Thornhill is a vibrant, mature residential area with a portion reflecting the heritage of the area. Pomona Mills Park, running between Bayview Avenue and Yonge Street, offers residents a wonderful area for exercise and communing with nature. Thornhill actually forms part of Markham (to the east of Yonge St), and part of Vaughan (to the west of Yonge St).
Comprised of highly luxurious and affluent communities, Thornhill is home to some of Canada’s most respected and well-known families. The most notable neighbourhoods include Uplands, Old Thornhill, Crestwood, Thornhill Woods, and the newly developed Valleys of Thornhill. Thornhill Woods is a subdivision to the north of Highway 7 and south of Carville Road, between Bathurst and Dufferin.
Property values in the most expensive Thornhill neighbourhoods range from $2 million to $6 million. With its close proximity to downtown, great golf courses like the Thornhill Country Club, and some of the best schools in the GTA, Thornhill is considered a prime real estate area.
- Can’t miss streets: Elmbank Rd, Oakbank Rd, Thornbank Rd, Arnold Av, Erica Rd, Thornridge Rd, Riverside Blvd
- Andrea’s favourite Restaurant: Terra Fine Dining
- Best shopping experience: Promenade Mall
- Thornhill Golf experience: Thornhill Country Club, Uplands Golf Club
- Cool recreation: Uplands Golf and Ski Centre
The origins of the Village of Thornhill date back to 1792 when Governor Simcoe explored the area for a suitable road and town site north of York (Toronto).
Many events led to the evolution of this village to its present state: The Rebellion of 1837; the early prominence and unhappy passing at his own hand of Benjamin Thorne in 1848; the serious flooding along the Don; the epidemics that swept through the village; prohibition and the closing of local taverns; and the pressures and changes of rapid land development.