Physical Integration

In the 1960s, Chinatown was no longer considered by the city government as a godforsaken Chinese ghetto.  It was regarded as an aging residential and commercial inner city neighbourhood.  After the 1970s, city governments across Canada started to preserve the heritage of Chinatowns and invested in beautification projects. Chinese arches have been built as landmarks in many Chinatowns.  Furthermore, new investments from Hong Kong entrepreneurs have helped redeveloping Chinatowns such as those in Vancouver and Calgary.  Chinatowns today are completely integrated into the urban landscape of Canada.  Similarly, Chinese residents are mixed with residents of other ethnic groups in residential areas, and there are no segregated Chinese sections in government cemeteries.