Le quartier chinois de Montréal is located in the area of De la Gauchetière Street in Montreal. The area was once home to Montreal's Jewish community, with thousands of Yiddish speaking immigrants settling in the area from 1890 to 1920, as part of a Jewish quarter centered on Saint Laurent Boulevard. In the mid-19th century, Chinese immigrants started to move into the area, because it was convenient for many of them who worked for the railways. By 1902, the area officially became known as Chinatown. Unfortunately though, from the 1970s onwards, the neighborhood underwent many of the cities' redevelopment plans, such as the construction of the Complexe Guy-Favreau and the Palais des congrès. Still, the area remains home to a thriving Chinese community and is host to many culinary and entertainment offerings enjoyed by the whole city. Take our tour of Montreal's small but very culturally-rich Chinatown. Come learn about aspects of everyday Chinese immigrant life: religion, beliefs, family, education, social relations, architecture, arts and entertainment, and enjoy a progressive dinner with friends while you learn! We will visit three restaurants, which specialize in Peking duck, dumplings, and Mongolian hot pot. Sorry -- this tour is not a good choice for vegetarians.