Boyle McCauley News

Since 1979 • June-July 2024 • Circulation 5000


Lots of Great Events - and Construction

McCauley is home to one of the city’s most dynamic commercial areas: Chinatown. While the area has faced challenges in recent years, I am so inspired and hopeful by many events and celebrations that are coming up.

One initiative that the City introduced this year to support the area is the Chinatown Vibrancy Fund. This $480,000 fund was open for applications from April 8th to May 31st, 2024. It aims to support the implementation of the Chinatown Strategy by bringing visitors into the area through festivals, events, and cultural projects building community cohesion and empowering both housed and unhoused residents. We’ll find out which projects were selected in July, and I can’t wait to hear about all the great events and ideas that will be able to come to life. 

I’m looking forward to taking part in the Van bLoc Party on June 8th and 9th! Based at 98th Street and 106th Avenue, this event will have local DJs, live music, food, dance showcases, and more. Follow on Instagram for the latest details or visit Also on June 8th is the Dragon Festival Parade on 97th Street at 11 a.m. More information is available at

There are many events going on in Chinatown throughout the summer - be sure to watch Chinatown Transformation Collaborative events page ( and the Chinatown Business Association Facebook page ( to stay posted on all the goings-on.

Outside of Chinatown, don’t forget that June 8th and 9th is the Heart of the City Festival at Giovanni Caboto Park, featuring music, art, spoken word, and more. Visit for the weekend’s schedule.

Along with great events and festivals, summer also brings construction. Neighbourhood Renewal should be well underway by the time this article is published. While I hope it’s going as smoothly as possible, I know that construction near your home or business can be challenging. Be sure to check out the website ( or reach out to the project manager ( if you have any issues or questions.

It’s always a delight to connect with you so please never hesitate to connect with my office, and don’t forget that 311 is there to help too, on the phone or online. Thank you for reading, and happy summer!

Phone: 780-496-8333

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