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In 1931, Thornhill became a "Police Village"; before that, Thornhill was split between the townships of Vaughan and Markham along Yonge Street, since the creation of municipal government in 1850. Before 1931, each township administered its own half of the village. The creation of the Police Village gave Thornhill its own political boundaries. The village was headed by a reeve.

While the old village of Thornhill revolved around Yonge Street between Centre and John Streets, the community is typically thought to be located between Dufferin Street to the west, Highway 7 to the north, Steeles Avenue to the south, and Highway 404 to the east.

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.

 

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Elementary Bakersfield P.S.                             
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Elementary Baythorn P.S.
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Elementary Bayview Glen P.S.
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Elementary Bayview Fairways P.S.
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Elementary Brownridge P.S.
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Elementary Carrville Mills P.S.
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Elementary Charlton P.S.
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Elementary Doncrest P.S.
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Elementary E.J. Sand P.S.
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Elementary German Mills P.S.
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Elementary Henderson Avenue P.S.
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Elementary Johnsview Village P.S.
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Julliard P.S.

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Elementary Louis Honore Frechette P.S.
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Elementary Rosedale Heights P.S.
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Elementary Stornoway Cresent P.S.
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Elementary Thornhill P.S.
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Elementary Thornhill Woods P.S.
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Elementary Ventura Park P.S.
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Elementary Willowbrook P.S.
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Elementary Yorkhill E.S.
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Elementary St. Anthony C.E.S.
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Elementary St. Michael Catholic Academy
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Secondary Thornhill S.S.
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Secondary Thornlea S.S
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Secondary Vaughan S.S.
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Stephen Lewis S.S.
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Elementary St. Elizabeth C.H.S.
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Elementary St. Robert C.H.S.
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