Residents protesting parked cars on Garibaldi field have learned that Notre Dame Regional Secondary is also looking to use the former elementary school field as a parking lot. Former "School with a Big Heart" Now a Training/Conference Centre When Garibaldi Annex was unofficially "closed" in June 2018, parents were told the field, playground and community … Continue reading Garibaldi School – A Parking Lot for Notre Dame?
Ottawa & Toronto Hold Lessons for Our Neighbourhood Sports facilities at two Ontario schools should raise red flags for Notre Dame’s neighbours and Vancouver City Council. Residents who live near these facilities are complaining of high levels of noise and increased traffic and of once peaceful neighbourhoods becoming unpleasant places to live. There have been … Continue reading School Fields Fuel Conflict in Ontario
The Vancouver Development Permit Board will decide on Notre Dame's McCarthy Stadium on June 10, 2019.
Georgia Straight reporter Carlito Pablo has written about McCarthy Stadium in a piece titled "East Vancouver residents hit “flawed” city hall process for proposed Notre Dame school stadium." You can read it here. We're looking forward to reading more, as the Straight was not able to get any information from the City or the school: … Continue reading Notre Dame Story In Straight
A 2006 letter from a key City of Vancouver staff member proves that bleachers were never part of Notre Dame’s original permit. It also confirms that building McCarthy Stadium must involve a completely new permit application. The letter, written by then Project Facilitator, Scott Barker, was recently discovered in a file folder when a local … Continue reading No Bleachers at Notre Dame: City Letter 2006
A MISTAKE WAS MADE The City of Vancouver now admits that they made a mistake in considering Notre Dame’s plan for McCarthy Stadium as simply a “minor amendment”. The mistake was first acknowledged at the Notre Dame Open House on Wednesday evening by the City’s Project Facilitator, Andrew Wroblewski. It was then confirmed in an … Continue reading City Admits McCarthy Stadium Was Never a Minor Amendment
Open Letter to the City of Vancouver Thank-you for forwarding the new information regarding the updated traffic study and tree assessment. Some comments on the traffic study: The introductory sentence says it all – “As requested, Bunt & Associates (Bunt) has prepared this letter report to support the construction of a new playfield, spectator seating … Continue reading Biased Traffic Study Not Good Enough
Click here to see a larger PDF version of this diagram with links to related documents Click here to see a larger PDF version of this diagram with links to related documents How the Notre Dame sports field went from a grass practice field to the much more extensive McCarthy Stadium is complicated. The diagrams … Continue reading Notre Dame Stadium Timeline
The diagram below is designed to show, at a glance, the changes between the grass practice field for Notre Dame School that was approved by the City in 2008 — and the stadium that is proposed in the "minor amendment." It also outlines the far greater impact the new plan will have on the neighbourhood.
The City of Vancouver has a long held, and widely publicized, aim of being the greenest city in the entire world by 2020. That’s next year folks! Hundreds of thousands of words have been written on the strategies and initiatives for reaching this goal. See Vancouver’s Greenest City Action Plan. It all so good in … Continue reading Greenest City 2020?