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

Monday, March 26, 2012

Chaldecott Street

Unless you frequent Chaldecott Park, you may not be familiar with this quiet street of two blocks leading down to the park. The west side of the street has a sidewalk with the date of 1947, but the east side could be a newer development and does not have a sidewalk.

The street has not experienced many demolitions in the past several years. However, in August 2011, this typical 1950's bungalow on the east side was being readied for a teardown and by early November it was gone.

By mid February a new house is well under construction with a typical early 21st century design. Will it also last as long as 60 years?

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