Vintage plan for Granville Street included carousel, fish pond and outdoor cafe / by Granville Street

If a 1960s proposal by the City of Vancouver’s Planning Department had its way, Granville Street, once known as Granville Mall, would be closed to traffic as a pedestrian mall and include a carousel, café and a fish pond.

Sketches stored in the City of Vancouver Archives show the closed-off street, pedestrians, a children’s play area (including a carousel), an outdoor café and the west side of the Hudson Bay building.

Click here to see more sketches and read about the development of Granville Street in Vancity Buzz.