Granville Island is a breathtaking oasis in the heart of Vancouver. Famous for its Public Market, abundant with unique retailers, restaurants, theatres, galleries and studios, its gritty, industrial past is proudly displayed in today's people-friendly, artistic, and energetic incarnation. More than 10 million visits to the Island are recorded annually.
Granville Island is also home to the Crafts Association of British Columbia, the Federation of Canadian Artists, and Circle Craft Co-op. There are two educational institutions, the Arts Umbrella and Emily Carr University of Art & Design. Buskers entertain year-round indoors and out, and Granville Island hosts international festivals throughout the year, such as the Vancouver International Jazz Festival, the Vancouver International Writers Festival, and the Vancouver Fringe Festival, to name just a few.
Both the Public Market and the Net Loft are open until 7 pm, 7 days a week.
The centerpiece of Granville Island’s shopping experience is the Public Market, where tourists and locals alike converge for an unrivalled food-shopping experience among a vast selection of fresh specialty foods. The Public Market provides the very best of fresh food for chefs of every level as well as those who love to eat. It is a great source of local produce, homemade products and unusual ingredients for exotic recipes.
The Net Loft’s collection of 24 unique shops offers a warm, inviting ambiance at the highest traffic corner of Granville Island, just steps from the Public Market. The ideal destination for that one-of-a-kind, personalized gift, the retail mix in the Net Loft includes fine art, cookbooks, custom eyewear, hats, jewelry and more, in a wide range of prices.
Home to more than fifty local artists and artisans, Granville Island encourages the development of arts, crafts and cottage industries where goods are produced on the premises and the production process is visible to the public. While studios are located throughout Granville Island (including the Net Loft – see above), a concentration of artists and artisans can be found on Railspur Alley and Old Bridge Street, and along Cartwright Street. Whether you build custom wooden boats, paint with egg tempura, or design wearable art, you will find yourself in creative company here.
Artist Studio/Retail Opportunity on Granville Island
CMHC Granville Island invites Expressions of Interest (EOI) from Artists and Artisans interested in leasing a unique 830 sq.ft. studio/retail space on Old Bridge Street, near the Railspur District artistic hub.
The successful proponent for this location will present:
- a high quality of craftsmanship and offerings that add to the draw and experience of Granville Island
- a unique, locally owned and operated business
- a visual animation of the studio space through on-site production
EOI’s should consist of a two page overview of the business concept including a description of the artistic/creative experience and details of how the concept would add to, or complement, existing Island tenants.
Short listed proponents will be notified and asked to prepare a comprehensive business plan.
Deadline for submissions: Friday, May 31, 2013
Please mail submissions to:
CMHC Granville Island
1661 Duranleau Street, Vancouver, BC V6H 3S3
Fax: (604) 666-7376
For assistance with any leasing administration inquiries please contact the Granville Island Administration Office.
1661 Duranleau Street 2nd Floor
T: 604 666-6655
F: 604 666-7376
Please check out our Leasing Guidelines in PDF format.
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