To Kwa Wan (Chinese: 土瓜灣) is a bay and an area of the eastern shore of Kowloon peninsula of Hong Kong. The area is part of urban Hong Kong, and is adjacent to Hok Yuen, Hung Hom, Ma Tau Wai and Ma Tau Kok. Administratively, the area belongs to the Kowloon City District of Kowloon.
Tokwawan is a mixed residential and commercial area and located to the west of the old Kai Tak Airport.
Most residential dwellings in the area are mid-rise (10 or less floors) flats built in the mid-20 Century. Newer buildings being built in or around To Kwa Wan are more than 10 stories. Those flats built along major roads like Ma Tau Wai Road have commercial space on the ground floor.
Buildings along To Kwa Wan Road are mainly occupied by industry. Town Gas has storage facility in north part of To Kwa Wan.
In the 1970s public housing estates were built in the area to provide relief in other crowded areas of Kowloon.
Ageing and poor building standards have been highlighted by crumbling facades that have hurt and killed people in the area. The demolition of older flats have given means for developers to acquire land in Tokwawan to build newer and more profitable residential flats.,
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