Posts Tagged ‘Gentrification’

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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?

  • smilin-buddha
    Events! February 11/15

    Legendary music venue honored by DTES business community in Living History Documentary Series

    As our city goes through changes we are potentially building over some incredibly fascinating stories about Vancouver and its various communities, nowhere is this more poignant than the Downtown Eastside, the oldest neighbourhood in town. There are so many stories worth archiving about the places and moments in time that have had an impact on the evolution of Vancouver. This is about working towards an urban oral tradition, in a young and dynamic city. It’s about storytelling as a form of community building, and about the fragility of history in a frantic modern world. It’s about one place, that through the decades, meant so much to so many.

  • Appropriate Behaviour
    Events! August 18/14

    Vancouver Queer Film Festival Continues to Impress

    The Vancouver Queer Film Festival is the 2nd largest yearly film festival in Vancouver and one that continues to bring in fantastic content from around the world. Hastings Crossing BIA had the pleasure this past Thursday of welcoming the audience to a film that received a lot of excitement at Sundance earlier this year, Appropriate […]

  • Small Business July 11/14

    A Letter to Minister Oakes Regarding Current Tax Policies Hurting SMEs and the Neighbourhoods They Serve

    (Sent) July 7th, 2014 Hon. Coralee Oakes, Minister of Community, Sport and Cultural Development Room 124, Parliament Building, Victoria, BC V8V 1X4   Dear Minister Oakes: Re: Property Taxation – Split Assessments  The Hastings Crossing Business Improvement Association (HxBIA) would like to bring to your attention a property tax assessment issue that is impacting the retail and […]

  • Business!!Yes
    Small Business July 07/14

    Long needed tax relief to SMEs on the way soon for Vancouver. Hopefully….

    A recent article by Don Cayo drew attention to an upcoming council meeting where changes to taxation policy in Vancouver will be discussed and several recommendations put forward by staff. Innocuous and mundane as it may sound this will represent a significant milestone in the ten year effort to not only recalibrate a longstanding imbalance […]

  • 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, […]

  • Small Business September 17/13

    Taxes and Death (…of small businesses in Vancouver)

    Wednesday September 25th the City’s recently reconvened Property Tax Review Commission will be holding a public panel at the VanDusen Gardens, BMO Great Hall (5251 Oak Street at West 37th Avenue, 6:00 – 9:00pm). It’s not just small business owners who should be raising their voices and asking questions of the Commission there, anyone who […]

  • Monica and Lee
    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 […]

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