Our Initiatives

East Village

What We Do

The East Village BIA is involved with far more than just business-relations in the community: we’re also responsible for a good number of community improvement projects, partnerships, advocacy, and marketing efforts to help get more people interested in the dynamic quality of our beautiful neighbourhood.

We partner with: Hastings Sunrise Community Policing Centre, Graffiti Be Gone, Coast Foundation and many other community organizations like Mission Possible with our new program that tackles the issue of private property garbage dumping.

The program is intended for larger volumes of debris like furniture, large electronics, household garbage in excess of two large bags and for hazardous waste and needles.

We offer this program to all of our business members and property owners. Click HERE to submit a request, or send us an email at info@eastvillagevancouver.ca 

BIA Annual Events & Activities Include: 

  • Trick or Treat along Hastings + BIA Haunted House (October)
  • Santa and Christmas Carollers visit merchants along Hastings (December)
  • Lion dance and drum entourage for Chinese New Year (February)
  • April 2018 sponsor for Capture Photography Festival – Art on the street
  • Annual Shredding & Electronic Recycling (First Saturday in May)
  • Piano on the street (May-September)
  • Sunrise Summer Kickoff (July)
  • Saturday Lunch Musical Interlude on the street (July-September)
  • Annual General Meeting (September)


Clean & Safe

The East Village is a vibrant and beautiful community that sometimes needs a bit of help with safety and cleanliness. We partner to advocate for vulnerable people both in the area and the greater community. Through Coast Foundation Society we help to provide employment. We also advocate for traffic safety and crime prevention. And those gorgeous murals? That’s us, too.

We Love The East Village

This is where we love to be and we want our community to love it as much as we do. We plan special events, like the Sunrise Summer Kickoff, media tours, and partner with Vancouver Foodster for Tasting Plates East Village. We also maintain an online directory of our community’s businesses and provide opportunities for them to network.

Partnerships & Revitalization

Community and municipal partnerships are part of what keeps East Village buzzing. We work with city committees and initiatives, advocate for our light industrial business owners, and research ways to continue to improve East Village. We’re responsible for the banners you see, the furniture you sit on, and the Sunrise Square parking lot.

Get Involved

The East Village BIA is a non-profit society that is both self-funded and self-governing. We respond to and reflect the needs of East Village, which is why we take care to understand the values and stories of the people living and working in our community.

We’d love to see more of our community members working alongside the local businesses to continue to improve the way that we go about our day-to-day lives in East Village. We’re always excited to see new faces in our offices, pitching initiatives or offering their expertise.

If you’re looking to get involved with the East Village BIA’s initiatives or events, get in touch with us! We’d love to hear from you.

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Shredding and Electronic Recycling Day

Time for spring cleaning! Come out to the Sunrise Square Parking Lot (2500 Franklin Street) on May…