November in Richmond Hill

It has been a busy fall. I have hosted two Residents’ Meetings regarding development applications in Ward 4 and we have a third meeting scheduled for the end of this month. The type of infill development that all three of these applications represent presents a real challenge for residents and…

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October Council News

1. Dunlap Observatory Park Council and our staff will soon be finalizing a Park Master Plan for the new Dunlap Observatory Park. We will be seeking further public opinion on this plan. It is available to view by clicking here. As always if you have questions or comments please feel free to contact…

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October in Richmond Hill

October is such a spectacular month – as if summer was not beautiful enough, fall is a time where mother nature really kicks it up a notch. Fall reminds me of the exciting conclusion to the fireworks show! October is also a time for Thanksgiving and an opportunity to reflect…

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Downtown Revitalization – Some Thoughts

Since the early 1800’s, Richmond Hill’s Historic Village Core has been the centre of the town both geographically and socially. This area today however has lost a good deal of its centrality, and indeed the last few decades have seen a significant decline in the vibrancy of the Village Core.…

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First Annual Richmond Hill Blooms Awards

  We recently completed the awards presentations honouring excellent Front Gardens in our Town. A first, second and third place garden was picked in each ward by an expert panel of judges from the Richmond Hill Horticultural Society. Richmond Hill Blooms is a new program in Richmond Hill that replaces…

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Cordave Park Revitalization

Cordave Park Revitalization After hosting a Resident Meeting in the spring regarding the revitalization plans for Cordave Park, our Parks staff has come up with some plans for the future of this park. All resident input collected during the public meetings was considered in determining the design and amenities of…

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New Terry Fox Tribute in Richmond Hill

New Terry Fox Tribute in Richmond Hill   Lieutenant Governor Elizabeth Dowdeswell, Premier Kathleen Wynne and Richmond Hill Mayor Dave Barrow unveiled Richmond Hill’s Tribute to Terry Fox at a community celebration on September 12. The Tribute, a bronze statue of Terry Fox, celebrates his amazing journey of 5,373 kilometres…

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Residents’ Meeting 107 Hall St Application

Residents’ Meeting and Council Public Meeting 107 Hall Street Development Application On Tuesday, October 27th from 7-9PM I will be hosting a Residents’ Meeting regarding an application for development at 107 Hall St. This meeting will be held at the Elgin West Community Centre in the A.J. Clark Interpretive Room. The…

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