Strathcona, Vancouver's First NeighbourhoodStrathcona, 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 »
Dear Strathcona Residents
Two Important and timely items to share for tomorrow (Tuesday):
1.) Motion to make Legalizing of Secondary Suites Easier in (RT zoned) Strathcona...
With new developments and rezoning planned for Chinatown, what is the future of the neighbourhood?
Tomorrow, Wednesday March 1, 7pm at the Community Centre
— in addition to our regular SRA meeting
we are hosting a very important panel discussion on the future of Chinatown,
our special panel guests include:
For our upcoming SRA Meeting on March 1 at 7pm in the Strathcona Community Centre, we have invited several stakeholders to participate in a panel discussion on "The Future of Chinatown". With many new property development projects underway in Chinatown, our community has raised concern during the December SRA Meeting about implications for Chinatown's residents, businesses and culture. Given that the future of Chinatown is very closely linked to that...
The Vancouver Park Board are currently considering a renewal for Strathcona Park (between Prior St, Malkin St, Raymur Ave, and Hawks Ave).
As a way to provide input to the Park Board at the early stages of planning - rather than reacting to near complete plans - we would like to seek input from Strathcona residents on what the community would like to see in a re-designed Strathcona Park.
All responses will be anonymized, presented at an upcoming SRA meeting, and shared with...
During our SRA meeting in November 2016, we had a chance to meet with the City of Vancouver's Public Engagement team to express our thoughts, concerns and needs for Union Street as a gateway for residents, pedestrians, cyclists, local services and motorists. We have distilled our opinions and communicated those to the City during the last months.
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 this commitment was announced last week, and will be voted on (tomorrow) morning, Wednesday January 25.
You can read the city staff proposal here: http...
Letter in support of City of Vancouver staff proposal for a Strathcona Community Policing Centre
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 the overall health and safety of the community?
Today, the City released a staff report recommending increased funding for first responders and a Community Policing Centre for Strathcona, while...
Hello neighbours, a few important upcoming events, and some sad local newsSpecial Event: Healthy Communities Conversation, Thursday January 19th
A meaningful dialogue with local residents, businesses, and agencies about services delivery and healthy community in and around Strathcona.
At our November SRA meeting, members unanimously voted to support two new proposed supervised injections services in the neighbourhood as part of a harm reduction response to the growing drug...
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 salted sand at the cul-de-sac at 700 Georgia (at Hawks), for the free use of Strathcona neighbours.
Please note that this is a VERY...
"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 and bells, and CN reminds motorists that all signals should be obeyed, for their own safety.
A reminder to the public that freight trains operate seven days per week, 24 hours per day. CN expects to...