Infill Development in Ward 4   The Town of Richmond Hill continues to receive applications for development proposals situated within existing neighbourhoods. These developments are referred to as Infill Developments. As we grow and mature as a Town there will be more of this type of development proposed. In fact…

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July Council News

Council News and Hilights 1. New School Speed Zone On July 13th Richmond Hill Council supported changes that will effectively lower speed limits and add additional stopping restrictions around Benyon Fields School. These changes will occur on Selwyn Road and Stockbridge Avenue. Look for new signage describing these changes. These modifications will…

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New Street Trees for Ward 4

As I have reported in the past, we have lost a lot of our urban forest canopy in Richmond Hill over the past number of years due to an invasive species – The Emerald Ash Borer (click here or here for past articles about EAB or see article below). This insect has decimated the…

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The Mill Pond Splash Report

We had another beautiful day for the 17th annual Mill Pond Splash. This eco festival has become an important event in our Town. A record number of our residents came out to celebrate our natural environment and especially the Don River. Did you know that the Don River begins its…

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May Council News

Council News and Hilights 1. “Trash Talk” in Richmond Hill … as well as recycling talk and organic waste talk Council recently had a Special Meeting to begin discussions regarding the renewal of our Richmond Hill waste collection contract. The current contract expires in 2017. While this is certainly not a…

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Elgin Mills Road Environmental Assessment

Elgin Mills Environmental Assessment Study This notice advertises an Open House that is being presented by the Region of York regarding Elgin Mills (a Regional Road). I am sorry that the event happened before this newsletter was published but I think it is important for residents to know that, even…

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April 2015 Council News

Council News and Hilights 1. Strides for Stroke for Mackenzie Health Hospital For the 10th year in a row many residents and supporters of Mackenzie Health Hospital participated in Strides for Stroke. Over this period close to $1M has been raised to support our Hospital. This year I participated as…

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Over 800 runners and walkers participated in Strides for Stroke this morning in support of Mackenzie Health Richmond Hill Hospital. Close to a million dollars raised to support Heart and Stroke program over the past 10 years. Congratulations to all participants and organizers. On a related note I ran my…

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