Upcoming Talks and Tours

December 9, 2021


Thursday, December 9  |  7:00 pm – 8:30 pm  |  Free

Join us to hear directly from two community members about the meaning of the food hub at Joyce-Collingwood up for redevelopment.

A rezoning proposal for 5163-5187 Joyce Street near the Joyce-Collingwood Skytrain station drew a lot of interest earlier in the year. Covered in the Tyee as Vancouver’s Filipino Heart, attention has been on the cluster of six small businesses, many Filipino-run and patronized, facing displacement.

Listening Room: The Filipino Community and the food hub at Joyce-Collingwood is an online event on Zoom to hear from two guests directly affected by the development proposal:

Bennet Miemban-Ganata, the owner of Plato Filipino, one of the businesses on the site up for redevelopment

Claire Baguio, the co-founder of Sliced Mango Collective, an organization conducting their own community engagement about the displacement of the businesses through their #SliceofSupport campaign

Listening Room provides a space for our two guests to share what this neighbourhood and food hub means to them and for attendees to understand this place from their perspective. During the event, a moderator will conduct a conversation with our guests about the life experiences connected to this food hub and neighbourhood:

• How do relationships with these food businesses express a living Filipino-Canadian culture and a sense of local heritage?

• What meanings do these businesses have for Filipino immigrants?

• What is the significance of these food businesses at Joyce Collingwood, to a networked community within and beyond the neighbourhood

• What are some of the stories important for consideration when decisions are made about this hub?

The event will be on Zoom. We will send you the link after you register closer to the date of the event.

Listening Room is part of a set of conversations with differing objectives. A preceding event was held earlier in September to introduce food, heritage and place. This Listening Room event is to create an opportunity to listen to perspectives of community members in order to understand the place. A follow up conversation is planned for 2022 where we connect this topic to how we plan our city.

Listening Room: The Filipino Community and the food hub at Joyce-Collingwood is a collaboration among Sliced Mango Collective, UBC Asian Canadian and Asian Migration Studies Program (ACAM) and Heritage Vancouver Society.