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Richmond Hill Village Core - The Central Business District

Main StreetThe Village Core is the vibrant and charming heart of our Town – the centre of commerce, arts, heritage and community in Richmond Hill.

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Village of Richmond Hill Business Improvement Area
The Village of Richmond Hill Business Improvement Area (BIA) was designated by Richmond Hill Council in 2008. For more information, visit the BIA's Website at

Downtown Design & Land Use Strategy
The Downtown Design & Land Use Strategy is one of the “area studies” that was undertaken as part of the development of the Town’s new Official Plan. The Downtown Strategy Final Report was approved by Council on June 23, 2009. It addresses all of the goals outlined in the Town's new Strategic Plan and will provide guidance for downtown land use and urban design policies. For more information, visit the Downtown Design and Land Use Strategy page.

Town Hall Relocation
As a result of public consultation on whether to build a new Town Hall in Downtown Richmond Hill, Council directed staff to research alternative financing options and success factors for comparable capital projects. This work is currently underway. For more information, visit

Theatre Project
The new Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts is now open! For more information on this landmark Downtown project, please visit the Theatre website.

Village Core Façade Assistance Program
If you are a downtown property owner with a Yonge Street façade, you may be interested in the Town’s Village Core Façade Assistance Program . Through this program, you can apply for matching funds up to a maximum of $10,000 to improve the exterior of your building in accordance with the Town’s Walk this Way [PDF] guidelines for building and façade restoration. For more information, call (905) 771-8910 or e-mail

Successful reinvigoration of Downtown Richmond Hill as a destination is a partnership between the Town, local property owners and businesses, residents and community groups. If you would like more information about development in Richmond Hill’s Downtown call (905) 771-8910 or e-mail or the Town’s Office of Economic Development at (905) 771-2523 or email

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