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

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

In an Historical Neighbourhood


This house was advertised as a "starter" on a 33 foot lot, a half block from St. George's Junior School, formerly the Convent of the Sacred Heart, built in 1912-1913. This fairly typical Dunbar dwelling was built in 1929 and torn down in July 2013, shortly after this photo was taken.

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