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Inclusive Revitalization: Present and Future of Chinatown

As part of Asian Heritage Month and the revitalization of the downtown core Events The speech will be presented mainly in French.

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The attachment of downtown Montréal workers to Chinatown is undeniable. Its paifangs, traditional arches that stand at four key intersections, are emblematic of the downtown landscape. The pandemic has had a disproportionate impact on Chinatown merchants. The abandonment of businesses at the start of the pandemic has weakened the area, which is also affected by the increase in hate and racist incidents.

Today, the actors at the heart of Chinatown's economic activity are uniting for the inclusive revitalization of the sector. To ensure its success, the voice of the merchants, residents, community and all stakeholders involved in this revitalization must be heard.

It is in this spirit that this strategic forum will take place. The event invites the Montréal business community to learn more about the historical, economic and social contributions of the communities that built Chinatown. It will put forward the solutions of community stakeholders in order to contribute to the mobilization and sense of belonging of all residents of Greater Montréal, for a prosperous and inclusive future of Chinatown.

In order to foster this essential dialogue between the Chinese and Asian communities and the business community, the Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal is proud to join forces with the Ville de Montréal, the Ministère de l'Immigration, de la Francisation et de l'Intégration, and several Montréal leaders of Chinese origin to propose the first intercultural and engaging discussion forum on the future of Montréal's Chinatown.

Please join us for this virtual forum.

Master of ceremony:

  • Diane LangloisVice-Presidente, Corporate and Public Affairs and Government Relations
    Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal


  • Michel LeblancPresident and CEO
    Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal
  • The Honourable Steven GuilbeaultMinister of Canadian Heritage
    Government of Canada
  • Chantal Rouleau Minister Responsible for the Metropolis and the Montréal Region
    Government of Québec
  • Valérie Plante Mayor of Montréal
    Chair of the Communauté métropolitaine de Montréal

Panel – Chinatown, at the heart of a human and inclusive revitalization

  • Ponora Ang, LL. B., BCLPartner and Co-Leader of the China National Group, Fasken
    President of the Montreal Chinese Hospital Foundation
  • Jonathan Cha, Ph. D.Doctor in spatial planning and urbanism
    Urbanologist, landscape architect, AAPQ-CSLA
    Chinatown heritage expert
  • Éric Prud'homme, LL.B., D.D.N., LL.M. General Manager
    Desjardins Business – West of Montréal
  • Pauline Wong Distinguished Business Woman
    Honorary President of the Service à la famille chinoise du Grand Montréal


  • Selena Lu Partner in the Business Law group
    Lavery Lawyers

Panel – Chinatown, a strategic asset for our downtown

  • Robert Beaudry City Councillor – Saint-Jacques District
    Executive Committee member
    Ville de Montréal
  • Winston Chan Entrepreneur and citizen committed to the revitalization of Chinatown
  • Eva HuOwner of the Le Coq Frit banner and Co-Founder of the Asian Night Market and Asian Market
  • Monique Simard Chair of the Board of Directors
    Quartier des Spectacles Partnership


  • Jessica BouchardSenior Director, Content Strategy, Economic Affairs and Downtown Relaunch
    Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal

Closing remarks

  • Michel LeblancPresident and CEO
    Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal
  • Cathy Wong Responsible for diversity, employment inclusion, the French language and the fight against racism and discrimination, Executive Committee member
    Ville de Montréal


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514 871-4001

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Véronique Lauzon
Special Projects Manager
514 871-4000, ext. 4006

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