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In Vancouver’s Changing Chinatown, Youth Join Gentrification Debate

By Tyee staff, 29 Dec 2015

The story of Vancouver’s changing Chinatown is a familiar one, as low-cost housing and grocers are replaced by high-end condos and cafés. Over the years, The Tyee has spotlighted the plight of Chinese seniors who can no longer afford to live in the heritage neighbourhood.

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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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The demise of Chinatown’s BBQ meat shops

BY JOANNE LEE-YOUNG, VANCOUVER SUN OCTOBER 2, 2015

They survived an attack by Vancouver city hall in the ’70s but can’t beat development

Lee Loy, which has sold barbecue meats in Chinatown for more than 20 years, will close next month because the building has been sold to Wall Financial Corp. Photograph by: Arlen Redekop , Vancouver Sun

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Damage to Chinatown murals linked to Vancouver housing affordability and anger at so-called “foreign buyers”

by Travis Lupick on September 8th, 2015

Someone has defaced a series of historical murals in Vancouver’s Chinatown neighborhood.

A mural celebrating Chinese Canadian history at the corner of Pender and Columbia streets was recently defaced by graffiti. Photo by RICHARD MARQUEZ

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