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A haunted tour of London and area

The London-Middlesex region is rich with history. From the invention of insulin to the Western Fair, London's history is definitely worth exploring. But this area is also known for its ghost stories and spooky tales.

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Fall/winter highlights at The Grand Theatre

If you've passed by The Grand Theatre and made a note that you want to plan a visit, now is the perfect time!

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Here’s how to explore London during the fall

As the leaves change colour and pumpkins get ready to be picked, London, Ont., offers various fun and wholesome activities throughout the season.

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More affordable rents needed to retain graduates in London

London’s quickly rising rental costs are making young students think twice about staying in the city post-graduation.

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London’s best spot to longboard

I have been infatuated with longboards since I was 13 and my friend let me ride his for a few minutes after school.

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London’s scene has changed, but the music lives on

Collectively, folks in the music scene in London, Ont. gave a huge “WTF” when the city was announced a UNESCO City of Music in 2021.

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Citi Plaza’s food court highlights

Citi Plaza has some great options for those looking to grab a bite to eat.

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Everything to do at the Western Fair District

The Western Fair District, located at 316 Rectory St. in London’s east end, is home to various fun activities throughout the year.

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Summer music festivals in 2023

A look at music festival scheduled for this summer in London.

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The best burgers are at Beach Boy Burger

Beach Boy Burger is really a hidden gem within the city. The restaurant itself is fairly small and it looks like a house from the outside. But inside is where the magic happens, with some very kind staff.

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Argyle embraces “Little India” vibe

The Argyle neighbourhood is becoming home to a growing number of international South Asian students, most of which are from the country of India.

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How to become a market vendor: A step-by-step guide

Markets allow small businesses to have a temporary physical storefront alongside other small business owners. So what is the process?

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Spine-tingling fun: Halloween events to check out this fall

Love all things Halloween? Get out an explore the spook-tacular events.

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Helpful housing tips for students

Don't get left out in the cold! Check out our guide for the most ideal student housing experience.

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Healthy food spots to keep you energized

Supercharge your next study session with a meal or snack from these nutritious eateries.

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Fall concert schedule

If you love live music, we've got you covered with some of our top picks for concerts this fall.

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A history of the Western Fair and what’s on this year

Learn more about this London institution and find out what's coming to the fair this year.

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Where and how to take the perfect Insta-worthy photo in London

Is it still trendy to take pictures of our fancy meals and post them? How about having personal accounts for our pets? Is using the filters Sierra or Mayfair still a thing?

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The six best museums in the Forest City

If you’re the kind of person who likes more educational and quiet attractions, London is home to some great museums and historic sites.

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Outdoor spaces you’ve never been

London is known as the Forest City for a reason. Before roadways and residential buildings, this area used to be home to a vast sea of forests, valleys, wetlands, and more.

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London is Canada’s first UNESCO City of Music

London, Ont. is officially Canada’s first United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) City of Music.

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Good for what ales you: Exploring local breweries

Many cities or towns have their own breweries and can be a popular spot for both locals and tourists to visit. So what does London Tourism suggest?

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Forest City Gallery: Growing art in London

London is a great centre for the arts. Apart from the nationally famous art programs at Fanshawe College and Western University, London is also home to several galleries.

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519Pursuit: Providing support and confidence to homeless communities

Working at night in London as a security guard opened Alisson DeBlaire’s eyes to the gaps in supportive service for homeless citizens.

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Discover unique grocery shopping in your neighbourhood

Located in Covent Garden Market, Homeopathy London is a small but mighty health food store, carrying everything from make-up to tempeh.

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Student resources outside of your campus bubble

When it comes to resources for students, post-secondary institutions usually have plenty available. But what a lot of people do not realize is that there are a lot of great resources available throughout the community as well.

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Start your business in London and watch it grow

The hardest part of running a business is getting it off the ground. While there are countless cities in Ontario to start growing your business, London possesses a myriad of resources for kick-starting your entrepreneurial dreams.

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Nature calling: London’s environmentally significant areas

You may have heard London referred to as the Forest City, and there’s a good reason for that. There are 21 areas in the city that are considered to be Environmentally Significant Areas or ESAs.

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London’s most cherished live music venues, old and new

As we slowly emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic, audiences and musicians alike are hungrier than ever for a return to live music.

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Local Resources

Ensure you are up-to-date on the latest COVID-19 restrictions before you shop, dine or utilize services.

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Helpful resources for finding a job

I know that daunting feeling after reading several hiring applications and believing you’re unqualified.

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The growing sector of East London

East London has had something of a bad reputation in the past. You?ve probably been told to not go to ?east of Adelaide? if you value your safety.

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Why is London the Forest City?

London received the nickname from the British government poking fun at Governor John Simcoe, who in 1826 envisioned London becoming the Upper Canada capital.

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Secret gems of the Forest City

London may seem like any other small town, but it takes just one step inside the Forest City to realize how many secret gems are hidden behind the trees.

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How to give back to the London community

There are endless reasons people might want to start volunteering. Volunteering allows you to meet new people, gain resume-worthy experience and lend a helping hand to the community.

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An abridged art tour of London

London, Ontario has officially moved from a small to medium-sized city. To some readers that may not mean much, but for me it?s everything.

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A glimpse at local Indigenous heritage

According to oral history and archaeological records, the region in which London was founded has been inhabited for over 10,000 years.

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London’s top parks and trails

When life gets stressful, exploring the great outdoors is the perfect way to get some exercise and ease your mind.

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London breakdown: Your guide around the Forest City

This part of London is where Fanshawe College?s main campus is located. Some of the notable places to visit are: Banting house (historical building), Kiwanis Park (skate park) and the Western Fair District.

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Festivals all summer long

Don’t miss out on some of the biggest festivals in London and surrounding area this summer

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Shop ‘til you drop: Unique boutiques in London

London has a fair share of boutiques dotted across the city, but finding something that is uniquely #LdnOnt is hard to do when you are new to the city.

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