Protecting our Downtown Chinatown

Our downtown Chinatown is vibrant, multicultural and historic. As we grow and change, we must ensure we protect it. At the December 3rd meeting of Toronto and East York Community Council, Councillor Mike Layton and I initiated work on a Chinatown Study, to protect the unique character of Chinatown and build our community's vision for its future.

We requested that City Planning focus on the unique character of Chinatown and effectively plan for new development that will complement the existing built form and heritage attributes, work to preserve the unique retail character of Chinatown, contribute to affordable housing, and ensure that the public realm, parkland and community services meet the needs of the community.

Stay tuned for updates and how to get involved.