Santa Shops At The Covent Garden Market

After the Covent Garden Market was established in 1835, it quickly became a staple for London, Ontario’s downtown core. It is a place where independent merchants, farmers, and store owners set up shop to sell everything from fresh meats, wild raspberries, beautiful flowers and even fire wood. The Market has seen praise from visitors because of the city’s best selection of organic foods, award-winning desserts and the largest assortment of cheese in all of Southwestern Ontario. The Market also holds bi-weekly seasonal outdoor farmers’ market, that attracts people from all over the Forest City.

One of London’s most treasured cultural landmarks is also home to a variety of other events and activities. This includes the Original Kids Theatre, located on the second floor of the Market, and the seasonal Rotary Rink, which is an outdoor skating rink that is free to use. It is also home to many of the city’s musicians and artists who come here to perform and showcase their work. The Market also holds large public events, one of my favourites being Festa Italiana, which is an Italian festival with fresh wood oven pizza, live music, a fashion show, and gelato. It contains the Market Hall, the Labatt Lounge, and The London Free Press Market Kitchen; spaces that are suitable for either public or private events.

The Covent Garden Market is much more than a farmer’s market, it’s a community. It is a place where you recognize other shoppers and make a personal relationship with the people you’re buying from. Anyone who has shopped at the Market can tell you that it has a different vibe. It isn’t a big-box store with barcodes and checkout lines; it is a place where shopping can be relaxing, enjoyable and fun. It is somewhere you can feel good walking out of because you know that the product you have purchased is helping a local family.

London Is Changing

  “Like any major project that you take on, it is always interesting to look back and see the progress that has been made – to me, London is one of those projects. Being born and raised in the Forest City, it has always been an important place to me. Now that I am in the industry of real estate, it is incredible to see the city progress as far as it has in neighbourhood development, the expansion of Western University and Fanshawe College, and the major steps that have taken place in transforming the downtown core.” In this video, Matt Santagapita talks about some big things for London, Ontario. He discusses the newest addition to Fanshawe College’s downtown campus and how students will drive traffic to downtown businesses. He also talks about other major changes that are happening to downtown. This includes the addition of new commercial and residential high-rises. But what is driving these changes? London has been slowing moving from a ‘small town’ to a large city, and now we are in a time where change is being accelerated by the influx of buyers looking to move from Toronto and the Greater Toronto Area. These people are primarily an older demographic; people who are looking to get out of the fast-paced lifestyle that you must have if you want to live in Toronto. These are people who are still looking for fun and entertainment, but may be in their retirement years and are looking for a home that they can lock up and feel safe, while they travel down south. “This change is something that London has needed for a long time. It’s exciting for real estate, it’s exciting for businesses – especially downtown, and it’s exciting for London! In the next few coming years, downtown is something that is going to generate a lot of noise for Canadian businesses.”

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[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_video link=””][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] In this episode of the Santa Knows Best Show, Matt sits down with Andrew Young from Mortgage Wise Financial to discuss the changes made by the Department of Finance in Canada that effect home buyers. Andrew Young is a Mortgage Broker at Mortgage Wise Financial in London, Ontario. As a Mortgage Broker, Andrew’s job is an intermediary who works with you and the banks. By collecting and assessing your income, and employment documentations and credit reports, will be able to get the best mortgage for you.

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