Title: The New Cultural Topographic: the Chinese Restaurant
Published: Monday, July 25th, 2011
The Chinese community has long since been established in the city of Toronto and its suburban regions since the late 19th century. Overtime as the city has grown so has its ethnic communities; more specifically the Chinese community and the Chinese restaurant. I believe the Chinese Restaurant has always been the anchor of the community, now there are so many different types of Chinese restaurants spanning from the various regions of China. The Chinese restaurant acts as a place for social gathering and is a gateway for other cultures to experience the community.
Morris Lum is a Mississauga based photographer/artist whose work explores the hybrid nature of the Chinese-Canadian communities in the Markham, Mississauga, Scarborough, Richmond Hill and Toronto area. Morris is currently represented by Atti Gallery in Toronto.