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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 »
S.R.A Newsletter

Hi all,

A disastrous meeting tonight with head of transportation, Jerry Dobrovolny, and staff.
Despite dozens of residents telling them repeatedly to stop work on Union Street to take time to consult with the local community, they continued to defend their action and plan. [construction...

S.R.A Newsletter
A quick note

1. Reminding residents about the important Local Area Plan - open house tomorrow,
July 20 at the Strathcona Community Centre from 11am - 3pm.

This 30-year plan proposes some pretty significant changes to our neighbourhood and the surrounding area, including things like housing, land use, traffic...

S.R.A Newsletter
Hello, Strathcona friends and neighbours.

A reminder that tonight is the first of two open houses as the City presents the Local Area Plan "Emerging Directions", at the Japanese Language School, 475 Alexander 3:30-7:30.

There will be a second open house at the Strathcona Community Centre on Saturday, July 20, 601 Keefer Street,...

S.R.A Newsletter

Hello, Strathcona friends and neighbours.

There is a lot of important news to share with you in this newsletter, much of which has the potential to bring significant change to our neighbourhood. In the spirit of that last statement, members of the SRA Council have each contributed reports on each of them.

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Neighbourhood Events
Thursday, July 18, 2013
Important opportunity for Strathconans to see what kind of big changes the City has planned for our community: Japanese Language School
Neighbourhood Events
Saturday, July 20, 2013
Important opportunity for Strathconans to see what kind of big changes the City has planned for our community: Strathcona Community Centre
Neighbourhood Events
Sunday, July 14, 2013
Garden tours, workshops and plant sales
S.R.A Newsletter

Hello, Strathcona friends and neighbours.

Tomorrow, the City of Vancouver is holding a public hearing into Viaducts Removal and Related Area Planning (ie. the Eastern Core Strategy). Specifically, regarding their June 18 report, which can be read here:...

S.R.A Newsletter

RE:
Update - Dunsmuir and Georgia Viaducts and Related Area Planning

City Council will hear speakers on this matter at the Standing Committee on Planning, Transportation and Environment on June 26, 2013. Speakers will be heard starting at 2:00 pm.

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S.R.A Newsletter

Hello, Strathcona friends and neighbours.

1. City Report on Viaduct Removal

Today, the City of Vancouver released an 80 page report on the Viaducts and Eastern Core Strategy.
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Neighbourhood Events
Sunday, June 23, 2013
☆ Food Carts ☆ Markets ☆ Deejays ☆ Kids Activities ☆ Much More
Neighbourhood Events
Saturday, June 22, 2013
Neighbourhood Events
Friday, June 21, 2013
Gastown (Blood Alley) Block Party
S.R.A Newsletter

Hello Strathcona friends and neighbours.

Together with other Strathcona neighbours, as well as residents and business owners from the 200 block of Union, I attended the first 3 hours of an all-day Council meeting yesterday at City Hall. Thanks to everyone who came out and...

Neighbourhood Events
Saturday, June 22, 2013
moonlit labyrinth walk