Not only is The Avenue walking distance from schools, daycare and Hillcrest Mall, it’s a stroll to one of Canada’s most historic buildings, Burr House. Built in the 1820s, Burr House is a treat in more ways than one. It’s the perfect afternoon outing for tea, with English scones and other homemade goodies served in a traditional English tearoom setting. The food’s just one of the attractions here. A gallery and shop of fine artisanal goods made by the Richmond Hill Potters Guild offers delightful browsing and buying. Tearoom is open weekend afternoons and weekend afternoons and Friday starting in June.