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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
Tuesday, January 24, 2017

In December 2016, the Vancouver City Council allocated a 0.5% emergency property tax increase to combat the fentanyl crisis, which included overdose response, a new fire truck and crew, mobile medical unit, training, supplies, and a commitment to a long overdue community policing centre for Strathcona.

A formal motion to support...

Neighbourhood Events
Thursday, January 19, 2017
Panel discussion around a community referenced approach to service delivery in and around the neighbourhood
S.R.A Newsletter
Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Reminder: tomorrow, Thursday 19th
Healthy Communities Conversation, 7-9pm Strathcona Community Centre

What is harm reduction? How are we responding to the overdose crisis?
What new services and supports are being relocated to the area?
What systems are in place for...

Neighbourhood Events
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Community retail research: Strathcona-Chinatown-DTES
S.R.A Newsletter
Friday, January 13, 2017

Hello neighbours, a few important upcoming events, and some sad local news

Special Event:

Healthy Communities Conversation, Thursday January 19th

A meaningful dialogue with local residents, businesses, and agencies about services delivery and healthy community in...

S.R.A Newsletter
Monday, January 9, 2017

Hello neighbours,

Since our last meeting, SRA council member Charis Walko has requested and received a snow-and-ice-response salt drop for our neighbourhood.

While we are through the worst of the snow and ice for now - temperatures are expected to drop below freezing tonight and through the week.

The City has dropped a small pile of...

S.R.A Newsletter
Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Please note:

"CN is increasing freight train service via the two-mile-long Burrard Inlet (BI) spur line in urban Vancouver, that crosses Glen Drive, Venables, Union and Cordova beginning on January 2, 2017 to improve service to customers.

The crossings are protected by lights...

S.R.A Newsletter
Saturday, December 31, 2016

Dear Neighbours, 

The Strathcona Resident Association is wishing you and...
S.R.A Newsletter
Monday, December 12, 2016

Fellow Residents of Strathcona,

First, we’d like to thank all of you who attended the November/December meetings of the Strathcona Residents Association and shared your opinions...
Neighbourhood Events
Wednesday, December 7, 2016
S.R.A Newsletter
Monday, December 5, 2016


Our December Strathcona Residents Association meeting is this coming up this Wednesday December 7th, 7:15pm at the Strathcona Community Centre. 
This will be our Holiday Party and will include a potluck dinner. Our main topic will be a discussion to identify strategic goals for us to pursue in 2017. 


Neighbourhood Events
2016 Strathcona Winter Craft Fair Saturday, November 26, 2016
Neighbourhood Events
Strathcona Town Hall with City Councillor Adriane Carr Friday, November 25, 2016
Town Hall with our official City Councillor Neighbourhood Liaison
Neighbourhood Events
Ray Cam 40 Friday, November 25, 2016
Celebrating 40 years of serving the community! Food, ceremonies, art and entertainment
Neighbourhood Events
DTES Community Economic Development Info Session Thursday, November 24, 2016
presented by the Community Economic Development Strategic Action Committee