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Tuesday, February 27, 2024

Two designs for proposed Ireland Canada monument in Vancouver revealed

The Vancouver Park Board is looking for public feedback on a proposal from the Ireland Canada Monument Society to install a monument in George Wainborn Park in Yaletown.

The monument would honour the contributions of Irish Canadians to Vancouver, the province, and Canada.

The non-profit society is funding the monument, and two possible designs are being considered.

Design A:

Ireland Canada Monument Design A
Rendering of Design A for the Ireland Canada Monument.
Ireland Canada Monument Design A
Rendering of Design A for the Ireland Canada Monument.
  • names of 32 counties of Ireland engraved in concrete in English and Gaelic
  • concrete path through centre of monument inspired by the Irish shoreline with harp symbol engraving
  • Irish stone wall with art and family name plates incorporated into the sides
  • movable tables and chairs
  • maple leaf and shamrock engraved symbols
  • garden of Ireland planting

Design B:

Ireland Canada Monument Design B
Rendering of Design B for the Ireland Canada Monument.
Ireland Canada Monument Design B
Rendering of Design B for the Ireland Canada Monument.
  • existing path through proposed site to remain
  • stone seat wall with harp symbol and maple leaf engraving at ends
  • names of 32 counties of Ireland engraved in metal band on side of seating steps, in English and Gaelic
  • semi translucent art monument wall
  • stone paving surrounding art monument wall

The Park Board says public feedback will help finalize the design before installation later in 2017.

To offer your feedback on the two proposals for the Ireland Canada monument, click here.

The survey will be open until April 25, 2017.

George Wainborn Park is located at the southern end of Richards Street, on False Creek.

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Peter Meiszner
Peter Meiszner
Peter Meiszner is an experienced journalist and media relations professional, based in Vancouver. As founder of urbanYVR.com, he has been reporting on urban development across the Lower Mainland since 2016, and has also served as vice-chair of the Gastown Historic Area Planning Committee. In October 2022, he was elected to Vancouver city council and is no longer actively reporting for urbanYVR.

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