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Take it to the stars on Family Night

Have you ever looked up at the sky and wondered what that bright star was? Or how to identify a few constellations? Among the many great neighbourhood amenities near Avenue Towns is the David Dunlap Observatory. Family nights at this renowned observatory are always exciting opportunities for everyone to discover the wonders of astronomy. This [...]

2019-08-04T19:53:27+00:00August 14th, 2019|Local scene|

Sample craft beer August 10

Ontario boasts some fine microbreweries. Saturday, August 10, don’t miss this chance to sample great brews at the Richmond Hill Rotary Craft Beer Festival, at the Richmond Hill Centre for Performing Arts, 10268 Yonge St. Among the brewers, you’ll find Side Launch from Collingwood, Wasaga Beach Brewing Co. from Wasaga Beach, Red Thread Brewing from [...]

2019-08-04T19:43:11+00:00August 7th, 2019|Local scene|

Paint, popcorn and lots of inspiration!

It’s all about painting on canvas, eating popcorn and having a lot of fun! The Kids Canvas Workshop at Glaze Craze, 11005 Yonge St. in Richmond Hill offers youngsters a chance to exercise their creative selves every other Saturday. This Saturday, August 3, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. is the perfect time to create [...]

2019-08-01T00:40:52+00:00July 31st, 2019|Local scene|

Top North American talent converges on Richmond Hill this weekend

They’re coming from Florida, Alabama, Texas and New Mexico this weekend, highly accomplished, competitive teams vying for top honours at one of Richmond Hills’ most popular events. Who are they? Ribbers! They’ll be slow-smoking over hickory logs and cherry wood, serving up baby back ribs, pork, chicken and homemade sauces, rubs and even corn bread. [...]

2019-07-24T18:16:05+00:00July 24th, 2019|Local scene|

Living near summer’s best frozen treats in Richmond Hill

Living at Avenue Towns on Carrville Road in Richmond Hill’s best location has so many benefits. One of them is ice cream! Dessert devotees will love knowing that Caffe Demetres’ famous sweets can be had at 9174 Yonge St., just south of Carrville Road. Summer-only sorbettos include Key Lime Sorbetto, made with fresh limes, vanilla [...]

2019-07-17T23:36:52+00:00July 17th, 2019|Local scene|

Sundays are Farmers’ Market Day at Hillcrest Mall

If you lived at Avenue Towns, one of your Sunday activities might be a stroll to pick up a basket of heirloom tomatoes or a bunch of kale fresh from the grower. Living so close to Hillcrest Mall has advantages. Every Sunday through growing season, trucks pull into the mall parking lot to set up [...]

2019-07-10T21:50:33+00:00July 10th, 2019|News|

Richmond Hill is a Butterflyway place to live!

Richmond Hill is butterfly-friendly! This year, over 200 households in Richmond Hill planted native wildflowers as well as two 4.5 metre-long canoe gardens filled with plants to encourage butterflies to visit. Supporting the effort, The David Suzuki Foundation and the City of Richmond Hill partnered to provide flats of pollinator-attracting native wildflowers to local households. [...]

2019-07-04T00:26:48+00:00July 3rd, 2019|Local scene|

Superheroes turn out for Canada Day in Richmond Hill

Is that Wonder Woman? Batman? And what’s Indiana Jones doing in Richmond Hill? All sorts of superheroes will be parading in this year’s Canada Day celebration at Richmond Green Park on July 1. Join in! Everyone’s invited to come dressed as your favorite superhero. You’ll feel your powers, especially when the pyro-musical fireworks light up [...]

2019-06-26T20:49:56+00:00June 26th, 2019|Local scene|

Rabbit & Bear Puppet Theatre

Little ones will love what’s planned this Saturday morning, June 22, from 11:15 to 11:55 a.m. at Richmond Hill Central Library. Rabbit and Bear Puppet Theatre will be celebrating National Indigenous Peoples’ Day with a special interactive puppet performance. Bring your youngsters aged 3 to 8 and find out how Turtle carries the world on [...]

2019-06-19T19:30:55+00:00June 19th, 2019|Local scene|

Father’s Day in Richmond Hill

What to do for Father’s Day? If you lived at Avenue Towns in Richmond Hill, you’d have lots of choices in your neighbourhood. With Hillcrest Mall just a short walk from home, shopping for him would be just a matter of choosing your store. Father’s Day promotions are in full swing right now. Hillcrest is [...]

2019-06-12T22:50:01+00:00June 12th, 2019|Local scene|