Chinatown, Windsor

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Windsor Chinatown
Country  Canada
Province  Ontario
City Windsor, Ontario

Windsor's West Side neighborhood is home to a Chinatown. As of 2012 it is the largest Chinatown in proximity to Detroit, Michigan.[1]

The Chinatown started in 1961 with 500 Chinese to over 5,000 by 1981. The difference with Ottawa's Chinatown is that many of the Chinese residents are students studying at the University of Windsor. By 1982, an "official" establishment was made by the Essex County Chinese Canadian Association and the Chinese Benevolent Association of Windsor by establishing a "permanent" community centre on Wyandotte Street.[2] According to another source, "... at first, the Chinese lived on the lower east side of Windsor in proximity to Riverside Drive East. This area became a redevelopment area. A new Chinatown developed around Park Street West and Dougall Road, between University Avenue in the North and Wyandotte in the South."[3] This Chinatown is also home to many Cambodian refugees according to another source where about "... forty to fifty families lived in Chinatown, near Wood Street." [4]

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  1. ^ "Best Chinese Arts & Culture Events In Detroit For The Lunar New Year." (Archive) CBS Detroit. January 23, 2012. Retrieved on December 3, 2013.
  2. ^ Chinatowns: Towns Within Cities in Canada. 
  3. ^ Interracial Review - Volume 39, Issues 1-8 - Page 75. 
  4. ^ Cambodian Refugees in Ontario: Resettlement, Religion, and Identity - Page 210.