Want to learn about the cool city building initiatives happening across London? You can see and experience them for yourself through themed tours with local guides. Evergreen has teamed up with community partners to showcase some of these initiatives. Join us to learn about:
1. Active transportation in London
On this tour offered by London Bicycle Café’s Ben Cowie, participants will be taken on a bike tour of London's cycling infrastructure. Learn about cycle and active transportation advocacy in the City of London and experience these community projects first hand as you ride along the Thames Valley Parkway. Bikes provided.
2. Community building in London’s urban core
Led by the Downtown London Community Association, this walking tour will discuss community-building strategies and its impact on London's urban core. You will have the opportunity to tour and visit the King Street community, Richmond Row commercial corridor, and other grassroots-led community projects.
3. Community-led neighbourhood revitalization in London’s Old East Village
As London's Old East Village continues to develop, the impact of community projects is being felt further east along Dundas St. Specifically see industrial land reuse in action: McCormick and Kellogg’s, urban storefronts, breweries and arts collectives.
4. Grassroots engagement with the Northeast Community Conversations Group
The Northeast Community Conversations (NECC) is a grassroots volunteer group of community leaders, activists and connectors who strive to help build community through dialogue-based, participative community conversations, promote cultural sharing and understanding, and foster greater community involvement by engaging residents in discussions on matters affecting most of our population demographics.
5. Back to the River – The role of the Thames River in London’s identity
One of London’s most ambitious plans is re-centralizing the role of the Thames River in our City’s identity. Community consultation and input has defined the project and helped develop its impact. This bus tour will explore the 5km stretch of river from Harris to Watson parks.
These tours are hosted in partnership with London Community Foundation, Pillar Nonprofit Network, UnLondon, the Urban League of London, City of London and CBC London.