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CONGRATULATIONS TO LYN TAN OF RICHMOND HILL!

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 your family. Call Observatory Hill home.

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...

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...

THE PRESERVATION AND ENHANCEMENT OF DAVID DUNLAP OBSERVATORY PARK

In an effort to protect the area surrounding the David Dunlap Observatory the town of Richmond Hill has made official plans to conserve and increase the number of trees and amount of vegetation in the area. Back in the day when the observatory saw frequent use, the nearby park received little attention. The building’s significance was primarily rooted in its contribution to astronomy. While several notable advancements and discoveries were made as a result of the building’s impressive telescope (which remains the largest in Canada to this day), it has now been declared a National Heritage Site.

As for the park itself, it’s receiving some much-needed love and care. A comprehensive plan has been laid out detailing the step-by-step process that will both retain the existing natural foliage of the park and eliminate any invasive species. That’s the short-term plan, anyway. The long-term plan will have appropriately sourced trees and shrubbery of the same species replanted and properly maintained. Boundaries will be cordoned off to allow this new growth to flourish, and keep the existing plants safe from harm.

In total, there will be upwards of one thousand new trees planted in the DDO area over the next few years. A dedicated, positive step taken towards revitalization. Not only will this project give the park more greenery, but it will also provide hundreds of new habitats for local fauna.

In addition to planting new leaf-bearing trees, the town of Richmond Hill is also committed to saving the apple trees that currently take up residence there. Once saved they will begin work on creating a new apple orchard. The remaining trees will receive the care they need to continue bearing fruit, and from their seeds, the Parks Department will cultivate new trees to increase the orchard’s size.

Once upon a time, the land near the DDO was all farmland. With this new effort to infuse the area with more life, it will mark a return (in part) to how the area looked during the early days of the Toronto area (or York, as it was first called). We’re very happy to see that Observatory Hill is preserving and enhancing this natural area.

THE PRESERVATION AND ENHANCEMENT OF DAVID DUNLAP OBSERVATORY PARK

In an effort to protect the area surrounding the David Dunlap Observatory the town of Richmond Hill has made official plans to conserve and increase the number of trees and amount of vegetation in the area. Back in the day when the observatory saw frequent use, the nearby park received little attention. The building’s significance was primarily rooted in its contribution to astronomy. While several notable advancements and discoveries were made as a result of the building’s impressive telescope (which remains the largest in Canada to this day), it has now been declared a National Heritage Site.

As for the park itself, it’s receiving some much-needed love and care. A comprehensive plan has been laid out detailing the step-by-step process that will both retain the existing natural foliage of the park and eliminate any invasive species. That’s the short-term plan, anyway. The long-term plan will have appropriately sourced trees and shrubbery of the same species replanted and properly maintained. Boundaries will be cordoned off to allow this new growth to flourish, and keep the existing plants safe from harm.

In total, there will be upwards of one thousand new trees planted in the DDO area over the next few years. A dedicated, positive step taken towards revitalization. Not only will this project give the park more greenery, but it will also provide hundreds of new habitats for local fauna.

In addition to planting new leaf-bearing trees, the town of Richmond Hill is also committed to saving the apple trees that currently take up residence there. Once saved they will begin work on creating a new apple orchard. The remaining trees will receive the care they need to continue bearing fruit, and from their seeds, the Parks Department will cultivate new trees to increase the orchard’s size.

Once upon a time, the land near the DDO was all farmland. With this new effort to infuse the area with more life, it will mark a return (in part) to how the area looked during the early days of the Toronto area (or York, as it was first called). We’re very happy to see that Observatory Hill is preserving and enhancing this natural area.

CONGRATULATIONS TO LYN TAN OF RICHMOND HILL!

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 your family. Call Observatory Hill home.

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...

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...

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