Museum of the Streets

Richmond Hill's Museum of the Streets is a free, self-guided tour of our community's heritage sites. Green and tan signs will guide you through the streets of Old Richmond Hill. You can choose how many stops you visit and how much time you spend at each one. The tour will take you to some of our most interesting heritage sites.

Where do you start?

The tour starts at the Richmond Hill Heritage Centre, Amos Wright Park at:

19 Church Street North
Richmond Hill, ON L4C 3E6 


Museum of the Streets station 6 at Yonge and Centre StreetsThere are 11 sign stations in the Museum of the Streets tour. Visit all of these spots or just a few:

  1. Introductory Panel: the story of Amos Wright
  2. A Place for People: the Town Park and Spring Fair
  3. All Aboard: the James Bay Railway
  4. Comin' Up Roses in Richmond Hill: Richmond Hill's rose growing industry
  5. Around the Theatre: our significant public buildings
  6. The Village Backstreets: historic homes of Old Richmond Hill
  7. The Bright Lights of Main Street: Yonge Street's early businesses
  8. Those Electrifying Rail Days: the Radial Car
  9. A Place of Learning Since 1811: early schools and M.L. McConaghy Senior's Centre
  10. The "Hill" in Richmond Hill: First Nations and pioneers
  11. A Place of Natural Beauty: the historic and picturesque Mill Pond

Print a Museum of the Streets map.

You can also get the Museum of the Streets map at the Heritage Centre or the main Municipal Offices at:

225 East Beaver Creek Road, 4th Floor
Richmond Hill, ON L4B 3P4