City council to vote on spending $3.6 million to help restore Chinatown heritage buildings

by Charlie Smith on December 9th, 2015

A Vancouver city staff report has raised an urgent alarm over the future of 12 heritage buildings in Chinatown. Each is more than 100 years old and each is owned by a historic Chinatown society. And according to the report, these societies cannot finance their restoration.

Twelve historic Chinatown buildings could fall into irreparable condition without a civic program to rehabilitate them. Photo by KYLE LAWRENCE

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