Supported by the City of Toronto, Toronto Chinatown BIA is proud to announce the launch of its first innovation project “4D Chinatown,” aiming to provide a whole new experience for people around the world to learn about the community and encourage Torontonians to support their local businesses without going to those places in person during the pandemic.
There are in total of 10 videos, covering from the history of Chinatown to products sold at each business. Viewers will be able to hear the stories of each business owner, with 360 view (virtual reality) videos that allow them to look around and immerse themselves in the environment, “It’s just like a virtual walking tour for people who are currently staying at home, or cannot leave their house to dine and shop in Chinatown,” says Lucia Huang, Toronto Chinatown BIA Project and Event Manager.
The website also connects to the current directory that we have built for its members during the pandemic, which contains the most up-to-date links to each business’s online platforms. Many Toronto Chinatown businesses have started to invest in their online presence during the pandemic. CBIA’s website directory allows people who are interested in supporting individual businesses to easily find their information online.
“There are lots of traditions, culture, heritage and modernization in Toronto’s Chinatown, we would like to welcome everyone to visit us!” says Tonny Louie, the Chair and Chang Toy, the Chair of Marketing & Promotions Committee, encouraging everyone to learn more about Toronto Chinatown from the website. This innovative project will help people to understand and connect with Chinatown in a more personal and experiential way.
You can now start your tour in Chinatown at https://chinatownbia.com/4d/