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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
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...

S.R.A Newsletter
Saturday, July 11, 2015

Hello neighbours,

  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...

Neighbourhood Events
Friday, June 26, 2015
S.R.A Newsletter
Thursday, June 18, 2015

Hi everyone,

  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...

Neighbourhood Events
Union Street Block Party
Saturday, July 4, 2015
Neighbourhood Events
Strathcona Community Centre Pop-up Pub Night
Saturday, June 20, 2015
Neighbourhood Events
Mariachi Night at the Russian Hall
Friday, June 12, 2015
Neighbourhood Events
Saturday, June 13, 2015
S.R.A Newsletter
Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Hi Neighbours,

  This is to remind you that Wednesday night the SRA meets for the last time until we resume activity after summer break in September. We meet at the Strathcona Community Centre at 7:15 pm. Come out to hear latest news and a chance to have a conversation with Ecomm, the company that answers 911 and non-emergency calls for the Vancouver Police Department.   As some of you may remember, we heard many comments about dissatisfaction with Ecomm service at the...

Neighbourhood Events
Sunday, June 14, 2015
Neighbourhood Events
Wednesday, June 10, 2015 to Saturday, June 13, 2015
S.R.A Newsletter
Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Hi Everyone,

Just a reminder that we have the amazing opportunity to host staff from St. Paul’s Hospital at tomorrow night’s SRA meeting : Wednesday, May 6th @ 7:15 pm in the senior’s room at the Strathcona Community Centre.


We hope to see lots...

S.R.A Newsletter
Thursday, April 16, 2015

Hello neighbours,
We have received several reports from neighbours around Strathcona about recent break-in attempts, especially in the early morning hours. This rise in attempted break-ins usually happens in the summer, but it seems to be earlier this year.
This is especially worrisome in light of the violent assault on Hawks Avenue in late March, and the fire on Hastings