Sell your stuff. Meet your neighbours. Buy their stuff

Grandview Woodland

Grandview Woodland is great. 

It's a beautiful East Van neighbourhood, of course. It has spectacular tree-lined streets of heritage homes, Vancouver specials, walk-up apartment buildings, condos and co-ops. Grandview Woodland has fantastic independent shops & cafes too, on Commercial Drive and on Hastings.

But really it's the people in Grandview Woodland who make it  great. They're an eclectic bunch from all walks of life, who've found an accepting home here. And together they've built strong community organizations, amazing neighbourhood events and continue to help make the city better. They're really fun too.

Come visit and see for yourself.

History of

Dan got hooked on garage sales early. Growing up in Ottawa he couldn't wait for the annual neighbourhood sale. He was particularly excited to sell all his old toys and replace them with new ones from the kids down the street. He also ran a mean lemonade stand.

Now a new dad living in Grandview Woodland, Dan's been yearning for a chance to relive his childhood memories, and share the extraordinary neighbourhood-wide garage sale experience with his kids and his amazing community. He's also got a whole bunch of stuff he wants to sell.

Kate, Val and many others have been organizing a large multi-family yard sale in Grandview for years. Their sale started back in 2000 as a way to bring together residents who'd been having heated debates about traffic calming. Two decades later their sale has become an annual tradition all their neighbours look forward to.

These garage sale fiends joined forces in 2014, and so was born. 

In 2022, after the event was cancelled for two years due to Covid, the original event founders retired from the community-wide garage sale organizing business.  A new group of volunteer organizers have taken the reigns and helped to relaunch the event in 2022 and continue from there. 

HUGE THANKS to all of the original event organizers for having come up with this great idea, for having made it happen for such a long time, and for being so willing to share everything needed to help get the event running again in 2022 and beyond!

Credits & Thanks

Thanks to Vancouver Foundation for their support, through the Neighbourhood Small Grants program in 2015 and 2023.

Thanks to Niki Sharma, MLA for Vancouver-Hastings, for her generous support of the 2024 Great Grandview Garage Sale. logo derived from House by used under CC BY

And the biggest thanks of all to all of the many volunteers who've helped make this happen over the years. 

They are the ones creating community!

The Great Grandview Garage Sale takes place on the unceded and ancestral territory of the hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ and Sḵwx̱wú7mesh speaking peoples, the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations, having been stewarded by them since time immemorial.