Cathay Plaza

About this Mall

The Cathay Plaza, also known as Torchin Plaza, was, along with the Dragon Centre on Sheppard Avenue East and the Agincourt Plaza, one of the original strip malls that drove the extension of Scarborough’s Chinese businesses. The mall nowadays features a variety of East-Asian and East-Asian cuisines and businesses, as well as a halal butcher.

Sources Consulted

David Chuenyan Lai. Chinatowns: towns within cities in Canada. Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, 1988, 170

Wing K. Yung, "Ethnicity and Public Policy The Chinese in Metropolitan Toronto" (PhD diss., University of Toronto, 1998), 79.

Stores 1991

Maria's Bakery in Cathay Plaza

Maria's Bakery in Cathay Plaza

1991 Photograph shows the storefront of Maria's Bakery in Cathay Plaza
Scarborough International Restaurant in Cathay Plaza

Scarborough International Restaurant in Cathay Plaza

1991 Photograph shows the exterior of the Scarborough International Restaurant.
Schechwan [Szechwan] Palace Restaurant in Cathay Plaza

Schechwan [Szechwan] Palace Restaurant in Cathay Plaza

1991 Photograph shows the storefront of Szechwan Palace Restaurant. Call number assigned by the MHSO: Scar-202903-2681

Stores 2014

Beef Noodle Restaurant, 1

Beef Noodle Restaurant, 1

2014 Beef Noodle restaurant in Cathay Plaza seen from the corner, sign in English and Chinese
Carlton-Hall Seafoods & Halaal Meats

Carlton-Hall Seafoods & Halaal Meats

2014 Photograph shows the store facade for the Carlton-Hall Seafoods & Halaal Meats in Cathay Plaza
Peng Fu Xuan

Peng Fu Xuan

2014 Photograph shows the façade of Peng Fu Xuan in Cathay Plaza
Pho Hong Ha

Pho Hong Ha

2014 Photograph shows the exterior of Pho Hong Ha a Vietnamese Restaurant in Cathay Plaza

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Schechwan [Szechwan] Palace Restaurant in Cathay Plaza

Schechwan [Szechwan] Palace Restaurant in Cathay Plaza

Photograph shows the storefront of Szechwan Palace Restaurant. Call number assigned by the MHSO: Scar-202903-2681 1991

Sign for Cathay Plaza on the corner of Sheppard and Midland

Photograph shows the sign for the entire strip mall. The Title of the photograph found on the back of the image is "The Cathay Plaza on the corner of Sheppard and Midland." Call number assigned by the MHSO: SCAR-202897-2675 1991
Scarborough International Restaurant in Cathay Plaza

Scarborough International Restaurant in Cathay Plaza

Photograph shows the exterior of the Scarborough International Restaurant. 1991
Maria's Bakery in Cathay Plaza

Maria's Bakery in Cathay Plaza

Photograph shows the storefront of Maria's Bakery in Cathay Plaza 1991