Welcome to Hastings Crossing Business Improvement Association

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Hastings Crossing Business Improvement Association (HxBIA)
Supporting The People And Economics Of Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside Through Social Innovation. 
HxBIA serves close to 800 plus 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. 
HxBIA is an organization that takes a leadership role in managing change and shaping a more resilient, inclusive and sustainable local economy here in the Downtown Eastside. Through collaboration with its business members, grassroots, government, private sector and non-profit partners we bridge the needs of local businesses with the capacity of community focused organizations to foster a vibrant, healthy and diverse area for all.
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We are a proud sponsor of BC Buy Local Week (November 27–December 3, 2023). This is an annual celebration of the unique contributions that BC businesses make to our economy. Each of our local businesses are part of this. Providing great jobs and supporting local service providers, local causes, and keeping money circulating in the community. BC Buy Local week encourages consumers love local and buy local show casing BC local-owned businesses, and BC local grown and local-made products found in stores everywhere.


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

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

Need Assistance?

We provide help for members who need assistance with Needles, Garbage, Graffiti, Vandalism grants,
or help de-escalating situations.

For Graffiti removal email hello@hxbia.com
For Vandalism Grant Assistance email chris@hxbia.com

MP Neighbours checks/removes needles, reports to the City any garbage issues, reports graffiti to our graffiti removal resources
and other concerns daily during rounds in our BIA

For help de-escalating a situation call an MP Neighbours supervisor at 604-338-7150 or call us at 604-259-1466


Hastings Crossing Business Improvement Association

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

Phone: 604-259-1466

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