The Arbutus Victory Garden website is an excellent resource for information regarding the CP situation. It provides latest news, links to media coverage and a copy of the August 17 letter to the city.
Author Archives: laura
Maple Community Garden – Fall General Meeting
Date: Sunday, September 28, 2014
Location: 2229 Maple Street (southwest corner of Maple St and W 6th Ave)
Agenda and previous general meeting minutes will be provided at the meeting.
Canadian Pacific Railway posted an update on its website on September 12th, announcing that they will resume work in the Corridor in the coming days following failed negotiations with the City of Vancouver:
Follow link and put “CP begins Arbutus Rail Survey” in the search box, to view CBC The National news clip – August 1, 2014
Here’s the CBC video clip “The Last Arbutus Garden Party?“.
Thanks to everyone who came out to celebrate the gardens!
The announcement from Mayor Gregor Robertson regarding the Arbutus Corridor and letter to residents
Saturday, July 26th from 11:00 to 5:00
A BBQ will be provided for anyone to use. Please feel free to bring a potluck to share. Open to the public, Free, all ages, pets welcome.
Plant seed giveaways, music, veggies, mini-market. Harvest and Garden Tour – 1pm & 3pm Seed saving workshop – 2pm
Meet between Maple st. and Fir st. along 6th avenue railway tracks
This event is brought to you by all passionate gardeners in this neighbourhood! For further information contact: Gabriel –
Volunteers are needed to help with the petition booth at the Folk Festival this weekend (July 19 and 20). Contact Karen Coulter if interested and for more details.
Dan will be filming at the Cypress Community Garden work party this evening at 6:30. All are welcome.
Looks like Mother Nature is trying to help our cause.
Here are the most recent updates on the CPR-Arbutus Corridor. This does raise more questions than provide answers but we will continue moving forward with petitions, getting our message out through the media and asking local politicians and the city to take action. Gardens along the Corridor currently working together on this issue include Arbutus Victory Garden, Kerrisdale Community Garden, World in a Garden, Pine Street Garden and Maple Community Garden.
- CPR notices to remove encroachments along the right-of-way were posted along Maple, Cypress and Pine Gardens on July 16. Maureen has been in communication with CP to ask for an extension to the July 31st deadline. CP indicated that the gardens were aware of their decision through media and posted maps and no exemptions would be granted.
- Property markers will be set out the week of July 21. CPR has indicated that access to any part of the right of way to the entrance gates to each section with the plots will be closed off immediately after July 31st.
- Local government representative have been contacted. George Heyman, MLA, will be visiting the gardens on July 17. David Eby, MLA for Point Grey, has posted our petition on the office door and has offered non-partisan meeting space if needed. He has written CPR and made his letter available to the gardens. Joyce Murray wrote an article in the Courier.
Cypress community garden has advised their membership to save any valued or special plants on the right-of-way. The executive will be providing recommendations for Maple shortly.