Events Affecting Ward 1 Residents

Below are events of interest to Thornhill Ward One Residents. If you know of another event Click Here to tell us about it.

Pomona Millls Park planting: Wednesday, May, 15th, 2024 from 5 to 7 p.m. ..........

You are invited to the 25th Anniversary of the Annual Pomona Mills Park Planting by the Pomona MIlls Park Conservationists.

When: Wednesday May 15th, 2024

Time: From 5 to 7 p.m.

Where: Pomona Mills Meadow

Enter the park by 15 Church Lane

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Pomona Mills Park Clean Up: 25th Anniversary : April 21st, 2024 from 10 a.m. to noon ....

Free Transit on New Year's Eve on all YRT and TTC Routes .........

Leave the car at home! York Region Transit (YRT) is offering free transit on New Year’s Eve and extending late-night service to get you to and from your celebrations safely.

Enjoy FREE travel after 7 p.m. on Sunday, December 31, 2023, on all YRT and TTC routes operating north of Steeles Avenue in York Region to get you around safely. Service will be extended on select YRT routes until approximately 4 a.m. on Monday, January 1, 2024. See extended late-night service times for more details.

Metrolinx open letter Yonge Street and Royal Orchard ...........

Metrolinx has issued an open letter to community outlining their commitments intended to mitigate impacts from construction and operations of the YNSE. Only one of their commitments is currently covered in the Request for Proposals documents with the expectation that the others will be contained in future contracts.

Development at the york farmers market

2 towers of 60 storiies .......testing

Regional Councillor Alan Ho Annual Picnic: Sunday, July 16th, from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM ..................

All Residents from Thornhill are invited!

You are invited to my Annual Community Picnic being hosted on Sunday, July 16th, from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Simonston Park (15 Simonston Blvd., west of Don Mills Road, north of Steeles Ave. East, Markham).

Please join us for an afternoon of free great food, ice cream, entertainment and a lucky draw, including a new iPad! We look forward to seeing you there.


Regional Councillor Alan Ho

John Street west bound closed between July 17th and August 11th, 2023 .......

John Street will be closed on the west direction between July 17th and August 11th, 2023

The work will consist of a replacement of a cast iron pipe through the valley adjacent to the Pomona Valley Tennis Club.

The residents on Baywood Crt, Candice Gt and Julia St will have to detour to Proctor or Royal Orchard, and come back around to their residence. Signs will be posted identifying the detour route during the construction phase. What the City learned during the previous emergency job in 2020 is that when local traffic was allowed to access the area from Bayview, there were excessive vehicles that would follow those cars into the courts, which then would have to turn around, causing a log jam of vehicles and also a safety concern to any local pedestrians. Cars would also drive through the construction zone.

Archaeology of a 16th Century Huron Wendat Village in Thornhill, May 9th, 2023 7:15 p.m. ..........

Date: May 9, 2023

Time: Refreshments 7:15 pm; Speaker: 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Location: Heintzman House, 135 Bay Thorn Dr., Thornhill, ON
Subject: (Guest speaker) Archaeology of a 16th Century Huron Wendat Village in Thornhill

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Dear Residents,

On May 9th Thornhill Historic Society THS will be having a guest speaker from Archaeological Service Inc., who conducted the dig at the E.J. Sands Wendat site.

We are being invited to the first in-person guest speaker event since late 2019! The details are below. Please feel free to circulate to your neighbours.

This is very interesting as these findings were found when our Local School E.J.Sands was demolished on Henderson Avenue.

Hope to see you there.



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Join us as we welcome our next guest speaker - in-person!

Title: Archaeology of a 16th Century Huron Wendat Village in Thornhill

Date: May 9, 2023

Time: Refreshments 7:15 pm; Speaker: 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Location: Heintzman House, 135 Bay Thorn Dr., Thornhill, ON

Description: Known to local Thornhill residents since at least 1885, the Thornhill site (the current site of E.J. Sands Public School) is an ancestral Huron-Wendat village and cemetery dating to the early 16th century. During the 1920s the site was investigated by A.J. Clark, a talented avocational archaeologist, artist, and resident of Vaughan. Recent archaeological work at the site in advance of development has determined the presence of significant features and artifacts.

Speaker: Martin Cooper is a Senior Archaeologist and Senior Associate with Archaeological Services Inc. He has conducted archaeological research throughout Ontario for over the past 40 years and is a long-time resident of Thornhill.

This is a FREE event hosted by the Thornhill Historical Society. This will be our first in-person indoors event since early 2020. To celebrate, there will be cake!

RSVP for this event (required)

Thank you,

Saturday, March 25th from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. .........

York Region will join residents and businesses around the world in turning off all non-essential lights for Earth Hour this Saturday, March 25 from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. All non-essential lights will be turned off at five York Region buildings.

Small actions at home or work can make a difference! All residents can support Earth Hour by turning off lights, TVs, computers and any other unnecessary devices that use electricity.

More information:

Video link to the All Candidates Meeting Ocotber 13th, 2022 .....

This is the link to the youtube video of the Thornhill Markham All Candidates Meeting.


Evelin Ellison and Debra Hanff

All Candidates Meeting for Thornhill/Markham Municipal Election, Ward 1, hosted by YOUR two resident groups:
WOSTRI (Ward One South Thornhill Residents Group, Inc.): and
AWRA (Aileen-Willowbrook Residents Association):

The meeting was moderated by Thornhill/Vaughan resident Andrew Baldwin.
Questions were compiled from resident submissions to the planning committee previous to the event. Topics covered included: development (planning, infrastructure, traffic), environment, zoning, school board, accountability, and heritage.

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