16th Annual Strides for Mackenzie Health

On Saturday, September 25, 2021, I will be again be participating in the Strides for Mackenzie Health. This is a cause that is important to our community and means a lot to me.   This exciting event raises funds that help support Mackenzie Health’s highest-priority needs, including equipping the new…

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Back Yard Chickens?

Richmond Hill’s Animal bylaw is due for a review. I have had calls recently from a number of residents who would like to be allowed to keep chickens on their property. At the present moment, under our current bylaw, this is not generally allowed.   During any bylaw review I…

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City Restores Observatory’s Natural Heritage and Beauty

Richmond Hill is making strides in the development of the Richmond Hill David Dunlap Observatory (RHDDO) Park, with the completion of significant restoration work on the historic Observatory dome and administration building.   Over the past year, adhering to strict requirements for heritage restoration, intricate work was carefully carried out…

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Mill Pond Park Master Plan

Thank you to the many people who provided input on the first stages of the Mill Pond Master Plan. This process is collecting public input that will guide any future improvements and renovations to the beloved Mill Pond Park. So far a record amount of input has been collected but…

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STEAM Project 2021

It was a great day at the STEAM project in Richmond Hill last month. I was thrilled to be asked to speak to a wonderful group of students about my Richmond Hill Monarch Tagging Challenge and what Richmond Hill is doing to protect pollinating insects and Monarchs.   After my…

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Notice of Extension of Road Closure – Harris Avenue East of Grange Drive/Settlement Crescent to Yonge Street) Metropole Developments Inc.

Metropole Developments Inc. has requested a road closure of Harris Avenue from 41m East of Grange Drive/Settlement Crescent to Yonge Street between August 31, 2021 to November 5, 2021. The requested closure is necessary as part of development of lands owned by Metropole Developments Inc. known as 0, 40 and…

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City to Reopen Additional Recreational Amenities

The City of Richmond Hill is happy to welcome residents back with more recreational opportunities. As our gradual, safe reopening continues, City staff have been working behind the scenes to prepare additional facilities and activities for residents to enjoy, in addition to the many facilities, amenities and programs already available.…

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