Hidden History

Canada Chain and Forge occupied a number of buildings on Granville Island and their sign can still be seen on Anderson Street above the parkade entrance. Granville Island employees discovered a massive chain link left behind by the company in 2009, which can still be found inside the parkade today.

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Need for Green

Granville Island didn’t have any green space until the 1970s....

Industrial Boom

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The Kids Market

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