David Dunlap Observatory Park Design Public Consultation

Photograph of the David Dunlap Observatory (photograph by Peter Wilson)
The David Dunlap Observatory (photograph by Peter Wilson)

The City of Richmond Hill is seeking public feedback on proposed designs for an accessible pedestrian/cycling overpass bridge and pickleball facility at the Richmond Hill David Dunlap Observatory (RHDDO) Park.

An online survey is available until March 17, 2023 and a Virtual Information Centre will be held on Thursday, March 9 from 6 – 8 pm. For complete details, access to the survey and a link to register for the Virtual Information Centre, visit https://www.richmondhill.ca/en/find-or-learn-about/ddo-ongoing-projects.aspx.

The David Dunlap Observatory opened in 1935, and was built on land donated by Jessie Dunlap in memory of her husband David. The main Observatory building, pictured above, houses a 74-inch (1.88m) reflector telescope.

For more information on the David Dunlap Observatory, visit the City’s website at https://www.richmondhill.ca/en/find-or-learn-about/David-Dunlap-Observatory.aspx.

Information Sought on Street Names

Unveiling of the Richmond Hill Cenotaph on August 5, 1923 during the Reunion of the Old Boys and Girls. (Photograph courtesy of the Richmond Hill Public Library)

The Richmond Hill Historical Society and Richmond Hill Legion are looking for your help. In particular, if you are aware of any Richmond Hill military links to the Wright, Dunlop and Palmer family names please let us know.

We are collecting a file on the history behind our street names, especially those with some historical contribution to the town, province or country, as well as those who served in the military and that should have a Poppy designation.

Please pass any information to Ross Toms, the Branch Historian of Richmond Hill Branch 375 of the Royal Canadian Legion. He can be reached at treasurer at legion375.ca or by phone (647) 224-1615.