CHINATOWNS are urban enclaves of CHINESE Canadians' homes, businesses and associations. They formed partly because Chinese newcomers preferred to congregate together in familiar surroundings but mainly because discrimination ostracized them to their own communities. For example, in VANCOUVER Chinese were restricted from buying property outside Chinatown until the 1930s. As a result, Chinatowns became virtually self-sustaining, providing all the social, cultural and economic needs of their...

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