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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)

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Transportation Advocacy Plan

We’re developing a Transportation Advocacy Plan for Strathcona As part of our Sustainability work this year, the SBIA will be developing a comprehensive advocacy plan for transportation in our district that integrates all transportation modes with business interests and relevant municipal and regional plans. We have received a grant for $20,000 from the Real Estate… (Read More)

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Advocacy Update

On October 29 the SBIA published an open letter in the Vancouver Sun expressing concerns about the consultation process ahead of two supervised injection services (SIS) in Strathcona. Since then the SBIA has been working on a number of follow up areas. We hosted a member event to discuss the two proposed SISs on November… (Read More)

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SBIA Renewal

Successful Renewal The Strathcona BIA Renewal process has concluded. On March 8, 2017 City Council approved the renewal term of seven years through 2024 and the funding cap. During the various consultation sessions members identified many key priorities such as beautification initiatives and public perception of the area, as well as wanting to see continued… (Read More)

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Recycle In Strathcona – JJ Bean Railway

JJ Bean Railway’s Recycle In Strathcona Experience JJ Bean Railway at 460 Railway Street is a member of the Recycle In Strathcona program. This program is a Strathcona BIA partnership with zero-waste service provider Recycling Alternative and pedal-powered Shift Delivery that offers cost-effective and customized recycling services for SBIA members. JJ Bean Railway significantly increased… (Read More)

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Looking Forward to 2017

2017 is shaping up to be a very busy year. The City’s Renewal outreach will be concluding in January with the process going to Council for ratification in February. The SBIA will be moving toward implementation of projects such as its advocacy work and co-hosting a community health dialogue on January 19, details of which… (Read More)

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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)