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November 20 2018

Shape The Future

A new transportation/streets & spaces plan currently being prepared by the City of Vancouver sparked the Gastown Business Improvement Society (GBIS) to take a comprehensive look at Gastown and its future by evaluating public realm and public life in our neighbourhood. We are happy to share the work that has been done so far; our …

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September 14 2018

Letter re: Latest Provincial Health Order

This week’s public health order resulted in immediate, sector-specific closures. The Gastown BIA, along with the BIA Partnership, support a more equitable and effective approach through the targeting of non-compliant businesses with harsher penalties. We believe that overall, business owners and staff have done an excellent job in complying with all of the new health …

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May 15 2018

Open With Care Tool Kit

Collateral Material – Order Here! As our businesses continue to #openwithcare, we have put together the following resources for our members. We are offering a series of safety materials, including floor + window decals, signage, face masks and sanitizer free for our members to collectively showcase that Gastown is cautiously following all WorkSafeBC guidelines, while …

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Live & Work

September 8 2017

Neighbourhood Profile: Ignacio Arrieta from La Mezcaleria

  Name: Ignacio Arrieta Title: Owner Organization/Business: La Mezcaleria Social: @lamezcaleriayvr   What do you do and how did you get here? 11 years ago, I came to Vancouver from Chihuahua with a bunch of friends. Eventually, they all went home and I was the only one who stayed. I worked wherever I could – coffee …

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December 17 2014

Local Guide

Excuse us while we wax nostalgic. There’s something about this time of year that inspires us to gather friends and family a little closer and wish for the days to slow down just a little so that we could savour the season.  This year, it’s all about taking the time to enjoy every moment. Holiday …

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October 8 2014

Gastown Grand Prix Race Day Specials

For one day, the storied streets of Gastown are transformed into one of the fastest and most challenging cycling race courses in North America. This event is free for spectators and is guaranteed to be a fun evening out. To celebrate race day, the following restaurants will offer a special promotion valid only on Wednesday July …

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April 14 2011

Programs

The Gastown Business Improvement Society (GBIS) is taking a lead role in the revitalization of Vancouver’s premier heritage area. The GBIS is a non-profit organization representing Gastown property owners and business owners. The GBIS provides a variety of programs such as safety patrols, maintenance crews, tourism services and serves as an organizer and catalyst for …

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April 1 2011

Press

                    Additional Press: September 2015 Savour the Taste of Spain with Salt Tasting Room’s Free Tapas – VancityBuzz The Proof: Gaby Bayona – Vancouver Is Awesome Aesop Gastown: Skin Win – Montecristo Magazine Haute Cuisine and Hype Merge at Bauhaus – Vancouver Magazine A Secret Worth Sharing – …

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March 29 2011

Getting to Gastown

HOW TO GET TO GASTOWN Close to everything, Gastown is surrounded by popular hotels, Canada Place, Port of Vancouver and the Trade & Convention Centre.  On the Southside you will find GM Place and BC Place. Public Transportation: Skytrain, Vancouver’s rapid transit system, Seabus (ferry service from the North Shore), the Canada Line, West Coast Express …

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