Season’s Greetings!

As we approach the end of the year, I would like to wish all of you a very Happy Holiday season and a peaceful and prosperous New Year.

First Night Richmond Hill
Join us December 31 from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. for a virtual celebration to say goodbye to 2020 and welcome a brighter year ahead. We are excited to bring you an online experience with entertainment from JUNO Award Winners Splash’N Boots, family-friendly activities and a virtual fireworks display!

Visit the First Night page for more details –

11 Fun Things to do in Richmond Hill this Winter

Throughout the pandemic, the City of Richmond Hill has provided residents with safe and accessible recreational opportunities. To help keep residents active this winter, the City is offering a wide variety of virtual and in-person recreation and culture programs, as well as expanded parks and trails offerings.

Make Spirits Bright, Richmond Hill!

Richmond Hill residents and businesses can help make someone’s season a little brighter by donating to the City’s Holiday Donation Drive.

This year, we are accepting donations at one location by curbside drop-off only, with COVID-19 health and safety precautions in place. When dropping off donations, please wear a mask and maintain a distance of 6 feet from any staff member or resident you may encounter.

Date: December 1 – 15, 2020

Hours: Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Location: Operations Centre, 1200 Elgin Mills Road East

We are accepting donations of non-perishable food items, gift cards and new toys (no stuffed animals, please), books, gift cards, toiletries and new clothing for children and especially teens.

All food donations will be forwarded to the Richmond Hill Community Food Bank, a local non-profit organization assisting those in need in the Richmond Hill community. This year, gift cards, toys, toiletries and clothing will be distributed to Yellow Brick House, York Hills Centre for Children, Youth and Families and the Richmond Hill Salvation Army.

Light Up Richmond Hill!

You can also help lift our community’s spirits by decorating and lighting up your home or business for the holidays. Submit a photo of your decorated home or business to be entered in a draw for a chance to win a $50 gift card.

Here’s how:

  • Submit your photo using this form, or
  • Follow us on FacebookInstagram, or Twitter and share your photo with @myrichmondhill using the hashtag #LightUpRH

Photos must be submitted by December 11 at 4:30 p.m. to be entered in the draw. Please visit for more details and contest rules.

Snow Clearing News and Notices

During business hours, you can call Access Richmond Hill at 905-771-8800. For more information on our snow clearing processes, tracking our plows, winter safety tips and more, visit the links below.

For Winter Maintenance Update

On Street Parking

You cannot park on the street when the City of Richmond Hill has declared a winter event which is expected to require snow clearing. If your vehicle is parked on the road, you may receive a ticket and have to pay a fine. If your vehicle is in the way of our plows, salters or emergency vehicles, it could be towed.

Temporary Parking Permits

When a winter event is declared, temporary on-street parking permits are not valid for on-street parking. During this time, you can park at select City-owned facilities if you cannot arrange alternative off-street parking. Please ensure that the temporary parking permit is displayed clearly on your vehicle’s dash. A list of select City-owned facilities can be found at

*A winter event is declared when an icefall or an accumulation of snow that is likely to exceed 5cm may occur within the next 24 hours. Not all snowfalls that result in plowing warrant a winter event.

Report Non-Compliance relating to COVID-19

To report food establishment, personal service setting, or recreational water facility non-compliance, please call Access York at 1-877-464-9675 available from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday.

These establishments include:

Restaurants and bars, grocery stores, convenience stores, discount and big box retailers selling groceries.
Tattoo studios, body piercing shops, aesthetics salons, and hairdressing and barber shops.
Public pools, spas, beaches, splash pads and wading pools

To report all other businesses or public spaces, including prohibited private social gatherings and organized public events for non-compliance, please call your local city or town bylaw office. Please note, hours of operation may differ per city or town so please visit their website for further information.

City of Richmond Hill Bylaw hotline

To report price gouging related to COVID-19, please call 1-800-889-9768 between 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday to Friday, or by filing a report online.