The Town of Richmond Hill was once considered to be the “rose capital” of Canada, as the prickly-stemmed flowers were grown in large greenhouses throughout the area in the early twentieth century.
Fast forward to today, and the vibrant town just north of Toronto is flourishing for an entirely different reason. Not only is Richmond Hill one of the fastest growing municipalities in the Greater Toronto Area, it’s also the third most populous town in the York Region — and the 28th most densely populated municipality in Canada. Come 2021, Stats Canada predicts the town’s population will reach 200,000.
The town is also praised for being one of the most diverse communities in the country that constantly welcomes newcomers. Though Richmond Hill is only a half hour commute from Toronto’s bustling downtown core, it’s still in touch with nature and contains more than 160 parks that dot the area.
Thinking of moving to the outskirts of Toronto? Take a look at the five best up-and-coming developments in Richmond Hill:
This new housing community will consist of charming single, semi and townhouse style units. Located at Bathurst Street and King Road, the development is surrounded by a number of public schools, parks and grocery stores. The Sonnets will contain 174 dwellings in total and the spacious units range from 1,700 to 4,298 square feet.
Guizzetti Corporation’s latest community at 9612 Yonge Street features three modern towers connected by a far-reaching piazza. The centrepiece of the development? An elegant Grand Spa that houses a number of amenities. The central building will also contain an indoor pool, saunas and fitness studio. Suites range in size from 524 to 1,477 square feet and prices start from the upper $200,000s.
Situated in the heart of the town on Yonge Street, this new condominium project is surrounded by a host of top-notch amenities (think: popular restaurants and retail boutiques). The 15-storey structure will also house a striking rooftop patio, plunge pool and theatre space. The development by Zancor Homes contains 452 units in total, and suites range from 415 to 1,175 square feet. Prices start from the $200,000s.
The new townhouse community is catered to those who revel in the outdoors. Homeowners will have picturesque views of Oak Ridges Moraine and are just steps away from Yonge Street. Heathwood is also committed to promoting an eco-friendly lifestyle, as each unit comes equipped with low-flow faucets and energy-saving LED bulbs. Units range in size from 1,037 to 1,439 square feet and prices start from the low $400,000s.
The new master-planned community by Pemberton Group will boast elegant suite designs that feature soaring ceilings, walk-in closets and large windows. Each suite also comes with a spacious balcony or terrace. The project’s second phase is currently in pre-construction. The community is located at Yonge Street and Highway 407, and suites range from 640 to 1,035 square feet. Prices start from the low $300,000s.