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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Happy New Year!

I hope everyone had a great New Year. For those that celebrate various holiday traditions at this time of year I hope you were able to spend restful time with family and friends!   A proud tradition in Richmond Hill, and one that finds its home in Ward 4, is…

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January 2016 Council News and Highlights

1. Richmond Hill Downtown Secondary Plan – Public Process As I have reported in past newsletters, Richmond Hill has embarked on a process leading to the creation of a Downtown Secondary Plan. This plan will guide future development in the Historic Village Core, protect our Heritage buildings, and ultimately guide…

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Communication in an Electronic Age

Who remembers this?   I have always believed that a strong community can be achieved if there is strong citizen engagement in the decisions that are made on our behalf by the local government. I also believe that in order to achieve this engagement people need to be informed about…

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