• News, Social Enterprise January 18/14

    Not Business as Usual – Documentary on subversive entrepreneurship released

    A new documentary by Institute B, a progressive business incubator assisting innovative ventures in Vancouver, has just been released. Check it out here It features a few prominent Hastings Crossing BIA businesses, Potluck Cafe and Catering and Save On Meats, just across the street as well as Mike Rowlands of Junxion Strategy. Here’s the […]

  • News, Urban Design and Art January 15/14

    HxBIA Announces Student Art and Culture Submissions

    January 15th 2014 Are you a student or team of students at SFU, VCC or VFS? Do you have an awesome idea you want to bring to life in public space in the Hastings Crossing Area? (See map below) If so you are eligible to compete in one of three prize categories of $750, $1250 […]

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    DTES, News October 17/13

    Privilege and Empathy – Welfare Food Challenge (Day 2)

    This is the 2nd post by HxBIA Executive Director on his participation in the Welfare Food Challenge this week. For the first post in the series visit here. In posting images of my $16 worth of groceries to Facebook and sharing that I was participating in the Welfare Food Challenge yesterday I elicited a range […]

  • DTES, News October 16/13

    Can you live on $26 a week? The Welfare Food Challenge Begins Today

    Hastings Crossing BIA Executive Director, Wes Regan, is one of several Vancouverites taking the Welfare Food Challenge. Below is his first post reflecting on the competition and some of the themes he will explore in the days ahead. Stay tuned for further updates. I’m privileged. I’m not one of the 1%, I’m not even a […]

  • News, Small Business October 16/13

    Reflections on IDA Congress in New York (Part one)

    Hastings Crossing BIA, along with several other BIAs from Metro Vancouver and several hundred from around  the world, just enjoyed a week-long intensive blast of thought provoking content in New York. The International Downtown Association treated us to a jam packed schedule of speakers, guided tours and panel discussions examining current trends in planning, place-making, […]

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    News September 24/13

    VIFF Restaurant Circle Launches with SFU and HxBIA: 10 Restaurants Participaing

    Ten of Vancouver’s most exciting new restaurants (well…11 actually!) have committed to a 10% discount for Vancouver International Film Festival goers who receive the SFU-VIFF Restaurant Circle Voucher, see below. Hastings Crossing BIA is truly excited to see VIFF in our area this year and we invite all attendees to take advantage of the great […]

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    News August 29/13

    Federal Gov’s increased fees for visiting performers is bad for business and entertainment districts

      A petition has gone online urging Jason Kenney, Minister of Employment, Social Development and Multiculturalism, to repeal a recent policy that adds a back-breaking raise in application fees to visiting performing artists entering the country to play. Any Business Improvement Area or Downtown Association in the Country with live music venues in their catchment […]

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    DTES, News, Social Enterprise July 25/13

    How many heroin needles have we picked up in the DTES thanks to MP Neighbours?

    It’s more than just heroin needles. It’s a host of discarded items, some of them unsanitary, some of them unsightly, some of them just downright dangerous.  Here’s the most recent numbers from Mission Possible (MP Neighbours) on what their community patrols have dealt with. HxBIA is very thankful to have a patrol like this that […]

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    News, Urban Design and Art November 26/12

    Riddles in stone: Graffiti in Vancouver’s DTES

    Graffiti has been with us for thousands of years. These photos (scroll down below) are originals of some of the incredible graffiti here around Vancouver’s Victory Square Park. The DTES is peppered with amazing murals that tell a story of the urban culture that continues to organically define this part of the city. This intro […]

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