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On October 24, four candidates will vie for the honour to lead Richmond Hill as its mayor: David West, Domenic Bardari, Holo Devnani and Carmine Perrelli.


David’s View

In this update, I want to give you a short progress report on my campaign.

With your help, we’re off to a good start.  Many of the things we need for an effective campaign are in place.  I’m fortunate to have a great and hard-working team supporting me and together, we’ve been creating the elements needed to reach the residents of our wonderful city.

Much has been accomplished since I announced my candidacy for re-election.  But now, with October 24 fast approaching, we’ve switched into high gear.  We have a campaign office, literature that lays out my vision and volunteers already out canvassing.  I am also in the process of wearing out a new pair of running shoes, going door to door, meeting residents and having engaging conversations. 

The campaign is exciting and I’m incredibly grateful for the support I’m getting from all parts of the city.  But at the end of the day, I’m doing this because I know that strong, ethical leadership matters. I believe I’m the person to continue providing that leadership.  

Richmond Hill is a dynamic and fast-growing community. And many of the challenges ahead of us are extremely complex.  These challenges require input from all stakeholders — particularly our residents.  But with reasonable and collaborative representatives on council we can continue to move Richmond Hill in a positive direction — a city we can all be proud to call home.  

I’m excited for the opportunity to lead.  And with your vote, on October 24, together we can make that happen.


What Has David Accomplished as Mayor?

To help in their voting decision, the residents of Richmond Hill want to know what David has done since becoming mayor.  Here is a sample of council accomplishments under David’s watch:

  • Created an Affordable Housing Task Force and Strategy
  • The new Official Plan – an important road map to help manage growth – is proceeding with the first two amendments complete
  • Our new Parks Plan is complete, setting the stage for more and revitalized parks right across the city
  • The Recreation Plan which spells out coming investments in facilities our residents depend on, will be ready early in the new term of council
  • The Yonge Street Subway Expansion which will provide an important new level of transit for Richmond Hill continues to be a major area of focus
  • A new and updated Environmental Plan has passed.  It includes a Community Energy and Emissions Plan that sets a goal of net zero GHG emissions over the coming decades
  • Passed a Single Use Plastics Reduction strategy
  • Managed significant financial pressures on the City caused by the COVID pandemic
  • Implemented the Recover Richmond Hill Plan, helping businesses recover and thrive during and after the COVID pandemic
  • Announced a partnership with OCAD University and eCampusOntario to help Richmond Hill businesses realize greater success through a new initiative – the Centre for Local Innovation and Collaboration (CLIC). The Centre helps establish a platform for knowledge exchange, design review, individualized consultation, and advocacy.

Getting Out the Message with Social Media

Our campaign is taking full advantage of social media, looking for new and more interesting ways to grab the attention of Richmond Hill residents. The following vision elements, presented in graphic form are just one example of how we’re attempting to do just that.


If you’re on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter, you can find David with these addresses.

Twitter: https://twitter.com/VoteDavidWest1

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/votedavidwest/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/electdavidwestrichmondhill/

If you like what you see, please help David by liking and sharing on Facebook, liking and retweeting on Twitter and liking and commenting on Instagram.


Yes, We Have a Campaign Office!

Our campaign office is located at 10350 Yonge Street, Suite 200.  It’s at Crosby Avenue and Yonge Street, with a bus stop right at the door and ample parking at the rear of the building. Most of our activity will centre around canvassing – to get routes, literature and instructions into the hands of volunteers.

David will be heading out every Saturday and Sunday through September and October and would love to have others join him.  If you can join David, he will be meeting everyone at the campaign office at noon on those days. But please email volunteers@votedavidwest.caso we know to expect you. 

If you would like to canvass on your own on another date you can drop by the campaign office Monday to Friday anytime between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. to pick up literature and see what routes are available.

Can You Help with a Donation?

If you have already donated – thank you so much!!  If you haven’t, please consider helping David get the word out, so that he can continue the important work he’s been doing as mayor.

Donations help pay for Canada Post mailings, advertising, election signs and a host of other items a campaign runs on. Personal donations in any amount up to $1200 are much appreciated! You can donate here.


You Can Help in Other Ways, too!

We have created a version of our latest canvassing material that you can download, save and share in an email or on social media, the same way you might with any photo. You can get it on the landing page of David’s website, or here.  We think this is a great way to help you get the word out.

And here are three simple, but extremely effective things you can do.

  • Vote for David on October 24
  • Talk about David to friends and family 
  • Show your support – with a button or by taking a lawn sign

But if you want to do more, just visit votedavidwest.ca. It’s there for you and anyone who wants strong, determined, and ethical leadership for our wonderful city. 


Things You Might Be Wondering About!

We get questions about the election itself and we hope this information helps.

When is the election?

  • The final day of the election is Monday, October 24, 2022.

When can I vote?

  • Online voting for the 2022 Municipal Elections will be available from 10 a.m. on Tuesday, October 18, until 8 p.m. on Monday, October 24, 2022.
  • In-person voting will be available on Saturday, October 22, 2022 and Sunday, October 23, 2022 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on Voting Day, Monday October 24, 2022 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

How can I get more information?

The City of Richmond Hill has a comprehensive list of questions and answers at: https://www.richmondhill.ca/en/our-services/voter-information.aspx#Voters-List

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