Richview, Toronto

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Richview
Neighbourhood
Residences in Richview
Residences in Richview
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Coordinates: 43°40′38″N 79°33′03″W / 43.67722°N 79.55083°W / 43.67722; -79.55083Coordinates: 43°40′38″N 79°33′03″W / 43.67722°N 79.55083°W / 43.67722; -79.55083
Country Canada
Province Ontario
CityToronto
CommunityEtobicoke-York
Established1852 (Postal village)
Changed Municipality1998 Toronto from Etobicoke
Government
 • MPBorys Wrzesnewskyj (Etobicoke Centre)
 • MPPKinga Surma (Etobicoke Centre)
 • CouncillorJohn Campbell (Ward 4 Etobicoke Centre)
Population
 (2016)[1]
 • Total22,156
 • Density4,007/km2 (10,380/sq mi)

Richview, formally known as Willowridge-Martingrove-Richview, is a neighbourhood in the city of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It is located in the district of Etobicoke. It is bounded on the west by Highway 401 and on the north by the highway and by Dixon Road, Royal York Road on the east, and Eglinton Avenue West along the south. It encompasses the former post office of "Richview" which was merged into the then-borough of Etobicoke.

History[edit]

One part of the existing neighbourhood predates the suburbanization of the area.

The first settler was William Knaggs who established his home and farm near Rich view Side road (Eglinton) and red Concession (Highway 427) in 1818.[2] A later settler, Christopher Kit Thirkle, gave the areas earlier name Kit's Corners.

Richview began in 1852 when a post office called "Richview" opened in this area. Richview gave its name to the proposed Richview Expressway.

Richview United Church was built in 1888, by demolished in 1960s leaving only the church cemetery.

Demographics[edit]

Major ethnic populations (2016):[1]

Education[edit]

Kipling Collegiate Institute is one of several secondary schools located in Richview.

Four public school boards operate elementary schools in the neighbourhood, Conseil scolaire Viamonde (CSV), Conseil scolaire catholique MonAvenir (CSCM), the Toronto Catholic District School Board (TCDSB), and the Toronto District School Board (TDSB). They include:

  • All Saints Catholic School, TCDSB
  • Dixon Grove Junior Middle School, TDSB
  • École élémentaire catholique Notre-Dame-de-Grâce, CSCM
  • École élémentaire Félix-Leclerc, CSV
  • Father Serra Catholic School, TCDSB
  • Hilltop Middle School, TDSB
  • Parkfield Junior School, TDSB
  • St. Eugene Catholic School, TCDSB
  • St. Marcellus Catholic School, TCDSB
  • Transfiguration of Our Lord Catholic School, TCDSB
  • Valleyfield Junior School, TDSB
  • Westway Junior School, TDSB

The Toronto District School Board is the only school board with secondary schools in the neighbourhood, which include Central Etobicoke High School, Kipling Collegiate Institute, and Scarlett Heights Entrepreneurial Academy. Richview Collegiate Institute a secondary school that bears the name of the neighbourhood, is situated next to the neighbourhood, on the south side of Eglinton Avenue.

Communities[edit]

There are several small neighbourhoods within Richview. Willowridge covers the triangle at the far west of the neighbourhood west of Martin Grove. The Westway, also known as St. Phillip's is a community that covers the northeast portion of Richview, east of Kipling and north of The Westway. Martin Grove Gardens is the area bounded by Kipling, The Westway, Martin Grove, and Dixon. Richmond Gardens and Royal York Gardens are neighbourhoods in the southeast portion of Richview, south of The Westway and east of Kipling.

Institutions[edit]

  • Richview Library (Etobicoke Central Branch)
  • Richview Residence for Seniors
  • Richview Reservoir

Shopping Centres[edit]

  • 1500 Royal York Road Plaza
  • Martingrove Plaza
  • Richview Square
  • Westway Centre

Parks[edit]

  • Alex Marchetti Park
  • Denfield Park
  • Green Meadows Park
  • LIon's Gate Park
  • Martin Grove Gardens Park
  • Redgrave Park
  • Richview Park
  • Silvercreek Park
  • Stonehouse Park
  • Valleyfield Park
  • Westgrove Park
  • Westway Park
  • Widdicombe Hill Park
  • Willowridge Park
  • Wincott Park

Churches[edit]

Westway United Church is one of several places of worship located in Richview.
  • All Saints Catholic Churc
  • First Church of Christ, Scientist[3]
  • HIlltop Chapel
  • Richview Baptist Church
  • Royal York Baptist Church
  • St. Matthias' Anglican Church
  • St Wilfred Anglican Church
  • Transfiguration of Our Lord Catholic Church
  • Westway United Church
  • Westway Christian Church

Transportation[edit]

The Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) runs a number of buses through the Richview community that connect commuters to Kipling, Islington and Royal York subway stations on the Bloor-Danforth line.

  • Islington Avenue is served by the 37 and 311 Islington buses.
  • Kipling Avenue is served by the 45 Kipling bus route.
  • Martin Grove Road is served by the 46 Martin Grove bus.
  • Royal York Road is served by the 73 Royal York bus.

The TTC also has bus service along Dixon Road, Eglinton Avenue West and the Westway. These bus routes connect people to Eglinton West and Lawrence West subway stations on the Yonge-University-Spadina line.

  • Dixon Road is served by the 52 A, B and D Lawrence West bus routes.
  • Eglinton Avenue is served by the 32 and 307 Eglinton West buses.
  • The Westway is served by the 52G Lawrence West bus route.

Traveling by car is convenient, as highways 401, 427 and 409 are nearby. The proposed Eglinton West LRT extension will connect the neighbourhood to the Toronto Pearson Airport, as well as Midtown Toronto and Scarborough.

Notable residents[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "2016 Neighborhood Profile Richview" (PDF). City of Toronto. Retrieved 9 January 2019.
  2. ^ "ETOBICOKE HISTORY CORNER: The intersection of Richview once a busy village centre". 22 September 2014.
  3. ^ "First Church of Christ, Scientist, Etobicoke". Archived from the original on 2008-05-31.

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