Gastown Business Improvement Society
Address: #210 - 318 Homer St Vancouver, BC V6B 2V2
Gastown is Vancouver’s oldest neighbourhood, officially incorporated as the City of Vancouver in 1886. The Gastown Business Improvement Area covers the commercial and retail district running North South along Cordova Street and Water Street and East-West between Richards and Columbia Street. The area is an expression of both the city’s cultural heritage and of the social fabric that is Vancouver. Gastown is enriched with 100 commercial buildingsand approximately 550 businesses including cutting edge galleries, award wining restaurants, independent fashion boutique, and new media companies. As Vancouver’s oldest neighbourhood, Gastown is known for its well preserved historic buildings. Almost every building in the BIA has heritage designation, and was designated a National Historic Site in 2009.