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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
Thursday, November 9, 2017

Residents of Strathcona:

  A group of graduate students from SFU is helping the SRA build a case against putting a road through Strathcona Park. They asked us to circulate an online survey. Please click the link below to take the survey. Thanks.    Also, we recently received a letter from the city about the increase in train traffic through the neighbourhood. We posted it on our website. If this is an issue for you, please check it...
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From the City of Vancouver in response to our concerns about increased rail traffic on the Burrard Inlet Line.
S.R.A Newsletter
Sunday, October 29, 2017

Strathcona Residents Association

November Meeting  Weds.  Nov 1  7-9 PM Strathcona Community Centre   On the agenda:   - Union Street Bikeway Improvements : City planners are coming to review their final plans   - Road Through Strathcona Park Update:  A group of grad students from SFU have volunteered to help us build our case for preserving the park. They’ve prepared a survey they like residents to fill out. Only takes a few...
S.R.A Newsletter
Monday, October 23, 2017




Ross Kenny, the Senior Design Engineer in charge of bike routes, will be presenting final plans for improvements to the Union Street bikeway, including the Vernon/Adanac closure and the one-way going in between Dunlevy and Gore. 

Updates on efforts to get a provincial environmental assessment for the upcoming Centerm Port Expansion and the plan to extend...

S.R.A Newsletter
Thursday, September 28, 2017

Wednesday Oct 4    7-9 PM    Strathcona Community Centre

Our October meeting will be focused on creating a community vision for the soon-to-open Strathcona Policing Centre. We’ve invited members from some of the many diverse groups living in Strathcona - including the Sugar Mountain homeless camp, the...

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The SRA has sent a letter to provincial authorities expressing our concern about the Centerm Port expansion moving forward without a provincial environmental assessment. This project will have a significant noise and air quality impact on our area that we feel we deserve an objective, arms-length analysis and realistic mitigations
S.R.A Newsletter
Monday, August 28, 2017

The Strathcona Residents Association will be holding it’s 2017 AGM on Weds. Sept 6, 2017, from 7-9 PM at the Strathcona Community Centre.

Currently on the agenda: a brief update on the issues we’ve been focusing on this year (Union St. bikeway, re-routing Prior, the port expansion, Chinatown, Community Policing Centre); discussing priorities for the coming year, and holding an election for members of the executive council.

Currently running for 2017-18 are Dan Jackson, Wilson...

S.R.A Newsletter
Wednesday, July 26, 2017

New SRA Social Media

New resident Laurel Murray has offered to help us improve our social media out reach. Please check out – and contribute to – the sites she’s set up on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. It’s a great way to stay informed and connected, offer feedback and just celebrate what makes Strathcona such a vibrant neighbourhood.

Save the date: September meeting and AGM

Our next meeting will be our AGM on Weds. Sept. 6, 7 PM at the Community Centre. We still...

S.R.A. Blog
Map of The 4th Way alternate east west arterial

Could the best solution to replacing Prior be a new arterial routed along the gap between Produce Row and the city work yards?

S.R.A Newsletter
Thursday, July 6, 2017

The SRA will not be holding its monthly meeting in July and August.

The next meeting will be our annual AGM on September 6. We are actively looking for a few new board members, especially someone who can help with social media outreach. With all the changes going on around us, it’s more important than ever to get actively involved with what’s going on in Strathcona. If you’re intrigued, please contact Dan at

There will be a huge block party on...

Neighbourhood Events
poster for 2017 Union Street Block Party
Saturday, July 8, 2017
S.R.A Newsletter
Sunday, June 4, 2017

Dear Neighbours, 

City Council Staff heard on May 17th the draft of the False Creek Flats area plan, including the proposal for an arterial to be built alongside Malkin Street, National Street or Williams Street. Based on the vote we took during our SRA meeting in April, the SRA sent in a letter to Council opposing the proposal of Williams Street serving as this main arterial. Despite the letter sent and community representatives speaking at the hearing, Council are...
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Wednesday, May 17, 2017
City Council hears the draft report on the Flase Creeek Flats today, including the option for a road through Stratchona Park. The following is the SRA Council response.

May 15, 2017

  Mayor and Council City of Vancouver Vancouver City Hall 453 West 12th Ave Vancouver, BC V5Y 1V4
Strathcona Residents Association: Comments on proposed False Creek Flats draft report   Dear Mayor Robertson and Councillors of Vancouver, As you will be aware, the Strathcona Residents...
S.R.A Newsletter
Monday, May 1, 2017

Due to the unavailability of speakers for our May SRA Meeting, we are postponing our gathering to discuss "The Diversity of Strathcona" to next month's meeting on June 6th. We will also revisit the Centerm Port Expansion and the city's plans for the new St. Paul’s Hospital and integrated health campus in the False Creek Flats.

Kind regards, 

S.R.A. Blog

SRA concerns about the Centerm Expansion Project
(CEP) proposed by the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority (VFPA).