Posts Tagged ‘City of London’

ReForest London visits LMHC’s Southdale Community

Monday, May 25th, 2015

LMHC Board Member Sue Clifford (red jacket) celebrates with her little team of tree planters.

On Saturday, May 23/ 2015, several Tenants of the Southdale Community along with some LMHC Staff, Board Members and Laurier Students joined forces with Staff from ReForest London to beautify a small area of LMHC’s Southdale Community.

A small oasis of stone, shrubs and trees was completed to create a peaceful area for Tenants to relax and enjoy some nature. The event included face painting, bubbles and a fish pond for the little ones and was wrapped up with a hot dog BBQ for all to enjoy.

To all who participated during the middle of this beautiful Saturday afternoon and donated their time and/or materials, I would like to offer my personal thanks for your work in helping our community. I enjoyed the workout myself and was very happy to participate.

Steven J. Matthew
Chief Executive Officer


Chartered Institute of Housing

Monday, May 25th, 2015


Chartered Institute of Housing

Congratulations to LMHC’s Executive Director, Steve Matthew, on becoming a Chartered Member of the Chartered Institute of Housing.

The Chartered Institute of Housing is a professional body whose goal is to transform lives by giving everyone working in housing “the advice, tools and knowledge they need to be brilliant”, and they want everyone to have a decent, affordable home in a thriving, safe community.

Steve has gone through their executive MBA-style program, followed by a written submission and interview process to qualify for professional accreditation.






Balconies Beautiful

Friday, May 31st, 2013
pot of plants

A freshly planted pot of plants for a resident’s balcony

flats of plants

Plants from the Friends of the Civic Garden Complex, waiting to be planted

tai chi demonstration

A volunteer from the Horton Street Seniors’ Centre demonstrates tai chi

Last night the tenants at our seniors’ community at 30 Base Line Road West were the happy recipients of plants from the Friends of the Civic Garden Complex.

This nonprofit group gives tours of the Civic Garden Complex on Springbank Drive, and holds fundraisers to help support the complex’s greenhouse growing project.

This year they donated their extra plants to a number of tenants across the city, including three of LMHC’s properties. Besides 30 Base Line, our Marconi Boulevard family community and our Limberlost family community are also receiving plants for their balconies or yards.

Last night’s “Balconies Beautiful” event included a ice cream donated by the London Ice Cream Company and coffee from Tim Horton’s, as well as a demonstration of Tai Chi from the Horton Street Seniors’ Centre, and a fitness demonstration from the Victorian Order of Nurses (VON). The City of London’s Community Development staff have also been important partners in these events.

London and Middlesex Housing Corporation is very grateful to all the sponsors who helped make this event enjoyable for our tenants.

Shareholder Presentation

Monday, May 13th, 2013

2012 Annual Report cover page

Every year London and Middlesex Housing Corporation makes a presentation to our sole shareholder, the City of London. During this presentation we report on our previous year’s work (annual report), and our financial audit (financial statement).

This year’s meeting is this afternoon at the meeting of the City’s Strategic Priorities and Policy Committee.

LMHC’s 2012 Annual Report and 2012 Financial Statements can be found here.

2013 Operating Budget

Friday, January 4th, 2013

budget clipart

LMHC’s 2013 operating budget is being presented to the City of London’s Strategic Priorities and Policy Committee on Wednesday, January 9.

For a copy of our budget submission to the City, which describes the service cuts that our organization would be required to make to get to a zero percent increase, along with the impacts of those cuts, click here.

For a copy of our PowerPoint presentation to the City, click here.

Southdale Summer Slam 2012

Thursday, August 16th, 2012
sidewalk chalk sun

Although the weather forecast called for rain, it was sunny for our Summer Slam!

Yesterday was our annual Summer Slam at our Southdale family community.

Community partners organize this event each summer for our tenants. Activities include games for children and a community BBQ.

A big thank you to our many, many partners at Southdale, including the Southdale Chaplaincy, Families First, the Health Zone, the City of London, the Middlesex-London Health Unit, NRAWP, and the Salvation Army.

children's activities

At the Southdale Chaplaincy’s table, children could guess how many candies were in the jar

face painting

City of London staff painted faces


Do you know how to sort your recycling?

community display

One of our onsite partners, Families First CAPC

blowing bubbles

Blowing bubbles – one of the many activities for children

community display

How much sugar is in your favorite drink?

sidewalk chalk

Everyone had a great time and learned more about the services available to their community