Living in the suburbs is bliss: it’s peaceful, beautiful, and filled with green everywhere. At Empire Roofing, we are proud to provide the businesses of Richmond Hill with exceptional roofing solutions based on decades of experience.
Located in the southern area of York Region, Ontario, Richmond Hill is not only one of the strongest expanding municipalities in the GTA, but also one of the most culturally diverse communities in the Greater Toronto Area. This is not unusual considering the short drive to Toronto, as well as the fact that quite a few top corporations have their headquarters here, including Epson Canada, Compaq Canada, Lexmark Canada, Suzuki Canada, and Levi Strauss.
History of Richmond Hill
The community of Richmond Hill has a rich history. It was incorporated in 1872, and named after the Duke of Richmond. Before then, it was a small settlement situated along Yonge Street. Today, the town is home to an estimated 185,000 people, which is a 14 percent increase from 2006 to 2011. Comparing this to the national average population growth of 5.9 percent, and provincial average of 5.7 percent, Richmond Hill is expanding faster than most towns in Canada.
The community has a considerable multicultural population, and despite its rapidly growing numbers, Richmond Hill continues to maintain its picturesque landscape and small-town appeal. There are many first class amenities that are frequented by residents, including:
- The Wave Pool
- Community centres
- The Richmond Hill Centre for Performing Arts
- 166 parks
- Glacial lakes
According to the 2011 Census data, only 40.7 percent of Richmond Hill residents are native English speakers. 8.6 percent are Cantonese; 8.5 percent are Persian; 6.5 percent are Chinese; 5.3 percent are Russian; 3.9 percent Mandarin; 3.9 percent Italian; and 2.3 percent Korean. As such, Richmond Hill has the highest percentage of West Asian residents of any settlement in Canada at 8.6 percent. However, this accounts for around 16,000 people compared to 50,000 in Toronto, making it the second highest West Asian settlement in Canada.
Business in Richmond Hill
With over 52 percent of households reporting an income of over $70,000, and 31 percent of over $100,000, Richmond Hill is considered an affluent community. The average family income is $100,900, which is 34 percent more than the national average and 26 percent more than the provincial average.
The rate of unemployment is very low at 3.77 percent compared with the national rate of 7.4 percent. Most people work in the business, finance, administration, and management sectors, followed by wholesale and retail trade sectors. The manufacturing and construction industries are also top employers in the community.
Most of the people in Richmond Hill work in small businesses with four employees or less, though the town is home to some large corporations such as Compugen Inc., Acklands Grainger Inc., DMC Mining Services, Compuware, BMW Canada, Staples, Science & Medicine Canada, and Rogers Communications.
For all your commercial roofing needs in Richmond Hill, no matter the size, please contact Empire Roofing for professional and guaranteed installations and repairs.