Hill is a town in York Region north of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The Town of Richmond Hill
started out as a small settlement located partially in the Township of Vaughan and
partially in the Township of Markham. The Town's development was closely linked with the
development of Yonge Street, which was planned primarily as a military road by John Graves
Simcoe, the first Lieutenant-Governor of the Province of Upper Canada. The Town was
officially incorporated on June 18, 1872 as a village.
Richmond Hill has 166 parks, mostly small urban parks and
544 hectares of undeveloped natural area for recreation. The largest such park is Richmond
Green Sports Centre & Park, which includes baseball diamonds, a skating rink, a 300
person amphitheatre and a skateboard park. 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
Southern Richmond Hill is home to the industrial region
housing and most of the town's hotels, as well as the main commercial area of the town's
Chinese community. The northern part of town is considered to be Old Richmond Hill as it
is a historical area. Central Richmond Hill is a very commercial area, housing multiple
malls, plazas and entertainment buildings, such as theatres and restaurants. The northern
most part of the town is mostly farmland, though it is being developed.
The Town of Newmarket has a small town charm, with big city
conveniences. The close proximity to Toronto makes it attractive to business and citizens.
A gentle blend of land-uses makes Newmarket a perfect location for young families
and professionals alike. The Town of Newmarket is the home York Regional Headquarters, and
South Lake Regional Health Centre.
Main Street is a unique experience with early 1800s
styled historic architecture, streetlights, and custom grown flower barrels. It's
proximity to the Holland River Trail System and Fairy Lake allows for recreational,
cultural and arts activities. Local businesses provide boutiques, patio eateries,
live theatres and a seasonal farmer's market in a vibrant setting. Also located on Main
Street is the Elman W. Campbell Museum, which has a collection of Newmarket artifacts.