Why London?

A few weeks ago when Amir told me he would be launching a “Why London” campaign I was excited. He knew I love London, ON and have deep family roots in the city. I feel London is at a turning point and a “Why London” campaign can allow for others to take a few minutes and think about why they are here and what got them to this place.



Here is Amir’s message to you all:

In this election campaign we’ve heard London called everything from the best City in the world to a bad City. So I thought that it’d be neat to spend the last week and a half of the campaign asking all Londoners to think about one simple question: “Why London?”

As we head into the homestretch of the 2014 Municipal Election I think that it’s important to think about the identity of London. There are many great things about our City, but we haven’t done a great job at highlighting the stories that help us to take pride in our community. People across London see this city as being something special and my job as a City Councillor will be to help stitch those identities together so that the world hears about who we are as a city.

When was the last time that you felt proud to be from London? What does this City mean to you? What is your London identity and why are you here? If you read all the way until the end you’re going to realize that I tricked you! Really, I’ve asked you about four questions…The point is, I want you to think about London, about what it’s identity is to you and to share your thoughts with me and with others. I can’t wait to read what you say!

To submit your answer to “Why London?” email me at and we’ll add it to the site (send me a picture too)!


Here was my response to Amir’s Question: “Why London?”

London has been home to my family since the 1800’s. At the turn of the century my great grandfather Bert Weir, a music teacher & real estate broker created real change for London. While he’s known for opening the first real estate brokerage firm in London, forming the London St. Thomas Real Estate Board, and starting the Kiwanis Chorus we find ourselves with a new opportunity for change. This is why I love London and I want to make that change happen. Join me and fellow Londoner’s and make London a place to stay for another 100 years! #WhyLndOnt