Richmond Hill (Ontario)

Richmond Hill is a town located in Southern Ontario in the central portion of York Region. It is part of the Greater Toronto Area about 20 kilometres north of the downtown core of Toronto.


Richmond Hill is the third most populous municipality in York Region and the 28th most populous municipality in Canada. Richmond Hill has had a large population growth in relatively recent years and was considered one of the fastest growing communities in the 1990s. The federal government tallied the population at 162,704 people in 2006 and now it is estimated that that number has currently increased to approximately 191,000 people.

Get in

Richmond Hill Centre Terminal

By bus

By train

By air

Get around

By bus

York Region Transit operates the municipal buses in Richmond Hill. Bus service is adequate, although you should check the timetables to make sure you don't waste your time waiting for half an hour. Service along Yonge street and Highway 7, where most of the interesting destinations are, are excellent, and even if you miss your bus, the next one generally comes soon. Stops offering VIVA bus service have electronic timebords that will give you the arrival times of the next three buses. Since these times are estimated through a GPS connection to each bus, the times are generally accurate.

A ride within Richmond Hill counts as one zone and will cost $4.00. The tickets are time-stamped and valid for two hours. You can also purchase multiple tickets at a discount. Remember to validate your ticket before a ride in the machines by the bus stops. There will be a slot for you to insert the ticket to be timestamped.


CAA South Central Ontario, 60 Commerce Valley Drive East,  +1 905 771-3000.


Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts



Go next

Routes through Richmond Hill

Newmarket Aurora  N  S  Markham Toronto
Kitchener Vaughan  W  E  Markham becomes Peterborough
END  N  S  North York Toronto

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