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.
Granville Island was initially named Industrial Island, but “Granville”, named after the bridge that runs directly overhead, was the name that stuck.
Granville Island ceased being an island in the 1950s. The city intended to make room for more industrial space by filling in False Creek....
The six buildings that make up the Public Market once housed companies that manufactured and sold equipment for the logging, mining and shipping industries.