Officially opened on September 12, 2009, the Zhong Hua Men Archway in Toronto, Ontario, Canada commemorated:

  • Canada’s Chinese pioneers, labourers, railway workers and
  • subsequent descendants and immigrants of Chinese descent who contributed to all aspects of Canadian society.

Zhong Hua Men Archway is a gateway to the East Chinatown commercial area of Toronto.

The highlights of tomorrow’s commemoration ceremony to honour and remember the many project partners, sponsors and individuals responsible for creating the Zhong Hua Men Archway are as follows:

  • The stainless steel plaques with English and Chinese “Hanzi” characters will be mounted on the archway.
  • Councillor Paula Fletcher (Ward 30 Toronto-Danforth) will speak at the commemoration ceremony and will be joined by representatives from the many corporate sponsors and community supporters who were involved in the project.

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Media Advisory

October 11, 2011

New plaques commemorate the making of Toronto’s Zhong Hua Men Archway

Two commemorative plaques that honour and remember the many project partners, sponsors and individuals responsible for creating the Zhong Hua Men Archway, will be unveiled on October 12.

Councillor Paula Fletcher (Ward 30 Toronto-Danforth) will speak at the commemoration ceremony and will be joined by representatives from the many corporate sponsors and community supporters who were involved in the project.

Date: Wednesday, October 12
Time: 5 p.m.
Location: 573 Gerrard St. E. (southeast corner of Gerrard Street and Hamilton Street, a block west of Broadview Avenue)

The archway, which officially opened on September 12, 2009, was built to commemorate Canada’s Chinese pioneers, labourers, railway workers and subsequent descendants and immigrants of Chinese descent who contributed to all aspects of Canadian society. Based on the traditional “gateway” structures in China, the 13 metre high archway is a gateway to the East Chinatown commercial area.

The stainless steel plaques, which will be mounted on the archway, honour those who were pivotal to the realization of this important Toronto monument using English and Chinese “Hanzi” characters.

The Zhong Hua Men Archway and the commemorative plaques are a joint project of the City of Toronto and the Chinese Chamber of Commerce Toronto East on land provided by the Toronto Parking Authority.

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