On the Web
2021. "Mayor of Toronto's Chinatown," A Place to Belong, Episode 3, Historica Canada. Arlene Chan helps us explore the history of the Chinese people in Canada, and one Chinese Canadian woman’s determination to save Toronto’s Chinatown.
2021. Toronto History Museum's Hungry for Comfort. "Chinese Food: Diversity & Delights." Co-curated by Leo and Arlene Chan. Hungry for Comfort – City of Toronto
2021. "Episode 1: Arlene," Our Chinatown: the Stories We Cherish, an oral history project by Nina Zhou, Columbia University.
2019. "Arlene and Leo Chan," We Are Canada, Canadian Race Relations Foundation.
2019. Daubs, Katie. "Riots, raids and rounding up enemy aliens: how soldiers back from the front rocked Toronto's Chinatown." Toronto Star, Nov. 13, 2019.
2019. Chan, Arlene. "Cantonese opera in Toronto." Spacing Toronto, March 11.
2019. "Tea Base and Gentrification in Chinatown,"
2019. "In the Belly of Hogtown," Episode 3 Chinatown.
2018. "Racialized stories are plenty but go untold: Remembrance Day panel discusses efforts of minorities," Dominik Kurek, Nov. 8.
2018. Textile Museum Profile: Arlene Chan. Now Magazine, May 7.
2018. Chan, Arlene. "Jean Lumb," Canadian Encyclopedia.
2018. "Asian Heritage Month: Toronto’s past and present Chinatown," by Marc Montgomery Radio Canada International, Tuesday 22 May .
2018. "Arlene Chan: Chinese Canadian Histories," Podcast by Andrew Hunter, Curator, Art Gallery of Guelph, 2018.
2018. "Changing Chinatown," Adrian Cheung, CBC News, Feb. 16.
2018. "See how Toronto's Chinatown has evolved through the decades," Adrian Cheung, CBC News, Feb. 15.
2017. "The Storyteller Arlene Chan," Fairchild TV, December 27.
2017. "Lunch lesson: five essential dishes that tell the story of Toronto's Chinatown," by Corey Mintz, Toronto Life", Dec. 25.
2017. "The Mystery of Nostra Culpa," The Mystery Files, TVOKids, July.
2017. "Gateway to Ontario," My Ontario - A Vision Over Time.
2017. Chan, Arlene. "Chinese Immigration Act," Canadian Encyclopedia.
Interview, Closure of Honest Ed's, Fairchild TV, http://www.fairchildtv.com/english/programarchive_detail.php?n=18&topic=2499&episode=4635
"Chinese Head Tax in Canada," http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/chinese-head-tax-in-canada/
2016. "Historic Toronto Chinese Restaurants," Arlene and Leo Chan, University of Toronto Scarborough, Dec. 10.
2016. Chan, Arlene. "Bringing the Chinese Canadian Archive into View," Spacing magazine, 2016.
2016. "Rediscovering Toronto's Lost Chinatown", by Beatrice Paez. New Canadian Media, June 1.
2015. "The San Francisco Dragon Boat Festival Turns 20", by Caitlin Harrington. Hoodline, Sept.
2015. Video of panel discussion about The Ward with John Lorinc, Ellen Scheinberg, Tatum Taylor, and myself, for the eh List Lunchtime Series, Toronto Public Library
2013. A radio interview by Mary Ito about the Year of the Dragon.
2012, A warm welcome to Vancouver by many artists, writers, and community activists I met for the first time, including Jim Wong-Chu, Allan Chou, Sid Chow Tan, Sean Gunn, Albert Lee, and Todd Wong.
2012, Chinese media coverage about my book, The Chinese in Toronto from 1878
Abstract of the conference paper that I presented in Vancouver.
2012. Video clip covers my story about the Chinese in Toronto
Video clip about the history of the Chinese in Toronto
My stories about the Chinese in Toronto
2012, Video clip that tells the story of the Chinese community's connection with Toronto's textile industry.
Twelve unexpected facts about me.
Open Book. ''The Dirty Dozen with Arlene Chan''
Answers to questions about my book, The Chinese in Toronto from 1878
I shared the stage with three other storytellers, Sang Kim, Chef David Lee, and Jason Lee.
Media coverage of the book launch of The Chinese in Toronto from 1878
2011. The late Jean Lumb is honoured by the Association of Chinese Canadian Entrepreneurs. I accepted the Lifetime Achievement Award on behalf of the Lumb family.