The Yonge Street Corridor is set to become the centrepiece of both Richmond Hill, Ontario, and York Region as the city looks to urbanize to accommodate projected population and employment growth and to take advantage of potential transit upgrades being planned by the region and the province. The City of Richmond Hill is currently undertaking a municipal comprehensive review to update its official plan. The city is looking to adjust its policies so that a denser, more urban environment can be built up in its downtown to support transit expansion and to keep up with the evolving demands of a more knowledge-based economy.
In this article, Stantec’s David Dixon speaks to Novae Res Urbis about how cities like Richmond Hill can build urban-oriented communities – with walkable, lively, mixed-use centres and corridors – to plan for long-term economic growth.
Posted with permission of the publisher of NRU Publishing Inc. Original article first appeared in Novae Res Urbis – GTHA, Vol. 24, No. 8, Friday, February 24, 2021.[FS1]