August 31st, 2018 — The normal sequence of events on the west side of Vancouver was for houses to be sold, then demolished, new houses built which were then sold but things have changed since the NDP government introduced its speculation tax on second homes. There are now a great number of empty lots for sale such as this one at Angus Drive and 35th Avenue as developers bail out on quickly lowering prices.
June 8th, 2018 — Property surtax protest sign at a house about to be demolished at 1299 West King Edward.
December 15th, 2016 — House and garden being demolished on West 26th Avenue in Vancouver
January 2003 — Carlos ‘n Buds restaurant at Seymour Street and Pacific Avenue.
December 5th, 2017 — A few days ago in the Vancouver Sun, Gil Kelly, Vancouver’s general manager of planning, was quoted as saying the following; “In fact, we’ve actually been creating a large supply of housing … it’s just that supply has been targeted at the high-end and for investors, and leaving out many of the folks that live here in Vancouver and want to work and raise families”. Possibly that’s why so many of the apartments in these condominiums in the area of Richards Street and Beach Crescent have no lights on and seem to be empty at half past eight on a Tuesday night.
Circa November 1978 — Eight of the original homes in the 1000 block of Pacific Street were being raised above their foundations so they could be restored, renovated, and rented out. While up on the blocks one of the houses collapsed.
In February of 2016 this house on Dunkirk Street at 26th Avenue sold for $3.3 million dollars.
In December of 2016 it was demolished.
The house just finished that replaced it is currently for sale at $7.1 million dollars.
August 31st, 2017 — An almost new house in the 500 block of West King Edward Avenue is demolished along with two other houses to make way for a condominium.
June 18th, 2017 — An old car garage in the south lane of 26th Avenue at Carnarvon Street soon to be demolished.
June 3rd, 2017 — An old house in the 3500 block of West 27th Avenue was demolished today and will be replaced with a four million dollar plus home.