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Adapted from CMHC Memo: Spring Updates

25 May 2021 9:22 AM | Anonymous

NEW OUTDOOR PICNIC PODS 

To help our Public Market take-out customers enjoy their meals and snacks, two trial outdoor picnic pods with seating for up to four people; one in Triangle Square and one in Island Plaza. The signs on the pods will encourage people to support the Public Market businesses, and to share the space by limiting their stay to 30 minutes. 

The plan is to have these installed by June 1st and depending on popularity potentially more to come.

BIKE VALET 

This year, the free Bike Valet will be on the razed western portion of Building 55. As part of the project, the angled parking stalls on Old Bridge Street will be removed to improve cycling and pedestrian connectivity. Removing these stalls is going to make the area safer for pedestrians and will reduce vehicle congestion that can back up along Cartwright Street. 

Bike Valet will be open Saturday, May 22 to Monday, September 6, 2021. More information is available here: https://granvilleisland.com/directory/bicycle-valet  

 MOBI BIKE SHARE 

In the parking lot off Old Bridge Street, a Mobi Bike Share station will be installed, as well as adding seating and chairs to create a new Island Plaza. The timeline for these additional pieces is still being finalized - stay tuned. 

NEW STAFF BIKE LOCK UP 

There is a new staff bike lock up on the east side of the Island near the Yellow Crane. Bike lock up keys are available through the Administration Office via phone order. Call the CMHC office at 604.666.6655 to pay your refundable deposit and pick up your key. 

EVENTS & PROGRAMMING 

Carver Clarence Mills 

Please join us in welcoming back Clarence Mills! Many of you will remember watching Clarence carve totem poles in Ocean Art Works in past years. After returning to the same location in March, Clarence has now moved into the fenced-off area on the east side of the Arts & Innovation Hub where he will be pursuing his craft with fewer distractions. Please feel free to drop by and say hi to Clarence as he pursues his carving throughout the summer. 

Past Echoes in the Present May 24 – 31 

An open-air gallery exhibit by New Works Performance Society will feature local, self-identifying Asian dance and visual artists in recognition of Asian Heritage Month. 

Vancouver International Children’s Festival May 31 – June 13 

Reimagine fun at the 2021 Vancouver International Children’s Festival with an extraordinary online line-up of world-class theatre, music, dance and storytelling created specifically for children. The festival will offer a mix of live and pre-recorded online performances. 

Vancouver International Jazz Festival June 15 – July 4 

This year, the Vancouver International Jazz Festival features 39 ticketed streaming performances and 10 international performances from the US & Europe, as well as extensive free programming & workshops. 
 
SPRING CAMPAIGN RESULTS 

“The perfect destination without the journey” spring campaign was originally scheduled to run until April 25, but thanks to some savvy media buying, the dates have been extended at no extra cost. There are still 18 transit posters up around the city, which has resulted in a total circulation of more than 15 million to date! Additionally, radio ads reached 304,000 listeners. The accompanying social media and search campaign exceeded our goals with total impressions at 1.9 million. The highest impressions were generated from the description line “Visit Granville Island this spring for a unique and safe outdoor shopping experience.” 

TEMPORARY WASHROOMS (NOTE THAT ALL PUBLIC WASHROOMS WILL BE TRANSITIONING TO GENDER NEUTRAL IN THE NEAR FUTURE) 

Additional temporary washrooms will be back on the island beginning May 20 in following locations: 

Behind Opus Art Supplies (same location as last year) 

(1) 7-Station Trailer 

(1) Accessible Portable Toilet 

Ron Basford Park-Adjacent to Fire Lane by GI Hotel (same location as last year) 

(1) Accessible Portable Toilet 

False Creek Community Centre near the base of the water slide stairs (new location) 

(1) Accessible Portable Toilet 

Backside of Compactor Site 1 (same location as last year) 

(1) Accessible Portable Toilet 

(1) Regular Portable Toilet (relocated from Opus) 



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