July 12th, 2016 -- The last time I drove by this pile of debris made up from houses demolished in Vancouver was just over a month ago and it wasn't much higher than the truck in the foreground. It was the first time in a year the pile had shrunk from it's normal size. Today when I drove by the pile was back with a vengeance, at least a third higher than I'd ever seen it before, so at least two thirds of it must be from houses torn down in the last month. The pile is located on a private recycling site on West Kent Avenue South in Vancouver.
November 23rd, 2015 -- The Book Warehouse on Main Street was crammed with at least 200 people for the launch of "Vancouver Vanishes" by Caroline Adderson, Tracey Ayton, and many others. The book is pictures and stories of the houses in Vancouver which are being demolished at a almost unbelievable rate creating a city unaffordable for all but the very rich. Councillor Adriane Carr as well as representatives from the city planning department attended and answered questions from the audience. I photographed many demolitions over the past decade or so. A few of them are below with the last picture being the pile of debris created from these houses just before being chipped for recycling. The book is $32.95 and well worth picking up if you have an interest in how Vancouver is changing.