Urban Academy Proposal – Resident Poll

The Urban Academy (UA) private school is proposing a major expansion of their facility on 3rd Street, at Robson Manor (101 3rd Street and 228 Manitoba Street).  The Queens Park Residents’ Association (QPRA) has received several requests to take a position on this matter, however, before we can do that we need to hear from you, our members, on how you view this expansion.

Background Information

Both UA and the “Queens Park Neighbours” action group made presentations at the QPRA Annual General Meeting on November 23, 2014 regarding the expansion proposal.  PLEASE NOTE THAT NEITHER OF THESE GROUPS HAS ANY AFFILIATION WITH THE QPRA.

If you missed the meeting, we are providing the following information only as a service to the residents of Queen’s Park to aid you in making your views on the topic known if you choose to do so.

Information about the proposal from the school can be viewed via this link: http://www.urbanacademy.ca/our-future.  Contact information for the school can also be found on the site.

The “Queens Park Neighbours” group does not have a web site however they have provided this impact statement: Queens Park Neighbours Group – UA Expansion Community Impact Statement.  For additional information, please email: qp.neighbours@gmail.com.

The Poll

It is important that the QPRA executive understand how the neighbourhood feels about this proposal so that we can advise the city accordingly.  We are therefore conducting a poll of all Queen’s Park residents regarding their position on the proposal.  There are two ways to respond to the poll:

  1. In person, at the QPRA meeting on Sunday, February 22, 2015 from 2 PM – 4 PM at Centennial Lodge, Queen’s Park
  2. Online, at THIS LINK.

Please note that only residents of the Queen’s Park Neighborhood are eligible to respond.  This means that we’ll need to collect your name and street address for your response to be counted. We will not be disseminating this information to third parties. We will be using only it to scrutinize responses to ensure that only local residents are responding, and only responding once. If you are not currently a member of the RA and wish to join, please let us know and we will use the information you provide to update our membership list.

The poll will be active from Sunday, February 15, 2015 to Monday, March 16, 2015, in order to provide ample time for people to respond.  NOTE: You can only respond one time from a single computer, or smart phone or tablet.  If you are not able to respond, try again from a different device.


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