Shaping Vancouver: The Joyce Food Hub and Transit-Oriented Development

Large City of Vancouver notice of "Rezoning Application" sign erected on grass in front of buildings with yellow and dark red awnings on ground floor: "Pampanga's Cuisine. Home of the Original Sisig" and "Plato Filipino. Dine In. Take Out. Catering." and curtained windows on the second, top floor of the building.

From Heritage Vancouver Society:

Shaping Vancouver returns with our first talk in 2022 on the Joyce Food Hub, community identity and city planning.

A rezoning proposal for 5163-5187 Joyce Street near the Joyce-Collingwood Skytrain station drew a lot of interest in 2021. Covered in the Tyee as Vancouver’s Filipino Heart, attention has been on the cluster of six small businesses facing displacement.

We held an online event in December 2021 about the food hub where two guests shared the importance of the Joyce food hub as a significant place of community service, cultural experience and identity. Claire from Slice Mango Collective and Bennet, the owner of one of the businesses affected, shared some of the stories they felt were important to consider when planning decisions are made about this area.

To follow up, Shaping Vancouver: The Joyce Food Hub, will consider those stories about sense of self and community identity in the context of how neighbourhood and city planning are carried out.

This online panel discussion will cover:

• How planning practice and development view such stories and understandings of place

• The idea of centring community knowledge, stories and understandings of the food hub in the planning of the area

• The demand for cultural equity brought about by the proposed development and displacement

• The problems in our housing system that contributes to these situations

• A range of measures that could address potential displacement and their pros and cons


Hannah Balba -Settlement Worker at Collingwood Neighbourhood House

William Canero – Director, Kathara Pilipino Indigenous Arts Collective Society and South East Asian Heritage Society

Meg Holden – Professor of Urban Studies, SFU

Neal LaMontagne– Policy Planner and Urban Planning Instructor

JP Catungal – Assistant Professor, Critical Race and Ethnic Studies, UBC

We will also have several community member guests as respondents to the panel discussion.


Tuesday, June 21, 2022
Online. Free.



In partnership with SFU’s Vancity Office for Community Engagement, UBC Asian Canadian and Asian Migration Studies, UBC Public Humanities Hub, Sliced Mango Collective and Alyssa Sy de Jesus.

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