Sunday, November 11, 2007
Strathcona Vancouver's East End is one of the oldest residential neighbourhoods in Vancouver, British Columbia and is bordered by Chinatown to the West, Clark Drive to the East, Hastings Street on the North, and Canadian National and Great Northern (now Burlington Northern Santa Fe) railyards to the south.
Over 8,000 people now live in Strathcona, which grew during the city's boom years between the city's founding in 1886 and 1920 due in large part to the choice of early Vancouver as a railway terminus. It emerged from the original settlement that grew around Hastings Mill. It has always been a working class neighborhood and has always been comprised of people from many ethnic backgrounds. It is the only neighbourhood where English is not the most commonly spoken language, with 61% of residents reporting Chinese as their mother tongue, followed by English at 24%.
The two elementary schools in this community are Lord Strathcona Elementary School and Admiral Seymour Elementary School.
The only secondary school in that serves this community is Britannia Secondary School.
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