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)

Annual General Meeting Package 2018

Dear Strathcona BIA member, The 2018 Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held on Wednesday, September 26 at the Settlement Building (397 Alexander Street - please enter from Alexander Street). The AGM will be held in the late afternoon. Doors will open at 3:45pm followed by the AGM and member networking event from 4pm to 6pm. There… (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)

Neighbourhood Mobility Updates

The rundown of neighbourhood mobility updates that you should know about. Mobi Bike Share Three new Mobi Bike stations are arriving to the Strathcona BIA area – you may have already seen some stations out in the neighbourhood already! The locations are: Alexander St and Dunlevy Ave Alexander St and Railway St Glen Dr and… (Read More)

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Job Posting: Executive Director

The Strathcona BIA is seeking a full-time Executive Director to lead our dynamic organization. About the Executive Director Role The Executive Director provides leadership, direction, and works with the Board of Directors to achieve our mission, objectives and strategic plan. As Executive Director, you will be on the phone, on your feet, and on your… (Read More)

Scam affecting businesses in Vancouver

Scams Affecting Businesses in Vancouver

VPD warns scammers are manually overriding Point of Sales machines Warning of a scam affecting businesses in Vancouver warrants a reminder to always be diligent when handing over the Credit Card machine to customers. The Vancouver Police Department believes scammers are able to manually override Point of Sales machines through knowledge of the factory default… (Read More)

MAP Strathcona Momentum!

Project rundown, Mobi Bike eastward expansion, and introducing TravelSmart We?re excited to be launching our Mobility Advocacy Plan: a community-based vision and action plan to achieve shared mobility objectives for the Strathcona area. With grant support from the Real Estate Foundation of BC, this project explored a range of transportation and mobility issues and solutions…. (Read More)

No time-limit metered parking pilot

A no time-limit metered parking pilot is coming to the Strathcona BIA area Availability of parking for employees is a long-standing issue in the Strathcona BIA area. We know this issue remains a key concern for area employers because it came up often in our recent MAP Strathcona engagement efforts. Streets in the SBIA area… (Read More)