The housing stock in the Dunbar area of Vancouver has undergone significant change in the past five years. Originally a working class neighbourhood with many quite modest homes surrounded by lovely gardens, it is now a neighbourhood that 99% of the people working in Vancouver cannot afford because the replacement homes are built to the maximum footprint and cost millions. Greenspace has been reduced. Included on this website are photos of many (not all) of the disappeared houses.
View Teardowns in the Dunbar area of Vancouver, BC in a larger map

Demolitions West of the Dunbar Community Centre

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Requiem for a Red Camellia


In early May, the red camellia bloomed for the last time in front of this house, perhaps a type of "Vancouver special" or an older house remodeled in the 70's.


By 1 p.m. on June 30, much of the house was gone, but bits of it were recognizable.

The view from the lane shows materials that will go to the landfill. Or will the metal be recycled?

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