London-Middlesex is in the Red/Control category of the Provincial Keeping Ontario Safe and Open framework. A number of City facilities have reopened to the public for in-person programs and services.
You can reach the Mayor's Office by emailing email@example.com or calling 519-661-4920.
Mayor Ed Holder was sworn in as London’s 64th Mayor on December 1, 2018. Prior to being elected to City Council, Ed served as Member of Parliament for London West from 2008 to 2015 and Federal Minister of Science and Technology from 2014 to 2015.
Ed currently sits on the Strategic Priorities and Policy Committee, the London Police Board, the London Economic Development Corporation Board, the London Convention Centre Board and the Western University Board of Governors.
Ed studied at the University of Western Ontario, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree. He worked many years in the insurance industry, and was the founder of Ontario West Insurance in 1981, which merged in 1991 to Stevenson & Hunt Insurance Brokers. Remaining in the insurance industry, he ultimately served as President of Stevenson and Hunt until 2008. During that time, the Company experienced record growth and the number of employees grew four-fold. Other notable business accomplishments include being founder of the Directors Club of London, a business networking group; serving as President of the London Chamber of Commerce, President of the London Club, and Chair of the London Convention Centre. He has also served as a member of Western University’s Board of Governors and Senate.
Community service and civic participation are important to Ed. He has held leadership positions in more than 40 community and not-for-profit organizations. Of note, he was co-chair of London’s Rockin’ New Year’s Event, Co-founder of the Business Cares Food Drive, Past Chair and Patron of St. John Ambulance. and is a member of the Rotary Club of London. He is past President of the Sunshine Foundation of Canada and Co-chair of 2 major endowments – the Sunshine Dreams for Kids endowment and the Y Fore Kids endowment. His volunteerism has been recognized with more than two dozen awards, including the Canada 125 Medal, the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal and the Sovereign’s Medal for Volunteerism.
Ed is proud to call London home for close to four decades. Throughout his time in the city, his focus has been two-fold – on successfully building his businesses and in giving back to his community.
State of the City - Mayor Ed Holder - February 16, 2021
The Mayor's office is located on the second floor of City Hall, where staff assist with the handling of all information related to the role of Mayor. Whether it is an invitation to attend a community event, a request for a special certificate or letter to recognize a significant milestone, or a citizen wanting to speak-up on a specific issue - the staff team is ready to facilitate open communication.
Mail information to:
London City Hall Suite 214 – 300 Dufferin Avenue London ON N6B 1Z2
If you would like to invite the Mayor to attend an upcoming event, please submit your request in writing and outline the occasion, date, time, location and expectation of the Mayor's role at the event. This information can be sent:
If you would like to request a certificate from the Mayor to recognize a special milestone, please call 519 661-4920 with your request. Information needed is the honouree's name, date and type of occasion, mailing address, and if the certificate is to be mailed. Certificates can also be picked up at the Mayor's Office. Generally, certificates are issued for birthdays of 75 years or more and anniversaries of 25 years or more. However, other special requests will be considered.
If you would like to request a letter of welcome to appear in an event program, please provide the following information to the Mayor's Office three weeks before your deadline date: Name of organization; type of event (conference, tournament, concert, etc.) and its purpose (e.g., charity fundraiser); date of event and the venue.