Arts in Richmond Hill
Arts Richmond Hill’ is a non-profit organization supporting Arts and Culture in Richmond Hill. The Festival of Lights, Music Festival and Heritage Village Day are some of the annual events sponsored by this organization. The Richmond Hill Group of Artists is based at the Mill Pond Art Gallery located at 314 Mill Street. Adult and children’s art classes are offered here.
The Richmond Hill Garden & Horticultural Society holds an annual Autumn Flower Show at the McConaghy Seniors’ Centre. This show is always well attended. The Richmond Hill Historical Society invites you to visit the Historical Burr House, located at 528 Carrville Road. This heritage home was built by Rowland Burr in 1820. While you are there you may want to tour their craft gallery for one-of-a-kind gifts. Richmond Hill has three public libraries: The Central Library located at 1 Atkinson Street, Oak Ridges Moraine Library at 13085 Yonge Street, Unit 12, and Richvale Library located at 40 Pearson Avenue. The Central Library located on the southwest corner of Major Mackenzie Drive and Yonge Street, is a 60,000 square foot, state-of-the-art facility, with a collection of more than 175,000 books, videos, and CD’s.
For entertainment: be sure to visit the Lois Hancey Aquatic Centre located right next door to the Central Library. This aquatic centre is unique within the Greater Toronto Area. It includes a wave pool, 160 foot water slide, swirl pool with water jets and sprinklers, rain cloud with thunder and lightning, and an on-deck sauna. Astrology enthusiasts will want to visit the David Dunlap Observatory located at 123 Hillsview Drive. The University of Toronto operates this observatory for research in astronomy and astrophysics. The public is welcome to tour the facilities and have a look through the telescope on Tuesday mornings and Saturday evenings.