Building a Vibrant Chinatown Together

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The Arrondissement de Ville-Marie is undergoing a consultation process for the future of Montreal’s Chinatown:

General objective: Build a common vision of development of Chinatown.

  • Pre-consultation — Specify the objectives and activities of the consultation process in cooperation with actors in Chinatown (Spring 2019)

  • Phase 1—Produce a diagnostic profile of the issues and needs of the community (July to December 2019)

  • Phase 2—Formulate an action plan based en the Summary report of the Participatory process (september 2020 to June 2021)


Action plan

The 2021–2026 Action Plan to develop Chinatown, which completes the second step of the overall consultation process, is

The Arrondissement de Ville-Marie is undergoing a consultation process for the future of Montreal’s Chinatown:

General objective: Build a common vision of development of Chinatown.

  • Pre-consultation — Specify the objectives and activities of the consultation process in cooperation with actors in Chinatown (Spring 2019)

  • Phase 1—Produce a diagnostic profile of the issues and needs of the community (July to December 2019)

  • Phase 2—Formulate an action plan based en the Summary report of the Participatory process (september 2020 to June 2021)


Action plan

The 2021–2026 Action Plan to develop Chinatown, which completes the second step of the overall consultation process, is now available.

This plan was developed in response to the concerns and needs of the Chinese and Asian communities, following a rigorous process of consultation and dialogue. It aims to revitalize, protect and sustain this emblematic neighbourhood by deploying action strategies over time, identifying collaborators and defining achievement indicators.

In concrete terms, the Ville-Marie borough and its collaborators are making sure they have the means to deploy the resources and effort required to achieve 25 action strategies. These strategies are founded on a vision that can be broadly divided into four strategic pathways:

· Quality of life, housing and public spaces;

· Commercial vitality;

· Identity, outreach and heritage;

· Neighbourhood consultation.

Consult the Action Plan to develop Chinatown here.


Video summarizing the participative process and the Action Plan


Video also available in French, Cantonese and Mandarin

請收看粵語版國語版報告內容展示


Chinatowns in North America

Research on best practices for revitalisation (French)

  • Vancouver
  • Victoria
  • San Francisco
  • Boston

Case studies summary also available in English and traditionnal Chinese


Summary report of the needs and expectations of the community

During the Summer and Fall of 2019, six participative activities with the public as well as several meetings with a Chinatown advisory committee made up of local actors helped produce a situational diagnostic of the needs and expectations of the community.

A video presentation of the report

Video also available in French, Cantonese, and Mandarin. 請收看粵語版國語版報告內容展示

Consult the summary report and ask your questions regarding the process and the next steps !

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Page last updated: 08 Jul 2021, 03:51 PM