Community Feed


Jul 03, 2015

Since the Community Builders Foundation partnered with the City of Vancouver earlier this year to operate 1335 Howe Street, formerly the Quality Inn, as a 156-room transitional house, it has been reaching out to connect and communicate with its neighbours. The DVBIA sits on its Community Advisory Committee.

As part of that outreach to both contribute to the cleanliness of its neighbourhood and to break down barriers, residents are hosting the first Community Cleanup event on Wednesday, July 8 from 4-7pm.

It’s simple: people who live in the building partner with other residents in the neighbourhood or business owners/operators and do some sweeping and light cleaning of the nearby streets. No heavy lifting is required; some walking and stooping likely.

Start: begin the cleanup at 1335 Howe Street beside the Howe Street overpass/on ramp.

End: wrap up at 1060 Howe Street (at Nelson) which is the former Bosman Hotel/housing now called the Metson Rooms, also now managed by Community Builders.

Enjoy: meet some new neighbours, contribute to the up-keep of the neighbourhood, and enjoy some light refreshments and hot dogs. There’ll also be some musical entertainment and a chance to hear from Smart Ant Solutions and the innovative rental parking and event space for rent

Who: it’s a family affair, so kids, families and seniors are warmly invited

If you would like to get involved or discuss partnership opportunities, please contact crystal.lee@communitybuilders.caor 604-760-2227.

Read more about the Community Builders Foundation and Community Builders Group, which operates numerous supportive housing sites in Vancouver.

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