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Richmond Hill

About Richmond Hill

185,541 in city
5,623,400 in metro
100 km² (39 mi²)
221.69682312 m
Richmond Hill started off as the small hamlet of Miles Hill, named for the area's first major developer Abner Miles who, in 1801, established an inn, a store, and an ashery at the intersection of Yonge Street and what is now Major Mackenzie Drive. By 1830 however Miles Hill had become Richmond Hill (after a brief stint of being known as Mount Pleasant) to commemorate a visit by the Duke of Richmond – or at least that’s how most people will explain it as the true origin of the name has now been lost to time. The present municipality of Richmond Hill is a fairly recent creation. In 1957 it annexed most of the peripheral subdivisions which had developed around the old village core during the post-war era. Then in 1971, due to the provincial restructuring which affected many communities during that decade, the town limits increased by a factor of 10 overnight. This left plenty of room for growth and the population has since quadrupled. Now known as a major centre for the information technology industry, Richmond Hill is also known as the rose capital of Canada.

No. of Buildings

No. Current status
189 All Buildings
under construction

Tallest Buildings

# Building Height Year
1 Era at Yonge 269 ft 2022
2 The Beverly Hills Tower A 262 ft 2018
3 The Beverly Hills Tower B 243 ft 2018
4 SkyCity, Phase 2 213 ft 2017
5 SkyCity, Phase 1 213 ft 2015

Building types

No. Type
108 low-rise building
62 high-rise building
11 skyscraper
6 church
1 temple
1 bridge