360 Experience 2024

Support me as I spend a night outside for The 360°Experience 2024 https://davidwest-richmondhill.ca/wp-content/uploads/2024/01/360Experience.mp4

Jewish Heritage Month

Mayor David West send greetings to the Jewish community during Jewish Heritage Month.

State of the City Address


Happy Norouz!

Mayor and Council from the City of Richmond Hill wish everyone who celebrates Nowruz around the world a bright, prosperous, and peaceful New Year! To the brave people of Iran, we stand in solidarity with you. Happy Nowruz! from Richmond Hill Council:Mayor David West, Mayor, Richmond Hill, OntarioDeputy Mayor Godwin ChanRegional Councillor Joe DiPaolaWard 1 […]

In Support of Recreation and Culture

Posted with permission of the publisher of NRU Publishing Inc. Original article first appeared in Novae Res Urbis GTHA Vol. 26, No. 2, Wednesday, January 11, 2023.

What a Game!

What a game! Team Canada brought it all today and we couldn’t be prouder. It was great to see about 450 #richmondhill#soccerfans⚽️ coming together to cheer our team on. Exciting regardless of the outcome! Thanks to @rhcentre for the Performing Arts for hosting the watch party.#fifa2022⚽️

The Nutcracker Ballet – right here in Richmond Hill!

A seasonal highlight – The Nutcracker Ballet – right here in Richmond Hill!I was delighted to have the honour of meeting some of the talented artists in today’s performance from Victoria International Ballet Academy at our Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts (RHCPA). Thank you for bringing this holiday classic to Richmond Hill and […]

Community Safety

Thank you Superintendent Thai Truong and Inspector Lindsay Newlove from York Regional Police #2 District headquarters in Richmond Hill for taking the time to talk about community safety as we work together for a safe community.#richmondhill

National Day of Remembrance and Action

It was an honour to join representatives from Yellow Brick House and Sandgate Women’s Shelter today on #NationalDayofRemembranceandAction on Violence Against Women as their flags were raised in #RichmondHill.Thank you for your work to educate and promote awareness about #genderbasedviolence

Christmas Kettle Campaign

It was terrific to join the Richmond Hill Salvation Army today at Hillcrest Mall to kick off the Christmas Kettle CampaignThanks to Russ and the many #volunteers who give their time to support this annual campaign.The Salvation Army in Canadahttps://salvationarmy.ca/christmas-kettles/

Happy Hanukkah

Today we gathered to celebrate Hanukkah with JYN – Jewish Youth Network Rabbi Warmflash at Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts (RHCPA)It was an honour to share the joy of this Festival of Lights with our community and my Council colleagues.Remembering that light will always triumph over darkness.

It’s All About Community…

at the Inauguration of the #richmondhill Council November 21st with Zain-ul-Abedin Yousaf Ali with Dawoodi Bohra Jamaat Trust, Reverend Robert Hayashi with the Richmond Hill Presbyterian Church and Reverend Lambert with The Nativity of the Mother of God Christian Orthodox Church

The City of Richmond Hill 2022-2026 Council had their Inaugural Council

The City of Richmond Hill 2022-2026 Council had their inaugural Council meeting last night. As each member of Council took to the podium a theme emerged: collaborative commitment to working hard and focusing on the betterment of our City. It was encouraging and motivating – I really can’t wait to see what we can achieve […]

Hilltop Place Retirement Home Open House

I had the pleasure of a tour of the newly renovated Hilltop Place Retirement Home Open House on Sunday. Hilltop Place has been a long time part of our community and these new renovations compliment this beautiful facility. Thank you Spring Living Retirement Communities for the invitation. While there I had the pleasure of speaking to a […]

May 29 Tree Planting

More tree planting today – this time with the Toronto Region Conservation Authority in the Oak Ridges Conservation Reserve. Thank you to the volunteers and to our great environment partner, theToronto and Region Conservation Authority for their efforts to green our community! When I was a kid in Cub Scouts we planted hundreds of trees in the Trees […]

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 […]

March 29, 2022

By partnering with a well-known educator like OCAD University, we are providing businesses with access to new expertise & creative thinking that can help accelerate business recovery and prosperity.That’s a goal we can all get behind–driving recovery & renewal of our local economy. #YorkRegion O.C.A.D.@eCampusOntario have partnered with #RichmondHill to launch the Centre of Local […]

U14AA Ringette team wins Provincial Championship

It was my pleasure to visit the U14AA Ringette team to offer congratulations on their Provincial Championship and best wishes for the Eastern Championships in April. This team will be representing Richmond Hill and Ontario on the Canadian stage and we are really proud of them and ringette in Richmond Hill. Good luck and safe […]