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Observatory Hill Now Truly A Destination In Richmond Hill and York Region

110 acres (45 hectares) of the municipal park, conserved from the pre-2008 David Dunlap Observatory and Park, are now confirmed as destination green space in Richmond Hill, and will be supported by a $54 million budgetary allocation from the Town of Richmond Hill. This conserved park is adjacent to the projected 79-acre (32-hectare) Observatory Hill subdivision. In its first phase, the new Town of Richmond Hill park plan will focus on general maintenance. But subsequent phases will introduce renovations to the David Dunlap Observatory, its beautiful administration building, plus the addition...

Residential Guidelines

If you’re among the people dying to know what’s coming to Observatory Hill, some really interesting information has just been released. Residential guidelines are finally prepared and were recently made available. What does that mean for you? Well, it means quite a lot, but specifically, the whole site now has an architectural vision, and it’s very exciting. We’ve assembled a list of 5 standout features that we hope will get you as fired-up about this world-class project as we are. “A generous amount of fenestration is to be provided with respect to their (the homes’) related...

March Break In Southern Ontario

March Break is the perfect time to get everyone together for some good old fashioned family bonding. There’s so much to experience and do together in Richmond Hill, York Region, and Toronto that deciding can become a little daunting. Here’s a list to ease you into a week full of fun, and education. These are Observatory Hill’s top March Break events for 2016. Toronto Comicon - Held at The Metro Toronto Convention Centre, and running from March 18th-20th, this year’s Comicon is set to be among the best the city has seen. Let your kids’ imaginations run wild and free in a paradise...

Congratulations to Lyn Tan of Richmond Hill!

From left to right: Art Rubino of Regal Crest Homes, Lyn Tan, Richard Mariani of CountryWide Homes. Congratulations to Lyn Tan of Richmond Hill! Lyn was randomly selected from over a thousand sweepstakes entrants and won a fantastic new telescope courtesy of the Observatory Hill team. Now, she and her family can enjoy the night sky together and discover some of its many wonders. Your family can get in on the action too! Living at Observatory Hill means being just moments from the David Dunlap Observatory, its programs, and the chance to explore outer space from your own backyard. Inspire...

A local star

Image Credit: National Film Board Of Canada Anyone who’s ever visited the David Dunlap Observatory knows it’s an incredibly special place. Not only is it strikingly beautiful, it also carries an aura that’s almost surreal; perhaps that’s why it was chosen to be a star, -in the figurative sense of course. In 1960 the film “Universe” was released by the National Film Board of Canada, and was met with much praise. It was nominated for an Oscar in the ‘best documentary’ category the year it was released, and offered some of the most vivid special effects anyone had ever seen....