"In the late 1970s, Granville Island began its transformation from a declining 37-acre industrial park in Vancouver's False Creek, to possibly the most successful urban redevelopment ever seen in North America.
Its previous life was much different than what you see now, although remnants of the past are very much in plain sight. Even some old tenants still remain: a cement factory, Ocean Construction Ltd. has been on Johnston St. for more than 80 years; and Micon Industries, a drill bit manufacturer, moved into its Anderson St. location in the 1960s. Both are thriving today, an embodiment of the Island's own dusty history."

Granville Island Web Site:

Map to the right courtesy of "Street-Wise" Map Book
Publisher Westport Publishing Co. Ltd.
#304-895 Fort St., Victoria, BC V8W 1H7 1-800-265-1108