Chinatowns: 3, Freeways: 0

In the 1960s and 70s, Chinatowns were threatened by highway development in Toronto, Calgary and Vancouver. None of the proposed highways was built, thanks to concerted efforts by the Chinese communities.

The blog PriceTags looks at this little-known history:

"Not surprising, really, that freeway proposals cut through Canadian Chinatowns – just as the Interstates in the U.S. were invariably thrust through the Black 'slums' adjacent to downtown cores, frequently accompanied by urban renewal projects."

Lots of pictures of proposed highways over at PriceTags.

Full Story: Freeways and Chinatowns


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