Located in the southern portion of York Region, Richmond Hill is one of the fastest-growing communities in Canada, with a large multicultural population employed primarily in areas of business, finance, industry and healthcare.
It is home to the David Dunlap Observatory telescope, the largest telescope in Canada, as well as numerous parks and community centres offering a wide range recreational and sport amenities that include ice skating rinks, baseball diamonds, tennis courts, swimming pools, a wave pool and a skateboard park.
The Village Core is the vibrant, charming and friendly heart of the Town – a centre of commerce, arts, heritage and community. Located here, the Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts is a multi-use cultural facility offering diverse art and musical entertainment. The village is also the stage for the town's annual Heritage Festival and Santa Claus Parade, as well as York Region's annual Pride Parade.