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Royal Arch

This unique arch is a symbol of prosperity, health and good fortune. It is of Chinese northern-royal style with nine distinguished golden roofs covered with glazed tiles. Five symbolic coins of five precious metals (gold, silver, copper, iron and tin) and five threads (red, yellow, blue, white and black) are embedded into the structure. By following these Chinese traditions, it is said to bring blessings to the people and to the land.

The Chinatown Arch Project 2010

The Ottawa Chinatown Arch had been a dream of the community for years. Led by the Somerset Street Chinatown Business Improvement Area (BIA) and it’s dedicated committee, supported by the Government of Canada, the Government of Ontario, the City of Ottawa, the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in Canada, the City of Beijing and many community members and corporations – the dream became a reality in 2010.

The twin-city project between the City of Ottawa and the City of Beijing also commemorated the 40th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Canada and the People’s Republic of China.

Construction was completed on October 1, 2010.

Peter Yeung

Co-Chair Steering Committee

Katie Ng

Co-Chair Fundraiser Committee

Gus Este

Co-Chair PR/Publicity

Larry Lee

Co-Chair Steering Committee

Dr. Shu Pang Chou

Executive Director

Christopher Tan

Legal Advisor

Angie Kwan

Co-Chair Fundraising Committee

Albert Tang

Executive Director

Alan Tang


Jason Kelly

Co-Chair Fundraising Committee

Theresa Yan


Jason Zhang

Member at Large

Bill & June Joe

R.W. Tomlinson Ltd.

Frank & Loretta LingTom

Foo Yee & Marion K. Hum

Ada & Larry Lee

Wing Cheng & Fung Chun Lee

Jason Yuan & Debbie Chang

Jubilee Fine Jewelers

Mr. & Mrs. Tuyen Tran

Dr. Ben Fong, D.D.S.


Sandra Ng & Choo Leung

TD Bank Group

Golden Dragon Ho Inc.

Philip Yip & Ling Yip

Jason W. M. Kelly & Doris Y. Kwok

Mrs. Yem Han Fong & Mr. Len Fong

Ottawa Chinese Lions Club

Benny P.N. & Shan Fung Kung

Marilla Po-Chu Lo

Tony Kue Shahrasebi

Sean & Jamilah Murray

Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival

Binghay & Yimyu Kwan

Chin Lo & Yeung Family

Irene Wong & Kelvin Wong

Jin-Tiong Tan & Hie-Kwong Wong

Advance Printers

Grace Xin & Dr. Stripinis

Peter So & Fung Han Jung So

Jason Zhigang Zhang & Jing Xiao

Dr. Lienpo & Dr. Shupang Chou

Ken Yip & Family

del Rosario Financial

Vu Duc Khanh & Tran Thi Diem Phuong

Chong Family

Laurier Optical

Pheonix Homes

Thien Dieu Ly, DD & Dr. Ky Tuong Ly

Dr. Ben Cheng & Dr. Louise Bourgault

Mr. John Phan & Mrs. Linda Tran-Phan

First Estate Realty & Property Management Ltd.

Ottawa International Airport Authority

Beechwood Cemetery

Chaozhou Association of Ottawa Canada

Chinese Free Masons of Ottawa

Ottawa Tam’s Clansmen Association

Confederation of Ottawa Chinese-Canadians

Eastern Ontario Hoy Sun Association Canada

Chinatown Remixed



Design firms

Beijing Research Institute of Ancient Architecture (China)

Delcan Corporation (Canada)

Construction firms

Beijing Historical Relic and Construction Company (China)

R. W. Tomlinson Limited (Canada)

Project Management

Delcan Corporation/Chinatown BIA



Somerset Street Chinatown BIA

5-299 Bronson Ave. Ottawa, Ontario K1R 6J1

(613) 230-4707