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, June 13, 2012

Dominoes on West 32nd Avenue

This modest house was built in 1941.  It was situated down the lane that is behind my house.

I was calmly eating my lunch on June 8 when I recognized what the noise was that I was hearing.  After lunch, I walked over to the site, to see that the house was nearly gone.

By 5:30 pm, it was gone.
This is the third house in a row on that side of the street that has been demolished, all three being on 33 foot lots.  Note that the house on the left in the first photo is not identical to the house on the left in the other two photos. 

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