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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.

  1. 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 of creativity, colour, and fun. New studies have shown that comics are a great way to get kids excited and interested in reading, and this is a great way to get that started. With over 400 exhibitors, and 15,000 square feet of space, you’ll easily fill a day with a trip to Comicon, and depending on how many comics you bring home, you might fill the night as well.
  1. Sugar Beach Sugar Shack – A free, and truly Canadian event, bring the kids to Sugar Beach in Toronto to experience an authentic Cabane à Sucre du Québec or Sugar Shack. Enjoy live music, delicious Québécois cuisine, maple taffy on snow, and much more. This is a fantastic opportunity to learn more about Canada’s rich French-Canadian history in a fun and flavourful way. The Sugar shack will be located at Sugar Beach (Jarvis and Queens Quay) and open March 12th-13th.
  1. March Break Teen Zone At The Richmond Hill Public Library – If your kids are a bit older, this is a great spot for them to meet new people, play some old-school board games, create unique crafts, and enjoy some great snackage. It’s free, and they can drop-in on Monday March 14th from 6-8pm.
  1. Daniel Tiger’s Neighbourhood Live – Did you grow up with Mr. Roger’s Neighbourhood? Daniel Tiger’s Neighbourhood Live is an extension of the classic and beloved children’s show, and is giving the next generation a chance to explore their imaginations through a live theatrical production, which features singing, dancing, and much more. This is a great event if you have little ones, and it’ll be fun and nostalgic for you. The show can be seen at The Richmond Hill Centre For The Performing Arts on Friday March 18th at either 3pm or 6:30 pm.
  1. Cineplex Family Favourites – The big screen is waiting for you at Silver City in Richmond Hill. On Saturdays at 11, you can catch great family-friendly movies for just $2.99 with a portion of the proceeds going to Feed The Children. It’s a fun and affordable day out; just don’t forget the popcorn!

Gone are the days of March Break madness, with all the kids inside with nothing to do. This list plus an array of other fun activities make Richmond Hill, the GTA, and Toronto the perfect places to be during the holiday. If you want to live closer to the action consider Observatory Hill. It’s got lots to offer kids and adults alike and does it all with a much needed touch of education and exploration. Have a fantastic, safe and fun March Break, and we hope to see you soon at Observatory Hill in Richmond Hill.      

A Clearer Direction For The David Dunlap Observatory Park


David Dunlap Observatory Park

You already know Observatory Hill is set to become one of Canada’s foremost communities, and you already know its public spaces will match that forecasted standard of excellence, but everyone has been eagerly awaiting a true direction for the park and heritage site. That wait might be over.

Two unique plans (A and B) were created for this special site with the intent of allowing public opinion and the best possible outcome for coming and current communities. Plan A is called “Observatory Park” and would act as a regional attraction highlighted by The David Dunlap Observatory and a planetarium, Plan B or “Discovery Park” would be a local attraction and highlighted by the area’s heritage features. Both A and B share common features that were consistently requested by all parties involved.

In a recent article featured in the Richmond Hill Post, it was revealed that at the Town of Richmond Hill’s People Plan task force meeting, a preferred direction for the aforementioned public spaces was put forth. Over 275 residents had their say via an online survey, and JRS (the chosen landscape architectural firm) was directed toward a final plan that focused on community opinion and satisfaction. Plan A was the winner, and that’s incredibly exciting. Now, it’s not written in stone and many decisions are yet to be confirmed, but if Plan A goes forward as recommended, those who live in Observatory Hill and people from surrounding neighbourhoods can expect to enjoy a truly fantastic park experience. Consisting of highlights like an outdoor ice rink, amphitheatre, splash pad, covered picnic area, meadow maze, great lawn, beaux arts garden, and much more, the David Dunlap Observatory Park will work toward making Richmond Hill an even more admirable, and inviting town. Think of what something like this can do for property value as well; Observatory Hill -supported by such an unbelievable park- will provide a fantastic investment opportunity.
This is just another reason to get excited about Observatory Hill. Stay tuned for more information as it becomes available, we understand that waiting can often be frustrating, but it’ll be worth the wait. You’ll definitely want to call this area home, so before deciding on another location, consider just how magnificent your life could be at Observatory Hill surrounded by an endless list of amenities, entertainment, restaurants, highly rated schools, transit, and much, much more.