Richmond Hill Regional Centre Study

2008 - 2010, 2012 - Present

Richmond Hill, Ontario

The Richmond Hill Regional Centre, focused north and east around the juncture of Highway 7 and Yonge Street in the Town of Richmond Hill, has been identified by the Province of Ontario as an Urban Growth Centre and a Mobility Hub. Supported by the planned convergance of five major modes of public transit, the Regional Centre is poised to become “Union Station North”, an attractive place for new residential and office investment, and will be one of the primary places to focus growth and investment in the future.

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To plan for this growth and change, Urban Strategies worked with the Town of Richmond Hill to conduct a land use and urban design study for the Richmond Hill Regional Centre as part of its Official Plan review process. The overall goal of the study was to establish a strategy to facilitate growth of the Regional Centre as a new, urban-scaled, transit oriented community built around an inter-modal transit hub and Urban Growth Centre as designated by the Provincial Growth Plan legislation for the Greater Golden Horseshoe. Urban Strategies was subsequently retained by the Town to prepare the Secondary Plan for the area.