Back to the River

Back to the RiverThe Thames River is the heart of London: past, present and future. A heritage river tied to our region’s identity, we believe the Thames River has the power to bring our community together. That’s why we’re taking London Back to the River.

What is Back to the River?

Back to the River is a community mobilization initiative spearheaded by London Community Foundation in partnership with the City of London and Upper Thames River Conservation Authority. Through a North American design competition the initiative will revitalize a five kilometer stretch of the river radiating from the Forks in three directions: north to the intersection of Oxford Street bridge and the Thames River, west to the Wharncliffe Road Bridge and south to the intersection of the London to Port Stanley railway bridge and Thames River. 

Striving to enhance community quality of life, environmental and economic development, the goal is simple: give Londoners a place to work, to play and call home. Give Londoners a place that brings the entire community together.

The Thames River has and continues to be one of our community’s most definable resources and is highly valuable to Londoners; that’s why we believe so strongly that this project has the power to catalyze community change.

We’ve seen the power of river revitalization projects in other communities across North America and the impact is astounding. We are ready to embrace this ambitious goal in London and we want YOU to be a part of it.

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