In this Neighbourhood Guide, you'll find out more about the people who live here as well as the schools, parks and recreation facilities, homes, and more.

Neighbourhood Vibe

Mill Pond is a charming neighbourhood with heritage homes, a peaceful pond, and vibrant community events.

Property Pulse

Homes in Mill Pond are mostly two-storey and bungalows on large lots, some backing onto parkland.

Community Canvas

Mill Pond is a diverse community of families, with great schools and a strong sense of community.

What You'll Love

You'll love the beautiful Mill Pond, the Richmond Hill Performing Art Centre, and the annual Winter and Summer Carnivals.

Have a look around Mill Pond.

Mill Pond has a consistent population, and is popular with families with teens, people in their 40s, people in their 50s, and people in their 60s. Mill Pond is a large neighbourhood in Richmond Hill that is host to many heritage homes on fairly large lots. The area is populated by two-storey homes and bungalows, with many backing onto walking trails or parkland. The Richmond Hill Performing Art Centre is within walking distance. The pond itself attracts many visitors and local residents alike, with its lush setting home to a variety of wildlife species including ducks, swans, racoons, and beavers. Each year, Mill Pond is home to the Richmond Hill Winter and Summer Carnivals.

People & Families in Mill Pond

Families with kids make up 54% of households in Mill Pond, while couples without children make up 21% of households and 19% of households are one person living alone. People in this neighbourhood come from 101 different ethnic origins, and 45% are first-generation immigrants, while 28% are second-generation immigrants.

Neighbourhood Households

3,965

Neighbourhood Population

11,505

Household Size

  • 1 person - 18%
  • 2 persons - 27%
  • 3 persons - 21%
  • 4 persons - 20%
  • 5 or more persons - 11%

Household Types

  • One-person households - 19%
  • Non-family households - 1%
  • Families with children - 54%
  • Couples without children - 21%
  • Multiple families in household - 3%

Children Per Family

  • 1 child - 31%
  • 2 children - 28%
  • 3 or more children - 10%

Broad Age Ranges

  • 0 to 14 years - 14%
  • 15 to 64 years - 67%
  • 65 years and over - 17%

Most Common Ethnic Origins

  • Italian - 16%
  • English - 13%
  • Canadian - 12%
  • Scottish - 10%
  • Irish - 10%

Age of Primary Household Maintainer

  • 15 to 24 years - 1%
  • 25 to 34 years - 6%
  • 35 to 44 years - 15%
  • 45 to 54 years - 26%
  • 55 to 64 years - 25%
  • 65 to 74 years - 14%
  • 75 to 84 years - 7%
  • 85 years and over - 4%

Specific Age Groups

  • 0 to 4 years - 3%
  • 5 to 9 years - 5%
  • 10 to 14 years - 6%
  • 15 to 19 years - 7%
  • 20 to 29 years - 12%
  • 30 to 39 years - 8%
  • 40 to 49 years - 14%
  • 50 to 59 years - 16%
  • 60 to 69 years - 11%
  • over 70 years - 8%

Mill Pond Schools

Mill Pond has great elementary schools, great secondary schools, elementary special programs, and secondary special programs. There are 7 public schools, 4 Catholic schools, and 3 private schools serving this neighbourhood. The special programs offered at local schools include Advanced Placement, French Immersion, International Baccalaureate, and Fine Arts.

Public Schools

7

Catholic Schools

4

Private Schools

3

Having Fun in Mill Pond

Fun is easy to find at the many parks & rec facilities here. Parks in Mill Pond feature playgrounds for kids and sports parks. There are 12 parks in this neighbourhood, with 45 recreational facilities in total. The average number of facilities per park is 3.

Number of Parks

12

Number of Recreation Facilities

45

Recreation Facilities in Neighbourhood Parks

  • Playgrounds - 9
  • Tennis Courts - 3
  • Basketball Courts - 9
  • Ball Diamonds - 9
  • Sports Fields - 4
  • Community Centre - 1
  • Sports Courts - 3
  • Trails - 5
  • Arts/Performance Facility - 1
  • Gym - 1
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Getting Around in Mill Pond

There are 118 transit stops in this neighbourhood. Rail stations include Richmond Hill GO. In this neighbourhood, there are mostly vehicle commuters and most commute to another city.

Commute Destination for Residents

  • Commute within the city - 30%
  • Commute to another city - 69%

Commute Types

  • Vehicle - 79%
  • Transit - 15%
  • Walk/bike - 3%

Commute Times of Residents

  • 15 to 29 minutes - 25%
  • 30 to 44 minutes - 25%
  • 45 to 59 minutes - 15%
  • 60 minutes and over - 17%
  • Less than 15 minutes - 15%

Work and Education in Mill Pond

In Mill Pond, 50% of adult residents hold a bachelor's degree or higher and 79% have any postsecondary education. The professional, scientific and technical services industry is the most common for residents.

Household Income

  • Under $30,000 - 12%
  • $30,000 to $39,999 - 6%
  • $40,000 to $49,999 - 5%
  • $50,000 to $59,999 - 5%
  • $60,000 to $69,999 - 5%
  • $70,000 to $79,999 - 5%
  • $80,000 to $89,999 - 4%
  • $90,000 to $99,999 - 5%
  • $100,000 to $124,999 - 8%
  • $125,000 to $149,999 - 7%
  • $150,000 to $199,999 - 12%
  • $200,000 and over - 19%

Most Common Occupations (Top 3)

  • Business, finance and administration occupations - 19%
  • Sales and service occupations - 19%
  • Management occupations - 16%

Most Common Industries (Top 3)

  • Professional, scientific and technical services - 13%
  • Health care and social assistance - 10%
  • Educational services - 10%

Employment

  • Employed - 62% of people over age 15 are employed
  • Unemployed - 4% are unemployed
  • Not in the labour force - 33% are retired, students, homemakers, etc.

Mill Pond Homes

In this neighbourhood, there are mostly detached homes. This neighbourhood has a consistent population, with 32% of households having moved within the past 5 years and 8% having moved within the past year. It has mostly older homes and is mostly owner-occupied.

Home Types

  • Single-detached house - 70%
  • Semi-detached house - 0%
  • Duplex - 5%
  • Row house - 5%
  • Low-rise apartment/condo - 4%
  • High-rise apartment/condo - 13%

Condominium Status

  • Condominium - 5%
  • Not condominium - 93%

Number of Bedrooms in Homes

  • 1 bedroom - 8%
  • 2 bedrooms - 12%
  • 3 bedrooms - 21%
  • No bedrooms - 0%
  • 4 or more bedrooms - 56%

Period of Home Construction

  • 1961 to 1980 - 25%
  • 1981 to 1990 - 29%
  • 1991 to 2000 - 10%
  • 2001 to 2005 - 5%
  • 2006 to 2010 - 3%
  • 2011 to 2016 - 5%
  • 1960 or before - 20%

Renters & Owners

  • Owner - 78%
  • Renter - 20%
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