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, April 25, 2012

No Demolitions This Time

All the demolitions on this blog can be depressing, so I decided to look on the brighter side in Dunbar Village, and I found some encouraging and amusing things.  Eddie's White Wonder is blooming in front of the Dunbar Branch of the VPL.
Tulips are in their prime in the boulevard land next to the body shop.  Where else do you find a perennial bed next to a body shop?

Workmen are opening up more permeable land around the trees along Dunbar Street.

The train has apparently gone off the track somewhere on the other side of the mountain, but children and adults continue to be intrigued by the new vehicle now on the track.
An early May basket!

Scotty is getting up in years but can still hold the bakery door open.

Isn't Dunbar Village unique?


  1. Oops, the workman were NOT making more room for the trees, or flowers. It's now fancier pavement.