Brendan Dodd Joins CityMatch

Brendan Dodd Joins CityMatch

We are delighted to welcome and introduce Brendan Dodd to the CityMatch team. Brendan has joined the team as our new Housing & Relocation Coordinator.

Now Hiring: Housing Specialist

Now Hiring: Housing Specialist

CityMatch is seeking a Housing Specialist to join our small team in London, Ontario. This is a part-time eight month contract position with the potential to move to full time and for the contract to be extended. 

Duty of Care

Duty of Care

There is a tremendous opportunity for success when you take care to consider what’s at stake for your new employee, particularly outside of the office. And a significant risk if you don’t. Yet, many employers miss this important piece in the transition process.

CityMatch expands service offering to include real estate

CityMatch expands service offering to include real estate

Today, we’re adding a new dimension to our concierge settlement programs: full service real estate. While we’ve always helped our clients make connections to trusted real estate professionals, we now offer this service directly, with Jodi as licensed  Realtor and in collaboration with our new partners at A Team London.

Old Home, New Perspective

Old Home, New Perspective

Claire Crossley returned to London some two years ago after suffering a back injury, but with plenty of heart, and a lot of community support, she’s lifted herself up to the point where she is excited about the future.

Bike to the Future

Bike to the Future

“I was happy in Calgary. Most of my really close friends were there. Most of my life was based there so it didn’t seem like a likely thing for me to move back,” he said. “Caroline and I had what was supposed to be this six-week thing. She lived downtown and so we could walk everywhere. It just felt different . . . finding this beautiful walkable city in the place I grew up was really unexpected.”

Picture Perfect

Picture Perfect

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.

Strengthening Neighbourhoods

Strengthening Neighbourhoods

“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.”

The Long Road Home

The Long Road Home

“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.”

Everything you need to feel good.

Everything you need to feel good.

“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.”

CityMatch on Branding London

CityMatch on Branding London

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.

The 5 Coolest Things You Can Do with the LTC’s InfoWeb

The 5 Coolest Things You Can Do with the LTC’s InfoWeb

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. 

50 Great Twitter Accounts to Follow

50 Great Twitter Accounts to Follow

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.

Two Wheels, Zero Problems

Two Wheels, Zero Problems

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.

Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays!

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.

Holiday Shopping in London

Holiday Shopping in London

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.

Fa La La London!

Fa La La London!

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.

Entice and Engage

Entice and Engage

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 Moving Manageable

Make Moving Manageable

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.