Council News and Highlights

1. 2016 – 2017 Capital Projects in Ward 4 At a recent Capital Budget Committee of the Whole meeting,  council discussed and will hopefully approve, later this month, a number of projects that will be built in 2016, or designed (and likely built in 2017). The following is a list…

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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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