A couple of pictures to put me in context for ya. I walk by both of these places every day, and can even tell you that the second pic, while labelled "Chinatown" in Wikipedia, is in fact on the Downtown EastSide, a block from Pigeon Park.
You know you're in Canada when:
Yeah, insist on Organic Wild Arctic muskox for your burger. Don't settle for that crappy, Ritalin-dependant, domesticated sub-tropical muskox.
And now for Carrall Street, the. worst. part. of. town.:
Yeah, even our shitholes are purty.