Growing up, I remember Chinatown as a vibrant place, rich with cultural sights, bustling sidewalks and flourishing shops. I spent a great deal of time in the area with my father, who knew many of the local business owners. Sadly, today many of those individuals are no longer in business and Edmontonians don’t always feel comfortable visiting the area.
Many community members, organizations and associations have worked collaboratively to co-create the Chinatown Strategy: Energizing a Prosperous Future but the plan has not received the required support of Mayor and Council.
As Mayor I commit to implementing the following actions taken directly from the existing Chinatown Strategy:
Chinatown will be restored to a vibrant and welcoming destination in our city. The city will support the strategies led by community members, organizations and associations so that we can help ensure the future success of so many family-owned businesses. This will bring more Edmontonians back to experience this unique area and the sense of community and culture.