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 »
Hi Everyone -
This is a reminder that tomorrow, Monday, October 5th at 7pm - there is an ‘All Candidates Forum’ for the upcoming federal elections @ Astorino’s (corner of Venables & Commercial).
Moderator, Paul Grant will ask MLA candidates Kwan, Regan and Wong questions about current national and local East Vancouver issues.
On Wednesday October 7th, we look forward to seeing you at the SRA Annual General Meeting @ 7:15 pm at the Strathcona Community Centre....
Our first SRA meeting of the fall was very interesting. We hosted planners from the City’s Flats team who told us about plans to date and how to get more information. The SRA will be sending a representative to the Flats Advisory Committee (thanks John Hawkes for volunteering!). See minutes below for all the details from that discussion.
On that topic, we have just heard from the City that they have made some changes to the Viaducts web page to “...
After a nice summer break we are ramping up for another season of SRA meetings - there is a lot on the go for our neighbourhood this fall!
Viaducts removal vote at City Council, Flats planning, Annual General Meeting with opportunities to elect new SRA Council and committee members and much much more.
Please mark your calendars for our first meeting of the fall Wednesday, September 2nd at 7:15 pm at the Strathcona Community Centre (601 Keefer)
The City staff’s presentation of their proposals for the viaducts on July 30th was an important one for the community.
We are grateful for the very large and very engaged attendance at this special meeting.
Below is a report of the meeting for those of you who missed it or wanted a reminder of some of the points raised.
The next SRA meeting will be on Wednesday, September 2nd at 7:15PM. We will be sending out another announcement and agenda...
Special SRA meeting - viaducts update
Thursday, July 30th 7:30 pm
Strathcona Community Centre (601 Keefer)
please RSVP (if you haven’t yet)
The SRA will be convening tomorrow to meet with City staff about their September report to Council on a proposed viaducts removal plan.
The removal of the viaducts poses amazing opportunities for our city but the replacement plans, especially the new road configurations, will have a crucial impact, for better or...
Although the SRA traditionally breaks from monthly meetings in July and August, we have just heard from the City of Vancouver that ‘ The future of Vancouver’s viaducts will be decided in September’. City Council decided to defer the decision about viaducts removal two years ago in light of Strathcona’s and other neighbourhood’s concerns with a lack of larger-picture planning and understanding of the removal...
Before we get into upcoming events and ongoing topics we’d like to mention that we have received several notifications from neighbours about attempted break-ins to homes, both during the day and at night. Several vehicles have also been broken into in the last week. Unfortunately, summer weather often brings an increase in property crime. Please be extra aware of your surroundings, lock doors and windows and report all incidents to the police. See our...