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Video Vancouver: Tour Chinatown with Christopher Cheung

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Stroll through Vancouver’s historic Chinatown with Tyee reporter Christopher Cheung. It’s easy to get lost in the neighbourhood’s aesthetic trappings, from old architecture to obvious Chineseness, like red dragon lanterns. See why Cheung looks beyond that and calls Chinatown a NORC, a naturally-occurring retirement community that seniors have chosen to live the remainder of their lives.

Shared by The Tyee, courtesy of the Council for Canadian Urbanism (

Video by Uytae Lee

This tour was sponsored by The Planning Partnership