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

Monday, January 20, 2014

East of Dunbar Street on 38th Avenue

These two demolitions took place on the same block. The first house was for sale in March 2013. From the photo you will agree with the statement in the real estate ad that the "house needs extensive repair." The roofing is rustic, for one thing. This house, on a corner at 3506 West 38th Avenue, was  torn down in December 2013.

I've been watching this house for 3 years! It appeared to be headed for demolition, but first a lane house was constructed. This photo was taken in December 2010, the following photo in April 2011. It was torn down in 2013, and today it is 3 dwellings: 3524 and 3526 and 3528.

Here is a link to a February 6, 2012 article in the Vancouver Courier that focused on the 3500 block of West 38th Avenue.

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