Council Meeting

(Electronic Meeting during an Emergency, pursuant to Section 238(3.3) of the Municipal Act, 2001)

His Worship

Mayor Dave Barrow




Due to efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19 and to protect all individuals, City facilities will not be open to the public to attend Council and Committee meetings until further notice.


Public Comments:  The public may submit  comments regarding agenda matters via email to the  Comments submitted will be provided to all Members of Council, considered as public information and noted in the public record.


Electronic Delegations: The public may appear as an electronic delegation must be submitted by 12 p.m. the day before the meeting by email to or by using the on-line application form found on The Office of the Clerk will provide instructions on appearing as an electronic delegation.

  • a) That Council supports Richmond Hill’s preferred Blue Box transition timing and approach as follows:

    (i) Transition the Blue Box program to producer responsibility in 2025, the third year of transition;

    (ii) Continue to provide Blue Box collection services on behalf of producers should both parties arrive at mutually agreeable commercial terms;

    b) That staff be directed to report back in the fall of 2020 with comments on the proposed Blue Box provincial legislation for Council’s consideration;

    c) That the City Clerk be directed to forward a copy of this resolution to the Association of Municipalities of Ontario, York Region and the Ontario Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks.

  • a) That the contract for the provision of Support and Maintenance for Fleet of Sharp Multifunctional Devices be awarded non-competitively to Sharp Electronics of Canada Ltd. (“Sharp Canada”) for a cost not exceeding $520,000 (exclusive of Taxes) pursuant to Article 7.1 Appendix “B” Part I – Sole Source Acquisitions Section (c) of the Procurement By-law No. 113-16 as the goods and/or services are to ensure compatibility with existing products that must be maintained by the manufacturer or its representative;

    b) That the Mayor and the City Clerk be authorized to execute any necessary documentation to effect the contract upon the recommendation of the Acting Commissioner of Corporate and Financial Services.

  • a) That staff report SRPRS.20.064 regarding Request to Terminate and Deregister a Site Plan Agreement submitted by Azadeh Shahbaz for 88 Lawrence Avenue, be received;

    b) That the request made by Azadeh Shahbaz to deregister the Site Plan Agreement made between the Corporation of the City of Richmond Hill and Azadeh Shahbaz for lands known as Lot 68, Registered Plan 1883 (Municipal Address: 88 Lawrence Avenue), City File D06-20001, be approved;

    c) That the Mayor and Clerk be authorized to execute a Termination Agreement with Azadeh Shahbaz upon the written recommendation of the Commissioner of Planning and Regulatory Services.

  • a) That staff report SRPRS.20.072 regarding the Site Plan application submitted by Toronto Montessori Schools for lands known as Part of Lots 39, 40, 45 and 46, Plan 2766 and Part of Block 109, Plan 65M-2895 (Municipal Address: 500 Elgin Mills Road East), City File D06-19048, be received for information purposes and that all comments be referred back to staff.

  • a) That Staff Report SRPRS.20.058 regarding Directions Report for the Yonge and Bernard Key Development Area, be received;

    b) That Council advise the LPAT that it supports the proposed modifications to the Secondary Plan (Appendix A) and amendments to the Implementing Zoning By-law (Appendix B) attached to Staff Report SRPRS.20.058;

    c) That in order to ensure that the proposed changes to the Secondary Plan and Zoning By-law conform with the Official Plan, and to resolve outstanding appeals to the Official Plan launched by TSMJC Properties Inc. (filed on June 11, 2010, revised on March 20, 2012, and confirmed on March 3, 2014), Council advise the LPAT that it supports the proposed amendments to the Part I Official Plan as set out in Appendix C attached to Staff Report SRPRS.20.058;

    d) That the Commissioner of Planning and Regulatory Services be given authority to recommend further changes to the LPAT regarding the proposed Secondary Plan, Zoning By-law, and Official Plan modifications attached to staff report SRPRS.20.058 for the purposes of facilitating the resolution of appeals, provided that the Commissioner is satisfied that the general intent and purpose of the relevant policies and provisions in the Secondary Plan, Zoning By-law and Official Plan modifications as endorsed by Council are maintained;

    e) That appropriate City Staff and Legal counsel be directed to appear at the LPAT hearing in support of Council’s position concerning the revised Secondary Plan and Implementing Zoning By-law, and proposed modification to the Part I Official Plan.

  • That the following correspondence regarding Directions Report for the Yonge and Bernard Key Development Area, be received;

    a) Jeffrey Streisfield, Land Law, on behalf of North Elgin Centre Inc., dated March 13, 2020;

    b) Saad Askandar, 71 Yorkland Street, dated March 13, 2020;

    c) Deborah Mida, 198 Canyon Hill Avenue, dated April 15, 2020;

    d) Tim Tucci, 153 Brookside Road, on behalf of the Yonge Bernard Residents Association, dated April 13, 2020.

  • a) That the City grant an easement to Alectra Utilities Corporation for the installation and maintenance of a transformer box over the lands described as part of Block Q, Plan M-36, designated as Part 1, as shown on the draft plan by Lloyd & Purcell, dated October 10, 2018 having a file number R1-M35-Q-1;

    b) That the Mayor and Clerk be authorized to execute an agreement and such further documentation as may be required to implement the easement to Alectra Utilities Corporation.

Moved by: Councillor Beros

  • Whereas Council has recently approved “Private Charles Hill Park’ as the new name of the parkette located at Rockwell Road; and

    Whereas park staff are currently researching a name for a park on Shining Willow and Petrolia Court; and

    Whereas Private Charles Hill was a Richvale native who was raised on Oak Avenue, located just around the corner from Shining Willow/Petrolia Court, making “Private Charles Hill Park” a more fitting name for the parkette on Shining Willow/Petrolia Court;

    Now Therefore Be it Resolved:

    That Council reconsider its decision of February 22, 2020 and staff move the name of “Private Charles Hill Park” from the park at Rockwell Road, as Council has recently approved, to the park staff are currently researching a name for on Shining Willow/Petrolia Court; and

    That staff name the new parkette on Rockwell Road “Thomas Armstrong Park”; and

    That staff bring a new report before Council introducing the proposed new name for the park at Rockwell Road and direct that the name of “Private Charles Hill Park” be transferred to the park on Shining Willow/Petrolia Court; and

    That staff waive the 30-day public input period for approved parks names, out of respect for the family.

Moved by: Regional and Local Councillor Perrelli

  • Whereas, on October 30, 1987, development applications for an Official Plan amendment, Zoning By-law amendment, and Draft Plan of Subdivision (collectively, the “Applications”), were filed with the Town of Richmond Hill (“City“) to facilitate the establishment of general industrial uses with outdoor storage and open space on the lands legally described as Part Lots 1, 2, 3 and 5, Concession 3, Town of Richmond Hill (the “Lands”). As such, the Applications are transitioned pursuant to section 15 of the Oak Ridges Moraine Conservation Act; and

    Whereas, the Lands are strategically located, as they abut a 400-series Highway and are contiguous to existing urban development; and

    Whereas, the Lands are adjacent to the Gormley GO station. As such, new development should be concentrated in this area to provide a focus on investments in transit, infrastructure, and public service facilities; and

    Whereas, the Official Plan’s vision for the City is to create complete communities through orderly growth, maintain a strong economic position within the GTA by preserving employment lands and promoting economic vitality through the provision of a diverse range of employment opportunities, while fostering improved connectivity and mobility through public infrastructure investment and transit-oriented development; and

    Whereas, in the post COVID-19 world the City believes that in order to encourage Canadian made products and supplies additional lands are required for manufacturing that are transit oriented and cost effective to service and can be put in production for employment and manufacturing uses as quickly as possible;

    Now Therefore Be It Resolved:

    That the City considers these Lands and the noted applications are transitioned pursuant to section 15 of the Oak Ridges Moraine Conservation Act; and

    That the Clerk forward this resolution to the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing to seek a formal confirmation from the Minister of the transition status; and

    That the City formally requests the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing to issue a Minister’s Zoning Order for General Industrial uses over the lands; and

    That the Zoning Order, if granted, have a Hold symbol affixed to it that can be removed by the City at a future date upon the satisfaction of the following:

    a) The Applicant completes updated reports and studies, including an Oak Ridges Moraine Conformity Report, Natural Heritage Evaluation, and Functional Servicing Report, as may be deemed reasonably necessary by City Staff.

    b) The Plan of Subdivision is updated to reflect boundary adjustments required to reflect the Gormley Go Station land taking by Metrolinx;

    c) That the Minister further protect these lands by declaring them a Provincially Significant Employment Zone.

    That no Building Permits will be issued until the Hold has been lifted.


Explanation: CWH Observatory GP Inc. - 9474, 9476, 9478, 9480, 9482, 9484, 9486 and 9488 Bayview Avenue - City File D04-20001

Explanation: Approved by Council at its meeting held July 9, 2019 (Staff Report SRPRS.19.126)

Explanation: Approved by Council at its meeting held April 8, 2020 (Staff Report SRPRS.20.040)

No Item Selected