The gate is made of bright ceramic tiles. The two lions that guard it are from Suzhou, one of Victoria's sister cities.
On each side of the red pillars there are time capsules buried and to be opened in 2081 and 2096.
The inscriptions on the gate say "To work together with one heart" and "To help each other achieve harmony".
In 1885 the Canadian Government levied a Head Tax on every person of Chinese origin entering Canada, this was increased over the years and in 1903 it was $500 which would have been about two years wages for a Chinese labourer.
I hope to put in some recent pictures of Northern China and the Great Wall as my son is travelling there now. It is very cold there, around -15.
Well I hope you enjoyed my China Town series. I am hoping the weather here improves so I can get out and get some more photos.