April in Richmond Hill

The province has pulled the “Emergency Brake” in Ontario and we are once again facing restrictions due to COVID-19. This is very disappointing news for all of us. After a year of struggling with the pandemic we can agree that getting back to a more normal life is what everyone…

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Powell Street and Wright Street Reconstruction

City’s contractor, Tectonic Infrastructure Inc., will be on site to prepare for the upcoming road reconstruction. Starting in late March 2021, OZA Inspections Ltd. (Tectonic’s subcontractor) will be conducting pre-condition survey and may need to briefly enter the private properties on Powell Street and Wright Street to review the existing…

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Elgin Mills Greenway Invasive Species Management

As part of the post construction maintenance of the stormwater management facility in the Elgin Mills Greenway (see map above) some of the areas within the facility will undergo invasive species management. This work is taking place to ensure the newly planted areas have a chance to establish over the long…

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Development Application Millwin Investments Ltd. 11300 Yonge Street

Our Planning Staff has recently received a complete development application for this address. The details of this proposal are contained below. A Council Public Meeting has has been scheduled for May 5, 2021 at 7:30. Please visit the following link for more information https://calendar.richmondhill.ca/council/Detail/2021-05-05-1930-Council-Public-Meeting   The development proposal consists of one…

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Proposed Development at 11160 Yonge Street

This application is for an Official Plan and Zoning By-law Amendment to permit the redevelopment of the Yonge Street site for an 18, 35 and 15 storey mixed-use development providing for 731 residential units, 510 m2 of retail, an overall gross floor area of 58,940 m2.   This application came…

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Planning for Parks, Recreation and Culture

An important review of Richmond Hill’s Park Plan, Recreation Plan, and Culture Plan is being initiated this year. There is no question that are parks and open spaces are being well used during this last year. We need to plan for the future of parks in our community. Visit RichmondHill.ca/ParksPlan for more…

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June 21-27 is Pollinator Week

Pollinators, such as bees, butterflies and birds, are important to the health of our community. They help plants produce seeds and the fruits they bear. It is estimated that 35 per cent of global crop production relies on pollinators!   Richmond Hill is working to foster natural and built communities that…

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Stormwater Management Project Updates

Richmond Hill’s extensive stormwater management infrastructure, comprised of stormwater management ponds, sewers, catch basins, culverts, oil-grit separators and other components, allows us to manage runoff from rain and melting snow, helping protect our streams and rivers, prevent flooding and erosion, and improve water quality.   Some Ward 4 Projects of…

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Environment Strategy: Progress and Evolution

Richmond Hill’s Environment Strategy, “Greening the Hill: Our Community, Our Future” helps plan and coordinate efforts for the City and the community to protect, enhance and restore the natural environment.   ·        How are we doing? Richmond Hill has released its first Environmental Scorecard to showcase progress and trends from the first…

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