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City looks to sweeten pot for affordable units, office conversions

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London city hall may offer cash to builders to add affordable units to their projects and increase payments to landlords converting offices to apartments. In two separate proposals to two different city council committees that meet next week, city staff recommend tapping into a $74-million federal government fund to offer increased incentives to developers and […]


Councillors onside, but Upper Thames not sold on Sifton subdivision

A “once in a lifetime” plan for a subdivision of nearly 1,100 homes in northeast London next to a conservation area was praised Tuesday by city councillors but faces pushback from the Upper Thames River Conservation Authority. In a unanimous vote Tuesday, city council’s planning and environment committee gave the nod to the proposed 1,079-home […]


1,100-home subdivision proposed next to Fanshawe Conservation Area

A large, new subdivision may rise in the shadow of Fanshawe Conservation Area with Sifton Properties proposing to build as many as 1,079 homes in northeast London. The development on 50 hectares (124 acres) at 2331 Kilally and 1588 Clarke roads would include single-family homes, townhouses and even mid-rise apartments, all built on the site […]

Sifton Properties, now looking at converting some of its downtown office space into residential units, cheered a city initiative to subsidize such conversions saying doing nothing is not an option for

Sifton Properties, now looking at converting some of its downtown office space into residential units, is cheering a proposed city initiative to subsidize such conversions, saying doing nothing is not an option for London. In his annual state of the city address on Thursday, London Mayor Josh Morgan announced the city is eyeing a program […]

As for how Sifton will celebrate its centennial, the 100 Steps Forward link on its company website details its events. Notably on June 24 it will host an anniversary party at Legacy Square in West 5.

An antique grandfather clock that tells a lot more than just the time sits in the office of Sifton Properties. During the Great Depression Henry Sifton, who founded the company in 1923, was given the clock by a tenant in lieu of rent. As Henry gave way to his son Mowbray Sifton, and then his […]

Energy-sharing among West 5 buildings makes net-zero goal possible

West 5, the Sifton Properties residential and commercial development in London’s west end, has taken a big step toward becoming a community that will generate as much energy as it uses. The development has recently overcome provincial government hurdles to install solar panels on 73 townhouse units that were not previously approved. It’s a small […]