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, June 14, 2013

Derelict in Dunbar

Unfortunately, this house, with "good bones",  was already derelict when it was put up for sale in February 2011.
 I kept walking by, expecting a demolition, but it did not happen. This window detail is from October 2011.
Since the house was on a corner, the rear was easy to observe and photograph. I saw evidence of an oil tank being removed, but a problem ensued, the house became increasingly unkempt, and it was again put up for sale in early 2013.  It was finally torn down in May 2013.  4911 Collingwood, on the corner with West 33rd Avenue.

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