A family business since 1971, The Shanghai is Ottawa’s first Chinese restaurant in what is now known as Chinatown!
Shanghai Restaurant is a true community hub providing opportunities for many folks to raise funds for any number of causes. They also share the karaoke stage with local artists, performers, musicians, comedians and more, providing opportunities without asking for anything in return. This fundraiser would go towards converting their outdoor space into a completely accessible performance/community gathering place designed to continue providing opportunities in this wonderful community hub. Shanghai Restaurant is still a family run business, with ties to the 2SLGBTQIA+ community, arts community, and especially the local Chinese community. What a wonderful way to continue Papa Kwan's legacy as a true entertainer/entrepreneur and community hero, by naming Ottawa's only outdoor, fully mindful and accessible outdoor venue after him. The goal is to involve the community in the process of planning, designing and implementing this project at one of Ottawa's true community hub. Be part of the magic! The current goal is $10,000 but will be adjusted as the project develops.