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 1, 2016

Gnome Still Smiling

Behind St. George's Senior School is a suburban-like development carved out of the forest in the 1970's. Apparently, walkability and traffic concerns were not a priority then as sidewalks were not provided. The increase in traffic along 29th Avenue due in part to the St. George's schools, led eventually to a sidewalk being installed along 29th Avenue. Many of the lots are odd shapes because the streets go to cul-de-sacs. Some of these 70's houses are now being demolished. This one was sold in June 2014 and demolished in November 2015. A large tree, original to the site, was cut down. Why is the gnome still smiling?

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