The Chinese in Canada: Then and Now Presentation

Thu, May 16, 2019
Northview Branch, Oshawa Public Libraries
250 Beatrice St E
Oshawa, ON
L1G 7T6

Author Arlene Chan will do a presentation, with a Q&A afterwards. Books will be available for sale.


Arlene Chan, author of the books, The Chinese in Toronto from 1878 and The Chinese Community in Toronto: Then and Now, traces the history of the Chinese in Toronto, and how the Chinatown at Dundas Street and Spadina Avenue developed after the closing of a dark chapter in Canadian history. Archival photographs depict the early years, dating back 135 years, to present day.

Arlene grew up in Chinatown and worked there at her parents’ restaurant. She nurtures her ties with the neighbourhood and leads Heritage Toronto tours during the summer.