We offer a variety
of programs aimed at
Strathcona’s unique needs.

Mission / Vision

The Strathcona area is a place of history, rich diversity and long-standing independent businesses.

We aim to support the industrial lands, foster sustainability, revitalize East Hastings Street and continue to provide opportunities for new entrepreneurs.

Our vision is for Strathcona members to thrive in a mixed-use, inclusive, resilient and prosperous local economy.

It is our mission to promote a strong local economy through advocacy, cultivating relationships, supporting business participation in the community, delivering innovative programs and fostering community leaders.

For more information on BIAs, visit the City of Vancouver’s BIA page.

Staff & Board

We are always happy to bring in new members to help on our committees: Community Relations, Marketing & Communications and Sustainability. Please contact the office for more information.

The Board of Directors is comprised of members of the SBIA. Property and business owners who volunteer their time, skills and experience to oversee the organizations governance and operations. The Board of Directors is supported by a team of dedicated staff.

To contact the SBIA Board of Directors please email: board@strathconabia.com.

Board of Directors
  • President: Emma Carscadden, 715 East Hastings
  • Vice-President: David Greaves, Mission Possible
  • Treasurer: Anu Kainth, Property Representative, 485 Railway & 395 Alexander
  • Secretary: Kathy Tuulos, Low Tide Properties
  • Jason Gilron, Pacific Restaurant Supply
  • Peter Joe, Sunrise Soya Foods
  • Monica Reyes, Back Gallery Project
  • Tammy Tsang, My Loud Speaker Marketing

Our Members

The Strathcona BIA catchment area stretches from Clark Drive in the east to Gore Avenue in the west, and from Railway Street in the north to Venables Street in the south.

Strathcona’s zoning allows for the growth of a wide variety of businesses with strong opportunities for local procurement. We have 850 members, 70% of which are industrial in nature. Also, East Hastings is being revitalized and an increasing number of food-based and high-tech businesses have been entering the area.

Industry Sectors
  • 24% – Food & Food Manufacturing
  • 14% – Manufacturing
  • 11% Retail & Hospitality
  • 10% Professional Services
  • 9% Trades
  • 8% Automotive
  • 8% Wholesale & Trade
  • 7% High-tech
  • 5% Community Association
  • 4% Artist Studio
Cumulative Property Value
  • $1,683,609,102 – 2019
  • $1,285,399,460 – 2018
  • $934,238,656 – 2017
  • $677,207,501 – 2016
  • $583,455,290 – 2015


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