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

Thursday, April 30, 2015

4200 Dunbar Street: Part 2

The 4200 block of Dunbar Street was demolished on April 24, 2015 and preceding days, with the exception of the Royal Bank at the north end.

Do all the former shop owners feel like this? Dunbar shoppers might have this emotion!
At the south end of the block was Dunbar Insurance. It plans to return to the 4200 block.

4CATS has moved north to 3354 Dunbar Street.
Another child-friendly place was Splashes.

A little man from Splashes says a friendly goodbye.

These stairs led to a second storey dwelling. You can see the rear of the second storey in the next photo.

Adults preferred Bean Town!

Dunbar Cycles moved to Broadway, and another bike shop moved in temporarily.

 A cheerful goodbye from the last cat at 4CATS.

What is the future of the 4200 block? The Ivy promises "distinguished homes in the heart of Dunbar". Stongs' larger space may mean fewer grocery buggy collisions. The upper three floors will provide higher density for the area. Some of the little shops will relocate on Dunbar, but most will be gone. Is Main Street the new Dunbar?

See also the previous blog, 4200 Dunbar Street: Part 1.

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