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Mix Business with Pleasure in London, Ontario

 by Matt Beauchamp

One of the greatest benefits of being an AirSprint fractional jet owner is that you have the ability to check out new events in new cities. When you think of holiday destinations London, Ontario isn’t typically your first thought. But maybe it should be.
AirSprint fractional jet owners have the luxury of flying into London’s International Airport (CYXU)  from anywhere in North America, which is a short 15-minute drive to downtown London and the site of this year’s Juno Awards.
Since 1964 the Juno awards have been showcasing the best of Canadian musical acts. This year the awards ceremony will take place this Sunday, March 17 at the Budweiser Garden’s in downtown London. The event will be hosted by 12-time JUNO Award winner Sarah McLachlan and fill feature performances by artists like the Arkells, Bahamas, bülow, NAV and Coeur De Pirate with Loud amongst others.
The best part of private jet ownership in London may be your ability to mix business with pleasure. On-board your Citation CJ3+, your short 40 minute flight from Toronto would shorten the otherwise 2-hour drive alternative. You can get in and out without having to worry about traffic. London gives you the ability to take care of business in Toronto, then relax or take in the many festivities associated with the upcoming Junos.
Where to stay
Downtown London offers accommodations from all of the usual hotel brands, but also has unique properties like the Hotel Metro. This intimate property is nestled between the business and entertainment districts of Downtown London and features an architectural blend of modern and historic design.
Where to eat
The city of London offers an eclectic mix of culinary adventures and no matter what you’re in the mood for you will find it including local favorites like:
sixthiryninesixthirtynine has become a destination restaurant since launching in 2005. It features an ever changing, locally sourced, seasonal Canadian menu by head chef and owner Eric Boyar.
Reverie RestaurantReverie is a contemporary Canadian cuisine restaurant that features 5+ course menu every night from Thursday to Saturday. The menu is mainly focused on quality, seasonal, sustainable and local produce. The worst part of Reverie might just be that it’s so popular it’s hard to get a table in its casual dining space.
This year’s Juno Awards may just be the perfect excuse to check out London, Ontario for the first time and once you’re there you’ll make memories to last a lifetime.

Banner Image Credits © 2018 Tyssen Toll. London, Ontario Sunset featuring AirSprint’s Legacy 450 and CJ2+.