Westbrook History: The Westbrook neighbourhood, a central community in the town of Richmond Hill, is located close to all major intersections of the city. With Elgin Mills Road on the south, Gamble Road to the north, Bathurst Street on the West, and Yonge street on the East,Westbrook gives easy access to all the main amenities of Richmond Hill.
Elgin Mills was once its own community, seperate from Richmond Hill. It was part of Vaughan, with Bathurst Street on the west,Yonge street on the east, and Gamble Road on the north.
One of the highlights of this community is Elgin West Community Centre, which was built in 1999 at Bathurst street and shaftsbury Avenue in the northwest section of town of Richmond Hill.
Shaftsbury Avenue Parks and Recreation
Westbrook Richmond Hill Real Estate:
Elgin Mills is one side road north of Richmond Hill. James Newton from Scotland settled in Elgin Mills in 1834 and opened a small tannery which provided work for many men who walked from their Richmond Hill homes day to day. A slowly developing area at the time, the road was home to a sawmill, blacksmith shop, a cooperage, and a post office which opened in 1900 on the southwest corner.
Twickenham Park, a well-known area located on the west side of Yonge street, North of Elgin Mills, was named after the Larratt and Mary Smith family who settled down near the road during its early developments.
Some years ago, Yonge Street, north of Elgin Mills Road was surrounded with older residential homes. However, with the implementation of new services, development started to take place and the community became a luxurious living area.
Shaftsbury Avenue has been developed with trendy detached homes, semi-detached homes and townhomes. Executive Acorn Condominium Townhomes in Westbrook Gate are in demand by the public. Canyon Hill Avenue, Sweet Water Court, Alano Heights Drive, and Westbury Court are also well known.
Shaftsbury Avenue, Richmond Hill, Westbrook
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