Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) Reform

Over the years the OMB has been a concern for me as a number of planning decisions by our local council have been reversed by this unelected, provincially appointed body. It has become increasingly clear that reform of our land planning laws and regulations are necessary to allow locally elected municipal councils…

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Winter Carnival 2016

Richmond Hill Winter Carnival  In 1968, a group of neighbours who lived near the Mill Pond Park in Richmond Hill, at the corner of Trench and Mill Street, decided to hold a “Winter Carnival” at the Mill Pond Park. Forty-eight years later, a group of community volunteers known as the…

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February 2016 Council News and Highlights

1. Richmond Hill Downtown Secondary Plan – Council Public Meeting On February 3rd Council hosted a meeting to give the public and stakeholders an opportunity to learn about and comment on, a new proposed Downtown Secondary Plan for the Historic Village Core of Richmond Hill. It was a very well…

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February in Richmond Hill

February is always an exciting month on Council. We have all of our regular Council work but we also have weekly discussions and presentations related to our Operating Budget. This budget has proven to be quite challenging as Council reviews the various expenditures that need to be made in order…

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Richmond Hill Winter Carnival

  In 1968, a group of neighbours who lived near the Mill Pond Park in Richmond Hill, at the corner of Trench and Mill Street, decided to hold a “Winter Carnival” at the Mill Pond Park. Forty-eight years later, a group of community volunteers known as the Richmond Hill Winter…

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71 Regent St. Development Application Update

If you live in the Heritage Estates area you should have received a mailed letter from me (see below) regarding a demolition application for the buildings at 71 Regent Street. The owner of these lands, Technor, is planning on demolitioning the existing buildings at 71 Regent St. Below is a letter…

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Council Public Meeting Downtown Secondary Plan

Richmond Hill Council and staff has been working toward finalizing a Secondary Plan for the historic Village core of our town. We will be seeking community input for this plan. There will be a Council Public Meeting on Wednesday, February 3rd related to this topic (see below for more information). Please feel…

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