Montreal Chinatown

Montreal’s Chinatown is finally getting heritage status

The designation will prevent overdevelopment and protect the historic character of the area.

In a move that has been a long time coming for residents and business owners in Montreal’s Chinatown, the area is being granted heritage status by the province of Quebec, making it the city’s first officially historic site. This designation will prevent overdevelopment and protect the historic character of Chinatown.

Quebec culture and communications Minister Nathalie Roy, the province’s Montreal Metropolitan Minister Chantal Rouleau and Montreal Mayor Valérie Plante, among others, made the announcement this morning at 11 a.m.

“Chinatown becomes the first historic site identified by the City! With this gesture, we recognize the historical and heritage importance of this district and are taking strong action to protect it.”

—Valérie Plante

Montreal’s Chinatown is finally getting heritage status

The heart of Chinatown in Montreal is de la Gauchetière street, with a concentration of businesses on St-Laurent boulevard. The entire area spans René-Lévesque boulevard to the north and Viger street to the south, and from Jeanne-Mance Street to the west to St-Dominique street to the east.


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