We want to stay in Chinatown, but it is becoming unaffordable.

  • coffeeThe cost of living in Chinatown, especially food and rent, has increased rapidly over the past couple of years. Meanwhile, wages and income assistance have remained stagnant.
  • Businesses with long histories in the community and that served low-income residents and seniors have closed or moved to other neighbourhoods (Figure 1). Increased rents, property taxes, and land speculation have contributed to retail displacement.

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