Richmond Hill

Submitted by Jasmina on Wed, 2015-08-19 15:54.

You already know that Toronto house prices are now averaging $1 million, but did you know that a similar detached home in Richmond Hill will cost a move-up home buyer $150,000 more? It's hard to believe, but Toronto MLS Sold Data reveals this strange truth:

What's a move-up home buyer to do?

Submitted by Daniel on Sat, 2013-11-16 00:53.
2013-11-24 13:30
2013-11-24 15:00

Here Comes Santa! With this year's theme "Adventures of the North Pole" of the Richmond Hill Santa Claus Parade is sure to be a memorable event for everyone. The parade will begin at 1:30 p.m. at the intersection of Yonge Street and Industrial Road, proceed south on Yonge Street and conclude at Hillcrest Mall. If you want to be on Santa's good list don't forget:

  • Food items for the Richmond Hill Food Bank will be collected along the parade route by representatives of The Liberal newspaper and York Regional Towing Ltd.
  • Letters to Santa will be collected along the parade route by representatives of Canada Post. Kids, address your letters to:
    North Pole, H0H 0H0

Richmond Hill Santa Claus Parade 2013 - Frequently Asked Questions

Submitted by Daniel on Tue, 2013-09-24 16:38.
2013-09-26 19:00
2013-09-26 21:00

The Lake Wilcox Shoreline is Getting a Makeover!

Construction of Lake Wilcox Park (formerly Sunset Beach Park) is underway… Please join us at the Open House in Oak Ridges Community Centre to review & comment on the Proposed Plans for the Lake Wilcox Park Phase 2. Town staff and the project consultant will be on-hand for informal discussions, plus Ward 1 Councillor Greg Beros will be in attendance.

Construction Phases

  • Phase 1: 2013 - Waterfront promenade and boardwalk, as well as the reconstruction of Sunset Beach Road and Olde Bayview Avenue.
  • Phase 2: 2014 - Splash Pad, new washroom building and parking lot in the upper park area.
  • Phase 3: 2018 - Development of a Youth Area at the south end of the site.
  • Phase 4: 2021 - Redevelopment of the Canoe Club Area at the north end of the site.

To find out more about The Project history & future go to Lake Wilcox Park page on The Town of Richmond Hill website, or contact Samuel Ng, Project Manager at 905-747-6463 or

Submitted by Jasmina on Thu, 2011-02-03 12:20.
2011-02-04 19:00
2011-02-06 17:00

Richmond Hill Winter Carnival at Mill PondThe 43rd annual Richmond Hill Winter Carnival will be an event filled weekend of games, entertainment and outdoor displays for the whole family. Best of all... it's free! Activities take place around Mill Pond Park (Trench and Mill Streets, just north of York Central Hospital) on Friday, February 4 from 7 to 10 p.m., Saturday, February 5 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday, February 6 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Richmond Hill Carnival 2011 Events

Submitted by Jasmina on Thu, 2009-05-28 01:01.
2009-05-31 09:00
2009-05-31 18:00

Mill Pond Splash - The ninth annual Richmond Hill Street Festival The 11th annual Richmond Hill Mill Pond Splash environmental eco-festival is free family-focused street party is held annually at the Mill Pond Park. The Mill Pond Park is home to a variety of plant and wildlife species and is part of a greenway system that houses native Southern Ontario trees. Toronto and Region Conservation Authority has been working for several years with Town of Richmond Hill and the Don Watershed Regeneration Council to protect and restore local habitat in the park. Join us in Richmond Hill and help celebrate the headwaters of the Don River! This is a Free Family-Focused Street Party, featuring a range of activities for the whole family.

This Year's Lineup Includes

Submitted by Jasmina on Thu, 2008-09-04 08:29.
2008-09-09 19:00
2008-09-09 20:30

A healthy lawn will out-compete weeds, be less susceptible to insect problems and shouldn’t need pesticides. To help you get started, York Region Environmental Alliance and Town of Richmond Hill Pesticide Reduction Strategy Initiatives organize a workshop called “Organic Lawn Care for the Cheap & Lazy” at Elgin West Community Centre. Please call (905) 771-5509 to register as space is limited.

Tips for Growing Healthy Lawns without Pesticides

Submitted by Admin on Wed, 2008-08-13 10:01.
2008-08-14 19:00
2008-08-28 21:00

Richmond Hill Concerts at Mill Pond Park

The Town of Richmond Hill Free Summer Concert Series will soon be coming to end, but we still have several wonderful concerts to catch until August 28. Gather your friends & family, bring your lawn chair or blanket and come out and enjoy the sounds of summer at the beautiful Mill Pond Park, for these concerts:

  • August 14 – Lenny Graf: Sing, dance and laugh with Treehouse TV star Lenny Graf. It’s sure to be a night of great music and entertainment for everyone!
  • August 21 - The Good Brothers: Celebrate an evening of high energy country rock by Canada's acclaimed multiple Juno Award winners The Good Brothers. They stared their journey in Richmond Hill, Ontario in 1969! The Goods, known for their boisterous live performances, moved from Toronto-area bars and high schools to a national concert circuit that included, in the late 1970s, Massey Hall, the NAC, and Hamilton Place. For the most part, however, they have performed in clubs and community centres, and at festivals and fairs, across Canada, averaging 150 dates a year. The brothers appeared at the Troubadour in Los Angeles in 1976, toured in the USA ca 1980 with Gordon Lightfoot, and returned thereafter for occasional appearances in New York (eg, at the Lone Star Café, in the early 1980s) and Nashville. They performed in 1985 in Czechoslovakia and had made four other tours in Europe by 1991, enjoying particular success in Holland.
  • August 28 – Guess Who Tribute - GuessWhomania: Rock out at this final Thursday night concert to hits like “American Woman”, “These Eyes” and “No Sugar Tonight”, made famous by one of Canada’s premier rock and roll bands!

Submitted by Jasmina on Mon, 2008-05-26 23:06.

Past weeks were unbelievably busy for me and I didn't have time to post some great news about Richmond Hill Real Estate Market and just released Scotiabank Real Estate Forecast for Canada:

(1) Real Estate Outlook: No Major Correction in Canada's Housing Market

The latest Real Estate Trends Report issued by The Bank of Nova Scotia explains why the market has a more stable base than it did prior to the crashes of the 70s and 80s. Adrienne Warren, senior economist at Scotiabank, said there are a variety of reasons for confidence in the continued health of the housing market:

  1. Unlike in the US, home prices in Canada are not substantially overvalued
  2. Speculative home buying is not widespread
  3. The real estate market is not overbuilt
  4. Households are not over-leveraged and
  5. Overall mortgage quality is still sound.

Still, the 10 per cent average annual increase in home prices over the past half decade was unsustainable, and a return to more historical norms is a welcome development, she said. "We predict a soft landing for the Canadian housing market, with somewhat lower sales and construction, and a period of relatively flat inflation-adjusted home prices... We expect overall sales volumes in 2008 to total about 15% below last year’s record levels, and home prices to increase on average by about 5%," Ms. Warren said.

The past decade has been one of the best on record for residential real estate in the Toronto area. Housing boom is ending, but there is no bubble to burst in The Greater Toronto Area real estate market.

(2) Toronto Real Estate Board: GTA Resale Housing Market Highlights

Greater Toronto Area neighbourhoods that experienced heightened activity during the first half of May are:

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