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Granville Island’s first business opened in 1917. BC Equipment Ltd repaired and assembled equipment for the mining and forestry industries. Their wood-framed machine shop now houses part of the Public Market.

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Island No More

Granville Island ceased being an island in the 1950s. The city intended to make room for more industrial space by filling in False Creek....

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Granville Island was initially named Industrial Island, but “Granville”, named after the bridge that runs directly overhead, was the name that stuck.

Vancouver Olive Oil Company

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