We offer a variety
of programs aimed at
Strathcona’s unique needs.

MAP Strathcona

Mobility Advocacy Plan for our business district

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.

After an 8 month project process, we are excited to be launching our Mobility Advocacy Plan: a community-based vision and action plan to achieve shared mobility objectives for the Strathcona area.

Attend the Launch Event February 8th, 12pm – 1pm, at 651 E Hastings.

Read the completed plan here.

Project Schedule

The project explored a range of transportation and mobility issues, including goods movement, transit, curbside uses, active transportation, car and bike sharing opportunities, and parking. We’ve worked hard to ensure MAP Strathcona reflects the needs and wishes of our members. Here are some ways members have been engaged:

MAP Strathcona Survey – Survey now closed.

Thank you! Over 70 of you filled out the MAP Strathcona Survey. We’ve heard your challenges and priority issues, and engaged SBIA members and stakeholders on potential strategies. Now it’s time to roll up our sleeves and determine how to best address challenges and act on solutions.

Future Strathcona Mobility and Transportation Forum

Thank you to all that joined us for this action-oriented breakfast meeting on Oct.25th, 7:30am – 10:30am. We had 36 participants attending including 13 members and 4 businesses from outside the SBIA. Key transportation stakeholder representatives from the City of Vancouver, Metro Vancouver, TransLink, the Gateway Council, HUB Cycling, Modo, Mobi Bike Share and the Real Estate Foundation were also in attendance. This event was about reviewing, discussing and prioritizing actions and solutions to the top issues we’ve been hearing about throughout the MAP Strathcona engagement. A lot of interesting and dynamic discussions were happening at the breakout tables, with tangible ideas and solutions floating to the top that will help inform that next steps. Thank you to Dudoc Vancouver for letting us hold the event at their space.

Bike-along workshop in partnership with HUB Cycling

  • This bike-along workshop to assess cycling needs and opportunities in the neighbourhood took place on September 26th with with a post-ride debrief at Strathcona Beer Company. Thanks to everyone who attended.

Goods Movement Stakeholders

  • Does your business experience issues related to goods movement? Do you own your own fleet or experience a high volume of shipments and deliveries? We want to hear about the concerns you experience.

Contact johanna@strathconabia.com to participate.

Learn about transportation changes that may impact your business

We’ve put together a summary of all the upcoming transportation changes in our neighbourhood that could impact your businesses – from the Viaducts removal to HOV lane changes on Hastings. Read the Project Backgrounder here.


Advocacy is a significant part of The Strathcona BIA’s work.

We work with various stakeholders, including the City of Vancouver, Vancouver Police Department, Vancouver Coastal Health and many others, to ensure businesses have a voice in policy and land use.


The City of Vancouver Council passed the Local Area Planning Process (LAPP) in March 2014. The Strathcona BIA invested significant time and resources to ensure business interests were heard.

Local Area Plan for the Downtown Eastside

Policy Position Document

The Board of Directors released a document outlining the BIA’s positions on a number of key policy areas pertinent to Strathcona’s business district. This document will be used to help with community dialogue and form the basis for advocacy. If you have any questions or comments, please email info@strathconabia.com.

Policy Position Document

Sustainable Transportation

The SBIA is developing a comprehensive plan for transportation in the Strathcona business district. This plan will integrate all transportation modes with business interests and relevant municipal and regional plans.

Area Beautification

Working with members and the community to create and maintain a safe, vibrant environment for all.

With such a large and diverse catchment area, the SBIA offers a variety of beautification programs including:

Flower Baskets & Banners

We decorate East Hastings with flower baskets each year from Spring until Fall. Every two years, we post new banners promoting our Made In Strathcona Program.


The Hastings Urban Tree Nursery (HUTN) was launched in 2014 with its second phase launched in 2016. The HUTN has been supported in part by the City of Vancouver and the TD Friends of the Environment Foundation. The HUTN aims to beautify the streetscape with greenery and planters decorated with lively designs by local artists.


The Strathcona BIA has worked with property owners, artists and the City to install murals throughout the area. Please contact us if you would like to have a mural on your building. The BIA can help find artists, support the application process and contribute funding in part.

Community Safety

Working toward a cleaner and safer Strathcona.

Please use the following programs to help keep your property and area clean.

Community Safety Service

The Strathcona Community Safety Service provided by Paladin Security is available seven days a week during business hours. Please call 604-789-4143.


Goodbye Graffiti provides graffiti removal services on member properties. Please call 1-877-684-4747 or email Vancouver@goodbyegraffiti to report tags on your building. Removing graffiti as quickly as possible prevents tags from accumulating and helps maintain a positive perception of the area.

Street Cleaning

In partnership with the City of Vancouver, Coast Mental Health, United We Can and Mission Possible, we provide weekday street cleaning, which includes the pickup of litter, small debris and needles. If you notice problem areas, please contact the SBIA office at 604.258.2727 or info@strathconabia.com

Private Property Debris Cleanup Program

The program is intended for larger volumes of debris like furniture, large electronics, household garbage in excess of two large bags and for hazardous waste and needles.

To submit a request, please fill out THIS FORM or contact the SBIA office through email: info@strathconabia.com or phone: 604-258-2727.


Please call 311 from within Vancouver to report garbage, graffiti, road or park disrepair on public property. You can also report using the VanConnect app, which can be downloaded here.

Needle Pick Up

The Portland Hotel Society provides the Needle Pick Up Program, which is available seven days a week. Please call 604-657-6561 and leave a phone number and detailed message.

VPD Non-Emergency

For the Vancouver Police Department, non-emergency, please call 604-717-9921.

Transit Police Information

For transit police information please call 604-515-8300.

Made In Strathcona

It’s where independent businesses come to thrive.

Strathcona is a place of manufacturing heritage. Thousands of businesses have planted their roots here. Currently, over 850 members populate the area, making it one of the most stable and celebrated Vancouver communities.

Made In Strathcona is the Strathcona BIA’s marketing and economic development initiative. For more information, please visit the Made in Strathcona website. If you’d like to get involved, please contact the SBIA office at 604.258.2727 or info@strathconabia.com

Recycle In Strathcona

Premiere zero waste services exclusive to our members

Recycle In Strathcona is an innovative, comprehensive and cost effective recycling service provided to SBIA members by Recycling Alternative and Shift Delivery.

Recycle In Strathcona Benefits for Your Business 2017

In a existing contract for recycling services? You can still participate in convenient on-demand collections as required for hard to recycle materials such as styrofoam, electronic waste, batteries, and light bulbs. Download the poster here.

For more information about services or rates, please contact Recycling Alternative at strathcona@recyclingalternative.com or 604-874-7283.

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