As Vancouver’s Chinatown transforms, need grows for projects like the Simon K.Y. Lee Home for the elderly.
By Jackie Wong, 3 Apr 2013, Tyee Solutions Society
Over the last five years new cocktail lounges, cafes, and art spaces have cropped up in steady succession in Vancouver’s old Chinatown, on Pender, Keefer and East Georgia Streets between Carrall to the west and Gore to the east. Amidst the young people toting Americanos to their art studios however, elements of an earlier time remain: tall, brightly painted buildings built by clan or benevolent associations a century ago. more…