From 1939 he taught for many years at the Auckland School of Architecture, acting as the Chair of Design from 1959–1976. Toy's best known churches are in Auckland and include the Holy Trinity Cathedral in Parnell, St Martin's at St Chad's in Sandringham and All Saints in Ponsonby.
- "Richard Toy’s Schools and Churches". Block Architecture Guides from the Broadsheet of the Auckland Branch of the NZIA. Retrieved 2011-04-13.
- "Richard H Toy". Lost Property. Retrieved 10/04/2011. Check date values in:
- London Gazette (supplement), No. 48839, 30 December 1981. Retrieved 12 May 2013.