Posts Tagged ‘Downtown Eastside’

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    DTES, News February 24/17

    In response to “zones of exclusion” report

    The DTES is changing. How can we make that a positive change?

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    Urban Design and Art December 09/15

    Painted Tree Planters Bring Extra Colour to Hastings Street

    Hastings Street gets a bit more colour and local art!

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    Events! June 05/13

    Flower Festival and Urban Picnic June 22nd in Victory Square Park

    Ever heard of Lazy Fun? Come experience it firsthand on June 22nd when several community groups and businesses will be filling Victory Square Park with a variety of flowers, arts and crafts and edibles for the first annual Flower Festival and Urban Picnic. There will be live music from a selection of professional and student […]

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    DTES December 13/12

    Mental health and public spaces: MP Neighbors DTES December journal

    Mission Possible’s MP Neighbors program has been operating in the Hastings Crossing Business Improvement Area since September 2012. Aside from checking in with businesses to meet any concerns they may have, ensuring that the laneways are clean and safe, and promoting an open and accepting atmosphere for the entire community, MP Neighbors is also finding […]

  • Events! May 17/12

    A hidden history of Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside?

    Maybe you’ve seen the old antique lock box at the front door of Save On Meats, or heard of the cryptic fortune cookies being given out by the butcher next door to the diner? Or maybe you’ve noticed some of the strange graffiti and posters on sidewalks and alley walls in the area. There’s even […]

  • Social Enterprise April 11/12

    Community Thrift and Vintage Frock Shoppe…is awesome

    This week’s guest post is courtesy of Christine Klar At 311 Carrall, between Cordova and Hastings, there’s a trendy little fashion boutique, full of light and very inviting. An interesting mix of women are moving in and out – locals, super cool hipsters and tourists. Inside, despite its beautiful and very organized boutique look, the […]

  • Uncategorized November 20/11

    Hastings Crossing BIA Launches in Vancouver’s DTES

    After nearly three years of community consultation, surveys, public meetings and planning the Hastings Crossing BIA (HxBIA) is in full swing. Though it represents only one quadrant of the DTES, it’s the last piece of the puzzle in this historic part of the city, filling a longstanding geographic gap between Strathcona BIA, Gastown BIA, Chinatown […]

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