Vancouver’s Chinatown grapples with growing pains

by Linda Givetash, The Canadian Press, August 20, 2016

The transformation of Vancouver’s Chinatown, fuelled by a changing population, crisis of affordability and ripe potential for new development, has left some locals calling it either a dying neighbourhood or one under threat of gentrification. As the city begins to review the impact of its economic revitalization strategy for the neighbourhood, which ended last year, community members are at odds whether Chinatown’s direction is what they want. Read more …

SkyTrain light rapid transit cars on a section of elevated track between the Stadium-Chinatown and Main Street-Science World stations, Vancouver, B.C. THE CANADIAN PRESS IMAGES/Bayne Stanley
SkyTrain light rapid transit cars on a section of elevated track between the Stadium-Chinatown and Main Street-Science World stations, Vancouver, B.C. THE CANADIAN PRESS IMAGES/Bayne Stanley

Vancouver Chinatown real estate bustle puts hundreds of historic photos, documents at risk

by JOANNE LEE-YOUNG, July 6, 2016

Tim Wong keeps the keys to a gate at the top of a staircase inside an old Vancouver Chinatown building. The 80-year-old also keeps many of its stories, some of them unwritten anywhere, going back over 100 years in city history. Read more …

Tim Wong at Wong’s Benevolent Association at 123A East Pender St. in Vancouver. NICK PROCAYLO / PNG
Tim Wong at Wong’s Benevolent Association at 123A East Pender St. in Vancouver. NICK PROCAYLO / PNG