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“Meet the Makers Expo” to Showcase Strathcona Businesses and Share Revitalization of East Hastings

The Strathcona Business Improvement Association (SBIA) has announced today they will be hosting a “Meet the Makers Expo” on Saturday, June 13th from 11AM-3PM at MakerLabs at 780 East Cordova. The expo will feature innovators, makers, and entrepreneurs from over a dozen Strathcona businesses including restaurants, cafes, breweries, and locally made goods and services. The community-based event will give the public a chance to discover the area’s thriving businesses, while showcasing the future vision for East Hastings and giving the public and community a voice in the change.

This must-see event invites the public to learn about Strathcona’s businesses, a chance to meet the makers, enjoy delicious food and drinks, and be a part of the future vision for East Hastings. Strathcona has been home to many successful businesses like Yolk’s, Sunrise Soya Foods, Hootsuite, and Aritzia, and continues to be a hub for many independent mixed-use, manufacturing and retail businesses that continue to thrive. Located between Clark, Venables Street, and Gore Avenue, Strathcona provides an authentic, community oriented experience for visitors, businesses & the public.

The “Meet the Makers Expo” will be hosted at MakersLabs with 18 Strathcona businesses in the sectors of restaurants, cafes, breweries, and locally made goods and services. The expo will include interactive booths, workshops, demonstrations and complimentary samples of the products that are ‘Made in Strathcona’. Bob Rennie, the leading real estate marketer in Vancouver and the marketer behind Strathcona Village (a mixed use development on East Hastings) will be facilitating a panel discussion with four Strathcona businesses to discuss the SBIA’s plans to revitalize East Hastings. During the discussion, stakeholders will weigh in on their personal connection to Strathcona and what they hope to see implemented as part of the revitalization of East Hastings.


At the event, the public will have the opportunity to learn about the community stakeholder’s vision for the revitalization of the East Hastings area, and be part of the change. From 11AM-3PM, the public will meet the founders behind the businesses, ask questions, watch demonstrations and offer input as to what they would like to see. The SBIA plans to gather input and feedback from the community that attends to create a revitalized neighbourhood in Strathcona. 

The following businesses will be participating in the Meet the Makers Expo: 


  • The Heatley
  • Ed’s Daily
  • Yolk’s


  • Casa del Caffe
  • Liquids and Solids
  • G.R.O. Roasters
  • The Butler Did It Catering


  • Postmark Brewing
  • Pats Lager
  • Bomber Brewing

Locally Made Goods and Services

  • YEW Woodshop
  • Propellor
  • Velometro
  • Homesteader’s Emporium
  • Sunrise Soya Foods
  • HFour
  • Junction Creative
  • Savoury Chef

For more information on the “Meet the Makers Expo”, list of businesses participating, or spaces available for lease, visit www.madeinstrathcona.com.