Richmond Hill (Canada)

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Richmond Hill
Richmond Hill Center for the Performing Arts
Richmond Hill Center for the Performing Arts
Motto : En la rose, je fleuris.
Location in Ontario
Richmond Hill, Ontario
Richmond Hill
Richmond Hill
State : CanadaCanada Canada
Province : Ontario
Regional Municipality : York
Coordinates : 43 ° 53 ′  N , 79 ° 26 ′  W Coordinates: 43 ° 53 ′  N , 79 ° 26 ′  W
Area : 100.95 km²
Residents : 185,541 (as of 2011)
Population density : 1,837.9 inhabitants / km²
Time zone : Eastern Time ( UTC − 5 )
Postal code : L4B, L4C, L4E, L4S
Mayor : Dave Barrow
Website :

Richmond Hill [ ˈɹɪtʃməndˌhɪl ] is a city in the Regional Municipality of York north of Toronto in Ontario . It is part of the Greater Toronto Area in Canada and had 185,541 inhabitants in 2011.


The area was first mentioned by royalists and British settlers and first mentioned in 1801 as Miles Hill (after Abner Miles, a famous immigrant). It was later renamed Mount Pleasant (Pleasant Mountain). According to a local legend, it was renamed Richmond Hill when Charles Lennox, 4th Duke of Richmond , visited the site in 1820. Richmond Hill was made a village in 1873 and a city in 1957. It includes the older settlements of Oak Ridges, Langstaff, and Elgin Mills.

With the urbanization of Toronto, Richmond Hill has experienced rapid growth since the 1970s. In the 1990s, Richmond Hill was the fastest growing Canadian city, according to Statistics Canada .


The city's motto is “En la rose, je fleuris.” (French for “Like the rose, I bloom.”). In the early 20th century, the city was the center of rose growing. A more recent motto is "A little norther, a little nicer." It refers to the slower, simpler lifestyle compared to hectic Toronto.

Worth seeing

David Dunlap Observatory

In 1938, the David Dunlap Observatory, the largest Canadian telescope, was built in Richmond Hill . It belongs to the University of Toronto .


The area around Richmond Hill is very uneven. There are lakes and moraines in the area of ​​the city . Of the rivers that flow through Richmond Hill, the Rouge River and the Don River are the most significant. Richmond Hill is 146 meters above sea level.

Population groups

Ethnic groups

  • 59.6% whites
  • 21.8% Chinese
  • 9.5% Asians (except Chinese)

Religious groups

  • 30.2% Roman Catholic
  • 27.5% none, others
  • 19.1% Protestants
  • 10.0% other Christians
  • 7.7% Jews
  • 7.5% Muslim

sports clubs

  1. Richmond Hill Aquatic Club - swimming club
  2. Richmond Senators - football club
  3. Richmond Hill Soccer club - football club
  4. Richmond Hill Baseball club - baseball club
  5. Richmond Hill Stars - hockey club
  6. Richmond_Hill_Model_Airplane_Club - model aircraft club
  7. Richmond Hill Rowing Club - rowing club
  8. Richmond Hill Raiders - Basketball Club

Twin cities

sons and daughters of the town

Web links

Commons : Richmond Hill  - collection of pictures, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Census Profile Richmond Hill. Statistics Canada, accessed August 13, 2012 .
  2. Richmond Hill Strategic Plan 2001. (PDF; 614 kB) (No longer available online.) Town of Richmond Hill, November 2011, archived from the original on February 13, 2012 ; Retrieved August 13, 2012 . Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /
  3. Lakeland, Florida - Sister City to Richmond Hill. Town of Richmond Hill. Retrieved August 13, 2012 .
  4. ^ RH Thomson ,
  5. Mag Ruffman ,
  6. Craig Walker ,
  7. Mara Jones in the database of Sports-Reference (English)