Richmond Hill is a town in south-central York Region, Ontario. Part of the Greater Toronto Area, it is the York Region’s third most populous municipality and the 28th most populous municipality in Canada. It is also Canada’s most populous town.
Some Interesting Facts about RICHMOND HILL:
Richmond Hill has seen a population growth since the 1990s. The town is home to the David Dunlap Observatory telescope, at one time the second largest telescope in the world, and still the largest in Canada.
Richmond Hill Public Library, the Central Library, one of four branches located in Richmond Hill.
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.
The Town also has a total of 6 public swimming pools, including an indoor wave pool. Each summer, the town features a concert series entitled “Concerts in the Park”, each having a specific theme, such as children’s music and “The Beach Boys” and are held at Mill Pond Park, with some Sunday concerts at Richmond Green Park. The Richmond Hill Heritage Centre serves as a museum of the town’s history. It also runs a variety of programs related to the town’s history. The town is also home to the Richmond Hill Country Club, Summit Golf & Country Club, and the Bloomington Downs Golf Course.
Richmond Hill was awarded the National Communities in Bloom award in 2003, with a special mention about the town’s floral displays.