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

Saturday, June 14, 2014

4076 West 31st Avenue

Times change. Daffodils and grape hyacinths were blooming in the brick planter in April 2013 in front of this house.


The next April, they bloomed again, but the house on the left had been torn down, and a new one was under construction.

In mid 2013, the house was  no longer being rented, and the neighbourhood knew that the owners planned to rebuild.

I usually do not show a photo of the rear of the  house, but this one stood very near where I live, hence more detail, as I lurk about in the lane.
This house is the third in a row on this side of the block to be torn down: the others were 4064 (in July 2011) and 4070 (in July 2013). Many neighbours can still remember the three as the Sanders', Hers', and McCabe's houses. This latest one was torn down in late May or early June 2014.

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