Strathtopia | Slang/Noun | A new tongue-in-cheek sobriquet for the traditionally working class Strathcona neighbourhood on Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. It was first heard in early 2016 in the context of how the area was being sold by real estate marketers as ideally positioned, incredibly cool, and so damn authentic (hashtags not included). We’ve heard it many times since employed in terms of genuine jealousy, longing, satisfaction, frustration, and anxiety. Chances of it sticking? It’s already stuck. See also: Rennification.
Common variation: The People’s Republic of Strathtopia.
Usage: “All my friends and their small dogs are moving to Strathtopia…”