Need for Green

Granville Island didn’t have any green space until the 1970s. The “Mound” in Ron Basford Park was actually a large pile of fill and concrete that was cleaned up from the rest of the Island during redevelopment. The area was then covered with topsoil and grass, resulting in the green oasis we know today.

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Performance Works

Originally a machine shop in the 1920s, Performance Works opened in 1992 with a mandate to provide the arts community with a permanent rehearsal and performance venue....

The Kids Market

The Kids Market’s 25 shops, services and activities are located next to the pond at the entrance to Granville Island....

It Started with a Mud Flat

Granville Island was completed in 1916 using material dredged from False Creek....