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  • 15 Sep 2021 11:28 AM | Anonymous
    Hi everyone,
    This is a reminder that Wednesday, September 15 the Granville Island Council and staff will be hosting an open house for all members of the Granville Island community.
    Please note that BC’s vaccine card requirements are now in effect. Please be ready to present proof of vaccination in order to attend. Information about the BC Vaccine Card is available here.

    Location, Date and Time:
    • False Creek Community Centre, Lind Hall (main floor)
    • September 15, 5:00 – 7:00pm
    • 5:00 – Doors open; informal discussions with Council members and CMHC-GI staff
    • 6:00 – Presentations by Council and General Manager  
    In addition to proof of vaccination, masks will be mandatory, and there will be no food or drinks available.

    We hope to see you there!

    Granville Island Council

  • 7 Sep 2021 11:56 PM | Anonymous

    This was adapted from a CMHC memo. New waste stations are scheduled to be installed this month with the current waste stations removed at the end of the month. These new waste stations will not be as large as the compactor areas on the west side of the Island. Instead, each location will have bins for recycling, organics, trash, and used cooking oil collection that are regularly emptied by the collections services company. Note, there will be no compactors at these new waste stations.
    Once the centralized waste stations are installed, the remaining open bins on the Island will be removed. All businesses will take their recycling, organics, and trash to the appropriate waste station site.

  • 7 Sep 2021 11:49 PM | Anonymous

    Please be advised that the demolition of Building 55, the old building next to Compactor Site 2, is to commence on Tuesday, September 7th.

    CMHC’s contractor estimates that the demo work should take approximately a week to complete. Please exercise extreme caution when you are walking/driving in the vicinity or when you have to go to the compactor site. Furthermore, please let your staff know to anticipate moderate amount of noise along with some dust for the entire duration of the work. Contractors will be working during regular hours, starting at 7AM, and anticipate no work on the weekends.

    During the demolition, the fencing for the building will extend onto Anderson Street in order to create a safe zone. Therefore, all the angled parking stalls in front of The Keg will be blocked off for the purpose of traffic diversion. This partial street closure and traffic diversion should begin on September 8th and remain in effect until end of day on September 10th. There will be flaggers/TCPs on site to assist with traffic direction. 

    Should you have any additional questions or concerns, please let us know.

    For more updates and tenant information, please visit admin.granvilleisland.com.

  • 2 Sep 2021 11:16 PM | Anonymous

    This is a repost of a memo from Aug 25 (so may be a little out-of-date). For the most up-to-date information please visit CMHC's admin site: admin.granvilleisland.com

    Upcoming events & activations in public spaces and note parking closures. *Details subject to change on short notice.  

    Beanstalk Bistro – Outdoor Activation – July 3 – September 6 
    Saturday & Sundays 12pm-4pm 

    Beanstalk Bistro of the Kids Market will be set up outside in the Plaza next to the duck pond, behind the Kids Market every weekend until the end of August, with an outdoor pop-up vending tent. 

    Canoe Cultures  
    August 23 - September 5: 11am – 6pm daily 

    Ocean Art Works - 1531 Johnston St 

    Visit Ocean Art Works while Carvers from Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam) and Snuneymuxw First Nations honour the strong cultural connection the canoe has to the lands and the waters.  Carvers will be working on their newest design, a cedar strip family canoe. They will also be working on paddles and other associated art work. As part of the Canoe Culture Program, Lead Carver Mike Billy Sr. addresses the cultural transmission of Indigenous knowledge from one generation to the next. Artists include Mike Billy, Michael Billy, Barrett Martin, and Alvin Martin Jr. Visit Canoecultures.com to find out more.  

    Vancouver International Flamenco Festival – Aficionado Stage  
    September 4th & 5th 11am -4pm 

    Picnic Pavilion - 267 Old Bridge Walk 

    The Vancouver International Flamenco Festival’s 31st edition presents its 2021 lineup of local and national flamenco artists September 4 – 26. The festival starts off with two days of free performances at the Picnic Pavilion on Labour Day weekend 11am-4pm, and indoor shows at the Waterfront theatre September 23rd - 26th.  

       Reserved Parking: All of Waterfront Theatre parking lot will be reserved, all day on September 4th & 5th.  If you are a tenant of Festival House, Kids Market or Waterfront Theatre and are expecting deliveries during either of these days please let us know.  

    Private Event September 4th 
    Performance Works & Ron Basford Park - 1218 Cartwright St  

    A private wedding will be held at Ron Basford Park and Performance Works. The event will extend a patio license to the outdoor stage area at Performance Works. Access to the sidewalk in between Ron Basford Park and the venue may be impacted. 

       Reserved Parking: (6) Spots will be blocked in between the Granville Island Hotel and Performance Works 

    Zoo Day – Sept 5th, 12:30pm and 1:30pm 
    Plaza Behind the Kids Market 1496 Cartwright St 

    Kids Market is hosting a Zoo day with the Greater Vancouver Zoo. Each show will be a 30 min educational speech about specific animals. One pop up tent will be set up outside of the Kids Market in the public plaza. 

    Vancouver International Fringe Festival  

    The 2021 Vancouver Fringe Festival is a hybrid festival. Local, national and international artists bring you 15 in-person shows and 17 digital offerings that showcase their resilience and that theatre is here to stay. There also be workshops and special events, including Opening Night on September 8 and Closing Night on September 19. Please visit their website for programming and ticket information. 

    The following Outdoor Public spaces & Parking spaces will be affected: 

    Picnic Pavilion, Waterfront Theatre Lot and Performance Works 
    • September 6-22 - (4) Reserved parking spots in the Waterfront Theatre parking lot 
    • September 6-20 -  Vehicle Access to the Waterfront Theatre Loading bay will be restricted 
    • September 7-20 - The Picnic Pavilion will be closed to the public, and will host 4 Fringe Plays. The venue will be activated every day from approximately 3pm-10pm, with varying daily schedules.  
    • September 7-20 - (2) Reserved parking spots in front of Performance Works 

    Ron Basford Park and Alder Bay 

    A roving musical theatre performance will be taking place between Sutcliffe Park and Performance Works during the dates and times listed below. Audiences and actors will travel down the board walk in small groups, and pop-up performances will occur on the grassy park during various times within the timelines listed below. Pedestrian access to the boardwalk may be impeded during times, but not fully restricted. Audience members will watch the performances from the grass. Noise impacts to surrounding businesses will be minimal, during daytime hours. 

    • September 8: 5pm-10pm 
    • September 10, 11, 16 & 19:  6:30pm-10pm 


  • 24 Aug 2021 12:57 PM | Anonymous

    New PHO: Masks are mandatory indoors as of Aug 25


  • 9 Aug 2021 7:46 AM | Anonymous

    CoV Bridge Work Scaffolding Removal -  Week Long
    •  CoV will have a boardwalk exclusion zone behind the Creekhouse building during business hours. Delineators, red tapes and signs will be installed to better inform passersby. Pedestrian access will be fully maintained with spotters available to assist.

    Electrical Work At Compactor Site One - August 11
    • Please note that technicians from INT Electric will be on island on Wednesday, August 11 to perform some electrical work on Site One's recycling compactor. The work is scheduled to commence at 6am and finishing at around 3pm. During this time, the recycling compactor will be out of service but a recycling bin will be provided and monitored by our Grounds Maintenance team.
    • There will also be 2 short and localized power shut-downs at Site One with one to occur early in the morning and the other in the afternoon. The shut-downs will render all the compactors at Site One non-operational temporarily but they should not affect any tenant spaces. Access into the compactor site will be maintained throughout the day.

    For the most up-to-date information please visit admin.granvilleisland.com. Or contact coordinators[at]granvilleisland.com (ph: 604-666-6477)

  • 31 Jul 2021 12:34 PM | Anonymous

    CMHC wants to know your opinion on smoking and vaping on the island. The survey will be open until Aug 11. To complete the survey, go here

  • 31 Jul 2021 12:02 PM | Anonymous

    Word from Creek House is that installation of The Family has begun in the Creek House courtyard. The sculpture will be featured in  Vancouver International Open Spaces Sculptural Biennale. Plus The Vancouver Sun has a nice article detailing its return to prominent public space in Vancouver.

  • 31 Jul 2021 10:41 AM | Anonymous

    Originally Dated: July 23

    For the most up-to-date information please visit admin.granvilleisland.com

    With the recent move into Step 3 of the BC Restart Plan, we look forward to welcoming back many of our staple summer events, and new tenant activations. Here are some upcoming installations, events and tenant activations occurring in public space on Granville Island*.

    *Details subject to change on short notice


    Beanstalk Bistro – Outdoor Activation – July 3 – September 6

    Saturday & Sundays 12pm-4pm

    Beanstalk Bistro of the Kids Market will be set up outside in the Plaza next to the duck pond, behind the Kids Market every weekend until the end of August, with an outdoor pop-up vending tent.


    Boca Del Lupo Fishbowl - 

    Plays2Perform@Home & Climate Change Penance Project

    June 30 – August 28th Wednesday to Saturday 12pm-6pm

    1398 Cartwright St

    Boca Del Lupo continues their expansion of The Fishbowl in the Waterfront Theatre parking lot for the summer months. Their Net Zero installation is a real world experiment they are calling the 

    Climate Change Penance Project

    Stop by the Fishbowl to find out more. 

    Updated Reserved Parking:

    June 30-August 28

    the (4) Spaces in Waterfront Theatre Lot


    Opus Outdoor Painting Challenge – July 25th 6:30pm-9pm

    1360 Johnston St – Alleyway

    This longstanding 

    Opus Art Supplies event returns this year, as a smaller invite only event due to pandemic restrictions, with opportunities to participate virtually.


    Reserved Parking:

    All Parking Behind Opus Art Supplies 1360 Johnston St, all day Sunday July 25


    Teen Shakespeare – The Tempest 

    July 31-August 7, 7:30pm-9pm:

    Performance Works Outdoor Stage - 1218 Cartwright St

    Carousel Theatre’s 

    Teen Shakespeare Program

     returns this summer to the Wooden Stage at Ron Basford Park for Shakespeare’s stormiest comedy – 

    The Tempest


    Access to the sidewalk between Performance Works and Ron Basford Park will be limited or restricted during the following hours: July 19-23:10am-4pm, July 26-31: 11am-11pm, Aug. 2-August 7: 5pm - 11pm


    Juggle Me Not – Axis 


     July 30th and August 7th: 5pm & 7pm

    Picnic Pavilion - 267 Old Bridge Walk

    Juggle Me Not is a 

    commedia dell’arte 

    (Italian comedy) show inspired by the tale of 

    The Little Juggler

    , produced by 

    Axis Theatre

    A plague-ridden troupe travels from town to town in search of mirth, love and sometimes even lost members. The performance is free, however reservations are recommended and can be made by following

    this link

    Reserved Parking:

    All of Waterfront Theatre parking lot will be reserved, all day on Friday July 30th

     and Saturday August 7th

    If you are a tenant of Festival House, Kids Market or Waterfront Theatre and are expecting deliveries during either of these days please let us know.


    Honouring the Children August 6 & 7pm 12pm-4pm

    Ocean Art Works - 1531 Johnston St

    Renowned Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish) artist Xwalacktun, who created the house posts at Ocean Art Works returns to Granville Island, for four days, to finish a cedar house post that is being carved for a reconciliation initiative with Reconciliation Matters Network and St. Andrews Wesley church. Stop by to hear the story of the host post, meet Xwalacktun and take part in the carving process. The open air gallery will be open to the public during the following times: August 6-7 12pm-4pm, August 8-9 11am-4pm


    August 7-13: Bike to Shop Week and Knowledge HUB

    Granville Island is participating in Hub Cycling’s citywide Bike To Shop Event, encouraging visitors to Granville Island to shop Granville Island by bike, from August 7 – 13. Participating tenants include Granville Island Brewery, Kasama Chocolate, The Market Kitchen, Bon Macaron, MAKE Vancouver and The Kids Market.

    On Friday August 13, stop by the Knowledge HUB on Granville Island located next to our free Bike Valet, located on Old Bridge St behind Carousel Theatre. The Knowledge HUB will have: 15-minute free basic bike maintenance, complimentary snacks, free cycling resources and prizes.


    Reserved Parking

    (13) Parking Stalls will be reserved in the Old Bridge outdoor parking lot, on the south side of the parking lot. Commercial Loading Zones and access to Carousel Theatre alley will not be impacted.


    August 21: New Works Dance Series: All Over the Map

    New Works Performance Society returns to the east side of the Island with All Over the Map, one day of free public dance performances at the wooden stage outside of Performance Works on Sunday August 22nd.

    Access to the sidewalk between Performance Works and Ron Basford Park will be limited or restricted during the following hours 11am-5pm.

    Five parking spaces will be reserved in front of Performance Works all day Sunday August 21.

    Contact  Ruhamah Buchanan (She/Her)

    Coordinator, Cultural Programming & Events

    rbuchana[at]cmhc.ca with any questions


  • 18 Jul 2021 11:44 PM | Anonymous

    For the foreseeable future access to Railspur underneath the Railspur sign is closed due to safety concerns of the building in question. Thank you to @Alarte_silks for the image.

    CMHC is putting up new signage directing pedestrians to the Artisan District on Railspur alley. If anyone has pictures of the new signage please email granvilleislandbca@gmail.com

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