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Culture Walk: Hidden Secrets of Downtown: North Loop - September 16


  • Location: Covent Garden Market Square 130 King Street
    London ON N6A 1C5
  • Cost: $20.00
  • Time: 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
  • Telephone: 519-661-0333
Culture Walk: Hidden Secrets of Downtown: North Loop - September 16

Discover the secrets of London's past hidden in plain sight: including the last remaining tavern from Whiskey Row, a notorious ghost, a clock with a mystery, twisted public art, and our favourite Art Deco tower.

THURSDAY EVENING CULTURE WALKS AT THE MARKET

We’ve created two tantalizing new downtown culture walks for you. Thanks to our excellent partners at the Covent Garden Market for their Thursday evening outdoor hours, Downtown London, and Refined Fool Brewing for offering organic drinks to wet your whistle after the walk - included with your ticket!

  • Thursdays, September 9-30, 5:30 - 6:30 PM
  • Cost $20 per person early bird rate until 4pm Monday the week of your walk, $25 per person after Monday night the week of your walk
  • Every ticket includes one free drink from the Refined Fool Brewing downtown Market booth
  • Each ticket comes with $20 in Downtown Dollars, use them like cash at participating businesses
  • Pre-registration required. Space is limited. Meet at the Market rain or shine.
  • Gather outdoors in the Covent Garden Market Square under the big clock.
  • No refunds, walks run rain or shine
  • Covid protocols to follow public health guidelines including limited tour capacity

Refined Fool Brewing* will be on-site weekly at the outdoor farm market to offer you a free beverage. Each walk ticket includes one free drink, must be 19 years of age to redeem for a drink, valid only on the night of the walk, must be consumed on-site that evening.

COVID PROTOCOLS

Walks will follow public health guidelines as they change according to the Ontario provincial Roadmap to Reopening.  To ensure your safety and that of our guides:

Capacity will be limited to allow for physical distancing
Mask wearing is recommended where physical distancing is not possible
Guides will have voice amplification to assist with distanced hearing
Communications will be sent prior to your walk to advise of any protocol updates 
Self-assessment check-lists will be provided in advance for registrants

*Refined Fool Brewing Company makes small batch craft beer in Sarnia, Ontario. Refined Fool is a group of teachers, creatives, blue collars, entrepreneurs, musicians and pastors who care about beer, business, Sarnia and each other. We began by brewing out of our houses in midwinter with propane burners and frozen hoses and have since evolved into a downtown nano-brewery.

Image: Black and white photograph of the Dominion Public Building, circa 1940. Courtesy Ivey Family London Room, London Public Library, London, Ontario, Canada

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