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An Audio Tour of Chinatown

T’karonto's downtown Chinatown is not a monolith and is more than a tourist destination. It is an active community, home to many, and full of stories.

Join Hannia Cheng, co-founder of Tea Base and founding member of @friendsofchinatownto, as they take you on a 90-minute podcast style adventure through downtown Chinatown filled with artistic interventions, interviews, and interactive prompts.

Informed by the historical and global contexts in the evolution of Chinatowns in Western cities, this audio experience takes a deep look into the complexities of migration, displacement, and assimilation that happen across generations and Turtle Island. It is only through recognizing the multiplicity of downtown Chinatown can we collectively imagine its speculative futures.

An Open Dialogue with Pain

"Where there is blockage/stasis, there will be pain". How can we be more receptive to opening dialogue with the pain we experience? Pain is never an easy nor straight forward path to navigate, but attempting to engage rather than shy away may be a step forward to move through it.

Tea for Tired Eyes

These days, we are spending more and more time staring at a screen, and that can leave our eyes tired, dry, and strained. This tea contains antioxidants that help filter blue light and clears Liver heat to brighten and nourish the eyes!


Serves: 1 cup

Brew time: 3-5 mins


1 tsp Chrysanthemum Flowers

1 tsp Goji Berries

1 c Filtered water

Optional: 1-3 pieces Jujube Dates (a natural sweetener, as well as Liver and blood nourishing)


Bring water to a boil and pour over flowers and berries. Steep for 3-5 minutes.

Sip and enjoy!

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