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, March 20, 2013

On Dunbar Street



5058 Dunbar Street, torn down in 2012. Also torn down was the white house barely seen on the left.  I failed to get a good photo of it.

Right next door is 5076 Dunbar Street, also torn down in 2012.

These three adjacent houses are being replaced by three houses plus two laneway houses.  I missed getting the photo of a fourth demolished house a block away on Dunbar Street, in the 5100 block.  Dunbar Street is a main traffic artery and has three commercial districts. With increased densification guidelines, Dunbar Street could be slated for construction of multi-family dwellings in the future, instead of this kind of replacement of detached dwellings with detached dwellings.

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