Downtown Eastside

The Downtown Eastside is a neighbourhood in , , Canada. The area, one of the city's oldest, is notable for its levels of drug use, poverty, crime, mental illness, prostitution, and homelessness.

Landmarks in the Area

The Vancouver Police Museum opened to commemorate the centennial of the Vancouver Police Department and the City of , in 1986.

The Firehall Arts Centre is an arts centre in the of , , Canada.

Carnegie Community Centre is located at 401 Main Street at the corner of Hastings Street, in the old Carnegie Public Library building in the of , .

Wendy Poole Park is a small triangular plot of parkland near the waterfront in the in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Rogers Arena is a multi-purpose arena located at 800 Griffiths Way in the of , .

Localities in the Area

Chinatown in , , is 's largest Chinatown.

Japantown, Little Tokyo or Paueru-gai is an old neighbourhood in , , Canada, located east of and north of , that once had a concentration of Japanese immigrants.

Gastown is the original settlement that became the core of the creation of , , .

Strathcona is , 's oldest residential neighbourhood.

Downtown Vancouver is the southeastern portion of the peninsula in the north-central part of the City of Vancouver.

Downtown Eastside

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