HomeAsian CanadiansMontreal registers Chinatown as a heritage site

Montreal registers Chinatown as a heritage site

The city of Montreal has officially recognized its Chinatown as a heritage site.

According to Montreal City News, Chinatown is also the first sector to be designated as a heritage site. The designation is meant to honor Chinatown’s history and the contribution of Asian Canadians.

Projet Montréal announced the heritage site in a tweet.

This designation honors the rich past of Chinatown, the first neighborhood to welcome diverse communities and Chinese immigration to Canada and Montreal,” Projet Montréal said in a statement translated by Cult MTL.

“The only preserved historic Chinatown in Quebec, it is also the only French-speaking Chinatown in America. This measure marks a historic gesture and is part of a global strategy to recognize and promote the history of the district.”

AsAmNews is published by the non-profit, Asian American Media Inc. Follow us on FacebookX, InstagramTikTok and YouTube. Please consider making a tax-deductible donation to support our efforts to produce diverse content about the AAPI communities. We are supported in part by funding provided by the State of California, administered by the California State Library in partnership with the California Department of Social Services and the California Commission on Asian and Pacific Islander American Affairs as part of the Stop the Hate program. To report a hate incident or hate crime and get support, go to CA vs Hate.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.


Worth the Time

Must Read

Regular Features


Discover more from AsAmNews

Subscribe now to keep reading and get access to the full archive.

Continue reading