Meet Toni from Bel-Air Realty Group!

Posted on: September 3rd, 2014 by The East Village


Meet Toni at Bel-Air Realty Group Ltd., in our commercial district since 1992. "The most important thing about my job is helping people get what they want," said Toni who joined the team in January, and loves working here. "It's the best area ever! Everyone's so friendly. It's the most vibrant community in the city." Find out more about Toni and the team at Bel-Air

Meet Andrew from Polonia Sausage House!

Posted on: August 27th, 2014 by The East Village


Meet Andrew at Polonia Sausage House, 2434 E. Hastings. Andrew owns four Polish deli locations in the Lower Mainland; the Hastings location has been open for 25 years, since 1989. "I love making food for people," said Andrew. "If people like it, then I am happy. That's satisfaction." Andrew's sausages are gluten-free, and are low in salt and fat. "No fillers. It's mainly meat and spices," he said. "Home-made style."

Free Library at Eton and Slocan

Posted on: August 26th, 2014 by The East Village


We're proud to support community projects, like this colourful little free library at Eton and Slocan (funded through the Hastings North Community Small Grants program), as a member of the Hastings North Community Partners Group. Find out more about the HNCPG

Happy Anniversary Baaad Anna’s!

Posted on: August 22nd, 2014 by The East Village


A very happy anniversary to Baaad Anna's Yarn Store, celebrating 5 years in our commercial district this year. Stop by the store tonight for a fibre arts celebration, and visit this weekend for a two-day yarn sale on Saturday and Sunday. Full sale item list at


Posted on: August 19th, 2014 by The East Village


Congratulations to our summer contest winner, Olivia Cheng! Thank you to everyone who participated in our summer giveaway!

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.