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RICHMOND HILL KIDS PROGRAMS YOUR FAMILY WILL LOVE

Finding great kids programs in Richmond Hill is quick and easy because there are lots of options. Get ready to discover a world of entertainment to keep your children busy after school.  Your little ones crave attention and activities. From the time they’re born, kids are always learning and hungry for new information about the world around us. Their day consists of sitting in a classroom, listening to their teachers, and waiting for fun and excitement.  

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...

WE BELIEVE IN GREATNESS

Starting next week, we will be beginning a consistent roll-out of updates, as we now have an official date for our Grand Opening! This October 27th will mark the official release for Phase 1 of Observatory Hill.

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.

RICHMOND HILL KIDS PROGRAMS YOUR FAMILY WILL LOVE

Finding great kids programs in Richmond Hill is quick and easy because there are lots of options. Get ready to discover a world of entertainment to keep your children busy after school.  Your little ones crave attention and activities. From the time they’re born, kids are always learning and hungry for new information about the world around us. Their day consists of sitting in a classroom, listening to their teachers, and waiting for fun and excitement.  

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...

WE BELIEVE IN GREATNESS

Starting next week, we will be beginning a consistent roll-out of updates, as we now have an official date for our Grand Opening! This October 27th will mark the official release for Phase 1 of Observatory Hill.

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