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COVID-19: Stay-at-Home Order in Effect

Effective today, the Ontario government has issued a stay-at-home order. Everyone is required to remain at home, except for essential purposes, such as going to the grocery store or pharmacy, accessing health care services, for exercise or for essential work. Outdoor gatherings are further restricted to five people. Wearing a mask or face covering is now also recommended outdoors when you can't physically distance. Please help keep our community safe and stop the spread of COVID-19.

Be Safe: Stay Off Frozen Bodies of Water

Skating is prohibited on all Richmond Hill stormwater ponds and lakes such as Lake Wilcox and Bond Lake. Even if it is cold outside, ice found on lakes, rivers and ponds may not be safe. Flowing water, fluctuating water levels and snow on the ice can contribute to unsafe conditions. Please obey the posted signs.

Reducing Single-Use Plastics

Deepening our commitment to help protect the environment, Richmond Hill is working to reduce the use of single-use plastic items, including disposable cutlery, straws, water bottles, stir sticks and shopping bags. This year, the City will be rolling out a three-point plan to encourage the reduction of single-use plastics within the community. 

Making Positive Strides On Climate Change

Council has endorsed the City’s new Climate Change Framework, which positions Richmond Hill to manage climate change more effectively by applying a climate change lens to City programs and plans. The City also recently won two awards recognizing its efforts to creatively educate residents about the local effects of climate change and engage them in the development of the City’s climate change plans.

We Planted a Whole Lot of Trees in 2020

Our community is committed to protecting our local natural environment. Last year, we partnered with community volunteers and residents to plant almost 10,000 trees and 4,350 wildflowers in Richmond Hill. We also gave out 200 free Monarch-friendly plant kits to residents to help restore butterfly habitats.

Tickle Your Brain this Winter
with these Library Services

Richmond Hill Public Library is offering a variety of safe services to help you learn, play and grow. From crafts to coding, browse a variety of virtual programs for all ages and stages of life. Pick up books, video games, DVDs and TV series through their pre-booked curbside pickup service. Don’t have an RHPL card? Get instant access if you live, work or go to school in York Region. 
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