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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2110 1618 QUEBEC STREET, vancouver, British Columbia

2110 1618 Quebec Street

Vancouver, British Columbia

2 Bedroom 2 Bathroom 1357 sqft
RE/MAX Crest Realty
For sale OPEN HOUSE $899,000
807 27 ALEXANDER STREET, vancouver, British Columbia

807 27 Alexander Street

Vancouver, British Columbia

1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom 740 sqft
Oakwyn Realty Ltd.
For sale OPEN HOUSE $1,160,000
1201 1255 MAIN STREET, vancouver, British Columbia

1201 1255 Main Street

Vancouver, British Columbia

3 Bedroom 2 Bathroom 1250 sqft
Royal Pacific Realty Corp.
For sale OPEN HOUSE $1,306,000
843 KEEFER STREET, vancouver, British Columbia

843 Keefer Street

Vancouver, British Columbia

3 Bedroom 2 Bathroom 1348 sqft
RE/MAX Crest Realty
For sale $789,000
201 168 POWELL STREET, vancouver, British Columbia

201 168 Powell Street

Vancouver, British Columbia

2 Bedroom 1 Bathroom 981 sqft
Keller Williams Realty Vancentral
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 $598,800
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 $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
For sale $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 $595,800
503 239 KEEFER STREET, vancouver, British Columbia

503 239 Keefer Street

Vancouver, British Columbia

1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom 539 sqft
Sutton Group-West Coast Realty
For sale $1,049,000
214 55 E CORDOVA STREET, vancouver, British Columbia

214 55 E Cordova Street

Vancouver, British Columbia

1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom 1136 sqft
Royal LePage Sussex
For sale $995,000
215 55 E CORDOVA STREET, vancouver, British Columbia

215 55 E Cordova Street

Vancouver, British Columbia

1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom 928 sqft
Royal LePage Sussex

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