Gastown and Chinatown are in the east end of downtown between the and . The area is one of the oldest parts of the city and much of the early architecture and character remains, giving it a different look and feel to the glass and concrete of the rest of downtown.

Notable Places in the Area

The , located at 8 West Pender Street in , , Canada, is the "shallowest commercial building in the world" according to the Guinness Book of Records. Photo: Wikimedia, Public domain.

is a six-story heritage building located at 43 Powell Street in the area of , .

The is the first Chinese or "scholars" garden built outside of , and is located in Chinatown in , , Canada. Photo: Bobanny, Public domain.

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

The is a neighbourhood in , , Canada. Photo: Bobanny, Public domain.

, 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.


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