Richmond Hill, ON
Richmond Hill is a town located in the southern part of York Region, Ontario, Canada. It is about 20 km north of the downtown core of Toronto.
It is one of the fastest-growing communities in Canada with the population about 200,000. English is native for 40.7% of the residents, Cantonese - for 8.6% of the population, Persian — for 8.5%, Chinese — for 6.5%, Russian — for 5.3%, Mandarin — for 3.9%, Italian— for 3.9%, and Korean — for 2.3%.
The local authority is represented by the Richmond Hill Town Council.
The business structure of Richmond Hill contains mostly small businesses. The town holds headquarters of several large corporations.
The town's industrial and business center is located in the Southern Richmond Hill. It is a place where town's hotels and the primary part of the town's Chinese community situated. The northern part of the town (Old Richmond Hill) is a historical area. Central Richmond Hill represents a commercial area with multiple malls and entertainment buildings. The very northern part of the town is primarily a farming area.
One of the town's feature advantages is a well-developed transportation system. Highway 404, the one that leads to the downtown of the City of Toronto is in the eastern part of the Richmond Hill. Public transport is represented by the system of buses and trains.
One of the most noticeable geographical features of the Town of Richmond Hill is the Oak Ridges Moraine.
The Town has 6 public swimming pools, including Canada's largest indoor wave pool.
Richmond Hill has a well-developed educational infrastructure with 28 public elementary schools in Richmond Hill, 5 secondary schools, 13 Catholic elementary schools and 3 private primary schools.
Richmond Hill has a lot of interesting places to visit:
- David Dunlap Observatory telescope, which is one of the biggest telescopes in the world.
- Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts, a 43,000-square-foot (4,000 m2) multi-use cultural facility.
- The Burr House Craft Gallery and Tea Room.
- Wilcox Lake.
- Richmond Green Sports Centre and Park, which includes several baseball diamonds, two ice skating rinks, a 300-person amphitheatre and a skateboard park.
Interesting facts about Richmond Hill:
- The town's motto is En la rose, je fleuris (French for "Like the rose, I flourish").
- The Richmond Hill Dynes Jewellers softball team became the 1972 Softball World Champions.
- Hillcrest Mall, a large and popular shopping mall.
- In the early 20th century Richmond Hill was known as the "Rose Capital" of Canada.
- Richmond Hill has 166 parks.
- Number 4 on new street numbers is banned because it is considered a sign of bad luck by some Asian cultures.
- Richmond Hill can offer some good restaurants, for example: The Octagon Restaurant, Sarpa, Jim Chai Kee Noodle, Joe's Hamburgers, Sunnyside Grill, Yang's Fine Chinese Cuisine.