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Richmond Hill

High-density Bathurst proposal

On Feb. 4, there was a public hearing to receive comments on a high-density application for two 17-storey towers at 9000 Bathurst St. The meeting was well attended. Afterwards, I received many inquiries as to why council did not reject the proposal immediately, and I would like to clarify what elected officials can and can not do.
March 03, 2014

Teen inspiring change

Richmond Hill student reaching out at home and abroad
March 03, 2014

The heart of the matter

Richmond Hill man dedicated to raising cardiac health awareness.
March 03, 2014

Ecks and the City: A pampering fit for a czarina

To get into the spirit of the Sochi games, I decided to try the famous Banya experience, then got beaten. With leaves.
February 07, 2014

Thornhill heading to the polls in February

Candidates pulling out all the stops for provincial by-election.
February 03, 2014

Richmond Hill homicides rattle town

Investigation ongoing as community safety is questioned.
February 03, 2014

Councillors want Yonge subway extension now

After years of promises from politicians to extend both sides of the Yonge-University-Spadina (YUS) subway line into York Region, residents still don’t know when they can expect the extensions to be completed.
February 03, 2014

Richmond Hill’s newest voice

I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself. My name is David West and I am the new councillor for Ward 4 in Richmond Hill.
February 03, 2014

What makes Thornhill unique

We’re already a month into 2014. With the holidays and the ice storm behind us, it’s time to focus on the unique issues of our ward.
February 03, 2014

Lending a hand

Local mom reflects on years of service for abuse program
January 07, 2014

Relentless on north subway

January 07, 2014

Bus lanes on schedule but still causing grief

Amid conflicts and complaints, rapidways make progressYork Region’s efforts to widen Highway 7 to make way for rapidways — dedicated bus lanes to connect residents of York Region to rapid transit — is expected to be completed by the end of 2016.
January 07, 2014

Markham ward boundaries redrawn

Burke still undecided if she will run in October’s election.
January 07, 2014

Court ruling on observatory expected soon

A Divisional Court, Superior Court of Justice of Ontario, hearing challenging a decision made at the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) for the lands at the David Dunlop Observatory (DDO) in Richmond Hill concluded on Dec. 9.
January 07, 2014

Richmond Hill museum may become a reality

A lifelong resident of Richmond Hill who has been advocating for many years for the town to establish its own museum may get his wish.
January 07, 2014

Celebrating Richmond Hill’s arts

From an idea to a vision to a reality and a Hollywood-style event to unveil a new sculpture for the Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts and celebrate the 140th anniversary of the Town of Richmond Hill, this was truly a memorable event.
January 07, 2014

Retail Therapy: Lost & Found

Part menswear store and part coffee shop, Lost & Found may seem like a retail experience at first glance, but it’s a little more than that.
January 03, 2014

Soulpepper’s head honcho Albert Schultz is ready to go to war

For Soulpepper’s 17th season, founding member and artistic director Albert Schultz is scheduled to reprise his role in The Norman Conquests trilogy and to direct four shows. Busy, sure, but variety is the spice of this impresario’s theatrical life at the helm of one of the country’s most successful theatre companies.
January 03, 2014

For comics, Rob Ford is the gift that keeps on giving

But political humour is more than just cheap gags: it can influence an election.
January 01, 2014

Lessons from Haiyan: Poll shows Canadians want climate action

As people in the Philippines struggle with the devastation and death from the worst storm to hit land in recorded history (typhoon Haiyan), world leaders met in Warsaw, Poland, to discuss the climate crisis.
December 20, 2013