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Committee of the Whole May 3

Richmond Hill Committee of the Whole Meeting Wednesday May 3, 2023 at 10am

Agenda Items Include:

11.3 SRCS.23.04 - Indoor Turf Facilities

To propose a pause on the Indoor Turf Feasibility Study that is currently underway due to new information acquired since the Council direction provided on September 14, 2022.


  • The Recreation Plan recommends a Needs Assessment for Indoor Turf

  • Local Soccer Clubs support Investigation of Alternative Options

  • Bill 23 changes warrant a detailed funding source evaluation

  • Knowledge gained through the Feasibility Study RFP Process

    • staff have learned that a dome over the west field (with an associated clubhouse and additional parking) could cost in the order of $10 to 15 million and a permanent steel structure could be in the $25 to 30 million range.

  • York Region School Boards have expressed interest in partnerships

  • View Staff report

11.5 SRCS.22.03 - Indigenous Action Committee – 1 Year Pilot Project

To report back to Council on the 1 year pilot of waiving facility rental fees for events hosted by the Indigenous Action Committee.


  • To ensure that all Indigenous groups have equal opportunity to host events in Richmond Hill, it is recommended that park, multi-purpose room and gymnasium bookings fees be waived for all Indigenous groups moving forward.

  • That the City provide in-kind promotions and equipment rentals to Indigenous groups wishing to host community events in partnership with the City on dates of national significance.

  • View Staff reports here

11.7 SRPI.23.048 – Request for Comments - Comprehensive Zoning By-law Project

The purpose of this report is to provide an overview of the work program, key deliverables, associated timelines and next steps with respect to the City of Richmond Hill’s Comprehensive Zoning By-law Project

11.8 SRCM.23.06 - Richmond Hill Centre Secondary Plan (Official Plan Amendment 41)

The purpose of this report is to present the Richmond Hill Centre Secondary Plan to Council for adoption.

  • The RHCSP is the result of an extensive public and stakeholder engagement and consultation process. This process included three Public Open House meetings, four Special Council Meetings, a Statutory Council Public Meeting and a Public Information Session

  • The Richmond Hill Centre Secondary Plan presents a vision, principles and development framework for an exciting new transit oriented urban community and regional destination with a mix of land uses that is focused around two subway stations and an integrated transit hub.

  • The Staff report contains a final version of the Richmond Hill Centre Secondary Plan which includes modifications arising from:

    • Provincial, Regional and municipal policy updates

    • Stakeholder and Public comments

    • Council direction

  • View reports and the updated secondary plan here

11.10 SRCFS.23.026 - Richmond Hill’s 2023-2027 Multi-Year Accessibility Plan

The purpose of this report is to present the Draft 2023-2027 Multi-Year Accessibility Plan to Council for approval and to make the 2023-2027 Multi-Year Accessibility Plan available to the public


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