Chinatown South/Boyle, Edmonton, Alberta - photos by Yumi Imai.
“I am surprised whenever planners and others alike correct me to say that this neighbourhood is not a Chinatown, much in favour of the City’s crafted name of Quarters. Despite its empty appearance, there are Chinese businesses and residences that still remain here. It is also disheartening that there is no mention of the existing Chinatown in the Quarters vision and urban design plan…Is the Quarters project desirable because we choose to ignore its existing Chinese influence rather than work with it? I also extend these questions to include underrepresented voices like aboriginal heritage where such memories have often gone unrecognized throughout our urban landscape," Paul Giang. Read the full article about Chinatown South at Spacing Edmonton.