Richmond Hill is located in the central part of York Region. It is located between Toronto and Lake Simcoe. It is approximately miles north of Steeles Avenue and 12 miles north of the downtown core. It is the third most populated municipality in York Region and the 28th most populated in Canada. In recent years, Richmond Hill has seen a huge population growth. It is home to the world-renowned David Dunlap Observatory telescope. If you are looking to speak to a Real Estate professional about any of your Real Estate curiousities in the Richmond Hill community do not hesitate to contact us. At The Ravi Singh Team - We are here to help!
RICHMOND HILL AT A GLANCE
Established - 1876 Population - 185,541 Geographic Size - 100.95 KM (38.98 sq. miles)
Major Cultural Groups - Of of Richmond Hill's population of 185,541, the largest visible minority groups are Chinese (21.4%), South Asians (7%), West Asian (6.7%), and Black (2.1%).
Centres of Attraction - Richmond Hill has 166 parks, under the Town of Richmond Hill Parks, Recreation, and Culture department, of which most are small urban parks and 544 hectares of undeveloped natural area for recreation. The largest such park is Richmond Green Sports Centre and Park which includes several baseball diamonds, two ice skating rinks, a 300-person amphitheatre and a skateboard park. Tennis courts are located throughout the town with two quality tennis facilities located at David Hamilton Park and Crosby Park, home to the Richmond HIll Lawn Tennis Club. The Richmond Hill Lawn Tennis Club is the town's community tennis club offering residents organized tennis programs including: competitive doubles, house league, singles ladders and social tennis. The Town also has a total of 5 public swimming pools, including Canada's largest indoor wave pool. Additionally, each summer, the town features a concert series entitled "Concerts in the Park". Each concert has a specific theme, such as children's music and "The Beach Boys", and all are very popular. These series are held by Mill Pond and the Richmond Green. The Richmond Hill Heritage Centre serves as a museum of the town's history. It also runs a variety of programmes related to the town's history. The town is also home the Richmond Hill Country Club, which features an 18 Hole championship layout at the Richmond Hill Golf Club, and the Bloomington Downs Golf Course. In 2009, Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts was opened. This 43,000-square-foot (4,000 m2) multi-use cultural facility offers quality entertainments of art and music. Richmond Hill was a winner in the 2003 National Communities in Bloom competition, with a special mention about the town's floral displays.
Modes of Transportation - The town of Richmond Hill is well serviced in terms of transportation facilities for a community of its size. The eastern border of the town is Highway 404, a major highway which leads directly into the downtown core of the City of Toronto via the Don Valley Parkway (DVP). Highway 404 also intersects with Highway 401 in North York, which is one of the most traversed highways on the planet and is the principal east/west route in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). The town's southern border is defined by the former Highway 7 and a parallel expressway, Highway 407. The latter is a toll route (the only currently existing in the province) and was designed as a bypass for the 401. The combined effect of these highways ensures that Richmond Hill is well integrated into Ontario’s road network and has easy access for all road vehicles. The ease of accessing the town is threatened by increasing traffic due to growth in the region, as the resulting commutes (sometimes several hours in the winter) diminish the usefulness of the road network. Public transit within the town of Richmond Hill is on buses co-ordinated by York Region Transit (YRT). In September 2005, YRT unveiled a new rapid transit initiative entitled VIVA which provides enhanced bus service on major routes using vehicles capable of speeding up traffic lights to lessen the time they idle. YRT also operates several feeder routes on secondary streets in the town. While reaction to the VIVA program has been positive and the funding provided considerable, there hasn’t been as large an increase in commuter use as was hoped. Commuter train service is provided to the town by GO Transit on the Richmond Hill line with two stations in the town, Richmond Hill Station and Langstaff Station. Langstaff Station is near the new Richmond Hill Centre Terminal of York Region Transit at Highway 7 and Yonge Street, and is connected to it by a pedestrian bridge opened in March 2008. The Richmond Hill Centre Terminal is complete with enclosed heating areas, payphones, and credit card/debit card ticket purchasing machines. Owing to its proximity to Toronto, there are plans to extend the TTC subway system to the intersection of Yonge and Highway 7. A timeline has not been established.
School Systems - The York Region District School Board operates 25 public elementary schools in Richmond Hill, with 5 additional elementary schools in the planning stage. It also operates 5 secondary schools in Richmond Hill: Alexander Mackenzie High School, Bayview Secondary School, Langstaff Secondary School, Richmond Green Secondary School and Richmond Hill High School. Students in schools in the York Region District School Board have scored above the provincial average on the Assessment of Reading, Writing and Mathematics, Primary Division (Grades 1–3) and Junior Division (Grades 4–6) since their introduction in 2002. The board's students in academic math streams have performed above the provincial average on the Grade 9 Assessment of Mathematics every year since its inception in 2002, while those in applied math streams were below the provincial average in 2002-2005, and above the provincial average from 2005-2007. The York Catholic District School Board operates 13 Catholic elementary schools in Richmond Hill. It also operates two Catholic secondary schools, St. Theresa of Lisieux Catholic High School and Jean Vanier Catholic High School.
Private Schools - There are also four private primary schools located in Richmond Hill and four private secondary schools, including Holy Trinity School and Global Science Academy of Toronto.
Established Neighbourhoods - Oak Ridges, Mill Pond, Heritage Estates, Yonge Street, Bayview Hill, East Beaver Creek, Jefferson
Sports Clubs - Richmond Hill Aquatic Club, Richmond Hill Canoe Club, Richmond Hill Curling Club, Richmond Senators - Soccer, Richmond Hill Soccer Club, Richmond Hill Phoenix Baseball Club, Richmond Hill Stars - Hockey Club, Richmond Hill Gymnastics Club, Richmond Training Centre - Figure Skating, Richmond Hill Rams - Junior A Hockey Club, Richmond Hill Lightning - Ringette Club, Richmond Hill Squash Club, Richmond Hill Lawn Tennis Club, Richmond Hill Figure Skating Club, Stars United Baton Club - Baton Twirling
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