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BIKE SAFETY TIPS FOR 2019

There are a number of bike riding safety tips of which we all need to be aware. Here is what you need to know if you plan on taking your bicycle on the road this year.

LIVE IN A UNIVERSE OF STYLE AND COMFORT

There’s a lot about Observatory Hill that makes it a great place to live. It’s ideally situated in Richmond Hill and close to major transit routes. However, the qualifying factor of Observatory Hill’s true worth lies in its spectacular homes. We’ve recently published the new home model floor plans for you to browse and discover!

WINTER FUN IN RICHMOND HILL

Just because it’s winter doesn’t mean you can’t get outside and enjoy the feeling of the sun on your face and the wind in your hair. Richmond Hill has a lot of fun winter options for you and the whole family!

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. It also happened to feature Richmond Hill’s own David Dunlap Observatory, from which Dr. Donald MacRae can be seen going about his work, which is anything but routine; he’s exploring the universe. Perhaps what’s most interesting about the film though, is how it, its makers, its cast, and its effects inspired another.

It’s said that Stanley Kubrick attended a screening of “Universe” and it inspired him to make his own space-centric film, the Oscar award winning 2001: A Space Odyssey. Kubrick was so enamoured in fact, that he hired Colin Low (one of the directors of “Universe”), Wally Gentleman (the film’s optical effects expert), and Douglas Rain (narrator of “Universe) who would voice the now iconic Hal 9000 to help him with his film.
So, not only does the David Dunlap Observatory have a history of accolades in Canadian space exploration, it’s also has a firm connection to Hollywood and will forever live amongst its many stars. Wouldn’t you love to live near a place steeped in such history, innovation, and inspiration? We know just the place.

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. It also happened to feature Richmond Hill’s own David Dunlap Observatory, from which Dr. Donald MacRae can be seen going about his work, which is anything but routine; he’s exploring the universe. Perhaps what’s most interesting about the film though, is how it, its makers, its cast, and its effects inspired another.

It’s said that Stanley Kubrick attended a screening of “Universe” and it inspired him to make his own space-centric film, the Oscar award winning 2001: A Space Odyssey. Kubrick was so enamoured in fact, that he hired Colin Low (one of the directors of “Universe”), Wally Gentleman (the film’s optical effects expert), and Douglas Rain (narrator of “Universe) who would voice the now iconic Hal 9000 to help him with his film.
So, not only does the David Dunlap Observatory have a history of accolades in Canadian space exploration, it’s also has a firm connection to Hollywood and will forever live amongst its many stars. Wouldn’t you love to live near a place steeped in such history, innovation, and inspiration? We know just the place.

BIKE SAFETY TIPS FOR 2019

There are a number of bike riding safety tips of which we all need to be aware. Here is what you need to know if you plan on taking your bicycle on the road this year.

LIVE IN A UNIVERSE OF STYLE AND COMFORT

There’s a lot about Observatory Hill that makes it a great place to live. It’s ideally situated in Richmond Hill and close to major transit routes. However, the qualifying factor of Observatory Hill’s true worth lies in its spectacular homes. We’ve recently published the new home model floor plans for you to browse and discover!

WINTER FUN IN RICHMOND HILL

Just because it’s winter doesn’t mean you can’t get outside and enjoy the feeling of the sun on your face and the wind in your hair. Richmond Hill has a lot of fun winter options for you and the whole family!

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