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

Friday, February 1, 2013

Four Houses in the West low 30's, East of Dunbar Street

The garden behind 3452 West 32nd Avenue had the advantage of bordering on two lanes, so it was a sunny spot for the palm tree in the background, and you can still see the tranquil beauty of the pond and the garden even though it was not well-tended prior to the demolition.  Will the palm survive?  The next photo shows the severely-truncated back garden with the palm tree toppling a bit.

The neighbourhood has lost both a fine house and a splendid garden, to say nothing of green space. Torn down November 2011.

3581 West 33rd Avenue.  Built in 1930.  Torn down in 2012.
3557 West 31st Avenue.  Torn down October or November 2011.
3375 W. 33rd Avenue, situated high above the street facing the sun, torn down in the summer of 2011.

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