Hastings Crossing Business Improvement Association

Supporting the people and economics of Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside through social innovation. 


Bridging together business members, grassroots movements, government, private sector and non-profit partners with the capacity of community focused organizations +  Nurturing a diverse, inclusive, healthy, and vibrant area for everyone to love.


To be Vancouver’s eclectic heart: a welcoming, diverse community rooted in social innovation, compassion, and cultural wisdom.


Through a commitment to social innovation and impact, we are stewards of the public realm and local economy which serves all businesses and property owners in the HxBia

Welcome to Hasting Crossing Business Improvement Association (HxBIA)

HxBIA serves more than 650 businesses and property owners in a central portion of Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside (DTES) stretching from Richards St. to Gore Ave. along Hastings St. and portions of Pender, Cordova, Main and Powell St. By focusing on initiatives that support the resiliency of the local economy, we collaborate, connect, facilitate, and challenge ourselves to form creative solutions with all our partners and supporters in the best interest of the community we serve. 

Services We Offer Our Members

clean up

Support with graffiti removal, illegal dumpings, cleaning street debris and other public realm concerns.

Community building

Networking and professional development events


Advocacy by bringing your voice and your concerns to our elected officials and government bureaucracies

Our Projects

Comprehensive BIA business directory complete with links to social media tools and website
Cost reduction strategies, including a full service recycling and waste diversion program to reduce waste hauling costs (Zero waste challenge pilot completed March 2014)
CommunityWise New Business Welcome Packet to orient new businesses to the community and connect them with social enterprises and other local businesses.
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Latest News + Information


As summer begins to wind down, I’d like to update you on some important issues in Hastings Crossing. There have been rising reports of safety

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Our additional cleaning service through United We Can continues to run in the western end of the BIA between Cambie and Richards along Pender and

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Hastings Crossing Business Improvement Association

312 Main Street (2nd Floor) Vancouver, BC V6A 2T2 
Email: hello@hxbia.com

Phone: 604-259-1466

Administration (EXT 1)
Executive Director (EXT 2)
Our Email & Address Info (EXT 4)
Hxbia Business Listings Business Directory Assistance (EXT 5)

Members if you need assistance with Needles, Garbage, Graffiti or help de-escalating a situation, HxBIA has a contract with Mission Possible Neighbours that allows any member to call for a response.
​You can reach an MP Neighbours supervisor at 604-338-7150 or call us at 604-259-1466