I often play host to many an Open House that is held around the city. My job is to meet and greet folks at the door, as they step into a house for sale and try to make them feel at home. I answer any questions people have and help them out when they are ready to sign on the dotted line. Really, that is the same role as any proprietor at an Open House though, whether it be a real estate transaction or a business that is opening their doors to the public for their exploration. Well, this weekend in London, Ontario you are in luck, as there are a few Open Houses to explore around the city. Check it out!



Budding Artists Open House and Christmas Sale

First up, why not think about stopping by the new home of Budding Artists for a little holiday cheer? They are located behind Parkwood Hospital (old Sitting Tree location) at 944 Western Counties Rd in the Bruce Pavilion Building. The Open House will be open to the public from 10 am – 2 pm and craft activities will be available for the kids, as well as hot drinks and snacks for everyone. While your children get their faces painted, you can get a head-start on Christmas shopping too, as there will be eco-friendly art kits available, as well as Budding Artists keepsake products. Why not think about keeping your Christmas shopping dollars local this year, by spending them at a local Canadian company that promotes children’s creativity and imagination through the Arts?


Richmond Row Christmas Walk & Open House

If you are looking for items for everyone on your Christmas list, you could also head to downtown London to explore the 11th Annual Richmond Row Christmas Walk. This year the local event is being held on November 22nd  and 23rd from 5-9 pm. Compliments of ImPark, there will be plenty of free parking, but that is just the beginning. Local vendors have dug deep and you are eligible for 34 fabulous prizes, including a Grand Prize of 4 tickets to see Miracle on 34th St at the Grand Theatre, plus dinner for 4 at Wink’s Eatery and a night’s stay at the Station Park Hotel. Even if you don’t win one of the many prizes available, there will be free horse and carriage rides on Thursday, plus photo opportunities to snap a picture of you, Santa and a real, live reindeer on Friday. Grab snacks at local businesses and enjoy carolers as they stroll down Richmond Row. Don’t forget to vote on the best window display while you are there too!


Open House at 534 Willowdale Ave

Real Estate Open House

You even have the opportunity to meet me, Jim, on Sunday, November 25th from 2-4 pm, as I play host at another Open House at 534 Willowdale Rd. This Open House is more of the traditional real estate listing kind though. When you arrive, you will be able to explore this 3 bedroom, 2 bath home, situated on a 62′ wide lot. That’s a lot of space for this brand new house on a high-end street. You’ll find a gourmet kitchen with granite countertops, a 36″ gas fireplace and top quality finishes throughout. Plus, there are nature trails to wander right across the road. Don’t take my word for it though. You have to see this home to appreciate all it has to offer. See you Sunday!

Have a great weekend Londoners!