Destination Vancouver urges Chinatown, Gastown revitalization


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CEO hails new city council as "needed" new leadership to make change happen Destination Vancouver's CEO Royce Chwin today hailed Vancouver's new city council as "needed" in order to change the deteriorating business and tourist climate in Chinatown and Gastown. Homeless and drug addicted people who have long gravitated to the Downtown Eastside, during the pandemic shifted to also congregate in Gastown and Chinatown. Chinatown merchants pleaded with the former city council, which was largely ousted in October, to fund more police on the streets and provide more financial support to keep people from falling through the cracks and into...