Recent stories about chinatown

Jason Wong on the street next to the front window at Little Bon Bon
food business

Little Bon Bon set to sweeten Chinatown with deep family history

The creators of Yelo'd are opening an ice cream parlour and café called Little Bon Bon in the historic Hull Block, at 9660 106 Avenue NW, in June.

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The number 52 bus drives on 107 Street in downtown Edmonton.
city council transit

On the agenda: District planning, truth and reconciliation, transit improvements

This week will be the last of committee meetings in 2023, with councillors set to learn more about the city's progress on its truth and reconciliation efforts, district planning, and improving transit.

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Rosaly DeVenz stands inside the rebuilt Italian Bakery, with tables and chairs stacked beside her and shelves behind
food business

Italian Bakery returns to its roots with rebuilt store in Chinatown

The Italian Bakery is finally ready to re-open in Chinatown with a brand-new building.

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A crowd gathers in an alley behind the China Marble Restaurant in Edmonton's Chinatown as the sun goes down.
food business

Chinatown event succeeds with simplicity, organizers say

Organizers of Chinatown After Dark say its success demonstrates how low-cost community events can be effective in bringing vibrancy to a neighbourhood.

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Two men standing in front of a business with open signs
food business

New owners of Van Loc hope to breathe new life into Chinatown

The new owners of Van Loc are hoping to reinvigorate not only the long-standing banh mi restaurant but also the area where it has been in business for years.

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Sharon Yeo and Freya Fu lead a group of people down a wide sidewalk in Edmonton's Chinatown
food business

Chinatown Dining Week returns with inflation-friendly deals

Chinatown Dining Week is back for the sixth year in row, featuring 15 food businesses in Edmonton's Chinatown area from Jan. 26 to Feb. 5.

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Jordon Hon, a young Chinese-Canadian man, addresses the camera from his office, with a lively Chinatown banner behind him
arts film

Filmmaker shares lessons learned in Chinatown docuseries

Chinatown is a classroom, says filmmaker Jordon Hon, citing one of the interviewees in his new docuseries, A Portrait of Chinatown. It certainly taught him a lot.

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Two police officers seen from behind as they walk down a street with a Chinatown gate in the background
city council chinatown

Coming up at council: June 20-24, 2022

City council will meet on Monday, with a continuation scheduled for Friday morning. The council services committee will meet Wednesday morning, with a public hearing scheduled for the afternoon. There's also a non-regular council meeting scheduled for Friday, for a private discussion about the upcoming budget.

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A woman wearing a T-shirt that reads "I (heart) YEG Chinatown" behind a crowd on a tour
podcast chinatown

Chinatown 'like a wound that we all have,' says advocate

A mother is only as happy as her saddest child, says Hon Leong of the Chinatown Transformation Collaborative (CTC). If Edmonton is the mother, Chinatown is that unhappiest child.

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