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

Thursday, December 22, 2011

On My Way to Stongs...

On my way back from Stongs...

The house as it was in July 2011:
Torn down on December 20, 2011.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Holidays in Dunbar

The door with 4028 no longer leads to anything, and there's no need to decorate for Christmas. The 1938 house (same year as mine) situated on a 33 foot lot was sold in May 2011, had survey markers sunk in July, and was torn down December 8, 2011. Do you remember what it looked like?

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)