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Strathcona, Vancouver's First Neighbourhood

Strathcona, Vancouver’s oldest and truly unique neighbourhood, has been called a slum, “home of the working man,” and absolutely charming. Starting out as a collection of shacks and cottages around the Hastings Mill, it developed into a residential area that quickly moved south and east away from the mill... Read More about Strathcona and the area's history »
Neighbourhood Events
Villa Cathay Care Home Open House Poster
Saturday, June 9, 2018
Please join use as we preview the vision and detailed plans of our new 224-bed modernized care home for seniors.
Neighbourhood Events
Without Reservation: a survivor's story. A talk with Kat Norris
Saturday, May 26, 2018
A talk with Kat Norris, Coast Salish survivor thriver of the Kuper Island Residential School
Neighbourhood Events
Strathcona Pub Night - June 1
Friday, June 1, 2018
Come and join the Strath community for a fun-filled night of live music at Vancouver's iconic Pat's Pub. Good music, fantastic venue and great people - what more could you ask for?!
SRA newsletter
Join The SRA
  Are you a resident of Strathcona?   The Strathcona Residents Association (SRA) was founded in 1992 to give all residents a voice in the future of our community. But to date, we’ve never asked the people who live here to become members. Our current e-mail list only lists e-mails. Not names. Not addresses. To be a more effective group, we need to know who actually lives here and what matters to you.   So we’re inviting every resident to formally join the SRA - even if you’re...
S.R.A Newsletter
Thursday, April 26, 2018
The SRA May meeting will be on Wednesday, May 2, from 7-9 PM at the Strathcona Community Centre. All welcome, refreshments served.      The meeting will be focused on the city’s proposed Burrard Inlet Rail Corridor Strategy, which will dramatically increase railroad traffic through our neighbourhood. Jerry Dobrovolny, General Manager of Engineering for the City of Vancouver will be on hand to explain the plan and answer questions. City...
S.R.A Newsletter
Friday, April 6, 2018

 Thanks to all who attended the April SRA meeting. For those who weren’t able to attend, minutes are attached. 

 

For those of you who sent written complaints about the train, the SRA has filed a formal complaint (also attached) to the Canadian Transportation Agency, which deals primarily with noise issues. On other fronts, we are requesting anyone affected by prolonged blockages at the Prior crossing, particularly users of the 22 bus, to report any blockages...

S.R.A Newsletter
Friday, March 30, 2018

The Strathcona Residents Association invites you to our April meeting on Wednesday, April 4, from 7-9 PM at the Strathcona Community Centre. We invite you to arrive at 7PM to catch up and mingle with your neighbours over refreshments. We will start our meeting at 7.15PM

The agenda for this meeting is as follows:

Bike Share Discussion. Scott Edwards, manger of the city’s Public Bike Share program will be on hand to answer questions about the 5-6 bike stations coming soon to...
S.R.A Newsletter
Thursday, March 22, 2018
As we all know, railroad traffic on the Burrard Inlet Line that cuts through Strathcona has increased dramatically since Jan. 2017. When the Centerm Port expands, the plan is for it to increase even more. This has been done with zero public consultation.


The Canadian Transportation Agency (CTA) has the power to take action to modify railroad operations if it finds they are causing "noise and/or vibration which constitutes...

S.R.A Newsletter
Saturday, March 3, 2018

SRA Monthly Meeting

Weds. March 7  7-9 PM Strathcona Community Centre
Agenda:
1. Amanda Gibbs, the manager for Public Engagement for the City of Vancouver, will answer questions about the upcoming Community Panel being set up by the city to help decide on the best route for an arterial road to replace Prior. For background information, you can visit the project website at vancouver.ca/flatsarterial.
2. The Train Working Group has drafted a formal...
S.R.A Newsletter
Monday, January 29, 2018

The Strathcona Residents Association invites you to our first monthly meeting of 2018 on Weds., Feb. 7, from 7-9 PM at the Strathcona Community Centre.

This year, one of the SRA’s goals is to help form and support "working groups" focused on specific local issues. We already have active groups dedicated to preserving Strathcona Park and stopping late night train noise. We’d like to know from you what other issues matter enough to have their own working groups:...
S.R.A Newsletter
Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Reminder that tonight's regularity scheduled SRA meeting is cancelled.

S.R.A Newsletter
Tuesday, December 5, 2017

The last SRA meeting of the year is this Weds night, Dec. 6, 7-9 PM at the Strathcona Community Centre.

On the agenda: a presentation on proposed modular housing in our area, train noise complaints, port and park updates… and goals for 2018.

Come if you can, especially if you rarely do. Make Strathcona stronger by showing up.

Also: Aunt Leah’s, a charity that helps foster kids and mothers in need, is holding a one-day only fund raising Christmas Tree pop up sale on...

S.R.A Newsletter
Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Please join us for our last regular meeting for 2017

  SRA December Monthly Meeting Weds. Dec. 6, 7-9 PM Strathcona Community Centre   For our December meeting, we will be looking will back to our gatherings and efforts in 2017 and review these against what we set out to accomplish as a community group. The conversation will include: A review of the issues we’ve addressed this year: the proposal for an arterial road through Strathcona Park, the expansion of the...
S.R.A Newsletter
Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Please join us for our last regular meeting for 2017

  SRA December Monthly Meeting Weds. Dec. 6, 7-9 PM Strathcona Community Centre   For our December meeting, we will be looking will back to our gatherings and efforts in 2017 and review these against what we set out to accomplish as a community group. The conversation will include: A review of the issues we’ve addressed this year: the proposal for an arterial road through Strathcona Park, the expansion of the...
S.R.A Newsletter
Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Please join us for our last regular meeting for 2017

  SRA December Monthly Meeting Weds. Dec. 6, 7-9 PM Strathcona Community Centre   For our December meeting, we will be looking will back to our gatherings and efforts in 2017 and review these against what we set out to accomplish as a community group. The conversation will include: A review of the issues we’ve addressed this year: the proposal for an arterial road through Strathcona Park, the expansion of the...

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