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Bond Lake Village History: Bond Lake is located in the northern part of Richmond Hill, north of Stouffville Road, where the residents of Richmond hill went boating and dancing during the summer months, while the skaters and curlers enjoyed the Lake for their winter sports in the ninteenth centuries.
Bond Lake Park, is Ontario's first "electric park."
In 1899, a steam powerhouse was built by Metropolitan Railway at Bond Lake to provide electric power for service beyond Richmond Hill, with a capacity of 1000 horsepower. Bond lake contained a large quantities of water needed of generating powerhorse, and eventually electricity was offered to nearby communities.
Bond Lake Park, the "Mecca of the pleasure seeker, is one of the most beautiful sheets of water in Ontario." It has been a ideal place for families to roam around without remotest fear of any harm.
It was a good spot for picnicking, camping and a considerable fun in taking a row around the Lake. There was a $3 charge for the boats to get to the shore.
The well-known Bond Lake Hotel, built in 1834, hosted overnight guests, and provided settings for slegh-ride parties and dances.
Bond Lake Arena is the highlight of the community and located at 70 Old Colony Road in Oak Ridges.
Bond Lake Real Estate: The Bond Lake Village was founded in 1980, yet the area has continued to grow tremendously, especially over the last ten years. The community is mostly made up of single family detached homes and townhomes, which are now making their way to the area. The majority of the homes are between 30 and 40 ft wide, and the lot depth depends on the specific neighbourhood.
Robinson. M.B. and Clark, J.M., Later Days in Richmond Hill, a History of the Community from 1930 to 1999, Town of Richmond Hill/Richmond Hill Public Library Board, 1999.
Stamp, R.M., Early Days in Richmond Hill, a History of the Community to 1930, Richmond Hill Public Library Board, 1991.
Price Range: 2012
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