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This is Toronto's only archway. It stands on the corner of a city parking lot, in an area known as the east Chinatown. The two guard lions in front of it are presents from the Chinese government. The center panel on the front of the arch depicts a scene of the the building of the transcontinental railway linie across the Rocky Mountains in British Columbia in the 1880s. Thousands of Chinese worked on this project under terrible conditions. A close up of this panel is in the Workshop. The arch was erected in 2009 after the Canadian Prime Minister formally apologized in Cantonese for Canada 's racist policies toward Chinese immigrants before 1947, and offered compensation for the head tax once paid by Chinese immigrants.

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