In 2011, ten years ago, I was in Montreal for a few days.
I took a mini trip to the city’s Chinatown or, as in French, Quartier Chinois.
Montreal’s Chinatown took shape during the latter part of the 19th century as the Chinese immigrants who came to Canada to build the national railway line and work in the mines in the west started moving eastwards.
They had set up some businesses, including laundromats.
The Chinatown in Montreal has four paifang – The Chinese architectural style gates or gateways – which is the highest number for any Chinatown in Canada.