Talk:Richmond Hill, Ontario

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Wow it's so sad that out of a town of 160,000 people only me has any town pride. Well, I suppose it is now up to me to write everything I know about the place I spent 14 years in so the rest of the world doesn't think we're that backwards.

Excellent plan! May I suggest you register under a username? Check out the advantages of doing so here: Wikipedia:Why create an account?. Owen× 06:12, 4 December 2005 (UTC)
I was going to add some stuff in, just need to find some more stuff, you took everything :)Treleth 22:52, 19 April 2006 (UTC)
Whoever it is, stop adding personal (and worthless) comments to the page, such as "like me and my friends"? and "I like pizza"? Thanks MM for reversing it Treleth
Anyone who is doing that is not going to read this talk page (or care that you have told them to stop). It's just a fact of life on Wikipedia; we just get rid of it when we see it. Adam Bishop 05:55, 29 April 2006 (UTC)
I know, but just thought I should leave a warning just incase :) Treleth 19:36, 2 May 2006 (UTC)

i would hardly call the emerald isle hotel an attraction, it is an ugly hotel,that, as stated has usually funny rhymes on their board, but in reality the place is basically an eye sore.

well a movie with robin williams was jsut shot there...so I guess its a attraction now Treleth 02:58, 30 June 2006 (UTC)

I'd like to know what movie that is/was - it's not apparent from Robin's filmography at IMDb, but could perhaps be "Man of the Year (2006)" which shows locations in Ontario.PKT 18:11, 11 July 2006 (UTC)

FYI, I just did a revert to fix some vandalism - probably the same sort of personal (and worthless) comments that Treleth wrote about in April.PKT 15:10, 15 July 2006 (UTC)


Population: Somebody changed the 2006 population figure from 163K to 176K today. Can anybody corroborate either figure? PKT 18:54, 18 July 2006 (UTC)

The best sources are Statistics Canada (132,030 as of 2001 Census) and the town itself (PDF - 171,499 as of March 2006). Mindmatrix 19:03, 18 July 2006 (UTC)

Nicknames[edit]

For the people that insist on adding this trivia, please note that unless you can provide reliable, independent citations noting the use of these names, they will be removed from the article. We've had this discussion for a number of locations already (for example, see the Scarborough talk page), and this article will not be treated any differently. I am removing them from the article, and requesting supporting documentation be provided in this discussion thread.

The names under consideration are: Rich Man's Hill, R-Hill, R-Town, The Hill, Richmond Hell and Ricky's Hill. The latter two seem unlikely, probably invented by someone looking to pass some time. The others may have some validity, but generate few relevant google hits (for example: Rich Man's Hill). The burden of proof rests with those that wan't this trivia added to the article. Mindmatrix 19:13, 25 January 2007 (UTC)

I myself have heard the term Richmond Hell and I even use it sometimes99.246.215.192 21:42, 13 August 2007 (UTC)


That is a terrible picture. How about something of old Richmond Hill at least, so north of Major Mac on Yonge? The observatory would also do? Canking (talk) 02:19, 30 June 2008 (UTC)

Sports Clubs[edit]

I am proposing that the Sports Club subsection be re-visited. The list currently contains a number of repetitive entries (for example, some of my Google searchs have shown that some of the 'clubs' are the same entities as some of the 'teams'), and other entires that are borderline notable. I think we can all agree that every single amature sports club/league/team shouldn't be included. Nor am I suggesting we get rid of the subsection all together (at least not yet - if other editors think that should be the case, it could merit a discussion). Of the current list, I would propose eliminating the following:

  • Richmond Hill Rowing Club - no Google entries (a canoe club shows up, but can't seem to access the website)
  • Richmond Hill Raiders (basketball) - no Google entries
  • Richmond Hill Raiders (soccer) - part of the Richmond Hill Soccer club
  • Richmond Hill Phoenix - same entity as Richmond Hill Baseball Club
  • Richmond Hill Italian Club - okay, are we just giving up now on the concept of "sports clubs"?
  • Richmond Hill Acquatics Club (swimming/lifeguard) - Acquatics Club already listed
  • Richmond Hill Stingrays - no Google hits

Thoughts? Anything to add to the removal list? Any objections? Singularity42 (talk) 00:51, 11 October 2009 (UTC)

Nope Carowinds (talk) 23:14, 27 November 2009 (UTC)

Pictures[edit]

Hey, guys, I was noticing that this article is HORRIBLY deficient on photos. Some photos that I think that if anyone has extra time, if they could take.

1) Downtown (East Beaver Creek) core, pref from Highway 404/7 area facing the RICHMOND HILL Tower
2) Mill Pond
3) Lake Wilcox, Sunset beach
4) The old town, more notably some of the older churches there like St. Mary's
5) Central Library
6) The Wave Pool (inside)
7) Hillcrest Mall
8) DDO (although we can take it probably from the site itself)
9) McCaughny's Senior Center (town centograpgh)
10) York Central Hospital
11) Times Square - DONE
12) Richmond Hill Center Bus Terminal - DONE
13) Some photos of Bayview Hill, Regent Street
14) Richmond Hill GO
15) Richmond Hill Theater for the Performing Arts - DONE
16) The Motel on Garden/Yonge
Thanks, Carowinds (talk) 23:14, 27 November 2009 (UTC)
I might be able to take some over the next week. Singularity42 (talk) 23:27, 27 November 2009 (UTC)
Thanks, this article needs a bit of a rewrite... kinda sad that a town this big has an article like this. I guess we could kind of do this article up once we have pics... If you could put them in the wikimedia commons for r hill that would be nice. thanks. Carowinds (talk) 18:16, 28 November 2009 (UTC)

RHHS[edit]

Who the heck here loves Richmond Hill High School so much? Three times in this article it was mentioned as "the top high school in Canada by the Fraser Institude." I have removed this because it currently is not, and the information was way outdated (from 2001). —Preceding unsigned comment added by 66.212.165.49 (talk) 06:58, 3 January 2010 (UTC)

Oak Ridges in Geographic Location (8-way) box?[edit]

I don't agree with showing Oak Ridges in the Geographic Location box. Oak Ridges is a community within Richmond Hill and not a separate municipality. PKT(alk) 13:31, 12 December 2011 (UTC)

I agree with PKT Absolutezero273 (talk) 14:04, 12 December 2011 (UTC)
Agreed. Incorporated municipalities should have a geolocation box that shows only other municipalities, whereas articles about communities should list other communities. (Some may be the same, such as Aurora.) Mindmatrix 20:56, 12 December 2011 (UTC)

The geographic location is for easy navigation to other pages. Simply because Oak Ridges does not have its own municipal government does not change the fact that it is completely separate, geographically speaking. This article does not address just the government level of Richmond Hill, it also addresses the community level. What is the issue with us showing the reality; if you drive north from Richmond Hill, you have to go through Oak Ridges to get to Aurora. There's no way around it. Outback the koala (talk) 21:30, 12 December 2011 (UTC)

The problem with that statement is that you're still IN Richmond Hill all the way up to Bloomington Sideroad. It's akin to the GeoLocation box on East Gwillimbury - we don't represent the various communities separately in there. For instance, Mount Albert (the easternmost community) nor Queensville (to the north) aren't shown, because they're composite parts of the town. PKT(alk) 22:29, 12 December 2011 (UTC)
I continue to agree with PKT and Mindmatrix. A reader who reads that the northern boundary of Richmond Hill is "Aurora, Oak Ridges" would get confused. Aurora is farther north than Oak Ridges. It can't be both of them. Absolutezero273 (talk) 22:57, 12 December 2011 (UTC)
I see what you mean - it would be similar to King and King Township as different articles. So for community/unincorperated level they can navigate to each other but for muncipal government level they only go to others of the same level. OK, this I can agree with. I understand now, sure Oak Ridges should be removed and I will work on nav boxes for community level. Thanks for explaining it to me guys. Outback the koala (talk) 03:12, 14 December 2011 (UTC)

Infobox picture[edit]

I'm wondering if anyone has a better picture that represents Richmond Hill for the infobox? Right now, the first picture a reader sees when viewing this article is a dark-ish photo of a parking lot... Surely, there's a better free or licensed photo out there? Singularity42 (talk) 03:26, 9 April 2012 (UTC)

Richmond Hill before 1970[edit]

Do any of you children know that Richmond Hill existed before 1970? It even existed before 1900! I had hoped that someone had written some words about it. --Oldontarian (talk) 16:10, 13 August 2012 (UTC)

Check out History of Richmond Hill, Ontario, which has many words. Adam Bishop (talk) 16:19, 13 August 2012 (UTC)