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Chinatown Millennium Gate at Pender and Carrall

Help identify the hidden gems of Vancouver's Chinatown

May 27 2019 –

The City's Chinatown Transformation Team is inviting everyone to tell them about the hidden gems of Vancouver's Chinatown as part of their work to create a long-term plan to sustain the neighbourhood's legacy for future generations.

Join our event or drop by our office

Join the team at their event or drop by community office hours to help identify the unique places, experiences, and values that make Chinatown special, including those that are not visible or well known, and learn about joining a working group to help build up these assets.

Chinatown Hidden Gems event

Saturday, June 1, 2019, 2pm to 5pm
Chinese Cultural Centre Courtyard, 50 East Pender St
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Community office hours

June 3, 5, 6, 7: 11 am to 4pm
June 4: 2pm to 7 pm
Chinatown House, 188 East Pender St

Developing a plan for Chinatown

Input received will contribute to the development of a plan for Chinatown that will focus on:

  • Tangible and intangible living heritage and culture
  • Business and economic development
  • Intergenerational relationships and community capacity building
  • Relationships with communities around Chinatown

About the Chinatown Transformation Team

The Chinatown Transformation Team is a dedicated staff team formed in September 2018 to work with the community and key partners to co-create and implement a plan that includes a cultural assets management strategy and exploring a UNESCO World Heritage site application for Chinatown.

This work is part of the City's broader efforts around cultural redress with Chinese Canadians in Vancouver, which included City Council's official apology for historical discrimination in 2018. The involvement of residents, stakeholders and people from all parts of the city will be important in helping to foster a Chinatown that reflects the needs and aspirations of the community.

Learn more about the Chinatown revitalization