During the past 10 years CSHBA has assisted our member organizations in conducting feasibility studies to rehabilitate the century old heritage buildings with financial assistance from the City of Vancouver. CSHBA also conducted a survey on the needs of Chinese Canadian artists and artistic organizations in Vancouver. At present we are working towards a solution to support the Chinese Society Legacy Program with financial assistance from Vancity Credit Union and City of Vancouver.
The study identifies the different types of organizations, groups and individuals engaged in the arts sector in Chinatown (small groups…Learn More
The program’s priority is to stabilize the 12 society-owned buildings, to activate underused spaces, and to conserve heritage features.Learn More
SummaryThe fight against the freeways in Chinatown in 1960s and ’70s is a founding myth of modern Vancouver. While seen by some civic and industry leaders of the day as a necessary means of economic revitalization and keeping the city “competitive,” an inner-city freeway proposal was defeated by a broad bottom-up coalition of citizens.