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, January 17, 2014

Goodbye to Most of the Vegetation

The contrast between Google Street's summer photo and my November 2013 photo is evident.

A home that was loved by an owner for 30 years was put up for sale in mid 2012. It is reassuring to see that some of the vegetation got dug up and moved to a new home, even if the house itself was about to disappear completely. 

This is what it looked like the "day after", with an attempt to save a tree and a bush. Thanks to a neighbour who alerted me to this demolition at 3339 West 27th Avenue occurring on January 16, 2014.

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