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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 »
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...
S.R.A Newsletter
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).

S.R.A Newsletter
Saturday, April 1, 2017

The regular monthly meeting of the SRA will be on Weds, April 5, at the Strathcona Community Centre.
This month’s meeting will be focused on several looming developments in the neighbourhood. It’s a great chance to find out more about what’s going on – and to share your perspective.
We currently have several openings on the board and would love to find a few residents who are concerned about Strathcona’s future, would like to get more involved and have a few hours a month...

Neighbourhood Events
SPOTA, 1971 820 Jackson
Saturday, April 8, 2017
S.R.A Newsletter
Monday, March 6, 2017

Dear Strathcona Residents 

Two Important and timely items to share for tomorrow (Tuesday):


1.) Motion to make Legalizing of Secondary Suites Easier in (RT zoned) Strathcona

S.R.A Newsletter
Tuesday, February 28, 2017


With new developments and rezoning planned for Chinatown, what is the future of the neighbourhood?

Tomorrow, Wednesday March 1, 7pm at the Community Centre
— in addition to our regular SRA meeting
we are hosting a very important panel discussion on the future of Chinatown,
our special panel guests include:

S.R.A Newsletter
Sunday, February 26, 2017

Dear Neighbours, 

For our upcoming SRA Meeting on March 1 at 7pm in the Strathcona Community Centre, we have invited several stakeholders to participate in a panel discussion on "The Future of Chinatown". With many new property development projects underway in Chinatown, our community has raised concern during the December SRA Meeting about implications for Chinatown's residents, businesses and culture. Given that the future of Chinatown is very closely linked to that...

S.R.A Newsletter
Tuesday, February 7, 2017

The Vancouver Park Board are currently considering a renewal for Strathcona Park (between Prior St, Malkin St, Raymur Ave, and Hawks Ave).

As a way to provide input to the Park Board at the early stages of planning - rather than reacting to near complete plans - we would like to seek input from Strathcona residents on what the community would like to see in a re-designed Strathcona Park.

All responses will be anonymized, presented at an upcoming SRA meeting, and shared with...

Neighbourhood Events
Saturday, February 4, 2017
Neighbourhood Events
Wednesday, February 8, 2017
S.R.A Newsletter
Thursday, January 26, 2017

Dear Neighbours, 

During our SRA meeting in November 2016, we had a chance to meet with the City of Vancouver's Public Engagement team to express our thoughts, concerns and needs for Union Street as a gateway for residents, pedestrians, cyclists, local services and motorists. We have distilled our opinions and communicated those to the City during the last months. 


S.R.A Newsletter
Tuesday, January 24, 2017

In December 2016, the Vancouver City Council allocated a 0.5% emergency property tax increase to combat the fentanyl crisis, which included overdose response, a new fire truck and crew, mobile medical unit, training, supplies, and a commitment to a long overdue community policing centre for Strathcona.

A formal motion to support this commitment was announced last week, and will be voted on (tomorrow) morning, Wednesday January 25.
You can read the city staff proposal here: http...