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Hastings-Sunrise is best known as the home of the Pacific National Exhibition, at Hastings Park. The area is mainly residential, with shops and services along Hastings Street's East Village and in pockets along other major streets. Hastings-Sunrise is an ethnically diverse and working-class area that also attracts young professionals. On its north slope, Hastings-Sunrise has impressive views across Burrard Inlet and the mountains, while to the east it borders the City of Burnaby, at Boundary Road.

The western edge of Hastings-Sunrise is included in the community plan underway for:

Neighbourhood history and heritage

Hastings-Sunrise sits on the northern half of a block of land which the provincial government set aside in 1863 for a town they expected to develop along the shores of what was considered one of the finest harbours on the West Coast. Although it was Gastown farther west that eventually developed into the great port city, a small resort, New Brighton, did develop on the shoreline roughly where New Brighton Park is today.

Events in Hastings-Sunrise

Clinton Park Concept plan open house

Thu, Sep 1, 6:00pm–9:00pm

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News in Hastings-Sunrise

City waste collection services

Archived - Garbage, recycling, and Green Bin pick-up delayed by snow and icy road conditions

Dec 21, 2013 – This Sunday, City crews will provide garbage, recycling, and Green Bin collection service to areas missed earlier in the week due to icy road conditions.

Container mural at RayCam Community Centre

Archived - Vancouver gets four new colourful community murals

Oct 15, 2013 – This fall, the City's Integrated Graffiti Management Program worked with local artists and community groups to create four new murals in Vancouver that beautify and enrich the city while reducing graffiti vandalism. Find out the mural locations, artists, themes, and sponsors.

Cars parked on street

Archived - Strathcona and Boundary parking permits expire September 30

Sep 03, 2013 – Remember to renew your annual residential parking permit. Renew online or in person at City Hall starting September 1.

Initiatives in Hastings-Sunrise

The baseball diamond at Hastings Community Park, with PNE Playland in the background

Hastings Community Park little league diamond upgrade

The Vancouver Park Board is renovating the Little League Diamond at Hastings Community Park, as part of the Capital Field Upgrade Program.

View looking northeast over the future Hastings Park.

Hastings Park / PNE Master Plan

Hastings Park / PNE Master Plan: The Fair in the Park — a 30-year initiative to transform the Hastings Park of today into a greener, year-round destination for park use, culture, sport, recreation, and fun.

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Transportation options and projects in your neighbourhood

Granville street 1919 to 2012

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Guiding land use in your area

The Hastings-Sunrise Community Vision Plan describes the kind of community that people who live and work in the area want it to be.

Read the Hastings-Sunrise Community Vision Plan  (1.20 MB)

The East Vancouver Port Lands Area Plan helps balance the Port's business interests with the needs of residents.

Read the East Vancouver Port Lands Area Plan  (2.54 MB)

Growing more local food for healthier communities

Locally grown food is fresher, tastier, and healthier. It is also easier on the planet.

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Supporting healthy and vibrant communities

Arts and culture activities are part of a thriving community

The City of Vancouver offers grants to communities for events and projects related to the environment, arts and culture, social development, and sports.

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