Who We Are
We are residents and business owners living in London’s Midtown Area. We have joined to form a united front so that we can successfully advocate as one voice for our neighbourhood. We need politicians and other decision-makers to make choices that:
- Position our neighbourhood for growth and prosperity.
- Support local businesses – some of whom have been here for over 40 years, our employees and customers.
- Keep safety top of mind for families and the thousands of children that attend school here each day.
- Ensure our neighbourhood is a great place where people can live, work and play.
What brought us together is our need to rally against a proposed drug injection site for 446 York Street. See below for more information.
Midtown is the area centred along Dundas St. between the Downtown core and Old East Village. The majority of residents in the neighbourhood live in three storey walk-ups or high-rise apartment buildings. There are also a number of large homes built in the late 19th and early 20th century, most of which have been converted into businesses or apartments. The area is largely commercial, with many shops, services and restaurants located on the Dundas Street business corridor.
There are two large secondary schools in the Midtown neighbourhood that attract students from across the city, Catholic Central and H.B. Beal. Students living in the area may attend St. George’s Public or St. Michael Catholic elementary schools.
Why a drug injection site at 446 York Street is a bad idea:
– 90 metres from H.B. Beal Secondary School
– Less than 300 metres from Catholic Central High School
– Right next to neighbouring apartments with over 2000 residents
– 240 metres from a daycare
– 310 metres from the YMCA – used by students for after school programs
– Right next to 17 small businesses in the immediate area; many of which are family-run establishments that have operated for decades
– Close to London Convention Centre
– Close to four major hotels
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