Accessible via Pacific Central Station, East Hastings Street, and the TransCanada highway, this riding also includes several SkyTrain stops. The riding office is about 3,538 km from Parliament Hill as the crow flies.
Located just south of Vancouver Harbour, this riding includes a number of green spaces including CRAB Park, Strathcona Park, Thornton Park, and part of John Hendry Park.
About 35% of the riding’s population are immigrants, with some of the largest populations born in China, the Philippines, and Vietnam.
Cantonese, Vietnamese, and Tagalog are the most common non-official mother tongues in the riding.
Approximately 5% of the riding’s population identify as Aboriginal.
Average individual income is $41,264.
Residents in this riding have easier access to sites like the Pacific Coliseum, the PNE Fairgrounds, and Hastings Racecourse in addition to the local parks and recreation facilities available to residents of the city of Vancouver.
The City of Vancouver hosted the 2010 Winter Olympics and Paralympics. Canada won a total of 26 medals for the Olympics and 19 Paralympics medals at the games.
The industries that employ the most people in the riding include professional, scientific and technical services, accommodation and food services, health care and social assistance and retail trade. About 56% of the workforce in the riding has some sort of postsecondary education and in 2011 the unemployment rate was 8.6%.
The City of Vancouver has committed to deriving 100% of its power from renewable resources by 2050. The City is also in the process of developing a “Zero Waste” plan. This idea is ultimately to eliminate garbage production in the area.
The neighbourhoods of Strathcona and Hastings-Sunrise make up a substantial portion of this riding. The city’s East End School, which gives the area its name, is located in this riding. The neighbourhood of Hastings-Sunrise was originally planned as a separate town along the Vancouver Harbour by the provincial government.
Roughly half of Canada’s Indigenous population lives in cities and urban centres, and many members of Vancouver’s urban Indigenous community call Vancouver East home. The riding is home to the Vancouver Indigenous Friendship Society, Native Education College and the Urban Native Youth Association. The Survivors’ Totem Pole in Pigeon Park celebrates the resilience and strength of the Indigenous community.