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Richmond Hill, is a fairly large suburban town of Toronto (pictured) in the Canadian state of Ontario. It has the third highest population of any town in the York Region, north of Toronto, and is a part of the Greater Toronto Area. With a close proximity to Toronto there is plenty to do and see for all tourists visiting the area. A popular way of getting around is by opting for car hire in Richmond Hill. Search and compare quotes with us and we'll find you a cheap deal by comparing quotes from over fifty leading rental suppliers.
The motto for the town, 'Like the rose, I flourish', originates from the early 20th century when the town of Richmond Hill was a rose-growing center. During that time, it was called Canada's 'Rose Capital'. Today Richmond Hill's motto is a little north, a little nicer, which refers to the small, quiet lifestyle of Richmond in opposition to the city life of Toronto to the south.
There are more than 160 parks located in and near Richmond Hill. Most of them are small urban parks, although Green Sports Centre & Park is the largest in the area, and features baseball diamonds, an Amphitheatre, a skateboard park and a skating rink.
For tourists with a passion for history visit the Richmond Hill Heritage Center, as well as the Museum of Contemporary Arts and the Textile museum of Canada. There is also the David Dunlap Observatory, well worth a visit.
Lake Wilcox is most definitely worth a visit, and is situated only a 13 minute drive south of Richmond Hill. The park is great for relaxing and strolling around, and there are three parks surrounding it, perfect for picnics or sunbathing during the summer months. Kayaking, fishing and sailing are popular sports here at Lake Wilcox.
Toronto Pearson Airport is the closest international airport to Richmond Hill, located only a short 30 minutes drive south, through Toronto's city center. Car hire suppliers operating from desks in the terminal building include; Avis, Budget, Dollar, Thrifty, Enterprise Rent a Car, National and Alamo.
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Buses operated by York Region Transit (YRT) are a cheap option to getting around Richmond Hill and to and from Toronto's centre. Taxis and trains also service the area, with trains also running to other major cities in Ontario. Book tickets online in advance of travel to reserve seats.