On Aug. 16 and 17, join me for the third annual Five Senses Festival in the downtown core — what I consider to be simply the best summertime grassroots community celebration of arts and culture in the historic village of Richmond Hill.
In the months leading up to August, Markham residents started switching to clear garbage bags in order to decrease the amount of hazardous and recyclable materials being sent to the new Durham-York Energy Centre incinerator.
Earlier this year, avid fans of Lynn Crawford’s Riverdale restaurant, Ruby Watchco, had to go without their prix fixe fix. The doors to the eastside eatery were temporarily closed while Crawford ventured to the States (with sous Lora Kirk in tow).
The current planned route of the new Highway 7 rapid transit way will tear through a residential area in our community, with a portion of it diverging along Bathurst Street and Centre Street in Thornhill.
As the town of Richmond Hill continues to grow and intensify, it will need to acquire sufficient parkland to meet the needs of the community. The town’s Parks Plan and park dedication bylaw provide the tools for it to meet these needs by ensuring that the right amount and type of parkland is set aside and provided for use by the community where it is needed.
For two years, Bell Mobility has fought to erect a new 40-metre-high cell tower at 7 Harlech Court, in the north end of the Thornlea revitalization area, and I have been strongly opposed to its application.
One simply cannot do a private hooping session outside without drawing attention, even on a quiet afternoon. As I am hooping in my front yard, with my personal hooping trainer, people honk horns as they drive by, an elderly woman with her caregiver smiles and stops to take in the scene, and a mother pushing a stroller asks what we’re doing.