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Remembering Wayne Nelsen

On November 11th, 2018, Strathcona lost one of its strongest and most passionate advocates, Wayne Nelsen. Wayne was a founding member of the Strathcona BIA, and served as a dedicated director from day one. After 20 years of service to our board, his impact and legacy is still felt everyday, from the daily operations of… (Read More)

Strathcona Tax Empowerment Program

At the beginning of the year, commercial property owners across the city are issued a notice of property assessment. This is the value BC Assessment Authority places on your property based on market value and its highest and best potential use. The Strathcona BIA has noted a dramatic increase in property values for 2019 and… (Read More)

New murals on East Hastings planters

We’re super excited about the new murals. How we got here Several Hastings Urban Tree Nursery planters from 2014 were in need of a refresh. In August we had an open call for artists to propose new mural designs. A selection committee made up of staff and Sustainability Committee members evaluated the proposals and shortlisted… (Read More)

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False Creek Flats Expansion

The Strathcona Business Improvement Association (SBIA) is currently exploring a possible expansion of our existing Business Improvement Area (BIA) to incorporate businesses and properties in the False Creek Flats (FCF) area. The SBIA has been representing the interests of property and business owners in Strathcona (Gore Avenue to Clark Drive, waterfront to Venables Street) for… (Read More)

State of the Streets 2018

The State of the Streets update is the annual action from our Mobility Advocacy Plan where we report to members on our progress with MAP action implementation. It includes information on important transportation news from the neighbourhood and resources such as promotional codes for a free trial of Mobi Bike Share and free sign-ups to… (Read More)

Call for Artists – Hastings Urban Tree Nursery

Our concrete planters need a refresh! About the Hastings Urban Tree Nursery Four years ago we helped launch the Hastings Urban Tree Nursery (HUTN), a joint project with Hastings Crossing BIA to bring some greenery and beauty to East Hastings. We installed a series of concrete planters housing young trees, that have grown under the… (Read More)