The City Walks

This Saturday, September 29th, UVic's Committee for Urban Studies launches a new series, The City Walks, to complement our ongoing activities. Beginning at 10:00 AM at the corner of Fisgard and Store,  Vincent Gornall, an urbanist and graduate student in history, will lead an interactive scholarly walking tour entitled entitled "Labour Migration and the Making of Ethnicity in Victoria." We hope you will consider joining us. 

This City Walks are designed to facilitate a public dialogue and discussion. Each month, Vincent will offer a tour that mirrors the themes of the *The City Talks.* He'll ask how the themes of the talks inform us about our own city. The Walks are active and participatory. They are free public events, and all are welcome.

Labour Migration and the Making of Ethnicity in Victoria

Saturday, September 29th 10 a.m. - 12 noon

Departure at Fisgard and Store streets

This walk takes-up the themes of Audrey Kobayashi's talk on September 20th. Vincent will guide the group through a critical discussion about the past and present of Victoria’s downtown, including Chinatown and the Empress Hotel. Together, participants will explore the ways in which ethnicity and labour migration shaped these locations, and the ways these locations continue to shape ethnicity.

During the semester, more information about The City Walks will continue to be available at

Questions can be addressed to Vincent at