Where is Canton Block?
The third and current Chinatown in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, is anchored by the neighbourhood’s first Chinese building–the Canton Block, which consists of three buildings constructed from 1910 to 1911 (200-210, 212-216 and 218 Centre Street).
As many of Canada’s historic places remain closed to the public, and social distancing measures are put in place, we’ve set up digital ways for everyone to celebrate and share in virtual visits online. With provinces shifting into reopening phases throughout the summer, make sure to check which sites near you are ready to welcome visitors back.
Get A Chance To Win $1,000!
From now until July 31, 2021, you are encouraging digital selfies via historicplacesdays.ca. Simply choose Canton Block and use the button featured on the online “Places” page, or download/print an image provided by the site to include in your own selfie creation. To enter the contest, post your masterpiece on social media with #HistoricPlacesDays, tag the historic place, and tag and follow @nationaltrustca. Your selfie will be placed in a random draw to win $1000 for yourself and $1000 for the site that you tagged! You can post one selfie per day.