CWG is closing its doors…

Chinatown Working Group (CWG) started out as a small group of volunteers fighting accelerated gentrification efforts in Montreal’s historical Chinatown. Since 2018, we have been able to accomplish some incredible successes alongside our community partners. For example, we have successfully gained provincial heritage status for some of the most historical parts of Chinatown at the … Read more

Official CWG submission for the OCPM Chinatown Consultation

RESPONSE TO THE PROPOSED MODIFICATION OF THE PLAN D’URBANISME CWG supports the proposed changes to the Plan d’urbanisme by the City of Montréal. We hope that it will be part of the steps taken to implement the Chinatown Plan d’action and support Chinatown as a heritage area with planning regulations that facilitate a human-scale urban … Read more

Our Written Submission Template for the OCPM Consultation on Montreal’s Chinatown

The Chinatown Working Group (CWG) has created the following template for community members to adapt for their own written submission to the Office de Consultation Publique de Montréal (OCPM) consultation regarding the City of Montréal’s proposal to:  Confirm the City’s heritage designation of an expanded border of Montréal’s historic Chinatown. Reduce allowable height and density … Read more

CWG Primer on The Office de Consultation Publique de Montréal (OCPM) Consultations on Chinatown

The City of Montréal is planning major urban changes for Chinatown. What are these changes? The provincial government and the City of Montréal designated Chinatown as a cultural heritage site in January 2022. As a result, the City of Montréal is planning to make changes to the urban plan for Montréal’s Chinatown. These changes will … Read more

A first step for the Chinatown Roundtable

The Table de concertation du Faubourg St-Laurent worked on setting up the first Chinatown Roundtable, a multisectoral community board that will be the liaison between various levels of governments and the community, share information among different community sectors, and help build consensus around issues facing Chinatown. The creation of the Roundtable followed the Chinatown Action … Read more

Sunday @ 2PM – Community information session for the new Chinatown Roundtable

Dear CWG community, This Sunday, we’re inviting the Chinatown community to a community information meeting to discuss the Chinatown Roundtable and its purpose. The Roundtable ensures the voices of the community are heard and amplified. Please see the attached flyers (available in English, French, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, and Vietnamese), for more information. We’re also … Read more

REM de l’Est: CWG wants a seat at the consultation table

March 13th, 2022, Montréal – 15 months after the release of the initial REM de l’Est project, CDPQ Infra revealed on Wednesday an updated and “improved” version of its project. This $10 billion project aims to connect residents from the city from East to West. Last August, the Chinatown Working Group Montréal (CWG) strongly raised … Read more

Breakthrough on heritage designation work in Montreal’s Chinatown

After years of community mobilization, we were delighted to hear the news that Chinatown received heritage status from the provincial government and the city, aiming to keep the soul of Chinatown, guard against overdevelopment, and protect its historic character. The City of Montréal’s historical research also led to the recognition of the territory’s expansion to … Read more

Accompaniment services for municipal elections a success

In partnership with Chinese Family Services (CFS), for the first time CWG offered accompaniment services for residents of Chinatown from 5 low-income buildings to get out and vote in this past weekend’s municipal election (November 6 & 7). In total, we accompanied about 40 residents, mainly seniors, to two different polling stations. As part of … Read more

Help get Chinatown residents out to vote! Volunteers needed this weekend!

Help get Chinatown residents out to vote! Volunteers needed this weekend! In partnership with Chinese Family Services (CFS), CWG is offering accompaniment services for seniors and/or people with disabilities who live in Chinatown to get out and vote in this weekend’s municipal election.  The service will be promoted by CFS on wechat, in the Chinese … Read more

Please note that as of September 2022, Chinatown Working Group has officially closed its doors.

Veuillez noter que le GTQC a officiellement fermé ses portes en septembre 2022.