List of Mayors of London, Ontario
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List of Mayors of London, Ontario
Mayor of London
Ed Holder

since 2018
StyleMayor, His/Her Worship
Member ofCity Council
Reports toCity Council
SeatLondon City Hall
(London, Ontario, Canada)
AppointerDirectly elected by residents of London
Formation1848; 171 years ago (1848)
First holderSimeon Morrill
Salary$104,258 (2013)[1]
WebsiteMayor's Office

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.

The 73rd and current mayor of the City is Ed Holder.

Chain of office

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 London

City of London

2017 reform

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. An individual must reach 50 per cent of the total to be declared elected; in each round of counting where a candidate has not yet reached that target, the person with the fewest votes is dropped from the ballot and their second or third choice preferences reallocated to the remaining candidates, with this process repeating until a candidate has reached 50 per cent.[4]


  • 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 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. ^ "London, Ont., votes to become 1st Canadian city to use ranked ballots". CBC News Windsor, May 2, 2017.

External links

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