(Posted August 24, 2014) The Arbutus Corridor stretches from Marpole to Granville Island. Below we’ve documented the rail line in a series of photographs as of August 2014. Canadian Pacific started the process of clearing gardens along the southern end of the corridor in early August.
The railway tracks have not been in use since 2001, and consequently are overgrown in many places. It’s unclear why CP has decided to reactivate the corridor at this time. Canadian Pacific has leased small parcels of land in both Kerrisdale (near 41st) and in Kitsilano (at 11th) for parking.
The photos are meant to document the current state of the Arbutus corridor. The gardens in the corridor are still untouched in Kitsilano and Fairview. CP has removed the gardens around West 71st and north and south of the tracks at SW Marine Drive:
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A group of residents have organized a meeting for all Arbutus Corridor Gardeners on Thursday, August 28th, from 6:30 to 8pm. The meeting will be held at the Kitsilano Community Centre (Larch & 12th). Further details are available on the Arbutus Victory Gardens website. This website has also collected links to numerous articles about the recent actions of CP in clearing the right of way 10 metres from the rail bed along the corridor.