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  • 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

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    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.

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    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

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    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.

    https://opusartsupplies.com/opus-galleries/opc/

    Reserved Parking:

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

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    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

    www.carouseltheatre.ca

    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

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    Juggle Me Not – Axis 

    Theatre

     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.

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    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

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    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.

    bikehub.ca/biketoshop

    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.

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    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

  • 18 Jul 2021 11:41 PM | Anonymous
    Scaffolding Removal
    • CoV will continue using an exclusion zone in the Creekhouse courtyard, outside of The Sandbar's entrance, to facilitate scaffolding removal above.
    •  CoV will again 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.
    • The exclusion zone on East Anderson Street will be maintained during work hours to allow for cleaning and scaffolding removal, with traffic deviating through the angled parking stalls as shown below:



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

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

    Thank you,

    Tenant Coordinators
    coordinators[at]granvilleisland.com


  • 18 Jul 2021 11:25 PM | Anonymous

     For July, Buskers will be on a Wednesday-Sunday schedule, meaning date runs of July 15-18, July 21-25, and July 28-August 1. A decision re: August performances will be announced later in July.

    All enquiries should be directed to Brian Cochrane the volunteer coordinator. His email is volunteer[at]granvilleisland.com.

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



  • 11 Jul 2021 4:56 PM | Anonymous
    Sandblasting

    This work will continue as in previous weeks, from Monday to Friday (7AM to 5PM) and Saturday/Sunday (7AM to 3PM), weather dependent. Please note that the Noise Exception Permit CoV's contractor obtained, as noted in our previous memo, was only valid until Monday, July 5th.

    Scaffolding Removal
    • CoV will continue using an exclusion zone in the Creekhouse courtyard, outside of The Sandbar's entrance, to facilitate scaffolding removal above.
    •  For this week, 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.
    • On Tuesday, July 13th, CoV will be implementing an exclusion zone on East Anderson St to allow for cleaning and scaffolding removal, with traffic deviating through the angled parking stalls as shown below:
    • In addition, for the duration of the week, 2 rows of parking stalls in the Chain & Forge will again be blocked off as part of an exclusion zone for scaffolding removal.



    Should you have any additional questions or concerns, please contact tenant coordinators (coordinators[at]granvilleisland.com)
    For more updates and tenant information, please visit admin.granvilleisland.com.


  • 5 Jul 2021 11:56 AM | Anonymous


    Sandblasting

    This work will continue as in previous weeks, from Monday to Friday (7AM to 5PM) and Saturday/Sunday (7AM to 3PM), weather dependent. Please note that the Noise Exception Permit CoV's contractor obtained, as noted in our previous memo, was only valid until Monday, July 5th.

    Scaffolding Removal

    From Monday to Wednesday, July 5th to 7th, CoV will continue using an exclusion zone in the Creekhouse courtyard, outside of The Sandbar's entrance, to facilitate scaffolding removal above.

    On Thursday and Friday, July 8th and 9th, CoV will be implementing a new exclusion zone on East Anderson St to allow for cleaning and scaffolding removal, with traffic deviating through the angled parking stalls as shown below:



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


  • 5 Jul 2021 11:33 AM | Anonymous

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

    This memo contains updates on public installations, events and tenant activations occurring in public space, June 30th-July 12th.  
     
    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 Extension - Plays2Perform@Home
    June 30 - September 6 Wednesday to Saturday
    1398 Cartwright St
    Boca Del Lupo will have a small retail expansion of the Fishbowl in the Waterfront Theatre parking lot for the summer months. Plays2Perform@Home is a script “Box Set” that can be ordered online and delivered to your home (mail order theatre) or picked up from The Fishbowl on Granville Island.
     
    Updated Reserved Parking:

    • June 30-September 7 (2) Spaces in front of The Fishbowl at 1398 Cartwright St
    • June 7th - July 11th, 2021: Wed-Saturday all of Waterfront Theatre lot will be closed to vehicle traffic. Pedestrian and bike traffic will be unaffected.
     
    TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival June 25th-July 4th
    The TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival returns to Granville Island June 25th-July 4th with one outdoor stage at Ocean Art Works, 1531 Johnston St and one indoor stage at Performance Works. Due to the recent steps forward on the BC Restart Plan, Coastal Jazz and Blues will be able to host in-person audiences at Ocean Art Works and Performance Works.
    • Ocean Art Works will have two 60-minute concerts each day June 25-July 4th, at 12pm and 1:30pm. Sound checks will occur daily between 10am-12pm.
    • Fencing will be installed around the perimeter of the pavilion and adjacent courtyard.
    • Pedestrian traffic on Johnston St will be affected periodically throughout the time period.
    • The loading zone in front of Ocean Art Works will not be affected.
    • Two signage towers will be installed in the Public Market Courtyard and Island Plaza. There will be a speaker inside that will play `Sounds of the Jazz Fest` for staff and visitors to enjoy.
    • Performance Works will have two shows a day 2:30pm and 8pm
     
    The following parking spaces will be reserved for the event.
    • June 24 – July 6: (4) Spaces in front of Performance Works
    • June 21 - July 7: (4) Spaces in front of 1402 Anderson on East Anderson St.
     
    Tenant Activations & Parking Closures - July 1st
    • Lee`s Donuts will have an outdoor pop-up vending tent set up in Triangle Square 9am-7pm
      • All parking spots including the accessible stall on the north side of the Net Loft will be reserved to provide additional pedestrian space between the Net Loft and Public Market
    • Lobster Man will extend their patio west into Mast Tower Lane for their annual Canada Day Lobster Boil – 10am-4pm
      • (3) Parking spaces will be reserved in front of Lobster Man -1807 Mast Tower Lane
     
    New Works Summer Dance Series July 6-8 & July 11:
     
    New Works Performance Society will be hosting four free outdoor dance & music performances on Sunday July 11.
     
    Performance Schedule:
    Picnic Pavilion, 11:30am & 12:30pm (Rehearsal Dates July 6-8 10am-3pm)
    Performance Works Outdoor Stage: 1pm & 1:30pm
     
    The following spaces will be reserved/affected:
    • July 6-8 & 11: (4) Parking spaces in the Waterfront Theatre Lot.
      • The entire lot will already be closed on June 6-8, these (4) spaces will be reserved again on Sunday July 11th
    • July 11: (4) Reserved Parking Spaces in front of Performance Works
    • Picnic Pavilion will be closed to the public July 6-8 and July 11th


  • 28 Jun 2021 9:03 AM | Anonymous

    For the most up-to-date info please visit: admin.granvilleisland.com or email Tenant Coordinators at coordinators[at]granvilleisland.com


     Sandblasting

    This work will continue as in previous weeks, from Monday to Friday (7AM to 5PM) and Saturday/Sunday (7AM to 3PM), weather dependent. Please note that CoV's contractor has obtained a Noise Exception Permit in order to expedite construction and project completion. There may be sandblasting noise from 8PM to 10PM, starting next week until Monday, July 5th.

    Scaffolding Removal

    CoV will be implementing a new exclusion zone in the Chain & Forge parking lot, as shown below, to facilitate the removal of scaffolding from under the bridge.




  • 20 Jun 2021 1:34 AM | Anonymous

    In our June Newsletter, we noted that Jack Harman's The Family is going to be installed in the Creek House courtyard sometime this summer. We need to clarify that this is solely due to the generosity of Creek House General Manager David McCann, a builder and long-time advocate of Granville Island. David is retiring this summer, and this is a very generous parting gift to the community he loves.   

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