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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416 1 E CORDOVA STREET, vancouver, British Columbia

416 1 E Cordova Street

Vancouver, British Columbia

1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom 592 sqft
Exp Realty
For sale $1,625,000
168 PRIOR STREET, vancouver, British Columbia

168 Prior Street

Vancouver, British Columbia

2 Bedroom 3 Bathroom 1877 sqft
Dexter Realty
For sale OPEN HOUSE $1,180,000
810 HAWKS AVENUE, vancouver, British Columbia

810 Hawks Avenue

Vancouver, British Columbia

2 Bedroom 2 Bathroom 1233 sqft
Keller Williams Realty Vancentral
For sale $1,949,900
901 239 KEEFER STREET, vancouver, British Columbia

901 239 Keefer Street

Vancouver, British Columbia

3 Bedroom 3 Bathroom 1211 sqft
Sutton Group-West Coast Realty
For sale $985,000
304 120 MILROSS AVENUE, vancouver, British Columbia

304 120 Milross Avenue

Vancouver, British Columbia

2 Bedroom 2 Bathroom 1111 sqft
Engel & Volkers Vancouver
For sale $2,390,000
10 1182 QUEBEC STREET, vancouver, British Columbia

10 1182 Quebec Street

Vancouver, British Columbia

3 Bedroom 3 Bathroom 2026 sqft
Rennie & Associates Realty Ltd.
For sale OPEN HOUSE $599,000
801 933 E HASTINGS STREET, vancouver, British Columbia

801 933 E Hastings Street

Vancouver, British Columbia

1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom 564 sqft
Oakwyn Realty Ltd.
For sale OPEN HOUSE $1,360,000
1603 1618 QUEBEC STREET, vancouver, British Columbia

1603 1618 Quebec Street

Vancouver, British Columbia

2 Bedroom 2 Bathroom 950 sqft
Homeland Realty
For sale OPEN HOUSE $1,749,900
613 1661 QUEBEC STREET, vancouver, British Columbia

613 1661 Quebec Street

Vancouver, British Columbia

2 Bedroom 2 Bathroom 1069 sqft
Oakwyn Realty Ltd.
For sale OPEN HOUSE $749,999
913 STATION STREET, vancouver, British Columbia

913 Station Street

Vancouver, British Columbia

1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom 679 sqft
2 Percent Realty West Coast
For sale $1,288,000
1670 QUEBEC STREET, vancouver, British Columbia

1670 Quebec Street

Vancouver, British Columbia

2 Bedroom 2 Bathroom 1113 sqft
RE/MAX Crest Realty
For sale OPEN HOUSE $575,000
1010 189 KEEFER STREET, vancouver, British Columbia

1010 189 Keefer Street

Vancouver, British Columbia

1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom 456 sqft
Royal LePage Sussex

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