August PANA newsletter

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Ward 13 Candidate meet & greet

On Tuesday, August 14 we had the good fortune of having a number of candidates from Ward 13 and Ward 4 meet the neighbourhood at the beautiful new SKYE Health offices on Maitland. It was fairly informal, consisting of the opportunity for personal introductions and Q&A.

One of the key elements of concern discussed was petty crime and safety. This is of no surprise, if you follow our Facebook group, and it was valuable to tell future Councillors in person and hear their and perspectives.

Ward 13 Candidate meet and greet

Don’t miss this year’s Piccadilly Porch Concert!

Coming soon to our neighbourhood is the 2nd Annual Piccadilly Porch Concert!

Porch Concert

On Sunday, August 26, we’ll have three talented performers for what is sure to be another amazing evening.

The music will be starting at 7pm, but feel free to arrive anytime after 6 to grab a prime seat and mingle. The show is free, but donations for both the neighbourhood association and the artists are welcome.

Submit YOUR neighbourhood-building ideas!

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What would make our neighbourhood better?

Public art?
A community garden?
An event?
Park benches?
Historic Signs?
Play or exercise equipment?
A neighbourhood hub?

If you have a great idea that would strengthen Piccadilly Area – or anywhere in the downtown core – submit it at

The deadline to submit your idea is May 22. The City of London will work with you to formalize your idea and give it an appropriate budget.

On June 16, the whole city will come out to vote on the ideas they like the best!

The downtown core has $50,000 available to fund the ideas chosen!

Public Meeting on May 23

The next PANA meeting will be at 7pm, May 23rd at the ANAF (corner of Colborne and Pall Mall). Hope to see many of you there! 

We will be discussing some exciting neighbourhood events coming up:

– 100in1day – Plants & Pedals (June)
– Porch Concert (August)
– End-of-summer Block Party (September)

We’ll also discuss our Walk To Shop initiative.

Thank you for coming to our public meeting! Everybody is welcome, even if this is not usually your sort of thing. Just come along and give it a try 🙂

100In1Day returns to London June 2nd

Last year we staged a wildly successful water blast in McMahen Park. This year, Siskinds is allowing us to use their parking lot the morning of June 2nd to host a series of activities.  Currently in the planning stages, we’re looking to provide a Plant Exchange and a Bicycle Rodeo while coinciding with the A.N.A.F annual yard sale.

Mark your calendar for whats sure to be a fun day!

If you’d like to become involved please send an email to

PANA Clean Up at Piccadilly Park

London Clean and Green is coming up and PANA will be getting together in Piccadilly Park at 10:15 am on Saturday April 21st for a clean-up.

Please come out and join us as we pick up litter in the park and surrounding area. Bags and gloves will be provided.

Afterwards at 11, we are planning to gather at the Black Walnut at Piccadilly and Richmond for some hot drinks and good company.


3rd meeting for Adelaide St grade separation

The third public meeting for the Adelaide St grade separation will take place on April 26, from  4-7pm, at Beal SS. (525 Dundas St) Learn more at #oevldn #ldnont

The purpose of Public Information Centre (PIC) 3 is to present the Preliminary Preferred Design concept that takes into consideration the transportation and technical factors, property impacts, community interests, cultural heritage resources, CPR and public input. For more info, check out the notice for PIC 3.

Two PICs have been held to present the project, review the study findings and discuss study issues including alternative solutions, evaluation criteria, and environmental impacts and mitigation measures. The first PIC was held 16 June 2016 and the second PIC was held on 14 Dec 2016.

What is being proposed?

In order to reduce traffic issues caused by trains crossing Adelaide Street, the City of London is considering separating rail and road traffic at the crossing by moving the roadway off of the same level as the railway (a grade separation). Examples of existing grade separations include the subways (underpasses) on Wellington St north of Horton and Talbot St south of Oxford and the overpasses on Quebec St and Adelaide St south of King St. Both options will be considered as part of the environmental assessment.


The separation of road and rail traffic is intended to improve traffic capacity on Adelaide street, reduce public transit delays, and improve safety for pedestrians. The Adelaide / CPR crossing has been deemed the highest priority grade separation in the City of London. An average of 25,500 vehicles cross the CPR rail line on Adelaide every day, and as many as 43 trains cross at Adelaide each day, creating road blockages for up to 126 minutes per day.

The capital budget for the environmental assessment is $400,000. The estimated timeline for construction of a grade separation is 2021 and the estimated cost of a grade separation is ~$59,900,000 (original estimate was $21,000,000; council approved the revised budget and timing in 2017).

See also Jesse Helmer, Ward 4 Councillor’s website for more info.