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A New Future for Granville Island? March 20

March 20, 2014
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You are invited to join SFU Public Square for their next edition of City Conversations:

A New Future for Granville Island?

Transformed in the 1970s from a declining industrial area into a centre of arts, culture and food, Granville Island is one of Canada’s most popular attractions, for tourists and residents. With Emily Carr University of Art + Design moving from Granville Island to Great Northern Way, and the loss of almost all the old heavy industry, is it time to refresh the island’s eclectic mix and, perhaps, its caretaker administration? In a recent article, the Vancouver Sun suggested exactly that. Or will it be enough to just find a new tenant, or tenants, for the 200,000 square feet of buildings that Emily Carr leaves behind?

To frame the conversation, we have Daphne Bramham, author of the Sun article, architect Norman Hotson, creator of the hugely successful 1970’s design, and Dale McClanaghan, Chair of the Granville Island Trust. Then it will be your turn to question, observe, opine.

When: Thursday, March 20, 2014

Time: 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Location: Room 1600, SFU Vancouver at Harbour Centre

Cost: Free

*Note* Guests are welcome to bring their lunch to City Conversations events

Sponsored by Bing Thom Architects and SFU Vancouver

Thanks to Wild Rice Restaurants.

For more information on this event, please visit the SFU Public Square City Conversations website.