Merchants say reinstating paid parking on Granville Island is unfair after the business losses they've already endured during the pandemic. The Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC), which manages Granville Island, made parking free last March to support businesses, artists and makers and their customers. One of the area's landlords has launched a petition calling for the return of free parking until business returns to normal on Granville Island. Cars often end up in gridlock on Vancouver's Granville Island. "The problem is that the money is not a giant bag of cash for Granville Island to be able to spend however we want it," he also said.
Source: CBC News May 04, 2021 13:00 UTC