Ward 4 Development Applications – Update

There are a number of development applications active in Ward 4 that continue to generate significant interest from residents.  This section in the newsletter is intended to keep everyone informed and updated about the status of these applications. It is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all active in Ward 4 development applications but a brief synopsis of select applications. Please feel free to contact me at ([email protected]) if you have questions about an application that is not included here.


  1. 71 Regent St. – There has been no new news to report related to this application since the last report. An application was submitted to Richmond Hill planning staff in the summer of 2015 for approval of a proposed development of 28 townhouses at 71 Regent St. I hosted a well attended Residents’ Meeting in the fall of 2015 for this application. The applicant is currently working toward an application that can be brought to council for a Council Public Meeting. Stay tuned to the Liberal Newspaper (Richmond Hill pages) and this e newsletter for the date of this meeting.
  2. 44, 48,54 and 60 Arnold Cres. – An application for 37 townhouses and 4 single detached homes was submitted to Richmond Hill planning staff in the summer of 2015. I hosted a well attended Residents’ Meeting in the fall 2015 for this application. The applicant had a Council Public Meeting in the fall of 2015 where comments from the public and Council members were heard. In the winter of 2015 the applicant elected to appeal this application to the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB). The OMB held a pre hearing meeting for this application on June 1st. The main hearing on this file will be scheduled for March of 2017.
  3. Canyon Hill and Yonge St (10922, 10944 and 10956 Yonge St) An application for 160 townhouses was submitted to staff this spring. Letters to area residents were sent out from my office, informing them of this application.  The applicant has since appealed this application to the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB). There are no confirmed dates for the hearing yet, but it will likely be held this fall. Stay tuned to this newsletter for more specific details as they become available.
  4. 107 Hall St – An application for 22 townhouses and the preservation and restoration of the historic Langstaff house was submitted to our planning staff in the summer of 2015. A Residents’ Meeting and a Council Public Meeting were held in the fall of 2015. Unfortunately the applicant has appealed this application to the Ontario Municipal Board. I am very disappointed in hearing of this news. I will report the dates of any hearings scheduled by the OMB in this e newsletter at such time as this information is released.
  5. 129, 133, 141 Arnold Cres and 230 Major Mackenzie Dr. W.– This site has recently been sold to The Acorn Development Corporation.  At this time, I understand the developer is working to complete an application for redevelopment of this site which they will eventually submit to our Richmond Hill Planning staff.  The applicant will need to go through the regular planning process prior to obtaining any approvals to building anything new on the site. It is my intention to host a meeting for the neighbourhood residents as soon as any plans by the developer have been solidified. This meeting will serve to make the community aware of the details of this application. Presently, at this very early point in the process, there is no timeline set for such a meeting but I will ensure that the community is informed in a timely manner when a clearer picture becomes available.
  6. Condo Proposal South West corner of Gamble and Yonge. – In 2014 there was an application for an 8 and 5 storey condo on the South West Corner of Gamble Rd and Yonge St. The applicant had a Council Public Meeting some time ago but this application has not been presented to Council as of yet. There were a number of issues that were identified during this process, including issues of proximity to a flood plain.
  7. 47 and 59 Brookside Road and 12 and 24 Naughton Drive.  This proposed development application includes 188 townhouses, 4 condo towers and a public park. I hosted a Resident’s Meeting on Wednesday, August 10th. At this meeting residents voiced significant concerns about a number of issues related to the application. Included in these concerns was the overall density of the proposal and the height of the 4 buildings being proposed (as high as 29 storeys), as well as issues related to vehicular access to the site and related traffic concerns. I would invite all interested residents to express your feedback to myself and to our Richmond Hill staff planner on this file, Phoebe Chow. My email address is [email protected], Ms. Chow’s email address is [email protected] hill.ca.