Richmond Hill is a town in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), more specifically in the York Region within the province of Ontario. According to the 2011 census, the town has a population of 185,541, making it’s the third most populous municipality in the York Region and the 28th more populated in Canada as a whole.
Note for its multicultural make up, Richmond Hill was Canada’s fastest-growing community during the 1990s and became an affluent town in the Greater Toronto Area. The town forms part of the Regional Municipality of York, which was formed the Act to Establish the Regional Municipality of York (Bill 102) in 1971. This allowed Richmond Hill to be expanded with some parts of Whitchurch, Vaughan, Markham, and King folding into Richmond Hill.