The recent opening of a Starbucks in a new Chinatown highrise raised a few eyebrows. Is this just the start of a much larger change in character for the neighbourhood? We’ve included a number of photos of the new developments on Main Street in the slideshow above.
It might be worth reviewing the City’s policies for the area. How is the Historical Area Height Review (HAHR) turning out? Is the HAHR revitalizing Chinatown, or is it leading to gentrification and displacement?