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Recap: Council Meeting - May 22

Council Meeting Wednesday May 22, 2024 at 9:30am


Presentation by Altaf Stationwala, Mackenzie Health President and CEO, regarding an Update on Operations at Mackenzie Richmond Hill


  • He remarked on Mackenzie Health’s 60th anniversary, the accreditations it has received, and provided a summary of their financial health.

  • Reviewed operations at the hospital, noted the significant patient volumes and associated challenges, and commented on their strategic plan progress, staffing and recruitment.

  • Remarked on efforts made by Mackenzie Heath to understand the future needs of the community to plan for future growth.

  • He advised of the recent announcement on the opening of the York University School of Medicine in 2028, and their partnership with the university.

  • He reviewed the hospital’s site plan, highlighted a future development for seniors’ care, and remarked on how the hospital enhanced patient care thorough technology.

Agenda items passed by Council include:

  • Bird-Safe Design Standards Recommendations Report

    • In keeping with Council-approved policy direction to explore bird-friendly initiatives and support Richmond Hill’s “Bird-Friendly City” certification, this report outlines an approach for the City to help reduce the number of bird fatalities in our urban areas.

  • Naming Rights Policy Update

    • To obtain Council approval of an updated Naming Rights Policy and the delegation of authority to the City Manager to approve interior Naming Rights; and, to receive Council feedback regarding exterior Naming Rights for City facilities.

  • Member Motion - Raising the Pride Flag for the Month of June

Amendment Applications approved by Council

  • Request for Approval – Zoning By-law Amendment Application – 34 Avenue Road

    • A Zoning By-law Amendment application to permit one (1) additional single detached building lot on the subject lands.



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