Ottawa's Chinatown, which runs down Somerset Street from Bronson Avenue, is the perfect place to go if you wanta warm bowl of pho, a plate of dumplings, or to find a good deal on tofu and daikon. However, Ottawa's Chinese population began flocking to that neighbourhood in the late 1960s.
This begs the question: Where did early Chinese immigrants settle and make their homes in Ottawa?
Your answer is here!
Along Albert Street on either side of Bank, from as early as 1896, Chinese laundromats, groceries and social clubs were established in downtown Ottawa. Where you can now find office towers for government workers, a century ago there was a burgeoning neighbourhood and community of families new to Ottawa. This website is dedicated to that community, and the lives that they built along Albert Street for the first half of the 20th century.