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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
Friday, March 4, 2016

The SRA is participating in the City of Vancouver’s writing of Urban Design Guidelines for Strathcona’s portion of Hastings Street (known as Hastings East in the DTES LAP).

Lots of new development proposals will be coming our way, and Hastings Street will be changing dramatically before our eyes over the next few years. This is our chance to have a say about what Hastings will look like and how it will serve the current and future community in the neighbourhood.
S.R.A Newsletter
Friday, February 26, 2016

Please join us for a fun pot-luck get together at 6:30 pm at the Strathcona Community centre which will be followed by our regular monthly meeting at 7:15. Bring something to share and children are welcome at the potluck. A good way to meet your neighbours.

Lots has been happening in our neighbourhood and around us which will certainly affect Strathcona and we have some updates. Please come and hear about what is happening and share your ideas and responses.


S.R.A Newsletter
Saturday, January 30, 2016

Strathcona Residents’ Association Council Meeting
Agenda for February 3, 2016.


Executive Council

Treasurer—Roberta Robertson

Secretary—Sholto Scruton...

S.R.A Newsletter
Saturday, January 2, 2016

Out with the old (council) and in with the new Council - bring your leftovers!

Happy 2016 friends! Mark this Wednesday, January 6th at 7:15 p.m. for the first meeting of the Strathcona Residents Association (SRA) of the year. Despite the holidays, our community does not rest: lots happening and much to discuss!

Bring your leftover baking or the last box of chocolates you just cannot manage to eat! Meet the new council who stepped up at the AGM in December. Join the...

S.R.A Newsletter
Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Christmas Dessert Mingler & AGM

Wednesday December 2nd 

7:15 to 9pm Strathcona Community Centre...
S.R.A Newsletter
Friday, October 30, 2015

Hello Strathcona!

It’s been an intense few weeks with the viaducts decision looming and finally going through with a big win for Strathcona - an amendment that confirms the downgrading of Prior as part of the removal plan and immediate continued safety improvements until then.
Come out on Wednesday, November 4th at 7:15 pm (at the Strathcona Community Centre) to hear from the Prior Street Committee about the latest developments and lots of other...

Neighbourhood Events
2015 Family Halloween Dance Party
Saturday, October 24, 2015
S.R.A Newsletter
Friday, October 16, 2015
Neighbourhood Events
Right to Food Celebration
Friday, October 16, 2015
S.R.A Newsletter
Sunday, October 4, 2015

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....

S.R.A Newsletter
Thursday, September 24, 2015
S.R.A Newsletter
Thursday, September 10, 2015

Hello everyone,

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 “...

S.R.A Newsletter
Monday, August 31, 2015

Hi neighbours,

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)

S.R.A Newsletter
Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Hello neighbours,

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...

S.R.A Newsletter
Wednesday, July 29, 2015

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...