in Old East Village
609 - 619 Dundas st. • 625 - 629 dundas St. • 620 Marshall st. LONDON, ONTARIO
The Prime Old East Village redevelopment site of Lilley's Corners, on the southeast corner of Dundas and Adelaide Streets, back to Marshall Street, has been sold. As it encompasses 619 through 629 Dundas Street, those properties are no longer available for lease.
We are celebrating the acquisition of this historic building, in one of the oldest and most culturally diverse neighbourhoods in London Ontario, and wish the buyer much success.
This Prime Old East Village redevelopment site, of just under an acre, comprises the southeast corner of Dundas and Adelaide Streets, back to Marshall Street, which runs parallel to Dundas (east-west) from Adelaide through to Lyle. It encompasses 619 through 629 Dundas Street, which sits adjacent the former Hudson’s Department store site, currently under redevelopment.
Broadly, this is twelve buildings with varying degrees of occupancy with the notable exception of two properties in the mid block which are under separate ownership (621 & 623 Dundas). Tenancy in the properties is restricted to only commercial with the upper floors, once residentially occupied, presently vacant.
The Old East Village is one of the oldest and most culturally diverse neighbourhoods in London Ontario and has a rich 130 year history of significant contributions to the City of London and the world beyond. Imperial Oil was formed in East London in 1880 with the amalgamation of sixteen small refineries, Sir Frederick Banting made his home in the neighbourhood (today a museum) and the Western Fair has been a huge family attraction since 1887.
This is a neighbourhood that has seen some economic dislocation in recent years but is now experiencing an huge social and economic rebirth, as demonstrated not just by the new development that is taking place but also by the growth and success of various community based initiatives and new businesses such as the Western Fair Farmers Market (which incorporates a food based business incubator), The Potters Guild, the revitalized Aeolian Hall and the refurbished Palace Theatre, a local (and very successful) community players venue, the Wisdom Tea Shop, The Root Cellar Cafe and The London Brewing Co-op.