50th Annual Winter Carnival – Save the Date

The Richmond Hill Winter Carnival is a proud community tradition and it celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2018 (#50yearsofwinterfun). On February 2nd, 3rd, and 4th, the Mill Pond Park will again host this great family focussed winter event. Our committee has been working hard for the past number of months…

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Snow Removal News and Notices

For Winter Maintenance Activities Update click on this link  https://www.richmondhill.ca/en/our-services/Snow-Removal-News-and-Notices.aspx?_mid_=121.      You can also call our Inclement Weather Hotline at 905-771-5487 for information about Richmond Hill’s recreational programs and facilities during winter events.

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Ward 4 Development Applications – Update

There are a number of development applications active in Ward 4 that continue to generate significant interest from residents.  This newsletter section is intended to keep everyone informed and updated about the status of these applications. It is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all active development applications…

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Council News and Highlights

1. Gladys McLatchy Memorial Garden   Have you ever noticed the beautiful garden at the north west corner of the Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts, near Wright Street? This masterpiece garden, that so many of us enjoy each summer, is the work of the Richmond Hill Horticultural Society. They…

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Building Community in our Community

What specifically does it mean when someone speaks about the great community in which they live? I am sure that, in part, they are describing all the built things in the neighbourhhood. They are almost certainly speaking about the houses on their street, the community centres, libraries, and parks.  However…

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Richmond Hill Sports Hall of Fame 2017 Inductees

The Richmond Hill Sports Hall of Fame recently inducted a new set of deserving athletes, teams, trainers, coaches, sponsors, supporters and sports builders who have shaped the sports community in Richmond Hill.    This year’s inductees include Tracey Wainman, Jamie Joslin, Scott Mabley, Mary Ann Palmer, Gianni Facchini, Peter Pendli, and Bill Woloski. This group represents hockey,…

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Recycling Textiles in Richmond Hill

Like a number of other GTA municipalities, Richmond Hill has begun a process to determine how we can better promote recycling and reuse of textiles. Each year, on average, each of us disposes of 70lbs of fabric and 85% of this material ends up in a landfiill site. Over the…

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The Secret Path Walking Toward Reconciliation

A small group of Richmond Hill residents including Joel Clements, Marj Andre, Suzanne Smoke and myself are organizing a Screening of the Secret Path on October 22nd at the Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts. The Secret Path is a film by Tragically Hip frontman, Gord Downie about the true story of Chanie Wenjack…

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