Chinatown

Chinatown

Chinatown in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, is Canada’s largest Chinatown. Centred on Pender Street, it is surrounded by Gastown and the Downtown Financial and Central Business Districts to the west, the Downtown Eastside to the north, the remnant of old Japantown to the northeast, and the residential neighbourhood of Strathcona to the east. The approximate street borders of Chinatown’s official area as designated by the City of Vancouver are the alley between Pender Street and Hastings,Georgia, Gore, and Taylor Streets,[2] although its unofficial boundaries extend well into the rest of the Downtown Eastside. Main, Pender, and Keefer Streets are the principal areas of commercial activity.

Chinatown remains a popular tourist attraction, and is one of the largest historic Chinatowns in North America. However, it went into decline as newer members of Vancouver’s Cantonese Chinese community dispersed to other areas of the metropolis. It has been more recently overshadowed by the newer Chinese immigrant business district along No. 3 Road in the Vancouver suburb of Richmond, which had been an Anglo-Saxon bastion until the 1980s. Many affluent Hong Kong and Taiwaneseimmigrants have moved there since the late 1980s, coinciding with the increase of Chinese-ethnic retail and restaurants in that area. This new area is designated the “Golden Village” by the City of Richmond, which met resistance to the proposed renaming of the area to “Chinatown” both from merchants in Vancouver’s Chinatown and also from non-Chinese residents and merchants in Richmond itself.

Chinatown was once known for its neon signs but like the rest of the city lost many of the spectacular signs to changing times and a new sign bylaw passed in 1974. The last of these was the Ho Ho sign (which showed a rice bowl and chop sticks) which was removed in 1997. Ongoing efforts at revitalization include efforts by the business community to improve safety by hiring private security; looking at new marketing promotions and introducing residential units into the neighbourhood by restoring and renovating some of the heritage buildings. Current focus is on the restoration and adaptive reuse of the distinctive Association buildings.

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506 239 KEEFER STREET, vancouver, British Columbia

506 239 Keefer Street

Vancouver, British Columbia

1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom 479 sqft
Sutton Group-West Coast Realty
For sale $609,900
616 22 E CORDOVA STREET, vancouver, British Columbia

616 22 E Cordova Street

Vancouver, British Columbia

1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom 724 sqft
RE/MAX Real Estate Services
For sale $1,258,000
212 289 ALEXANDER STREET, vancouver, British Columbia

212 289 Alexander Street

Vancouver, British Columbia

2 Bedroom 2 Bathroom 1160 sqft
Stilhavn Real Estate Services
For sale $2,250,000
31 120 POWELL STREET, vancouver, British Columbia

31 120 Powell Street

Vancouver, British Columbia

3 Bedroom 2 Bathroom 2854 sqft
Coldwell Banker Prestige Realty
For sale $874,000
404 120 MILROSS AVENUE, vancouver, British Columbia

404 120 Milross Avenue

Vancouver, British Columbia

2 Bedroom 2 Bathroom 1105 sqft
RE/MAX Results Realty
For sale OPEN HOUSE $1,549,000
110 PRIOR STREET, vancouver, British Columbia

110 Prior Street

Vancouver, British Columbia

3 Bedroom 3 Bathroom 1673 sqft
RE/MAX Select Realty
For sale $459,000
309 150 E CORDOVA STREET, vancouver, British Columbia

309 150 E Cordova Street

Vancouver, British Columbia

1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom 554 sqft
Exp Realty
For sale $768,000
201 110 SWITCHMEN STREET, vancouver, British Columbia

201 110 Switchmen Street

Vancouver, British Columbia

1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom 645 sqft
Oakwyn Realty Ltd.
For sale $758,800
707 239 KEEFER STREET, vancouver, British Columbia

707 239 Keefer Street

Vancouver, British Columbia

1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom 604 sqft
Sutton Group-West Coast Realty
For sale $1,949,900
801 239 KEEFER STREET, vancouver, British Columbia

801 239 Keefer Street

Vancouver, British Columbia

3 Bedroom 3 Bathroom 1211 sqft
Sutton Group-West Coast Realty
For sale $599,800
704 239 KEEFER STREET, vancouver, British Columbia

704 239 Keefer Street

Vancouver, British Columbia

1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom 437 sqft
Sutton Group-West Coast Realty
For sale $1,108,800
505 239 KEEFER STREET, vancouver, British Columbia

505 239 Keefer Street

Vancouver, British Columbia

2 Bedroom 1 Bathroom 880 sqft
Sutton Group-West Coast Realty

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