The Village of Richmond Hill BIA is a non-profit community organization, dedicated to the economic and social well-being of the historic Village of Richmond Hill.
A Business Improvement Area is an association of property owners, business operators and commercial tenants within a specified area, who work together to enhance and promote their business area.
A BIA Board of Management, made up of member business volunteers, is appointed by the BIA membership and endorsed by the Town of Richmond Hill Council. Various Committees, made up of Board members and business representatives, assist in goal setting for the VRHBIA.
The BIA is funded by a special tax levy applied to commercially assessed properties within the BIA boundaries, calculated proportionately based on their assessed value. The BIA sets an annual budget with is approved by the VRHBIA membership and endorsed by the Town of Richmond Hill Council.
The population of Richmond Hill, as of 2021, is estimated to be around 195,000 residents.
Richmond Hill was established as a small rural village in the early 19th century and has since grown into a thriving suburban community. It has a rich history of growth and development, and many historic buildings and landmarks remain today, including the Richmond Hill Heritage Centre.
Richmond Hill is served by several transportation options, including the GO Transit train service, YRT/Viva bus service, and the Highway 407 Express Toll Route. The city is also accessible by several major roads and highways, including Yonge Street and Leslie Street.