Vancouver Public Library: Hastings Branch

Posted on: August 18th, 2014 by The East Village


Meet the staff at Hastings Branch (Vancouver Public Library), 2674 E. Hastings. Hastings Branch originally opened in January 1949, and was rebuilt in 1989 on the same site. The branch staff love helping library patrons with individual information and reading needs, as well as serving as an important community public space, where everyone is welcome. The Hastings Branch staff love working in such a friendly, down to earth neighbourhood, with a strong sense of community. Drop by Tuesday to Sunday to enjoy the library's many services, including storytime, computer assistance, author talks, e-books, and more. Find out more about the library's hours and programs at Vancouver Public Library: Hastings Branch.

Happy Anniversary to the Hastings Sunrise Community Policing Centre!

Posted on: August 13th, 2014 by The East Village


Happy anniversary to our friends at the Hastings Sunrise Community Policing Centre! Join in the celebration Saturday, September 6.

Meet Paul, Basil and George from Dog Country!

Posted on: August 9th, 2014 by The East Village


Meet Paul (centre), Basil (left), and George (right) at Dog Country pet store, #120-2741 E. Hastings. Our $500 summer giveaway includes a gift card to Dog Country – enter to win at Find out more about the products and services available at Dog Country at

Meet Tomo and Eric from the East Cafe!

Posted on: August 6th, 2014 by The East Village


Meet Tomo and Eric, the new owners of the East Cafe at Hastings and Nanaimo. The pair have been at the helm of the busy corner cafe for a month, and are pleased to introduce delicious baked loaves, cookies, and croissants hand-made by Tomo, who learned his craft at Butter Baked Goods.

"I like making people feel comfortable and at home. When I was younger, the local cafe was the only place where I could be by myself," said Tomo, who grew up in Japan. "The café owner was kind, and listened to my stories. That's the kind of place I want to provide here."

Eric and Tomo both enjoy meeting all the people in the community. "I like everything about this area," said Eric. "It's multicultural. It's laid back. It's not pretentious – it's down-to-earth." Tomo agrees: "People say hello to each other, and care about each other here. It's very comfy." Stop in and wish them a warm welcome!

Meet Heather from Storm Brewing

Posted on: August 2nd, 2014 by The East Village


Meet Heather at Storm Brewing, East Vancouver's original craft brewery, since 1994. Heather, a local burlesque performer, has been working at the brewery since August last year. "I always tell James that people would do this for free," said Heather, who loves being able to share unique craft beers with beer lovers. "The community that's here and the amount of support is beautiful. Everyone's rooting for each other. I don't know that you would find that anywhere else." Stop by the brewery to sample amazing craft beers, like Basil IPA, Apple Pie Ale, and Vanilla Whiskey Stout, you won't find anywhere else.

New Changes in the BIA Office

Posted on: August 1st, 2014 by The East Village


We'd like to bid a very fond farewell to our co-ordinator, Jessica (left), who is leaving us to study law in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Thank you so much for all your hard work, Jessica – you will be missed! We wish you the very best on your future endeavors. Stepping in to fill her shoes is Stephanie (right) who joins us from the BCIT marketing management program. Please join us in welcoming her!