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                                       You may find these articles interesting....

How McKinsey & Company proves the value of design in business...  
Jumping off from the standard notion that design is an aesthetic-based discipline used to enhance the appearance of products, the McKinsey Design Index frames design as a way of thinking, where creative processes can achieve a better understanding of consumer needs.   To read more... Wallpaper*
 
The 32 Most Beautiful Haunted Destinations Around the World ...
There is a whimsical elegance to places that have experienced lifetimes of occupants, as if hiding a secret that only the ghosts can relay, and in these eerie destinations, they just might clue you in.  Behind their opulent facades hides a skeleton-or two.   To read more...   Architectural Digest


London and St. Thomas Market Report

906 Homes sold in October

London Home
Price Advantage
$  387,455 London
$  802,793  Toronto 
$1,072,984 Vancouver 
$  500,453 Canada

London and St. Thomas Association of REALTORS┬« (LSTAR) announced a record 906 homes* were sold in October, up 11.9% over the same month last year. 
To Learn  More.. . Real Estate Update October 2018

International Day of Tolerance - November 17 th




"Tolerance is an act of humanity, which we must nurture and enact each in own lives every day, to rejoice in the diversity that makes us strong and the values that bring us together."  
UNESCO Director-General Audrey Azoulay

To read more:  United Nations

Forget Me Not Day - November 10th
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All of us have people in our lives that we care about but are bad about keeping in touch with.  Forget Me Not Day is an unofficial holiday that encourages people to try and reconnect with all those they may not be in touch with anymore.

To read more:   Fun Holidays

London Historic Site

Brick Street Methodist Church - 362 Commissioners Rd. W. 
Currently Montessori Academy of London

The northern concessions of Westminster Township, through which Commissioners Road passes, were first surveyed in 1809 by an American, Simon Zelotes Watson. After a land dispute with  Colonel Thomas Talbot , during which Watson challenged Talbot to a duel (a challenge which Talbot contemptuously rejected), Watson returned to the United States.    Read more... London Public Library
 

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CIRQUE MUSICA is a concert and visual experience for the entire family, blending the spell-binding grace and dare-devil athleticism of today's greatest circus performers with the sensory majesty of the greatest holiday music of all time. It is the perfect opportunity for the entire family to get into the Holiday spirit with great music, while enjoying an edge of your seat circus experience. ... 
Read more...  Budweiser Gardens



The Happy Prince
Playing Now
Hyland Cinema 

Having devoted a fair slice of his career to bringing Oscar Wilde to life on stage and screen, there was only one actor who could portray the wronged writer in his swansong period in Paris. The Happy Prince finds Rupert Everett not only playing Wilde but directing and writing besides.

Read more... Hyland Cinema


 
Book of the Month

Mental Toughness Training 
Dr. James E. Loehr & Peter J. McLaughlin

Is your game not quite as godd as it should be? Do you train hard only to find that at critical moments your concentration not your skill fails you? Dr, Jim Loehr explains how you can develop you mind and your body to play your best.

Read more.... The Motivated Mind Company 

 
Local Events








London Tequila Expo Show
November 10th 
Budweiser Gardens




Local Artisans & Performers Showcase
November 25th
Budweiser Gardens

Join us Sunday. November 25th from 10:00am-3:00pm at Budweiser Gardens where we will be showcasing some of London's talented crafters and performers.  Listen to local performers while you enjoy your shopping experience.    Read more.... Budweiser Gardens
Visual Arts





Bev Pike 
Museum London
Now-January 27th

Modest, mischievous, easy-going, gregarious, sharp-eyed, intelligent, quirky, irrepressible, and gentle. Over and over, people have used these words to describe Merle Randolph Tingley (1921-2017). Better known as "Ting," he was, for over forty years, the much-loved London Free Press political cartoonist.
Read more ...  Museum London




Anthropocene: The Human Epoch

Another collaboration from Jennifer Baichwal, Edward Burtynsky and Nicholas de Pencier, Anthropocene: The Human Epoch is an exploration of the complex and indelible human signature on the Earth. 

Read more.... AGO





 
 
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