This February, Pour Over London, London.

London, ON is a city rich in history and there’s a new project that aims to bring the community closer to it. This February (and particularly for Canada’s Heritage Week February 18-24), check out Pour Over London, a pilot project from London Heritage Council and LondonFuse, in collaboration with Edgar & Joe’s Café and supported by the City of London’s Culture Office.

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There’s oh so much to find out about your city… through your morning coffee! Photo by Nicki Borland

For a limited time, at both downtown Edgar & Joe’s locations (Horton Street and King Street), you’ll have the opportunity to indulge in little known and fascinating London history tidbits with every cup of coffee. Did you know that the chocolate bar “Sweet Marie” gets its name from a poem written in London’s Victoria Park by Cy Warman in 1893 or that J.D. Salinger, author of the famous novel The Catcher in the Rye, unexpectedly made London his home from 1961-1965 at 95 King Street? Well, find out about these things and much more while satiating that insatiable desire for caffeine.  

So, what’s it all about?

This project is an effort to bring local heritage into the everyday lives of Londoners with a wide variety of interesting facts that may show your city in a different light. In addition to that, we’re encouraging Londoners to keep the conversation going online using the hashtag #PourOverLDN. Do you know a little something (or a lot of something) others don’t in regards to Forest City history? Tell us about it! We cannot wait to hear.

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Did you know… ? Photo by Nicki Borland

In total, there are 20 different historical facts, perched nicely on the selected number of coffee sleeves from Edgar & Joe’s. Highlights include many different people, aspects, and institutions integral to London’s past and present such as Western Fair, Western University, and Fanshawe College amongst many others. Every effort was taken to keep the facts diverse, widely accessible, and above all, engaging. Specifically, we worked to find a mix of little-known London-and-area facts alongside some old classics. The facts are all local, all interesting, all informative!

Get them while they last!

There are so many stories to be told about our great city and Pour Over London is just the start. Keep your eyes peeled at both Horton Street (Goodwill Industries, 255 Horton St E) and King Street (Innovation Works, 201 King St) Edgar & Joe’s locations during this upcoming Annual Heritage Week from February 18-24, you never know what you might learn, simply by ordering your morning coffee.

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That morning coffee just got a little better! Photo by Nicki Borland

For more information on the initiative please visit or please contact the London Heritage Council at or (519) 930-2140 or LondonFuse at or 519-614-7125.

Feature photo by Nicki Borland



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