RICHMOND HILL CONTINUES GRADUAL REOPENING IN STEP 3

The province has announced that Ontario will move into Step Three of its three-step Roadmap to Reopen on Friday, July 16 at 12:01 a.m. As a result, residents should be aware of the following: What’s currently open  Parks, trails and outdoor amenities In-person Summer Camps, A.R.K Adventure Program, Tennis Lessons,…

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Summer in Richmond Hill

It seems like there is finally hope for a more “normal” summer. The COVID-19 vaccinations numbers in Richmond Hill and Ontario are on the rise, the infection numbers and hospital admissions due to COVID-19 are on the decline. Ontario and Richmond Hill have begun to open up and will continue…

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Parks, Recreation and Culture Plans

The City of Richmond Hill sought input and ideas from residents through an online survey until July 9 to help plan its future parks, and guide recreation and culture opportunities for the next 10 years.   The feedback from residents will help inform decisions about urban parks, connectivity between open…

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Indigenous Land Acknowledgement for Richmond Hill

June was National Indigenous History Month in Canada. This month marked some very grim discoveries of the remains of children buried in unmarked graves at two residential schools in Canada. This discovery is shocking beyond words and many Canadians have come together to mourn the death of these innocent young…

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Affordable Housing Strategy

Council has been working on an Affordable Housing Strategy since May when the Draft Strategy was considered at a Special Council Meeting. It was my hope that this strategy would be endorsed by Council at the July Council meeting so that our Planning Staff would be able to do further…

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Controlling LDD Moth in Richmond Hill

The LDD moth (also known as Gypsy Moth) outbreak that has impacted most Central Ontario communities has been a significant problem for Richmond Hill as well. Our staff have taken steps to mitigate this impact and Council passed a staff report this month to take further measures. To view the…

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Ward 4 Community Conversations

In June, I hosted a great conversation featuring an informative discussion with our knowledgeable representatives from York Region Food Network. We learned about Planting in Small Spaces and were inspired to make the most of the spaces we have available to us for gardening. We also heard ideas for companion plantings in…

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Help Make Richmond Hill an Age-Friendly City

Residents aged 55+ invited to give feedback   The City is launching an Age-Friendly Community initiative, to help provide a safe, supportive environment for older residents now and in the future. As part of this initiative, residents 55 years of age and older will have multiple ways throughout the summer…

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Help us Build a More Sustainable Richmond Hill

Achieving a more sustainable environment in Richmond Hill is a community effort and together we’ve made great progress in protecting our local environment. Building on that positive momentum, the City is inviting the community to help update its Environment Strategy to consider emerging issues, current trends and priorities.   Approved…

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