Did you know there’s a concrete plant in the middle of Granville Island? I often hear people referencing that Harbour Quay could be like a mini-Granville Island and I completely agree.
The story of how Granville Island came to be is actually incredibly interesting and offers a lot of takeaways for communities like ours to learn from. The focus was to create a “people-place” while still reflecting on its industrial maritime heritage. Here’s a link if you want to read about ithttps://www.pps.org/article/how-granville-island-came-to-be
Granville Island is a great reminder that we can have both Good Jobs and Quality of Life through strong planning and a clear vision for our community and public spaces.
*side fact* Granville Island is currently home to about 275 businesses employing roughly 2500 people.