Vancouver – Housing Project for Chinese Seniors

Architect Patrick R. Stewart’s rendering of the proposed Chinese seniors’ housing development at 835-837 East Hastings Street.

August 1st, 2018

Carlito Pablo, The Georgia Straight 


A Chinese clan association is proposing to provide affordable housing for elderly Chinese in East Vancouver. Lee’s Benevolent Association of Canada has purchased a site on East Hastings Street between Hawks and Campbell avenues for this purpose.

The location is near Chinatown, which the association deems will be of great benefit to Chinese seniors who will live in the future development.

“Lee’s Benevolent believes this project is a great opportunity for…aging Chinese seniors in the neighbourhood to remain close to the Chinatown community with its associated sense of community, social opportunities, shopping, groceries, produce, and other supports,” according to a letter by George Lee to the City of Vancouver.

Lee was writing on behalf of the association regarding its application to rezone the location for a six-storey mixed-use building.

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