Community Bench at the Uncommon Cafe

Community Benches

As part of the 2016 Hastings Urban Tree Nursery expansion, three beautiful new benches have been added to the Strathcona streetscape. You’ll find them at 649 E Hastings Street, 901 E Hastings Street, and 477 Powell Street. Haeccity Architecture, a small architecture firm located in Strathcona, approached SBIA with a customizable bench design and generously… (Read More)

Members voting in support of SBIA renewal term for 7 years.

AGM and Renewal

We are pleased to announce that at the 2016 Annual General Meeting held on September 28, 2016 at the Pink Pearl Restaurant, members unanimously voted in support of the renewal term of 7 years, the cap of $7.449M and the 17/18 budget. The Board of Directors expresses its thanks and gratitude to the many members… (Read More)

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SBIA Renewal

The Strathcona Business Improvement Association (SBIA) is a not-for-profit organization founded in 2000. We serve more than 850 business and commercial properties within our catchment area and provide advocacy, marketing, property maintenance, safety and sustainability services to our members. Funding is provided through a BIA levy, mandated by a City of Vancouver bylaw that is… (Read More)

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Small Biz- BC Job Grant Program

Small businesses (fewer than 50 employees) looking to hire or train staff can receive one-on-one assistance to help understand and access funds from the Canada- B.C. Job Grant program. The program is a partnership between the Province of BC and Small Business BC aimed at strengthening small businesses in BC, improving access to grants and… (Read More)


Renewal Open House – June 28th

The SBIA is seeking renewal for 2017-2024 and looking for feedback and input from our businesses and property owners. You are invited to the Strathcona BIA’s Open House on June 28th. Based on your feedback, we have updated our strategic plan for the next renewal period (2017-2024) Learn about our proposed priorities, ask questions, and… (Read More)

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Call for Artists for HUTN 2016

Call for Artists – Hastings Urban Tree Nursery: Concrete Tree Planter Issue Date: May 10, 2016 Submission deadline: May 27, 2016 The Strathcona Business Improvement Association (SBIA) is seeking applications from qualified Vancouver artists to paint concrete tree planters as part of the Hastings Urban Tree Nursery (HUTN) expansion. The SBIA is a non-profit organization… (Read More)

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Holiday Social 2015 Recap

On December 9th, SBIA members and friends reflected on and celebrated the year at Pat’s Pub. The social continues to grow with over 90 people attending this year. Guests enjoyed fabulous food & drinks and wonderful door prizes provided by members and vendors. We would like to thank our vendors for the event Floral &… (Read More)