Chinatowns are often associated with big cities like Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver. But did you know that in the suburb of Brossard on Montreal’s south shore, over one in ten residents is of Chinese descent? The 8,000-stong community comprises 11.3% of the city’s population, making it one of the highest concentrations of Chinese Canadians in the country and the largest of its kind in Quebec.
Radio-Canada has produced a web feature on the topic, one of a series of interactive, multimedia reports that take an in-depth look at issues affecting Canada’s regions. Brossard Chinatown provides an eye-opening example of the rapidly changing face of Canada. It deals with the integration of Brossard’s Chinese community, providing a snapshot of the people, places and perspectives that define it.
Through pictures, infographics, and personal accounts by a local real estate agent, chef, pastor, mother and group of elders, site visitors can explore the different facets of the community, from its history and challenges, to its traditions and spirituality.
They can also download Chinese recipes, take a tour of a Buddhist temple, and even pick up some basic Mandarin and Cantonese!
Brossard Chinatown delivers a rich interactive experience that will be enjoyed by English, French and Chinese speakers across the country. So begin your journey today at www.radio-canada.ca/brossardchinatown.
– Pascale Montminy, Director, Public Relations and Operations, Corporate Communications