Campus Master Plan

May 18, 2021
 
 
We are writing to provide you with the good news that at long last we have obtained our final permit from the City and are about to begin construction of our new Senior School!  
 
A decade in the making, this project is truly transformational.  Creating a new heart for the Senior School, it will consist of three magnificent buildings gathered around a quadrangle. The two academic buildings will house all of the Senior School’s academic departments and programs apart from Music, Drama, PE, and Athletics, and it also will include a wonderful Student Centre occupying an entire floor and a fantastic new Visual Arts Centre. The third building is a multi-purpose facility that will function as a dining room and venue for Assemblies and special occasions, including Graduation and Remembrance Day.  Our understanding is that the project will take approximately 30 months to complete and will be open, hopefully, for the start of the 2023-24 school year.  Additional information on the project and the ONE+ Campaign can be obtained HERE.    
 
Over the next few weeks, you can expect to see the arrival of more equipment and workers on site as the crew prepares to start digging the hole for the underground parkade and foundations.  One of the first tasks will be to prepare new connections for new utility connections and driveway accesses.  The City is requiring a new large sewer connection and widened west driveway so, unfortunately, you will see the contractor removing a number of trees along the west driveway and a few along Camosun Street.  Complete information on the tree removals and the replacement trees may be found HERE.
 
With the commencement of construction, we ask that you please respect and follow these site rules to help us all remain safe and minimize disruptions for neighbours and commuters.  
 
  1. Under no circumstances, should you enter the fenced construction area.
  2. Whenever possible, avoid the intersection at Camosun and West 29th Avenue, most especially during pick up and drop off. If you are dropping off, try stopping a block or two away and allow your son to walk the final distance.
  3. Respect all City and School traffic signs.  Do not stop or park in no stopping / no parking areas.
  4. Do not park in front of residents’ homes.
  5. Obey all directions from staff directing traffic.
  6. Be aware that large trucks and equipment operating in the area may have limited visibility.  Although you can see them, they may NOT see you, so allow them to pass before crossing the street or entering an intersection with a car. 
 
As St. George’s moves forward with this exciting project, we would like to extend our appreciation to the entire community for its ongoing support and cooperation. 
 
Sincerely yours,

Dr. Tom Matthews


Headmaster
Mr. Michael Skene '85

Board Chair
 
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Dunbar Community Engagement Timeline

List of 8 items.

  • 2012

    February 28, 2012: Introduction of process to Dunbar Residents Association.

    March 28, 2012:
     Initial meeting to discuss process and garner feedback from Good Neighbour Pledge Committee and immediate neighbours.

    March 28, 2012:
     Introduce master planning process and garner land use feedback from broader Dunbar Community.

    June 19, 2012:
     Open House for Dunbar community. Introduced first draft drawings of master plan.

    June 27, 2012:
     Meeting with Good Neighbour Committee to discuss drafts of plan.

    November 28, 2012:
     Open House for Dunbar community. Approximately 800 invites sent out. Presented Campus Master plan adopted by St. George's Board.

    November 29, 2012:
     Open house for School Community (parents, alumni, etc.)
  • 2013

    January 15, 2013: Meeting with Dunbar Residents Association to present Campus Master Plan overview and process.

    June 2013: Article on Campus Master Plan in Dunbar Residents Association newsletter.

    October 28, 2013:
     Open House for Dunbar community. Approximately 800 invites distributed. City of Vancouver staff present to listen to feedback.
  • 2014

    February 18, 2014: Meeting with Dunbar Residents Association to provide rezoning update.

    September 22, 2014: City-led Open House concerning St. George's School's Senior School Rezoning.

    November 3, 2014: Neighbourhood Transportation Committee established in partnership with City of Vancouver Engineering.

    December 10, 2014: City of Vancouver Urban Design panel review.
  • 2016

    October 19–22, 2016: Update on Rezoning Application to immediate neighbours.
  • 2017

    April 28, 2017: City-led Open House concerning St. George's School's Senior School Rezoning.
  • 2018

    July 18, 2018: Public Hearing at City hall concerning St. George's School's Senior School Rezoning Application.
  • 2019

    March 4, 2019: Open House for Dunbar community. Current Master Plan and community impact for new senior campus debuted to public.
  • 2020

    March 2020 

    Community Groundbreaking Ceremony
    March 6, 2020: Groundbreaking Ceremony for Phase 1 of the new Senior School Campus
St. George’s School acknowledges that we are situated on the unceded traditional territory of the Musqueam First Nation.
 
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St. George’s School
Junior Campus: 3851 West 29th Avenue, Vancouver, BC Canada V6S 1T6
Senior Campus: 4175 West 29th Avenue, Vancouver, BC Canada V6S 1V1
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