Businesses in the Gastown
Over 70 stores – many of them independently owned – including clothing, interiors, gifts
As the province of BC announced its restart plan, the Gastown Business Improvement Society and its members began developing a viable reopening strategy, one that could sustain the pivoting of operations while prioritizing health and safety in line with WorksafeBC guidelines. Enhanced power washing, street cleaning, and beautification measures have been put into place to ensure the streets of Gastown are clean prior to the reopening.
The Gastown BIA is providing businesses with ‘Open With Care’ kits including hand sanitizers, masks, safe-distancing floor stickers, and Worksafe BC guidelines and resources. All contents of the kits were sourced locally, fostering community support and shop local mentality, and have been delivered by BIA members as they welcome back businesses to the community.
Photography Credit: Erich Saide