Community Engagement

We are committed to community engagement as an essential part of our project development process.  In December 2016, with the support of June Chow and Carmut Me, we began extensive consultations with a broad range of local artists, cultural groups, business owners, residents, and other stakeholders on the role of a community arts and cultural space in Chinatown.

Find out more about what we have learned so far throughout our ongoing community engagement and how we have responded in the project’s mission, tenanting, design and programming:


Community Steering Committee

We have established a Community Steering Committee as part of our community engagement process.  Composed of local community members, the Community Steering Committee provides their guidance and expertise on the project’s design and vision, identifying and assessing potential tenants, and sharing information about the project’s goals and progress.

Community Steering Committee members:

Bill Yuen, Heritage Vancouver Society

Yuriko Iga, Owner, Blim

William Liu, Owner, Kam Wai Dim Sum

Terry Hunter, Executive Director, Vancouver Moving Theatre and Artistic Producer, DTES Heart of the City Festival

Al Cheng, Owner, Chinatown Flea Market

Rika Uto, Arts Programmer, Carnegie Community Centre

Kate Armstrong, Board representative, BC Artscape