May 20, 2019

Jerry Smith: A Man in His Time

Originally published in the Richmond Hill Liberal (April 2019) by Mary-Jane Celsie A look back at Richmond Hill’s internationally renowned watch and clock maker by Mary-Jane Celsie When Jerry Smith, Richmond Hill’s internationally renowned watch and clock maker, died in January of 1953, the Liberal paid tribute in these words: “In the passing of Jerry […]

Remembering the Fun of Mid-century Snow Games in Richmond Hill

Originally published in the Richmond Hill Liberal (January 2019) by Andrea Kulesh, President You don’t have to go back too far in time to see playing outside in wintertime has changed considerably. As a child from the 1950s, I have wonderful memories of playing in the snow. Sounds of snow crunching and the scuffing of […]

Richmond Hill’s Communities Within a Community

In 2018, the Richmond Hill Liberal ran a 4-part series series looking at communities within Richmond Hill that have retained their deep roots and identity. Richmond Hill’s communities within a community by Kim Zarzour (Introduction to the series) New Gormley: Unique Richmond Hill neighbourhood has ties that last by Kim Zarzour (Part 1) Oak Ridges: […]

Riding the Radial Line in Richmond Hill

Originally published in the Richmond Hill Liberal (November 2018) by Andrea Kulesh, President Historically, Yonge Street has undergone constant improvement since its early beginnings. Currently, the town is experiencing construction of the new Metrolinx transportation system, “an integrated multimodal regional system that puts the traveller’s needs first.” In 1795, John Graves Simcoe, Upper Canada’s first […]