Westbrook

Overview

Richmond Hill has a wide selection of things to do and see.

A great mix of commercial development and residential communities, Richmond Hill contains a wide variety of restaurants, plazas, malls and community centres.

Nestled along the west side of Richmond hill, on the edge of the Oak Ridges Moraine, you’ll find Westbrook. It’s a friendly, suburban neighbourhood that captures the essence of Richmond Hill.

Westbrook is full of beauty and scenic vistas, accented by several small rivers running through the neighbourhood forming a corridor of greenspaces that are the foundation for several bike and walking trails.

Westbrook’s community hub is Elgin West Community Centre, this contemporary facility hosts a wide range of events and is home to amazing facilities including a public pool, gym, meeting rooms and outdoor recreation.

As one of the fastest growing neighbourhoods in Canada since the 1990s, Richmond Hill has seen much growth and investment into amenities, infrastructure, business and commerce. It is widely regarded as a wealthy area, with many of the residents being employed in finance, high tech and healthcare industries.

Westbrook is conveniently located just north of Toronto, and has easy access to major highways and top tier public transportation, making the town ideal for commuters.

As a very diverse and multicultural community, Richmond Hill is home to a wide variety of international cuisine, and is a very warm and welcoming community for residents of all backgrounds.

Lake Wilcox

The community of Oak Ridges was formed with Lake Wilcox at it's core. The lake is at the headwaters of the East Humber River, and is the largest kettle lake on the Oak Ridges Moraine.

There are three community maintained recreational parks along the shores of Wilcox Lake. Jesse Venek Park, Sunset Beach Park and North Shore Parkette, fabulous locations to host a family picnic, or enjoy the view.

Residents enjoy fishing, boating, kayaking, windsurfing, water sports and even skating on Lake Wilcox, providing recreation for everyone to enjoy.

There are strong community groups like Oak Ridges Friends of the Environment and the Lake Wilcox Aquatic Habitat Enhancement Project that strive to maintain Lake Wilcox and ensure that it will be enjoyed for generations to come.

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Lois Hancey Aquatic Centre

A very popular attraction for the whole family. As the only indoor wave pool in the greater Toronto area, kids and adults alike will enjoy hours of swimming in four foot waves, playing on water mats, bodysurfing, and riding the 160 foot twisting water slide. If you are looking for something less active, the facility’s sauna is great for some well deserved rest and relaxation.

Hillcrest Mall

This mall has everything for the whole family with a variety of retailers. Including the following; Hudson's Bay, Marciano, BCBGMAXAZRIA, Guess, M Mendocino, Melanie Lyne, Sport Chek, GoodLife Fitness, and Mastermind Toys.

The food court has a lot of options as well with Panera Bread, Swiss Chalet, Thai Express, Mac’s Sushi, and many more. Browse through 135 shops, restaurants and services at the Hillcrest Mall.

The David Dunlap Observatory

Built in 1935, the largest optical telescope in Canada is a popular tourism spot in Richmond Hill. The observatory has many educational programs, viewing nights for the public, and fascinating star talks on Saturday nights.

Take a look through the largest telescope in Canada, a telescope that was used in 1972 to discover the first observational evidence of a black hole.

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