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We are beyond thrilled to be launching the second issue of Gastown Magazine; a lifestyle and culture magazine focussed obsessively on the city’s original neighbourhood – Gastown.

One of our tasks at the BIA is to find ways to showcase this diverse and stylish neighbourhood and all of its creative offerings. We invite you to dive into eight pages of Gastown goodness. Covering the fashion, design, pop culture, and craftspeople that drive this neighbourhood.

The second circulation of Gastown Magazine will feature four local business owners including Jennifer MacKay of The Block, Kovic Prevost of Is That French, Keaton Chalifoux of From Another, and Eric Dickstein of Durant Sessions, as well as music producer, DJ, and Gastown local, Felix Cartal. The magazine will highlight their stories, how and why they chose to be in Gastown, and what’s new for the ss2024 season. The issue will also spotlight 25 must-have seasonal objects from Gastown businesses perfect for your next patio date – speaking of patios, we also dive into the outdoor oasis that will be Gastown this summer and all of the weird and wonderful events planned.

Starting June 15, Gastown Magazine will be available for free at businesses throughout Gastown. Visit your favourite coffee shops and/or retailers to get your hands on a copy, including:

A special thanks to the businesses who offered up their spaces, objects and voices, along with the very talented, and neighbourhood locals, Claudia Schulz, Style Director, and Trevor Brady, Creative Director. We cannot express enough gratitude for all of the support received as we continue to embark on this inspiring endeavour. 

This is only the beginning.




  • Claudia Schulz Style Director
  • Trevor Brady Creative Director
  • Elise Yurkowski Editor
  • Walley Wargolet Executive Director
  • Gastown BIA/Gastown Business Improvement Society (GBIS) Publisher