Chinatown: Neighbourhood by the Numbers

1: Number of 2,000-year-old bell replicas. Located in the centre of Shanghai Alley, the Han Dynasty bell is a reproduction of one unearthed in 1983 during the excavation of a hotel in Guangzhou, Vancouver’s sister city in China.

52: The number of Chinese craftsmen who travelled to Vancouver in the early 1980s to help build the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden, the first of its kind outside of China, using traditional building techniques dating back to the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644).

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150: In centimetres, the original width of the Sam Kee Building, the shallowest known commercial building in the world. The 1912 design featured a ground-floor depth of four feet, 11 inches, while the overhanging second floor was six feet wide.

12: Number of individual movie theatres located inside Cineplex Odeon International Village Cinemas, one of three remaining multiplexes in Vancouver.

15: In storeys, the maximum height of any new buildings built along Main Street after city council approved a controversial plan in 2011 to introduce greater density to Chinatown.

1,000: Total number of seats available at Floata Seafood Restaurant on Keefer Street, the largest Chinese restaurant in Canada.

4.21: In hectares, the size of Andy Livingstone Park, which includes two lighted artificial turf fields, two tennis courts, a basketball court and skate park.

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