Oak Ridges

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Oak Ridges is a community in Ontario that has been part of Richmond Hill’s administrative area since 1971. Though physically separate from Richmond Hill, Oak Ridges forms the northern part of the municipality’s boundary. Oak Ridges is located about 44 km north of Toronto and has a population of about 24,900 people. Population has significantly grown as a result of new developments along Bayview Avenue. The Oak Ridges Community Center was built and completed in June 2012.

Oak Ridges currently has one private and nine public elementary schools. Bond Lake Public School, Father Frederick McGinn, Our Lady of Hope Catholic School, Our Lady of the Annunciation Catholic Elementary School, Oak Ridges Public School, Lake Wilcox Public School, Windham Ridge Public School, Kettle Lakes Public School and Académie de la Moraine. These schools are under the York Region District School Board or the York Catholic District School Board. There are no high schools in  Oak Ridges.

The main transportation artery through the town is Yonge Street, running north to Aurora and south to Richmond Hill. To the east is Highway 404, which is accessed through Stouffville Road in the south and Bloomington Road in the north. To the west is Highway 400, accessed through King Road in King City.

Oak Ridges has two post offices. The main one is at the corner of Yonge St. and King Rd., and there is a smaller one at the corner of Yonge St. and Aubrey Ave.

The Oak Ridges community is home to the Oak Ridges Soccer Club.  The Oak Ridges Soccer Club has over 1,500 members, which makes it the community’s largest service organization. The ORSC has youth soccer programs for ages 4 to 18 in both house league and competitive levels. The soccer club office is located at 39 King Road, the previous site of the Oak Ridges Public Library and the old Oak Ridges Fire Hall.