Blogpost Series #1 – Rediscovering Hastings Street

I’ve been dying to do this for the longest time! Since we moved in the Burnaby Heights area. Every time I walk the street, I am mesmerized by the shops I see.  I walk almost everyday, doing my grocery, or taking Rianne to the library. But all I do is look at their windows and wonder.  This time, it’ll be different! I am taking that leap, a new journey and I hope that you’ll be with me! 🙂

Hastings Street is quite a long stretch so I am dividing the series into 2 parts.  The Heights in North Burnaby and then East Vancouver.  I am just so excited to know all these local merchants in the neighbourhood.  I can’t wait to meet them all and know their stories.

Part 1 – Hastings St. in North Burnaby, Burnaby Heights/The Heights

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Part 2- Hastings St. from East Vancouver to Downtown Vancouver

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Hastings Street quite have a stigma to some, especially those who are visiting Vancouver, but personally, I think it’s a gem, rich in history and quite intriguing.  Believe it or not, Ricky and I dated along the streets of Hastings, in the DTES.  We used to do something he called “The Walk of Hope” back then, where he does a tour with someone who wants to volunteer at one of the non-profit organizations helping the DTES called Servants Vancouver. While I was pregnant with Rianne, I helped serve the women at Union Gospel Mission where I met the most artistic women despite their conditions. Hastings Street is a mix of sunny and gloomy but I would like to choose the brighter side and see the potential in everyone.

It’s time to rediscover Hastings Street! And I would love for you to join me in this journey!

Do you have any favourites along Hastings Street? A must see or do?  Let me know! I’d love to feature them in this series.

With love,


9 Comments Add yours

  1.' Stifany says:

    Reblogged this on Sailing and commented:
    Excited for my friend’s new site!

    Hastings has been stereotyped and I’m excited how Anne will give light to this so-called “gloomy” street.

    Way to go Anne!

    1. anneshetty says:

      Thanks, Stifany! I am so excited! I will invite you to come with me one time 🙂

      1.' Stifany says:

        I would love that!! 🙂

  2.' rozzypie says:

    I’m sure you’ve been to Save On Meats?! 😉

    1. anneshetty says:

      No, not yet. I’ve seen it a lot but have never gone inside. Sure it’ll be good to feature. 🙂

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