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Chinatown
—  Neighbourhood  —
Dragon dance in Calgary's Chinatown
Location of Chinatown in Calgary
Coordinates: 51°03′03″N 114°03′54″W / 51.05083°N 114.065°W / 51.05083; -114.065
Country  Canada
Province  Alberta
City  Calgary
Quadrant SE
Ward 7
Government [1]
 - Administrative body Calgary City Council
 - Alderman Druh Farrell
Area
 - Total 0.2 km2 (0.1 sq mi)
Elevation 1,045 m (3,428 ft)
Population (2006)[2]
 - Total 1,361
 - Average Income $16,174

Calgary's Chinatown is the third largest in Canada after those in Vancouver and Toronto. The size of Calgary's Chinatown is indicative of the relatively high proportion of people of Asian descent living in the city.

Calgary Chinese Cultural Centre

The district is located along Centre Street in the northeast area of Downtown Calgary immediately north of the Downtown East Village. Calgary's Chinese Cultural Centre with its traditional architecture and decor (styled after the Temple of Heaven in Beijing[3] ) is the largest facility of its kind in North America. The Dragon City Mall is also located in this district.

The area along Centre Street north of downtown and continuing for several blocks is also very Asian-influenced and is often thought of as the city's second Chinatown. International Avenue is also a major multi-ethnic centre in the city's southeast with considerable Asian influence.

The community has an area redevelopment plan in place.[4] The postal code in this area is T2G.


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Demographics

Chinatown between Bow River, Eau Claire and downtown core

As of 2006, the population of Chinatown was 1,361.[5] Residents in this community had a median household income of $16,174 in 2000 (the lowest in the city), and there were 57% low income residents living in the neighborhood.[1]

As of 2000, 92.1% of the residents were immigrants. A proportion of 98.6% of the buildings were condominiums or apartments, and 86% of the housing was used for renting.[2]

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Coordinates: 51°03′03″N 114°03′54″W / 51.05083°N 114.065°W / 51.05083; -114.065 (Chinatown)

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