Vancouver East:Activists fight to keep cultural assets

Updated:May 21, 2022, 12:19 P.M.

Vancouver, B.C.

Community members organize to keep cultural assets in the Joyce-Collingwood neighbourhood

The Joyce Street Action Network is organizing a second town hall meeting on Tuesday, May 31 at  for an in-person discussion to reimagine Joyce St. neighbourhood in east Vancouver.

The network which supports the retention of cultural food assets and slowing gentrification in the area around the Joyce-Collingwood neighbourhood. Joyce St. Skytrain station seeks to engage residents and community members in reimagining Joyce St.

The network is a group of community members and organizations who are working toward reimagining the Joyce-Collingwood neighbourhood as a space where cultural foods, community, and cultural transmission continues well into the future. The coalition began working to support the six Pilipinx and Korean businesses at 5163-5187 Joyce St facing displacement by a developer proposal to build a 32-storey condominium tower on the site in 2021. The network includes organizations such as Renfrew Collingwood Food Justice, Vancouver Tenants Union, Sliced Mango Collective, and National Pilipino Canadian Cultural Centre.

To register:

https://joyce-st-development-townhall.eventbrite.ca/?aff=Link2

Check out their application here: “2021 Town Hall – 5163-5187 Joyce St Rezoning Application” here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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