People come first – and it shows!
A community split between two bustling cities, Thornhill has the unique benefit of being a location which defines “the best of both worlds”, but is rich in its own
Benjamin Thorne settled in the valley now named after
him in 1820. He established a saw and grist mill on the banks of the Don River, later adding a flour mill,
tannery and general store. For his early contributions to the development of the valley, it’s fitting that the
community would be named after him as Thornhill in 1829 when the village post office was first opened.
A few quick location stats:
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Thornhill residents have access to many options when it comes to public, Catholic, Jewish and private schooling at the elementary and secondary levels, all offered by their respective regional operating school boards.
Some top-rated private school options within the area are:
From community centres to farmer’s markets, the community of Thornhill offers residents plenty of options when it comes to staying engaged and active within the community.
These are just a few of the many popular recreational destinations for residents:
Being divided between two economically booming cities means doing business in Thornhill affords its residents the best of not only their community but also that of Markham and Vaughan. Once again this community’s division between two major cities proves to be a benefit, as Thornhill residents are able to capitalize on the resources and opportunities available to them on either end:
For a full list of local businesses, check out this directory.
Being interconnected between the culturally-rich cities of Markham and Vaughan, the community of Thornhill is a resulting melting pot of diversity which is visibly reflected in its population, with a significant number of Jewish, Chinese, Korean, Iranian, and Italian people amongst its residents.
As far as homes within this community, there are many distinct areas where unique architectural designs from the past have been carried into the present. Along John Street, the Thornhill Markham Heritage Conservation features many properties which were built between the mid 1800’s and early 1900’s, in a variety of traditional styles from that period, including Victorian Gothic, Georgian, Craftsman style bungalows, and more. These areas have lent inspiration to the present-day designs in the community’s other residential pockets.
Many of Thornhill’s residential communities are in high demand for their charming and rustic neighborhood feel, larger lot sizes and manicured landscaping. Townhomes and condominiums are also abundant in this community, and provide for a more reasonable point of entry for those first-time buyers looking within the area.
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8000 Yonge Street
Thornhill, ON, L4J 1W3
Office: (905) 889-9330
Fax: (905) 889-5822
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