Thank You to Everyone !

Thank you to everyone who supported #mchappyday this year. Our collective efforts will help many families when their children need to stay at Markham Stouffville Hospital. Thanks to the crew for letting me join the team for a while! For an overview of some of the events in #RichmondHill and #YorkRegion, subscribe to my monthly […]

Eid Celebration

Thank you to the Dawoodi Bohras community for the invitation to participate in a wonderful #Eid Festival. It was an honour to join this joyful celebration and to celebrate the community’s long history in Richmond Hill. @Bohras_Canada #InclusiveRH#inclusiveYR

May is Jewish Heritage Month

#inclusiverh I am proud to live in Richmond Hill and York Region, where we value our diverse population and welcome all our neighbours. I look forward to celebrating the important role of Jewish Canadians in our city. May is #JewishHeritageMonth – a time to recognize the important contributions Jewish Canadians have made and continue to […]

May is Asian Heritage Month

May is #AsianHeritageMonth. In #InclusiveRH and #inclusiveyr we are fortunate to welcome a diverse Asian population and to share opportunities for education & appreciation of the cultures and histories of our friends and neighbours. This May, we celebrate #AsianHeritageMonth and recognize the invaluable contributions Canadians of Asian origin have made, and continue to make, to […]

Happy #EarthDay

Happy #EarthDay a day to bring awareness to actions that we can all do, everyday, to live sustainably. I will be participating in Earth Day activities and #cleanupgreenup activities around Richmond Hill this weekend starting tonight at the virtual Smart City conference.

International Day of Pink

Wednesday April 13th is International Day of Pink which was started by two students in Nova Scotia in 2007 when they saw a friend who was gay being bullied for his pink shirt.  From those simple roots, now it is acknowledged internationally as a day against bullying, discrimination, homophobia, transphobia and transmisogyny in communities around the […]

April is Daffodil Month

I am pleased to support the #DaffodilMonth Campaign.  When you wear a daffodil you help to spread awareness about cancer and raise hope.

Virtual Meeting with L’Arche Daybreak Community Members

It was fantastic to meet, virtually, with the L’Arche Daybreak Community. Thank you for inviting me to talk about 3 of my passions: healthy environments, the Mayor’s Monarch Pledge and Monarch Butterflies. Your artwork was beautiful, thank you for sharing it with me. L’Arche Daybreak (https://www.larche.ca/communities/daybreak). L’Arche Canada – L’Arche Daybreak A large, well-established community […]

44th RHGA Juried Exhibition and Sale

On April 8th, 2022, It was terrific to participate in the Richmond Hill Group of Artists (RHGA) Opening Night of the 44th RHGA Juried Exhibition and Sale. It is an honour to celebrate a tradition that goes back to Mayor Bell, acknowledging and supporting local artists.  The paintings from previous City of Richmond Hill and the Mayor’s […]

Statement from Mayor David West: Response to Province’s New Housing Legislation

Posted on Thursday, March 31, 2022 Richmond Hill – Yesterday, the Province introduced Bill 109, the More Homes for Everyone Act, 2022, outlining actions to address Ontario’s housing crisis, including introducing changes to municipal land use planning processes. Richmond Hill Council remains deeply committed to the issue of affordable housing and we continue to make […]