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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)

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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)

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Strathcona BIA Members Facebook Group Sign-up

Strathcona BIA Members Facebook Group Sign-up Stay connected with fellow Strathcona business and property owners and operators by joining our private facebook group. https://www.facebook.com/groups/MembersofSBIA/ It’s a place to share, comment, and engage in conversations to continually push the vision of a thriving neighbourhood. Want to host an event? Meet up with other local business owners? Hold… (Read More)

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10 Blocks of Passion Arriving in Strathcona

Fresh off the tails of Made In Strathcona’s Most Walkable Street initiative, we’re gearing up for our 2018 Walk Strathcona campaign: 10 Blocks of Passion. 10 Blocks of Passion will highlight 10 unique art pieces inspired by intimate personal stories from Strathcona. Showing a human look at tales from behind the scenes of our diverse… (Read More)

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Turn Down the Heat Week and Warm Clothing Drive

The Strathcona BIA is taking part in the BIA BC 5th annual Turn Down the Heat Week happening November 4 – 10, 2017. Turn Down the Heat Week is the annual initiative that brings BIAs together across to province to raise awareness of the environmental and economic benefits of reducing energy consumption in the workplace… (Read More)

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Creating community-serving retail and micro-enterprises in Chinese society buildings

Creating community-serving retail and micro-enterprises in Chinese society buildings 宗親會樓房內開辦服務社區的零售小店和微型企業 Increased development in the Downtown Eastside (DTES) neighbourhood creates pressure on existing retail and small businesses. Rising land and rent prices – and the general scarcity of affordable commercial spaces – threaten their sustainability while new commercial functions cater mostly to a far more affluent… (Read More)

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Private Property Debris Cleanup Program

The Strathcona BIA (SBIA) has launched a new pilot program called the Private Property Debris Cleanup Program. This initiative will assist business and property owners with cleaning up and properly disposing of debris and hazardous waste that has been illegally dumped on private property. The program is intended for larger volumes of debris like furniture,… (Read More)

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Strathcona Community Safety Service

New Service Provider Effective September 1 The Strathcona BIA is pleased to announce it has contracted Paladin Security for its mobile patrol services effective September 1. The Strathcona Community Safety Service is available seven days a week, except statutory holidays, from 8am to 4pm. To contact the patrol, please call 604.789.4143. Available Assistance Includes: Wellness… (Read More)

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Made In Strathcona: Most Walkable Street 2021

Year One Recap! We’ve launched an initiative to make East Hastings Vancouver’s most walkable street by 2021. Our primary area of focus is East Hastings between Campbell Ave and Princess Ave. For this year we focused on building familiarity with the Strathcona neighbourhood among people in the Lower Mainland, attracting people and businesses to come… (Read More)

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MAP Strathcona: Mobility Advocacy Plan

With grant support from the Real Estate Foundation of BC, we’ve launched a unique and innovative project to develop a Mobility Advocacy Plan (MAP Strathcona) for our business district – the first of its kind in Canada. The purpose of this project is to develop a community-based mobility and transportation vision and supporting action plan… (Read More)