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Richmond Hill is one of the most multicultural communities in the Greater Toronto Area. The Yonge Street corridor, especially the Old Richmond Hill area north of Major Mackenzie, is home to a large number of people of British background. The Bathurst Street area is favored by Italian, Jewish, and Eastern European families, while Bayview Avenue and Leslie Street are home to one of the largest and most affluent Chinese communities in the Greater Toronto Area.
Richmond Hill is one of the fastest growing municipalities in the Greater Toronto Area, which is not surprising considering its close proximity to Toronto, and the fact that it is home to major employers including: Compaq Canada., Epson Canada, Levi Strauss, Lexmark Canada, and Suzuki Canada. The north-end of Richmond Hill is part of the environmentally significant Oak Ridges Moraine which is referred to as the “rain barrel of Ontario.” Ancient kettle lakes formed by the Moraine are significant landmarks in this part of the town. The largest of these is Lake Wilcox located at Bayview Avenue south of Bloomington Road.