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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
Monday, February 3, 2014
Hello Friends and neighbours,
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Some disturbing news this weekend: police are seeking witnesses after a man assaulted two young girls at Strathcona Elementary playground on Sunday. Details can be found below. Please keep an eye out for the suspect, and as always, keep an eye out for our neighbourhood kids.

Reminder of the Residents' Association meeting this Wednesday, February 5, 7:15 at the Community Centre.

This will be one of the last two general SRA...

S.R.A Newsletter
Monday, January 27, 2014

— apologies for the lateness of this message, the following was received from City staff just this afternoon (January 27).
City are proposing "Learning Sessions" starting this weekend, at which they will be presenting their plan for our neighbourhoods. Community members are strongly encouraged to attend one of these sessions as well as the upcoming SRA meeting on February 5th to discuss resident and neighbour concerns and analysis of the plan. Learning Sessions for the Local...

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Thursday, January 30, 2014
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Saturday, February 1, 2014
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Tuesday, February 4, 2014
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Wednesday, February 5, 2014
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Thursday, February 6, 2014
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Saturday, February 8, 2014
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SECOND SUNDAY MUSIC JAM
Sunday, February 9, 2014
S.R.A Newsletter
Friday, January 10, 2014

Hello Friends and Neighbours,

Built Form Workshop Tomorrow

A reminder that this Saturday, January 11 the City is hosting a Built Form and Places Feedback Workshop, to discuss the draft Local Area Plan, from 10 am - 12:30 pm at the Strathcona Community Centre. This is an opportunity for interested residents and members of the LAPP Committee to discuss some of the proposed built form changes to Strathcona and the DTES with City staff.

The draft of the City's Local Area...

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City of Vancouver Downtown Eastside Local Area Planning Process
Saturday, January 11, 2014
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Project Limelight : Mirror Mirror
Sunday, January 12, 2014
S.R.A Newsletter
Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Please Note: the 7:00pm start time for tomorrow's meeting is a little earlier than the usual 7:15, there has been a lot of response to this event so seating may be limited for late arrivals.. Changes to height and scale are coming to Strathcona and the Downtown Eastside. Up to 12 to 15 stories along Hastings, major rezonings in Kiwassa, over $1billion dollars and a 150% population increase over 30 years.
- How might these affect affordability and livability?
- Are there...
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Wednesday, January 8, 2014
S.R.A Newsletter
Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Hello Friends and Neighbours,
Happy New Year!

In lieu of our regular general meeting this month, Wednesday January 8, the Strathcona Residents' Association is hosting a special Discussion of Heights and Built Form as relates to the Downtown Eastside Local Area Plan. We are very excited to be presenting notable Canadian urban designer, planner and professor Patrick Condon to discuss ideas around densification and building scale. Joining us for a panel discussion and Q+A...

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