Santa’s Workshop Drive-Thru

You are invited to our first ever drive-through holiday experience! Due to COVID-19 safety measures, the annual in-person Santa Claus Parade will look a little different. In its place, we invite you to celebrate this annual tradition from the comfort of your vehicles. Wave at Santa and Mrs. Claus and…

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Moving Forward in Richmond Hill

I hope that everyone had a great Thanksgiving. It is certainly a challenging time but I agree with so many that I have spoken to recently, despite the challenges we are currently facing, we have a great deal to be thankful for in Richmond Hill. It has been a fast…

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Council Strategic Plan

Richmond Hill is creating a new two-year Council Strategic Plan to set priorities for 2020-2022.   I wanted to highlight the progress that has been made on the new Council Strategic Plan. While I generally do not think it is ideal to create a plan for Council with only 2…

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Powell Street and Wright Street Reconstruction

The scope of this project includes reconstruction of the road to urban standards with new asphalt pavement, curbs, gutters, sidewalk and storm sewers, watermain replacement, sanitary sewer repairs and streetlight improvements. Construction is scheduled to begin shortly and be completed by the end of Summer 2021.   Impact on Local…

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New Provincial Limits on Social Gatherings in Richmond Hill

On September 19 the Ontario government announced a reduction to limits on the number of people permitted to attend unmonitored and private social gatherings across the entire province.   For all Ontarians including Richmond Hill residents, the maximum number of people permitted to attend social gatherings, such as dinners, parties and BBQs, is…

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Twickenham Stormwater Management Pond Rehabilitation

The Environmental Assessment for the Twickenham Pond 16-4 Rehabilitation project is now complete. This stormwater management facility is located in Twickenham Park just north of Canyon Hill Ave and east of Bathurst Street. The study took a systems approach and included the investigation of three facilities just downstream (16-1, 16-2 and 16-3)…

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