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Address: 123 Hillsview Drive, Richmond Hill, Ontario L4C 1T3, Canada
Phone Number: (905) 883-0174
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nice and quiet place for a walk

nice place to walk up there, see the old building, but they are all locked, the area around is nice and quiet, a taste of good old date. No harm to make a visit.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 7, 2015
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26 reviews 26 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

nice place to walk up there, see the old building, but they are all locked, the area around is nice and quiet, a taste of good old date. No harm to make a visit.

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toronto
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35 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Glad that the new developers are supposed to keep this landmark. Great atmosphere and easy walk. We did see foxes and deer at one time, not sure if they are there anymore

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astroKaren, Manager at David Dunlap Observatory, responded to this review

We're so glad you enjoy this historic treasure as much as we do! The Observatory's award-winning education and public programs are run by the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada - Toronto Centre. Please come to visit us during our 2015 season, which begins in May. More 

Toronto, Canada
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

This observatory is currently run by the RASC Toronto Center www.rascto.ca and they have many volunteers that help to run the observatory for public outreach/programmes. See also www.theddo.ca Book a time to go for a tour, for young and old alike.

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astroKaren, Manager at David Dunlap Observatory, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review! We're looking forward to another great season (the DDO's 80th anniversary!) and hope to see you. There's no place like Dome. More 

Toronto, Canada
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

I love to visit the Observatory site, any season has its beauty. Especially when nobody is around, it's great to walk there... The only thing, being a private property, sometimes the guardian shows up asking questions...too bad is not open to the community, the DDO is the only special place in RH! Should be heritage...

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Richmond Hill, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

For the young science fan in the family, this is a most recommended trip. Among other things, to see the inner workings of an observatory, makes this a fascinating experience!

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Toronto
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36 reviews 36 reviews
20 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

This 1930s building was one of the largest observatories in the world. The first black hole was discovered here. They offer speakers, a visit to the old telescope, and star watching with amateur astronomers who will show you sights through their telescopes. Perfect for everyone, especially children.

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Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

There is a lot of hub-bub about the re-development of this place, but for now its a pleasant park-like setting, suited for a stroll or a bike ride. The observatory is photographic as there was a wedding party there taking photos.

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Barrie, Canada
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139 attraction reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2012

Having recently taken up some amateur astronomy I was really excited to learn that tucked away in an unassuming corner of Richmond Hill was the largest observatory in Canada. The David Dunlap is part of the The University of Toronto's Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics. Public viewing nights are offered most Saturday nights during the summer months, which I was... More 

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