Archive for the ‘Projects’ Category

Limberlost Beautification

Friday, August 31st, 2012

Limberlost family community

The residents of LMHC’s Limberlost family community have enjoyed a more beautiful neighbourhood this summer, thanks to a number of generous community partners and sponsors who have helped make this neighbourhood a welcoming place to live.

Read more about this great project here, in yesterday’s London Community News.

Beautify Boullee Street

Thursday, August 16th, 2012

Beautify Boullee St  flyer

Today our Boullee Street family site tenants will be receiving new plants and landscaping!

Youth from the 2012 Youth Leadership Conference, hosted by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, will be preparing and planting perennials at every unit.

Sponsors for this project include the City of London, TSC, Seven Sisters Tree Farm, V&P’s Topsoil and Landscaping Supplies, Home Hardware, Price Chopper, The Landscaper, Walmart, Metro and Heeman’s.

We’re very thankful for all these volunteers who are helping to make our property more attractive for our community.

Garden Project Results

Thursday, July 28th, 2011
10 York Street, Newbury

10 York Street, Newbury

632 Hale Street, front

632 Hale Street, front

632 Hale Street, back

632 Hale Street, back

1481 Limberlost Road

1481 Limberlost Road

872 William Street

872 William Street

30 Base Line Road West

30 Base Line Road West

39 Tecumseh Avenue East

39 Tecumseh Avenue East

Once again this summer, LMHC provided groups of tenants with supplies and plants to beautify our housing communities. This year, teams from several buildings and one family community participated in the judged contest. The judging was completed on July 15, and we are pleased to announce the winning teams.

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For the third year in a row, the team from 10 York Street in Newbury came in first place. Their large property features several beds with a mix of perennials that have been nurtured over the years. Each summer they add brightly coloured annuals in pleasing combinations to edge the beds, and use unique features like old benches and chairs to display container plants.

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For the second year in a row, two teams from 632 Hale Street tied for second place. The Hale Street teams have lovingly tended their respective beds – which stretch around nearly all sides of the building! – caring for perennials and adding colourful annuals every year. If you look closely to the south of the front door, you may even see a few tomato plants!

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Three teams – from 1481 Limberlost Road, 872 William Street and 30 Base Line Road West – tied for third place this year.

The Limberlost team maintains a common flower bed at the corner of Limberlost Road and Ardsley Road. Its sunny red and white impatiens, as well as hostas and other perennials, make this spot a highlight of the neighbourhood. The dark cedar mulch they’ve chosen nicely highlights the bright plants.

The gardeners at 872 William Street have many lovely roses in the flower beds at the front of their building, which they supplement with colourful annuals every year.

One team at 30 Base Line Road West has brightened the front entrance with a profusion of bright annuals.

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This year LMHC would also like to commend gardeners at 39 Tecumseh Avenue East, 200 Berkshire Drive and 30 Base Line Road West with honorable mentions.

At 39 Tecumseh Avenue East in particular, the gardeners enthusiastically experiment with a variety of perennials of different heights and colours, rather than sticking with popular favorites year after year.

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LMHC would also like to thank the many gardeners at our family communities who used plants and supplies to beautify their home gardens. All participants who were not awarded prizes or honorable mentions will receive Tim Horton’s gift certificates.

Communities in Bloom Celebration

Friday, September 17th, 2010

Hosta at 241 Simcoe Street

This summer, LMHC undertook a Communities in Bloom project at 241 Simcoe Street, one of our high-rise, rent-geared-to-income buildings for adults.

With the help of a landscape design student from Fanshawe College and the support of several generous donors and sponsors, we were able to design an attractive landscape plan, remove and/or relocate several large shrubs, plant many new beds of perennials, and create a pleasant outdoor haven for our tenants that also adds value to the larger community of SoHo London. Now it’s time to celebrate the completion of our project.

What: Community open house and BBQ lunch

When: Wednesday, September 29, 2010 from 12 noon – 1PM

Where: 241 Simcoe Street, London (outdoor gardens, patio and tenant lounge)

Contact Michelle Lynne Goodfellow at 519-434-2765 for more information.

London Free Press Article – Enhancing Curb Appeal

Friday, May 21st, 2010

Published in today’s issue of the London Free Press – an article about our upcoming Communities in Bloom / London Blooms project, asking for plant donations from the community.

“A public housing high-rise in London’s SoHo neighbourhood is trying to improve its curb appeal and is asking for the public’s help.”

Read the entire article here.

Communities in Bloom Project Needs Plants!

Wednesday, May 19th, 2010

The London & Middlesex Housing Corporation (LMHC) is excited to announce our first Communities in Bloom project, at 241 Simcoe Street – a high-rise building of rent-geared-to-income public housing units in London’s SoHo community.

Communities in Bloom is a Canadian nonprofit organization committed to fostering civic pride, environmental responsibility and beautification through community involvement and the challenge of a national program, with focus on the promotion and value of green spaces in urban settings.

This project will benefit the low-income residents of 241 Simcoe Street, and also help make London’s SoHo community more attractive and enjoyable to live in.

LMHC has consulted with plant experts and is hiring a Fanshawe College landscape design student to design, prepare, plant and tend the beds alongside our tenants. The project will emphasize perennial, drought-resistant and easily maintained, attractive landscaping that will endure year after year. Generous partners including Try Recycling are donating mulch and compost.

How can you help? LMHC has a limited budget for plants and shrubs for this project, and we also want to encourage community involvement.

When you’re cleaning up your gardens and dividing your perennials this spring, please keep us in mind. We need many plants (especially perennials such as hostas, daylilies, iris and cone flowers) to fill several beds that we have planned. We also hope to plant ground covers such as ivy and myrtle (vinca) in our treed areas where grass won’t thrive, and would even welcome small shrubs such as euonymous.

To arrange plant drop-off, please call 519-434-2765 extension *207.