Joan Sam didn’t know anything about Canada before she arrived, but today she’s not only embraced her life, but she’s also become a source for local history, well architecture at least, in her new city as well.
“I was ready to take on that challenge. I was excited. I had an impression it was a beautiful place to live, that it was a very family friendly place to live.”
“I wanted something a little healthier for myself, particularly mentally and emotionally where I
didn’t feel like I was always on and didn’t feel overwhelmed all the time.”
“My husband asked me if I could imagine living together in London, and I said absolutely,” she said. “Sometimes I really feel like a Londoner. When I can tell people to check out this or that, I feel a part of it.”
Festival season that is! Come June, the parks and streets of London, ON are a hustling, bustling array of arts, culture, music, and community.
Earlier today, CityMatch Founder, Jodi Simpson stopped by the London Roundhouse to have a have a candid conversation with David Billson, President and CEO of rTraction. The topic: Branding London.
On February 20 the LTC is launching a new website and digital tools for riders. The common thread with their new digital presence is that they’ve made it easy to personalize so you’re getting the information you need when you need it. InfoWeb is going to improve the transit experience for riders from the start of your trip to the end.
We could fill three or four of these blogs with all of the awesomeness but we'll start with the best connector accounts - you'll find all of the best of London's Twitter right here.
If you’ve come to London without a car, or even if you just want to use one less, cycling is a great way to get around the city. A lot of Londoners use a bike as their main wheels, including during the winter, and even more seek fun and fitness in bike rides on our extensive network of pathways. Here’s some insider information to give you a headstart on cycling in London.
As 2016 draws to a close, I would like to wish you a wonderful holiday season! 2016 has been a truly rewarding year at CityMatch and we are proud of the many newcomers we welcomed to the city I love and hold dear.
Delight your loved ones with distinctive gifts that support our community this holiday season. Once you know where to look, it’s easy to find everything you need while shopping London. We’ve got five ways to keep your holiday local this year.
December is always a month of celebrations and excitement, and the calendar’s filled with opportunities to get together with old and new friends as the year winds to a close. Here are our top picks for enjoying the city as the chill sets in.
It’s no surprise that one of the key issues facing growing technology companies in London, Ontario and across the country is the recruitment and retention of talent. Progressive companies facing competitive markets know well that they need talent to thrive and to grow and that they are only as good as their best workers.
Make no mistake, relocating to a new city is stressful for everyone, even if the move represents a positive change in one’s life. It also doesn’t matter if you are moving across the country or across the world - the stressors are the same - although the degree and severity may be a different if our move brings with it big cultural differences.
This month, we highlight our top 5 picks of cool happenings around town. All of these events inspire imagination among the young and old. Whether it is celebrating our city’s most talent literary gems, an opportunity to imagine a stronger more prosperous community or tapping into the imagination of our inner child, London offers a great deal to inspire, delight, and fuel our imagination.
No matter what month it is, you will always find that London offers up a plethora of events to entertain, delight and inform you. This month, we highlight our top 5 picks of cool happenings around town.
Earlier this summer, I was delighted to come across a cool website called Living London Ontario. It first showed up in my Twitter feed and then Facebook and I immediately checked it out. Right away it was clear we have a shared love for London and for sharing that experience with newcomers who are relocating to the city.
An important part of knowing how to sell London is looking at how other cities sell themselves. The flashy websites, the glossy brochures, the eye-catching tradeshow booths. If you haven’t seen them you can probably guess what they look like. They tout an attractive cost of living, a thriving economy, a vibrant cultural and entertainment scene, great healthcare and educational institutions and, of course, an amazing downtown. All things that are absolutely critical to the ongoing effort to attract newcomers and keep the talent we have.
As summer winds down, September swings us back into the fall leg of our long festival season with plenty of incredible events to distract us from back-to-school and work blues. It’s also a busy time of year for our local farms, offering up seasonal ingredients and family fun.
We know making personal and professional connections in a new city can often spell the difference between a new employee treating London as a short career pit stop or seeing London as a long term home to build a rewarding career AND life (emphasis on the life part). Many people choose to relocate for a great job, promotion, income etc. but will often choose to stay because they have made an emotional connection to their new city.