Media Coverage

CCAP newsletter, page 7, February 2014

BCIT Television, Mini Documentary. February 16, 2014

Gentrification and the DTES Chinese community, Downtown East Net. February 14, 2014

Community Photo on Powell Street, The Bulletin: A Journal of Japanese Canadian Community, History, and Culture. February 9, 2014

Japantown: Vancouver’s lost neighbourhood -Area never recovered after its residents were evicted during the Second World War. Now pressure from a growing city is putting what’s left at risk of being lost all over again, by John Mackie. Vancouver Sun. February 8, 2014

Community group winning fight to save building in Vancouver, PovNet. February 7, 2014

Gentrification, affordable housing and homelessness in Vancouver’s DTES,, February 6, 2014

Community group winning fight to save 122-year-old Ming Sun building in Vancouver, by Sam Cooper. The Province. February 5, 2014

How to Harness a Changing Chinatown, by Hadani Ditmars. Globe and Mail. January 31, 2014

Read these Blogs. Angry Asian Man, January 26, 2014

Volunteer watchmen guard the legacy of Vancouver’s threatened Ming Sun Society, by Ian Young. South China Morning Post: The Hongcouver. January 15, 2014

Expect a Slow Moving Vision in 2014, by Allen Garr, Vancouver Courier. January 2, 2014

Ming Sun building won’t be demolished if owner takes actions by January 31, 2014, by Charlie Smith, Georgia Straight. December 28, 2013

Ming Sun building wins reprieve from city: Historic Vancouver structure must be upgraded by August, by Gavin Fisher, Vancouver Courier. December 27, 2013

City says Ming Sun building No Longer safety Threat. (CKNW AM) AM980. December 27, 2013

Wondering why City spent so much money and resources for an inspection, by Charlie Smith, Georgia Straight. December 21, 2013

City takes further steps at 439 Powell Street, potential demolition still looming, by News, The Mainlander. December 20, 2013

Affordable Housing: Some Parts Just Aren’t City Hall’s Job, by Jackie Wong, 17 Dec 2013,

Gentrification threatens the loss of low-income housing by King-mong Chan. December 15, 2013. Carnegie Community Action Project (pp 6-8)

Update on Ming Sun Building, Neighbourhood Events, Strathcona Residents’ Association, Saturday, December 14, 2013

Saving Ming Sun is act of sustainability: Historic building housing seniors and artists threatened with demolition, by Vancouver Sun. December 13, 2013

Ming Sun building’s fate Uncertain, by Gavin Fisher. Vancouver Courier. December 12, 2013

Vancouver’s Ming Sun building flooded, but still standing (for now)- Demolition of the 19th-century structure, one of last remnants of historic Japantown, is put on hold, by John Mackie. Vancouver Sun. December 11, 2013

Historic Japantown building flooded by burst sprinklers. CBC Vancouver, December 11, 2013

Demolition halted for Japantown building, by David P. Ball, 24 Hours Vancouver, December 9, 2013

The Displacement of Chinese Seniors at 439 Powell Street, Chanel Ly, The Mainlander, December 9, 2013

City’s Actions Displace Low-Income Seniors, Artists and threaten 120 year old Ming Sun Benevolent Society Historic Property in Japantown!, AHA Media, December 8, 2013

Ming Sun Benevolent Society given a deadline to address city concerns about building, December 7, 2013

Developers’ Vision Decision Shoves out Seniors, Artists, Media Coop December 7, 2013

Demolition near for 122-year-old building in Vancouver’s old Japantown. December 6, 2013, The Vancouver Sun

City defends decision to order demolition of Ming Sun building on Powell Street, December 6, 2013, The Straight

Ming Sun Benevolent Association fights to save its Japantown home, December 6, 2013, Vancouver Sun

Open Letter Calling for Stay of Demolition: 437, 439, 441 Powell Street. December 6, 2013. Strathcona Residents’ Association

Historic Japantown building to be demolished in Vancouver, December 5, 2013, CBC

Century-old Ming Sun Benevolent Society building to be demolished, December 4, 2013, The Straight

Ming Sun Benevolent Association. December 3, 2013. Ouno

Collapsing building forces evacuations, street closure in DTES, July 24, 2013

Crumbling Strathcona building forces neighbours to evacuate, July 24, 2013

Emergency demolition forces evacuation in Vancouver: Neighbours evacuated as buckled building torn down overnight in the Downtown Eastside. July 24, 2013, CBC News


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