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Making way for the home opener & getting to know our new Dundas Place Manager

This week, crews continued to install the underground tree infrastructure (Silva Cells). A final set was completed between Talbot and the mid-block crossing at Fanshawe, as shown below.

Concrete work continued between Ridout and Talbot, in preparation for brick laying.

Getting Access to the Game

On Friday, the crew was busy setting up a safe passageway to Budwesier Gardens for the London Knights home opener.

Meet Our Dundas Place Manager

And probably the biggest news of the week: The City of London and Downtown London announced the hiring of Savanah Sewell, our new Dundas Place Manager! The Dundas Place Manager’s responsibilities include coordinating activation, maintenance, and security of the space.

“Downtown London feels like my front yard,” says Sewell. “I love this community. From watching new small businesses open to hosting events, there is a real opportunity with Dundas Place to run along side this momentum. There are amazing people working and living in our core and I'm excited to work with the community to make this the most interesting place in the city.”

Based out of London Ontario, Sewell is the co-founder of The Grickle Grass Festival, Winter Spectacular and London Girls Rock Camp. Her production days have led her to The Toronto International Film Festival, Way Home Festival and a long list of arena and club shows. You can learn more about Savanah by visiting the Opportunities page on our website.

Upcoming Lane Reductions

On Tuesday, September 25, from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m., the intersection of Dundas and Richmond will be reduced to a single lane for watermain work. Northbound traffic will be detoured at King Street. Southbound traffic will be directed through the intersection by a police officer. To stay informed, visit Renew London regularly.

Below is a summary of Dundas Place construction for the week of September 17 and next steps for the week ahead.

Work Completed:

  • Concrete base in front of Budweiser Gardens

  • Curb work at Talbot intersection

  • Silva Cells installation

  • Telecom duct work west of Richmond

  • Hydro vault and duct work installation at Richmond

Work Anticipated Next Week:

  • Continue brick installations along buildings between Ridout/Talbot

  • Curb and concrete work at Talbot intersection

  • Continue Silva Cells installations

  • Hydro work at Richmond Intersection

  • Watermain installation across Richmond Intersection (Tues, Sept. 25)

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Dundas Place is the first transformational project in Our Move Forward, London's Downtown Plan and a 2019 core construction project. To learn more, visit: london.ca/coreconstruction

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