan and I (the courageous little guy to my left) were lucky enough to be challenged in the Ice Bucket challenge for ALS. Thanks to those who challenged the two of us, we had a lot of fun and laughter making the video. The ice bucket challenge has proven to be a fun way to raise money and awareness for a terrifying disease. Most of you have already done so however if not please take part and donate to the cause. Donations can be made at http://www.als.ca/en/donate. I wanted to say special thanks to Ryan for joining Dad.  Thanks as well to Cole for recording everything and thanks to Sophie (aka Mom), Curtis (little brother), as well as Tyler (littlest brother) for the laughter.

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London’s Annual celebration of Craft Beer is entering its third year and will be held at the Covent Garden Market in 2014. The date of the event is Saturday, August 16th. Get ready for a great day of craft beers, fresh food, beer seminars and cooking classes.

Best of all, admission to the event is FREE this year.

RAIN OR SHINE

Food Trucks & Vendors on Talbot St. open at 11:00am – 10:00PM
Beer Garden open 2:00-10:00PM
FREE ENTRY – Sample Tickets $2 each – Full beers also available
Harrison Pensa Presents: Seminars & Workshops from 1:00 – 5:00PM

For more information, pls. visit their website.

Credits to: London Tourism

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The Youth Talent show has been a highlight of the Western Fair for 32 years.  Since its inception in 1981, the ‘search’ has touched the lives of thousands of talented youngsters from across the province and appreciative audiences have been captivated by their amazing performances.  This contest along with the preliminaries has been the start to many careers.

So, do you sing, dance or play and are between the ages of 6-21? Then the Rise 2 Fame Youth Talent Search is looking for you! Every year the Western Fair District organizes in conjunction with fairs and festivals across South Western Ontario a Youth Talent Search to give the youth in our communities a chance to perform in front of a live audience. There are 16 preliminary contests for you to choose from and the winners from those competitions will travel to London to compete in the finals during our annual 10 day fair. For more information and a list of preliminary dates, please visit www.westernfairdistrict.com or call Beth at 519-438-7203 ext. 381.

Credits to: LondonTourism.ca

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62 Danielle La_SOLDPrice: $214,900 – SOLD –

Description: A truly charming, one of a kind two storey house! (read more…)

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The City of London in partnership with the London Youth Advisory Council is hosting six (6) free community movie nights again this summer in Victoria Park’s band shell for Londoners of all ages. Everyone is welcome to the movie nights and there will be popcorn, snacks, and drink for sale. Everyone is asked to bring their own chairs and blankets for sitting.

June 10th (Tuesday) – Movie: Little Rascals

June 24th (Tuesday) – Movie: How to Train Your Dragon

July 14th (Monday) – Movie: Despicable Me

July 22nd (Tuesday) – Movie: Shrek

August 14th (Thursday) – Movie: E.T.

August 26th (Tuesday) – Movie: Tangled

Movies start after sunset.

To get Reminders of the Movie Nights the week before, and the day of each movie night, fill in your information below, OR Text “movie” to 226-271-1189 to receive a reminder for the next movie.

Credits to: LondonTourism

1081 Silverfox DrPrice: $314,900.00 – SOLD –

Description: This home was built to impress! (read more…)

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In an exciting new collaboration, the London Fringe Festival and Our Street London have joined together to create an all day, Dundas Street Festival, celebrating the very best in arts, performance, and community. On Saturday June 14, from 10am – 5pm, Dundas Street will become a vibrant public space with the sights and sounds of arts vendors, artist collectives, street performers, musicians, downtown merchants and vendors, community groups and family-friendly activities. The wide variety of programming means that there will be something for everyone to enjoy and organizers expect this to be the largest street festival presented in London’s history.

It sure is going to be a fun-filled day, see you all there!

-Credit to: LondonTourism.ca

Price: $124,900.00  -SOLD-

MLS®: 542167

Property Taxes: $1682 (2013)

Description: Come and view this charming 3 bedroom home located within walking distance to downtown. (read more…)

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The Fourth Annual “Kids Tri 4 Kids,” a triathlon for children aged 3-13 will be held in London on Sunday, May 25, 2014 at the Carling Heights Optimist Community Centre. The “Kids Tri 4 Kids” event, presented by ScotiaMcLeod, will be a non-competitive event focused on fun! Children will bike, swim, and run their way around the professionally developed course.

The goal is to create a happy, positive experience for the children and their families, while promoting physical activity and fitness for kids. Last year’s event sold out with over 400 athletes and they are opening the event up to allow for 500 children this year!!! The event will benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of London and Area. Their mission is “We enrich lives by providing quality mentoring relationships to children in need, helping to create strong and productive community members.”

Over the last three years, Kids Tri 4 Kids has raised $80,000 for children in the London community and it was a huge success as it sold out!!! Let us support and help bring smiles, tears of joy and a sense of true accomplishment to hundreds of race participants this year.

Credits to: www.LondonTourism.ca

1102 Jalna Bl # 702_SOLDPrice: $84,900.00 – SOLD –

Description: Two bedroom top floor unit in White Oaks area. (read more…)

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Thinking of where to take the whole family this Victoria Day weekend?

East Park is OPEN for Victoria Day long weekend including Monday May 19th, 2014! Intencity Open Special Hours May 19th, 2014: 1pm-9pm and Go-Karts 2pm-8pm! 

Fun for all ages – something for Everyone – Its all in the park! At East Park / Intencity & Wally World. Outdoor activities include Mini-Golf, Go-Karts, Batting Cages and of course the all new Wally World Water Park which consists of 7 waterslides, and the best Splashpad in the city – a great place to get wet and cool down.

Credits to LondonTourism.ca

65 Fennell CrescentPrice: $219,900.00 – SOLD

Description: Get ready for a great summer in your new back yard oasis! (read more…)

412 Homestead CourtPrice: $149,900.00SOLD

Description: Wonderfully updated townhouse located in the quietest area of the complex. This townhouse is huge, featuring more living space than most detached houses. (read more…)

42 AponiPrice: $229,900.00 – SOLD –

Description: Don’t miss this one of a kind property. (read more…)

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Celebrate the 75th Anniversary of The Wizard of Oz with this musical based on the film! Journey with Dorothy, Toto and all of your favourite characters over the rainbow to the Emerald City. Featuring all of the beloved music from the film, this show is sure to please all ages! Tickets, $10 for Children/Students and $15 for Adults, may be purchased at the door (cash only) or via The Grand Theatre Box Office (672-8800, www.grandtheatre.com). The Wizard of Oz plays May 7-10, nightly at 7:00 pm with a matinee on Saturday, May 10 at 2:00 in the Saunders Secondary School Auditorium (941 Viscount Road). For more information call, 452-2770.

Credits to: LondonTourism.ca

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Are you looking for something fun to do come weekend? London Mompreneurs presents the Family Lifestyle Show featuring 100+ Exhibitors, Fashion Show, Dad’s Den and lots of fun for the children. Great fun for the entire family!

Play, shop and explore at the 2014 Family Lifestyle Show!

Show highlights:

  • 100+ exhibitors
  • fashion show
  • dad’s den
  • Kennedy’s Kridders
  • character meet-n-greets
  • play centres
  • door prizes and giveaways
  • magic show
  • martial arts demonstrations
  • games
  • Mad Science
  • face painting
  • TVDSB reading corner

and much more!

Admission is only $2 for adults, free for children.

 

Credits to: www.LondonTourism.ca

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Are you a know-it-all with a big heart? Do you enjoy stumping your friends with the random facts you know? Then grab your friends and come to Trivia for Heart + Mind, on Sunday, March 23, at Poacher’s Arms.

Admission is $10 at the door. Trivia for Heart + Mind is three rounds of questions, revolving around general knowledge questions, in classic pub-style trivia. Form a team of up to four people, and put that grade school education to good use! This is your chance to show off your knowledge, and finally answer the question, “Who’s your smartest friend?” Enjoy a pint with friends, and win some great prizes!

Sunday, March 23rd, 2014 at 7pm
Admission $10
Poacher’s Arms, 171 Queens Ave, London, ON

Credits to: LondonTourism

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Hit the road with Mickey Mouse and your favorite Disney friends for a hilarious talent search in the all-new Disney Live!

Mickey’s Rockin’ Road Show! Mickey, Minnie, Donald and Goofy set out on a zany road trip where audiences join in and help find the coolest acts around. Along the way, hit a high note with Cinderella; get your bounce on with Tigger; and shout out your loudest “yee-haw” at a hoedown with Woody, Jessie and Buzz Lightyear from Disney/Pixar’s Toy Story! Grab your family for a fun-filled getaway at this live, show-stopping adventure jam-packed with unexpected twists, turns and hijinks —right in your hometown!

To get your tickets and for more information, pls. visit www.budweisergardens.com

Credits to: www.LondonTourism.ca

110-Deveron Cr 2 LondonPrice: $129,900.00  – SOLD –

Description: Beautifully updated 3 bedroom townhouse. (read more…)

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Over the family day weekend we hosted our First ever Family Movie event. We rented out a movie theatre and invited all our clients and friends to come and watch the new Lego Movie and, if possible, to bring a food bank donation. I wanted to say thanks to everyone who came out and made our first event a huge success. It was great to see everyone who I have had the pleasure to get to know and work with over the last few years all in one place. As a group we managed to collect a huge car load of Food Bank donations that I had the opportunity to drop offer earlier this week. Once again thanks to everyone who came out. I look forward to doing it again next year!

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March break is approaching – do you know how you’re going to keep your kids busy?A well-deserved break from school is a great time to check out one of the dozens of programs happening across Ontario, geared toward your curious children! Here’s one of the many activities you can do this coming March break!

Make a big SPLASH at the annual H.W. Coulson Swim-A-Thon; a new format, new family activities will make the event even more fun to take part in! In addition to having the opportunity to gather a team to swim 64 lengths and collect pledges on Thursday, March 13th and Friday, March 14th, there will also be a Family Funfest on Saturday, March 15th from 1 to 4 pm. On Saturday afternoon, the London Police Marine Rescue Unit will be holding water safety demonstrations. The Wellness pool will be open for a family swim and we will have a huge penny carnival in the gym all afternoon. Tickets for the Family Funfest are $10 per family. Please jump in and join raise funds for the children and youth programs. Your continued generosity helps to support those who need us. Every Lap Counts! Thursday, March 13th 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm Team Lane Swimming Friday, March 14th 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm Team Lane Swimming Saturday, March 15th 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm Family Funfest. For more information, pls. visit  www.bgclondon.ca.

Credits to: www.LondonTourism.ca

126 Arthur StreetPrice: $139,900.00 – SOLD –

Description: Perfect opportunity for the handy man. This home needs TLC but has great potential. (read more…)

Price: $127,500.00 – SOLD – MLS®: 535335 Property Taxes: $1771 (2013) Description: Be sure to come and view this wonderfully updated 3 bedroom townhouse to see it for yourself. (read more…)

Price: $194,900.00  – SOLD –

 

Description: A great investment opportunity for the right handy man. This up down duplex is has a 2 bedroom unit on the main floor and a one bedroom unit upstairs. The garage has been renovated as a separate man cave or suite. This large intriguing lot also backs onto the Thames river. Please note this home is in need of TLC.

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If Iyou are looking for a place to order your special someone some flowers, I would encourage you to shop at Murree flowers in Byron. When you enter Murree flowers, most days you will have the privilege of working and chatting with Aisha, who is the proud owner. Her talents, charisma and level of service are second to none. I went into their wonderful shop located on 1274 Commissioners Road W to order flowers for the upcoming Valentine’s day and was reminded how wonderful she was to work with. I have featured their business before but wanted to do so again this time of year. For that special someone stop by Murree flowers or check out their website. Happy Valentines Day London!

1602 Dixie StreetPrice: $214,900.00SOLD

Description: Attention Investors ! Are you looking for an updated cash flowing rental? Look no further. (read more…)

2831 Bateman Trail LondonPrice: $282,900.00 – SOLD –

Description: Beautiful 4 level back split in sought after Copperfield. This former model home is truly one of a kind with all the extras. (read more…)

2621 Tucker CtPrice: $429,900.00  – SOLD –

Description:Truly one of a kind! This beautiful estate home is located on a quiet cul-du-sac and has an enormous pie shaped yard. The unique characteristics of this home make it an absolute wonder to view. (read more…)

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Think you are too old, too out of shape or too heavy to start running? Everyone knows that running is a great way to get into shape, but did you know that it can benefit almost every part of your body, as well as lift your mood? Running is incredibly effective at making you healthier in a number of ways, it is great way to increase your overall level of health.  While it may not be everybody’s favorite form of exercise, knowing what it can do for your life just may make you look at running in an entirely new light.

Join MEC London Race One and start running & get started living a healthy life! It will be held at beautiful frosty Springbank Park. A registration fee of $15 gets you a measured and certified route, professionally-timed results and fun times at the finish line! Custom medals will be awarded to top finishers in each category.

Start/Finish Location: Springbank Park, London Ontario

Pre- Registration: Please register online before January 16th.  Visit this website for more information about this event.

 

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Enjoy the holiday season with a heart-warming performance of Michael Shamata’s adaptation of  Charles Dickens’ timeless classic, A Christmas CarolA Christmas Carol is an exceptional family entertainment. It captures all the warmth, and musical memories of the holiday season. It warms my heart to see so many families attend this iconic holiday production and to hear their stories of what it has meant to them over the years!

Appealing to young and old alike, this timeless tale of the power of forgiveness is a welcome reminder of the magic the holidays bring!

 Location: Palace Theatre

Preview: Thursday December 12th

Opening: December 13, 14th 2pm and 8pm shows, 15th 2pm matinee December 18th, 19th, 20th, 21st

Ticket Prices: Adult $22.00, Senior $18.00 Student $16.00 Child $10.00 13 & under Preview $12.00 all tickets Group $15.00 10+ patrons

Contact Info Phone: 519-432-1029

E-mail: info@palacetheatre.ca

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It’s getting closer to Christmas, and those kids are getting restless! Christmas still a few days away, but the children’s excitement and enthusiasm have already arrived. December offers several holiday activities and events in addition to storytime and other activities.

Celebrate this Christmas season with a visit to Storybook Gardens. The  program features stories and songs inspired by the Christmas season shared around a cozy campfire. Roast some marshmallows and then head indoors to make a craft with Santa Claus. Come dressed for the weather and maybe bring a blanket for extra toasty comfort around the campfire. This is a family program that requires registration for everyone attending excluding children under 24 months who can attend for free. For more information, pls. visit their website.

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Dolly’s gets my vote for the best Crepes in London located right in the heart of Byron. This quaint boutique restaurant has something for everyone and all the food is fantastic. My wife brought this charming spot to my attention and told me I had to give it a try. The crepes were sensational and the service was wonderful. The large menu has healthy, sweet and savoury choices to offer. Something for everyone! Dolly’s also has cappuccino, lattes, espressos and fruit smoothies. If you are looking for a delightful little restaurant that will leave quite the impression; check out Dolly’s located at 1273 Commissioners Road West (in Byron), contact number: 519-204-0343. Be sure to like their Facebook fanpage too.

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Christmas is definitely a time for sharing and giving! Doesn’t matter if it’s big or small, what’s important is it comes from the heart. Have you started your Christmas shopping? Check out DECK THE HALLS today November 15th, 3:00-8:00pm & Saturday, November 16th  from 10:00am-4:00pm at London Christian Academy. It is their 7th Annual Christmas gift sale. This Fabulous gift sale, offers over forty artisans, craftspeople and some wonderful retailers for a fun, festive and unique shopping experience. This years “Deck the Halls” includes outstanding, hand-crafted jewelery, gourmet sweet & savory treats, Rheo Thompson chocolates, the latest and greatest accessories, artistically-designed floral arrangements, Christmas greenery and decorations, organic luxury skin care & makeup, fine lavender products, everything you need for your kitchen, Chill Frozen Yogurt and much more! After shopping, you may also visit their cafe and enjoy some delicious treats at Bake Sale table!

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Every year after Thanksgiving, most people’s thoughts turn to Christmas.It never fails to amaze me how fast the holidays come around each year. Regardless of age, it always brings us back to our younger years: tinsel on the tree, gifts wrapped in colorful packages, stockings by the fireplace and traditional celebrations with families and friends. Christmas is  the time of festivities, celebrations and Santa Claus parades. London, Ontario’s greatest holiday tradition is returning once again!

Be part of a variety of floats, numerous bands and community groups marching together in support of a, “Christmas Around The World” Getting involved in this years parade is a great opportunity to gain awareness for your company or organization and to support one of London’s Largest Community Events. We expect upwards of 100,000 live and broadcast viewers from across London and surrounding areas.  The London Santa Claus Parade provides support for many charitable organizations.

Christmas is a time for giving and sharing & Santa Claus parade is one of the fun things we do during Christmas so let’s all participate! For more information, pls. visit London Santa Claus Parade’s website.

When: Saturday, Nov. 9th

Time: 6:00 – 9:30PM

 

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All parents want the best for their children and good thing there’s a huge range of products out there to choose from. I’m amaze how much things these little ones need!

Check out the London Bump, Baby and Toddler Expo! It is your one stop baby and toddler event! Taking place November 2-3, 2013, at the Western Fair District, the Expo will be the place to be for the weekend with over 100 fantastic exhibitors! This fall’s show features an over 70 table mom-to-mom sale as well! The Expo really does have it all! Highlighting the finest local businesses and services, the Expo has something for everything from planning a baby to sending them off to preschool! Come check out the latest products, enter to win fantastic prizes, and shop, shop, shop! Bring the entire family and stay for the day.

Credits to: London Tourism

 

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Storybook Gardens has always been a delight for all ages, taking visitors on a journey through childhood dreams &  memories. My family absolutely love Storybook Gardens and it’s something we did faithfully when I was a child.

If you’re looking for something spooky to do with the family this Halloween, check out Storybook Garden’s Storyspook Village! There will be more than  20 costumed characters throughout the park! Get your costumes and flashlights ready! Admission is $12 per child, adults can attend for free with a child paid admission. This event is available October 24, 27, 28, 29 & 30 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM.

Also happening on Friday October 25th and Saturday October 26th, is the ultimate Storybook Gardens Trick or Treat Spooktacular. You get to enjoy all that Storyspook Village has to offer and visit their Halloween Headquarters plus there will be a campfire, puppet show, a scary story time hosted by a Giant Creepy Carrot, roast ghost droppings by the fire, plus unlimited ride access and create a spooky craft. This is a family program that requires registration for everyone attending excluding children under 24 months who can attend for free. For more information, please visit their website.

 

 

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Come and check out one of the most unique new attractions in London. The Byron Tree Top adventure allows you to float among the tree tops zipping from one platform to another. There are various courses for adults and one for children over the age of 8. It is 2 to 3 hours of fun that will leave you smiling, wanting to do more. Boler can accommodate large or small parties. It is the perfect place to spend 2 or 3 hours with family or friends. The adventure includes various obstacles consisting of zip lines, swinging bridges, rope courses, Tarzan swings and pirate nets. For greater details and more information click this link . If you are looking for a morning or afternoon of fun in the outdoors right here in London, absolutely give it a try.

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Photo by : Boler Mountain

Are your starting to feel the chill in the air? I know it’s still time for autumn but me and my kids are already thinking about the ski season! Skiing is an adrenaline inducing activity and that’s why kids love it. Best to have your children join the kids camp and let them learn at their peers and their own pace. You will find that even if your child never tried skiing before they will probably learn a lot quicker than you. It’s truly incredible how kids learn and how quickly could be because they don’t have many fears and apprehensions that we do as adults, to hold them back.  We are already thinking about other fun ways to enjoy the snow!

Of course you’ll need some equipment! Check out London’s largest equiipment sale happening on October 27, 2013 from 8:00AM to 3:00PM! Annual Ski & Snowboard Swap, It’s a big ski and snowboard sale, great place to get used gear for the upcoming ski and snowboarding season!

“The ski and snowboard swap is the largest equipment sale in London! For those looking to purchase equipment, there will be a large selection of new and used skis, snowboards, boots and poles. Looking to sell your equipment? Boler Mountain can help you. The cost is $2 per item and 15% of the sale price. Our certified technicians will inspect the equipment to make sure it is current and safe. Sorry, no clothing or x-country equipment.”

*Entry tickets are handed out at 7am. Doors open at 8am.

Photo credits: www.LondonTourism.ca

Photo credits: www.LondonTourism.ca

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite time of the year! It’s a great time to spend with family! How are your Thanksgiving preparations going? . We all have different ways of celebrating  Thanksgiving but there are what we call our family traditions that we share and we all look forward to but if you have plans of changing things a bit from the usual mashed potato and pumpkin pie, join this Thanksgiving class with Chef David Rosen. Enjoy sweet corn and smoked bacon chowder, prosciutto wrapped chicken, roasted yams, seasonal vegetables, warm apple cobbler…prepared right before your eyes with only local, fresh ingredients. Price of $70 includes a 4 course meal, coffee, dessert, wine, recipes, and a free gift bag to take home! Don’t miss this unique and intimate dining experience.

*Only 10 seats available

Where: 

GCW Custom Kitchens & Cabinetry
3537 White Oak Rd.
London ON N6E 3A1

When: 

October 10, 2013, 6:30 – 9:30PM

If you are looking for an amazing place to have breakfast give Angels family restaurant a try. It’s a 50’s style diner that has fantastic food, service and prices. The menu has lots for everyone to choose from and the atmosphere is more than family friendly. Angels family restaurant is located in the south west part of the city @ 100 Belmont Drive. I was recently introduced to Angels and was truly impressed, be sure to check it out! For more information about the restaurant check out their website or stop in for a meal.
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Ice skating sessions for the public are one of the main attractions at Oakridge Arena. Skating is so fun and provides great exercise! Lace-em up and come join the others. Get on the ice!

On September 21st, from 1:00 – 4:00PM, let us join as they officially unveil the newly-renovated Oakridge Arena. Come see all the amazing improvements that have been made to help benefit minor hockey players in our community. Everyone is welcome to attend this special family-friendly event, featuring: a free skate, a visit from Puckster, giveaways, face painting and more.

633 Griffith St London-SOLDPrice: $149,900.00 – SOLD –

Description: Beautiful, open concept (2+1) bedroom townhouse located in the heart of Byron. The main floor layout is spacious, bright and perfect for entertaining. (read more…)

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If you are looking to get some work done on a car or truck, I highly recommend Byron Automotive. It is a family run business where they are very approachable easy to communicate with and are willing to go the extra mile. We personally experience how great it was to work with Wayne and his staff last week when one of our cars needed to have some work done. Wayne and his staff were kind, positive and an absolute pleasure to work with through the entire process.

Byron Automotive can be found right in the heart of Byron on 1263 Commissioners Rd W, London, ON N6K 1C9 or give them a call 519-471-5520. They work on all makes and models and take the stress of out getting automotive work done.

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What is summer without free movie nights in the park?  Just another great reason why I love our hometown. The City of London and a long list of sponsors  present free movie screenings in Victoria Park which started  last month July 22nd and is going to run until the 4th of September. The movie nights are also co-sponsored by the London Youth Advisory Council, Western University and the London Public Library.

Bring a blanket or chair and take in a free movie under the starry skies. It’s clear that park patrons love movies. With free film screenings so popular.  The movie begins at 8pm and there will be munchies and beverages for sale on site but you may also want to bring whatever you think you might need while watching the movie, don’t forget popcorns & chips!

Watching a movie in a  huge screen with stars in the sky as the backdrop is always an amazing experience. Get to the park earlier than you’d think is early, park a spot and picnic.During the movie, it always impresses me that everyone there is really into the movie and is quiet and watches it. So much fun!

 

Below are the scheduled movies for the next weeks:

  • August 21,  Ratatouille.

 

  • September 4,  BBC’s Planet Earth.

 

2153 Dogwood Cr, London - SOLDPrice: $369,900.00 – SOLD –

Description: Beautiful 3 bedroom home in sought after Wickerson Heights. The open concept main floor is perfect for entertaining and relaxing. (read more…)

 

 

 

 

 Boler Mountain has been selected by Foresters and KaBOOM to receive a brand new playground for kids, designed by kids. Boler Mountain continues to improve and offers more and more opportunities for our community. On this particular project they are asking for the community’s help. If you have time on Saturday July 27th they are looking for volunteers to help build assemble equipment. This all day event starts at 7:45 am and continues throughout the day. Lunch and refreshments will be provided. To register contat Jessika at jessika@bolermountain.com or 519-657-8822 x 223. For all the details for this great event click here.

 

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Honey is one of the sweetest things on earth that makes this life delicious! This summer, bring the family Clovermead to spend a day with the beekeeper and see a beehive opened up for you personally. Every day in July & August between 11am to 2pm, Monday through Saturday. It’s a great & fun way to meet the Queen bee and see new bees hatching and if you dare, you can hold a sting-less drone bee! It is safe for you and your family because your able to stand behind a screened observation area. It is informative so ask all the bee questions that you can think of. Visit their website for more information.

 

Note: Farm is closed on Sundays.

 

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