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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

Hello friends and neighbours,

If you haven't already - the opportunity for online comments and input to the Strathcona local area plan (as part of the greater DTES Local Area Plan) is open until this Friday [ see link below ]

As well, the 5th Annual Cindy Kampmeinert Memorial Fun'draiser and Block...

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Hello, Strathcona friends and neighbours.

Hope everyone has a fantastic B.C. Day long weekend, if you are in town there are a lot of fantastic events, including Pride, the Festival of Light, Red Bull Airshow and right here in the neighbourhood; the 37th Annual Powell Street Festival on...

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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...

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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...

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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,...

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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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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:...

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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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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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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...

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Hello, Strathcona friends and neighbours.

This email is to remind residents that on Wednesday June 12, council will vote on a proposal to limit vehicular access in and out of Strathcona via Union Street. A reminder also that on ...

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Hello, Strathcona friends and neighbours.
Apologies for the lateness, here are some items of interest to Strathcona residents, including the agenda for our upcoming meeting of the Strathcona Residents' Association, Wednesday June 5th, as well as minutes from...

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Hello, Strathcona friends and neighbours.
Apologies for the lateness, here are some items of interest to Strathcona residents, including the agenda for our upcoming meeting of the Strathcona Residents' Association, Wednesday May 1st, as well as minutes from April's meeting. 

We...

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hello Strathcona friends and neighbours,


We'll be distributing meeting agenda, minutes and expanded community announcements next week, but wanted to remind everyone about this coming saturday's big work party, and how you can...