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List of mayors of London, Ontario

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This is list of mayors of London, Ontario, Canada. London was incorporated as a town in 1848, and became a city in 1855. Originally, mayors were elected on January 1 for one-year terms.

Mayor of London
Matt Brown

since 2014
Style Mayor, His/Her Worship
Member of City Council
Reports to City Council
Seat London City Hall
(London, Ontario, Canada)
Appointer Directly elected by residents of London
Formation 1848; 170 years ago (1848)
First holder Simeon Morrill
Salary $104,258 (2013)[1]
Website Mayor's Office


Chain of officeEdit

Since 1957, each sitting mayor has been honoured and presented with the chain of office to wear during their term of office. The chain of office is to be worn by the mayor during council sessions and other official occasions, including opening and closing ceremonies such as London's hosting of national and international sports and athletic competitions. The chain contains medallions engraved with subjects of local significance. The chain is also engraved with the names of the mayors who have worn it since it was commissioned. There are currently eleven names of previous mayors engraved on the chain.[2]

Town of LondonEdit

City of LondonEdit

2017 reformEdit

In spite of some controversy about this move, London was the first city in Canada (in May 2017) to decide to move a ranked choice ballot for municipal elections starting in 2018. Voters will mark their ballots in order of preference, ranking their top three favourite candidates. No single individual is required to get at least 50% of the vote in the balloting to be elected.[4]


  • Office of the Mayor of London, Ontario
  • Frederick H. Armstrong and John H. Lutman, The Forest City: An Illustrated History of London, Canada. Burlington, Ontario: Windsor Publications, 1986.
  • Orlo Miller, London 200: An Illustrated History. London: London Chamber of Commerce, 1992.


  1. ^ "London council hikes its pay 1.5%". London Free Press. 16 April 2013. Retrieved 3 March 2014.
  2. ^ "Chain of Office". City of London. Archived from the original on 2014-10-27.
  3. ^ "Joni Baechler replaces Joe Fontana as London's mayor". London Free Press. 25 June 2014.
  4. ^