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Thornhill (2006 population 106,394) is an upscale community in the Greater Toronto Area of Southern Ontario, Canada, located on the northern border of the City of Toronto. Once a municipal village, Thornhill is now a community and postal designation geographically split into two municipalities along Yonge Street, the city of Vaughan to the west and the town of Markham to the east. According to the 2001 Census, the population of the Thornhill-Vaughan was 56,361, and the population of Thornhill-Markham was 47,333.

Suburbanization

Thornhill's growth since the 1960s and 1970s has been largely connected to its location bordering what is now the City of Toronto. Large housing developments, particularly beginning in the 1980s with such projects as the Tannenbaum family's Spring Farm area near Bathurst and Clark. Beth Avraham Yoseph of Toronto, a large synagogue named after developer and benefactor Joseph Tannenbaum, is an example of an innovative twist on the "anchor tenant" approach adopted by some residential developers.

Growth has continued apace. For instance, an "uptown" village denoted as Thornhill Town Centre, is being developed at the corner of Bathurst and Centre Street, forming a continuous line of development north from the Promenade Shopping Centre also near Bathurst and Clark, whose massive parking lot is dotted by an increasing number of condominium buildings and stand-alone retail plazas.

Expansion

The territory thought to constitute Thornhill has recently begun to expand northward in Thornhill-Vaughan, particularly west of Bathurst, due to the marketing initiatives of residential developers. A new area called "Thornhill Woods" was developed between Highway 7, Rutherford, Bathurst, and Dufferin. Another planned development, "Upper Thornhill Estates", extends well to the north of Major Mackenzie. In 2008 the City of Vaughan opened the North Thornhill Community Centre, a new community centre to serve this population.

However, it should be noted that the area being labelled as "Upper" or "North" Thornhill is more traditionally part of Maple, another former village converted to a community when the Township of Vaughan was converted to a town. Other developments taking place in these new areas include Eagle Hills/Mackenzie Chase/Thornberry Woods at Dufferin and Major Mackenzie. Coronation and Roxborough is being developed at Upper Bathurst between Rutherford Road and Major Mackenzie. The Vaughan planning area that includes Block 18 (East Maple), Block 11 (Thornhill/Maple), Block 12 (Upper Thornhill/Maple) and Block 10 (Thornhill Woods) is expected to grow substantially over the next few years. This area is known as the "Carrville District".

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Thornhill Neighbourhoods

Thornhill Woods is a well established upscale community.Thornhill Woods is defined as the area from Highway 7 to Major Mackenzie Drive, and from Bathurst Street to Dufferin Street.

Property types in Thornhill Woods: Freehold Townhouses, Semi-detached and Detached homes.

Imagine living in a stunning estate home amidst rolling hills, dense woodlands and miles of scenic trails. A true celebration of nature, Upper Thornhill Estates is located in Vaughan's famed greenbelt, extending from Major Mackenzie Drive to Teston Road, and from Bathurst Street to Dufferin Street.

Dufferin Hill is a well established community in Vaughan Ontario. Dufferin Hill is defined as the area south west of Dufferin Street and Rutherford Road.

Property types in Dufferin Hill: Freehold Townhouses, Semi-detached and Detached homes.

The Valleys Of Thornhill is a new community in Vaughan, Ontario. "The Valleys Of Thornhill" is defined as the area north west of Bathurst Street and Rutherford Road.

Property types in "The Valleys Of Thornhill": Freehold Townhouses and Detached homes.

Thornhill is a family oriented community that boasts newer and mature neighbourhoods to meet any family needs. Whether you are retiring and looking for a quiet condominium community close to all amenities or a large family mansions Thornhill can meet all your needs.

Each neighbourhood is nestled amongst beautiful green space with many trails and places to get away from the hustle and bustle of life. Thornhill is known for its wide variey of activity from sports, clubs and all recreation for the whole family.

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