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.
View Teardowns in the Dunbar area of Vancouver, BC in a larger map

Demolitions West of the Dunbar Community Centre

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Those Corner Windows

On walking by this house at 3630 West 34th Avenue on April 27, 2014, I saw instead a new house under construction. Those wrap-around windows on the corners indicate a house built in the late 40's or early 50's. These houses, younger than I am, are already being torn down. How long will the replacement houses last?


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