Downtown Eastside

The Downtown Eastside is a neighbourhood in , , Canada. The area, one of the city's oldest, is the site of a complex set of social issues including extremely high levels of drug use, homelessness, poverty, crime, mental illness, and sex work.

Notable Places in the Area

The opened to commemorate the centennial of the Vancouver Police Department and the City of , in 1986. Photo: Bobanny, Public domain.

The is an arts centre in the Downtown Eastside of , , Canada. Photo: Wikimedia, CC BY 2.0.

Community center
is located at 401 Main Street at the corner of Hastings Street, in the old Carnegie Public Library building in the Downtown Eastside of , . Photo: Wikimedia, Public domain.

is a multi-purpose arena located at 800 Griffiths Way in the of , British Columbia, Canada. Photo: Hucul002, CC BY-SA 3.0.

Localities in the Area

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

Gastown and Chinatown are in the east end of downtown between the and . Photo: Shaundd, CC BY-SA 3.0.

is the original settlement that became the core of the creation of , , . Photo: Jennie Robinson, CC BY 2.0.

Downtown Eastside

49.2824° or 49° 16' 56.6" north
-123.0995° or 123° 5' 58" west
Open­Street­Map ID
node 1098517123
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Also Known As

  • Chinese: 温哥华市中心东端
  • Chinese: 溫哥華市中心東端
  • Chinese: 溫哥華市中心東部
  • Dutch: Downtown Eastside
  • English: DTES
  • French: Downtown Eastside
  • Italian: Downtown Eastside
  • Japanese: ダウンタウンイーストサイド
  • Slovak: Downtown Eastside

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About Mapcarta. Thanks to Mapbox for providing amazing maps. Data © OpenStreetMap contributors and available under the Open Database License. Text is available under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license, excluding photos, directions and the map. Based on the page Downtown Eastside. See this page's contributions. Photo: Bobanny, Public domain.