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, January 1, 2018

Down in December

Typical of many houses built in the Dunbar area in the 1940's after the war, this small "starter" house likely housed several young families over the years. But in the last 30 years, it has had the same owner. It was sold a year ago in January, shortly after this photo was taken. The 4000 block of West 32nd Avenue is a quiet one with very little traffic, but it's about to get noisier with the construction of a large house.


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