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Richmond Hill, Ontario

Full nameRichmond Hill
Official nameRichmond Hill
Settlement typeTown
MottoOfficial: En la rose, je fleuris (French for "Like the rose, I flourish")
Unofficial: A little north, a little nicer
Regional municipalityYork Region
IncorporatedJanuary 1, 1873 (village)
Incorporated1957 (town)
MayorDave Barrow
Regional CouncillorsVito Spatafora, Brenda Hogg
Governing BodyRichmond Hill Town Council
MPsPaul Calandra (Oak Ridges only), Costas Menegakis (Richmond Hill proper)
MPPsHelena Jaczek (Oak Ridges only), Reza Moridi (Richmond Hill proper)
Total Area38.9 sq mi (100.89 km2)
Total Population162704 (Ranked 28th) (2006)
Density (pop.)1612.7/km2 (4176.9/sq mi)
Other information
Time zoneEastern (EST) (UTC-5)
- Summer (DST)Eastern (EDT) (UTC-4)
Forward sortation areaL4B, L4C, L4E, L4S
Area code905/289

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Richmond Hill (2006 population 162,704, 2011 Estimate: 191,000) is a town located in Southern Ontario, Canada in the central portion of York Region, Ontario. It is part of the Greater Toronto Area, being located about halfway between Toronto and Lake Simcoe. It is about 3 miles (5 kilometres) north of the Toronto city limit, Steeles Avenue and about 12 miles (20 kilometres) north of the downtown core of Toronto. It is the third most populous municipality in York Region and the 28th most populous municipality in Canada.

Once considered the "Rose Capital of the World", Richmond Hill has in recent years seen a huge population upsurge, being Canada's fastest-growing community in the 1990s. The town is home to the world-renowned David Dunlap Observatory telescope.

It is twinned with Lakeland, Florida.

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