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.
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Demolitions West of the Dunbar Community Centre

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Why Dunbar has Homes Sitting Empty and East Side Homes are Split up into Small Rented Rooms

Sandy Garossino has written an interesting article about our real estate situation in Vancouver. A phrase in the article describes us as the "safety-deposit box for the world". People using our area of the city as a place for investment are not interested in thoughtfully-renovated 1920's cottages, 1930's character homes with lovely gardens and large trees, solidly-built 1950's bungalows, or roomy 1980's Vancouver specials. That is why we see so many of these pre-demolition stakes in our Dunbar area (and other areas). Here's the link to the article:

Unaffordable (That’s What You Are)

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