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Top 10 Things to do in Richmond Hill

Richmond Hill, York Region’s third most populous municipality, is home to more than 160 parks, including Richmond Green Sports Centre and Park, which includes several baseball diamonds, two ice skating rink, a 300-person amphitheatre and a skateboard park. Here are the Top 10 Things to do in Richmond Hill.

1. Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts

Enjoy a performance at the Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts. The Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts is a 600 seat cultural facility on Yonge Street in the heart of Richmond Hill’s downtown core. Experience a wealth of top Canadian and international artists, and sensational live performances in this state-of-the-art performing arts venue.

2. Annual studio tour and sale

Visit the artists of the Richmond Hill Annual Studio Tour and Art Sale. The Annual Richmond Hill Studio Tour & Art Sale, which began in 2003, is a juried show that provides local artists the opportunity to showcase and sell their work. This event, which includes only original, hand-made art in many forms and media, such as painting, sculpture, pottery, photography, printmaking and hand-crafted jewelry, is one of the most recognized studio tours in York Region.

3. Check out The Curtain Club

Take in a play at The Curtain Club. For over 58 years, The Curtain Club has provided quality theatre at an affordable price and has been recognized as a centre for developing artistic appreciation, creativity, personal growth, and friendship. The Royal Canadian Air Farce, broadcasted its first few seasons at the theatre in the early 1970′s. Attend one or more of the five live plays the theatre produces each season.

4. Catch a band at the Mill Pond

Go to the Mill Pond and attend a free concert during the summer or walk the trails year round. The Concerts in the Park series at the Mill Pond has been one of the great joys of summer in Richmond Hill since 1975. Visitors enjoy an exciting line-up of musical talent in genres including Blues, Country, Rock and Roll, Celtic, tribute bands and children’s acts. There is much to be enjoyed at this special place, including its beautiful trails.

5. Heritage Centre housed in restored Regency style cottage

Visit the galleries or have tea at the Richmond Hill Heritage Centre. Set in picturesque Amos Wright Park, the Richmond Hill Heritage Centre is an 1840’s Regency style cottage, fully restored to reflect this historical period. The house was the original home of Amos Wright, the first Reeve of Markham Township. When planning your visit to the Heritage Centre, don’t forget your picnic basket and take the opportunity to stroll through the park. The beautiful gardens include herbs, heritage plants and of course, roses, a flower of great historical significance for Richmond Hill.

6. A rope course with a challenge

Climb your way to the top of the Eyer Ropes Challenge Course. The Eyer Homestead property, at 1045 Elgin Mills Road East, includes both a renovated heritage house (the Eyer Wideman House) and a surrounding 1.75 acre park complete with an outdoor high and low ropes challenge course, a climbing wall and more.

7. Discover the importance of the Oak Ridges Moraine

Learn about the Oak Ridges Moraine at the Oak Ridges Community Centre, Eco Room. The Oak Ridges Community Centre is a 56,000-square foot complex that has a six-lane leisure pool, fitness studio and aerobics studio, gymnasium (7,000 sq. ft.) and Ecological Centre. The Ecological Centre provides programs on environmentally based initiatives, the natural and culture history of the Oak Ridges Moraine, Richmond Hill Watersheds, healthy living and wellness.

8. Looking for a place for a little hockey? No problem.

Play a game of shinny at one of Richmond Hill’s Arenas. Richmond Hill is home to five vibrant community areas, Elgin Barrow Arena, Bond Lake Arena, Ed Sackfield Arena, Elvis Stojko Arena and Tom Graham Arena Complex.

9. York Region’s only indoor wave pool

Go for a swim at the Wave Pool – York Regions’ only indoor Wave Pool! Play in the waves, lounge on water mats, soak in the warm water of the swirl pool, ride the thrilling 160 ft. twisting water slide or simply relax in our on-deck sauna! All this at the only indoor wave pool within the Greater Toronto Area – a year round sun and surf destination.

10. Bocce – a game for all skill levels

Try a game of bocce at the Rouge Woods Community Centre & Indoor Bocce Facility. This recreational complex features four indoor bocce courts and one large gymnasium. A great venue for those who love bocce.

To learn more about the Town of Richmond Hill please visit: www.richmondhill.ca

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