We Shape Our Cities
Winston Churchill once said “We shape our buildings; thereafter they shape us.”
Every city has a story that encompasses all the memories of the people who lived in their “hometown.” Even in our world where people move from city to city, there is an emotional attachment to a location where we have resided, even for a short time-frame.
Cities are a reflection of who we are as individuals, and as a collective. Our homes, cafés, churches, stadiums, museums, open spaces – all speak to the need for creating places that resonate with our shared values and need for beauty and comfort. Buildings are the foundation of communities but what brings us together is the creative spirit that accompanies structures.
Granville Island, once the industrial manufacturing heart of Vancouver, has been transformed into a vibrant shopping area and entertainment centre that boasts a huge public market, community centre, marina, theaters. Locals and tourist from across the globe come to this place to experience the story of a location. And what better way to view a story than through art.
Welcome to Granville Island.