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Is Chinatown Dying?

Why Chinatowns across North America are becoming less relevant.

Is Chinatown dying? Maisonneuve urban affairs critic Christopher DeWolf looks at Toronto's largest and most iconic Chinatown and notes that, while it might not be on its death bed, it's definitely changing. As the Chinese community suburbanizes, he writes, it has embraced a new, globally-connected "ethnoburb" that makes Chinatown irrelevant.

Full Story: Ethnoburbia or Bust: Is Toronto's Chinatown In Its Death Throes?

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