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In Vancouver, Hastings Street runs from Downtown to Burnaby, right through the Hastings area, which includes the historic neighbourhoods of Chinatown, Strathcona, Gastown, and Downtown Eastside, and other residential areas. The businesses here are supported by the Gastown, Strathcona, Chinatown, and Hastings Crossing business-improvement associations. The Hastings area starts at Vancouver's harbour, in Burrard Inlet, and extends south to encompass the magnificent Pacific Central heritage train station and part of the Skytrain system.

Two of the communities in this area have a community plan underway:

Events in Hastings

VanSplash open house

Sun, Jul 24, 11:00am–2:00pm

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News in Hastings

City waste collection services

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

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

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.

The City of Vancouver is a proud sponsor of these community organizations and events:

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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.

Find a community garden

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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Last modified: Mon, 06 Aug 2012 10:10:04