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

Monday, May 9, 2016

Across from the Dunbar Community Centre

Coming out the front door of the Dunbar Community Centre after my over 50's exercise class today, I heard the loud and familiar noise of yet another demolition, right across the street from the Centre. Built in 1940, it was a modest one-storey house, and it was kept in good shape behind a beautiful screen of vegetation.

Lilacs in April 2015 when the house was for sale as 4744 Dunbar:


In October 2015, the house became 4748 Dunbar, a luckier number.

In February 2016 the camellia bloomed for the last time:

The lucky house number was not lucky enough to keep the house from being demolished. The Dunbar area is no longer the place to have a small modest house.

To see a video of the house link here


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