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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
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...

S.R.A. Blog

Letter in support of City of Vancouver staff proposal for a Strathcona Community Policing Centre

Neighbourhood Events
Wednesday, January 25, 2017
S.R.A Newsletter
Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Reminder: tomorrow, Thursday 19th
Healthy Communities Conversation, 7-9pm Strathcona Community Centre

What is harm reduction? How are we responding to the overdose crisis?
What new services and supports are being relocated to the area?
What systems are in place for the overall health and safety of the community?

Today, the City released a staff report recommending increased funding for first responders and a Community Policing Centre for Strathcona, while...

S.R.A Newsletter
Friday, January 13, 2017

Hello neighbours, a few important upcoming events, and some sad local news

Special Event: Healthy Communities Conversation, Thursday January 19th

A meaningful dialogue with local residents, businesses, and agencies about services delivery and healthy community in and around Strathcona.

At our November SRA meeting, members unanimously voted to support two new proposed supervised injections services in the neighbourhood as part of a harm reduction response to the growing drug...

S.R.A Newsletter
Monday, January 9, 2017

Hello neighbours,

Since our last meeting, SRA council member Charis Walko has requested and received a snow-and-ice-response salt drop for our neighbourhood.

While we are through the worst of the snow and ice for now - temperatures are expected to drop below freezing tonight and through the week.

The City has dropped a small pile of salted sand at the cul-de-sac at 700 Georgia (at Hawks), for the free use of Strathcona neighbours.

Please note that this is a VERY...