St. George-Grosvenor Neighbourhood Association (SGGNA)

A member of the Urban League of London


The St. George-Grosvenor Neighbourhood has long been identified as an area of outstanding architectural, historical and natural characteristics that are linked through a history dominated by residences, institutions, and Gibbons Park.

Institutions such as Huron College, Matthews Hall and Western Fair District all had origins in the St. George-Grosvenor Neighbourhood and some, such as St. Josephs Health Care and Mount Hope Centre for Long Term Care, continue to maintain a presence in the area to this day.

In 1926, the City of London acquired a gift of substantial park land in honour of a worthy local family; Londoners from across the City have been enjoying Gibbons Park ever since. Originally consisting of about 13 acres, the City has continued to add additional lands to the park until in 1964 the area had grown to 60 acres. It was at that time the third largest park in London after Springbank Park and the Thames Valley Golf Course.

Our History

(SGGNA) was formed in 1980 as a non-profit, member-run, volunteer organization dedicated to:

  • Retaining the residential nature and composition of the neighbourhood;
  • Conserving its inherent beauty and character;
  • Preserving its historical importance within Old North London;
  • Representing the common interests of its residents.

SGGNA has continually reached out to residents of the neighbourhood, the Civic Administration of the City of London and property developers by responding to issues such as:

  • Redevelopment of the Grosvenor Gate lands;
  • Expansion of the St. Joseph Health Care facilities;
  • Efforts to re-purpose housing stock on Richmond Street;
  • Housing intensification proposals;
  • Heritage Conservation District studies;
  • Land severances and site plan approvals;
  • Ensuring inclusion of the 1985 St. George-Grosvenor Area Study policies in the London Plan.

Our Purpose

The purpose of the Association is to:

  • To be non-partisan and inclusive;
  • To promote a strong, liveable community and empower residents of the neighbourhood through community involvement;
  • To be a forum and an opportunity for residents to be involved with preserving and improving the area’s present characteristics as a liveable neighbourhood;
  • To consider all subjects tending to promote the welfare of the area and to preserve and improve its present characteristics;
  • To consider, recommend, and promote such legislative, municipal and other measures as may be deemed wise and expedient to the long-term interests of the area;
  • To be a credible, powerful, and representative voice for the area, neighbourhood and community.



Membership in the SGGNA is open to all residents of the neighbourhood who support the vision, goals and ideals of the Association. Residents who are not already members are invited to join and support its endeavours. Membership for 1 year is only $20 per household and enables the Association to keep the community informed via e-newsletters and website, deal with community issues and be a part of the Urban League of London.

Conditions of Membership

  • To qualify for membership, one must be at least 18 years of age and either live in or own residential property within the Association boundaries as defined in the Constitution of the Association.
  • Payment of the household membership fee entitles each immediate family member who is at least 18 years of age and residing full time at the address given to membership in the SGGN.
  • Any and all other conditions as specified in the Constitution & Bylaws of the SGGNA.


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SGGNA Boundaries

The St. George-Grosvenor Neighbourhood boundaries, as defined in the City of London Official Plan, extend from Victoria Street on the north, Waterloo Street on the east, Oxford Street on the south and Thames River on the west.

Association Boundaries


SGGNA constitution

SGGNA bylaws




News Items



112 & 124 St. James Street

An Urban Design Brief outlining features of a proposed development consisting of a 13 storey building on the lands identified as 112 St. James Street was submitted to the Urban Design Peer Review Panel at its December 19, 2018 meeting.  Your Executive Committee has a number of concerns with the proposal and has been following up through appropriate channels with the City as well as Councillor Phil Squire.

A subsequent application to amend the Official Plan and Zoning By-law applicable to the lands identified as 124 St. James Street was submitted to the City January 18, 2019, for which notice was issued by the City February 6, 2019. The Executive Committee has responded to this notice expressing their concerns regarding the proposed development at 112 St. James Street and the rezoning of part of 124 St. James Street.

Additional information and supporting documents attached to the above noted applications and submissions can be found at the following address:

Please note the applicant did not submit the response of the Urban Design Peer Review Panel (UDPRP) to its Urban Design Brief in its Official Plan & Zoning By-law Amendment application.  It is the opinion of your Executive Committee that the UDPRP response to the Brief is appropriate and must be taken into consideration by Development Services in their review of the application and their report to the Planning and Environment Committee and Council.




The SGGNA holds an annual general meeting at which it elects an Executive Committee responsible for the ongoing operation of the Association and which is entrusted to make decisions on behalf of the Association between meetings of the general membership.

Our 2024 Annual General Meeting will be held

Wednesday, May 29, 2024

7.30 - 9.00 p.m.

Number One Grosvenor, Grosvenor Gate Social Room (Apartment Building at 1 Grosvenor St.)

Please mark your calendars!


Useful Links

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Bus Rapid Transit

The bus rapid transit (BRT) corridor will no longer run along Richmond Street. Updates on other phases.

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Get in Touch

Comments and questions are welcome. If you would like to join SGGNA, fill out the form on our CONTACT page.