Many wealthy Chinese from Hong Kong emigrated in the early to mid-1990s, when there was worry regarding the possible handing over of Hong Kong to the People's Republic of China.
Canadian visas were easier to obtain than those of the United States.
Richmond Hill's average family income is $102,400, among the highest in Canada, making it somewhat disproportionate between the upper-middle and middle classes.
This has earned the town the nickname "Rich Man's Hill".
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Prices may be subject to booking fees and handling charges and may increase over time.The village was known briefly as Miles Hill then Mount Pleasant and by 1830 the name Richmond Hill had been well established.Popular history cites the name Richmond Hill may have come from the Duke of Richmond visiting the area, however the family of Benjamin Barnard believed the name came about when their father taught his school classes to sing "The Lass of Richmond Hill", a song from his childhood upbringing in Richmond, Surrey.At a 25event, Richmond Hill residents can meet up to 25 singles of the opposite sex in one night for three minutes each.The great thing is that everyone is there for the same reason - to create a connection with other single people there.French emigrants also had a big influence on the settlement of Richmond Hill - they constructed eighteen log houses, a tavern and a church, but many of them later returned to France after the French monarchy was restored because they could not cope with living on such an underdeveloped land.