CREATING NEW LIFE FOR OLD BUILDINGS
Saturday, October 20th from 1:00pm to 5:00pm The Vancouver Heritage Foundation is having it’s third annual self-guided Laneway tour that takes you inside 7 recently completed laneway houses in Vancouver. Builders will be on site to answer questions about laneway construction.
Laneway housing can be a tool for owners of older homes to densify and improve their property while contributing to the preservation of their historic neighourhood. The hope is for laneway housing to be used as a tool to preserve heritage homes and prevent demolitions. Only laneway houses constructed behind existing houses have been opened on this tour.
OCTOBER 20TH TICKET SALES AND PICKUP, INFORMATION BOOTH:
On the day of the tour, tickets will be available for purchase and pickup at the Dunbar Community Centre, in the lobby entrance, 4747 Dunbar Street (at 31st Ave) from noon to 3pm, Saturday October 20th.
Ticket mailing ends at noon on Monday, October 15th. After that, tickets may be picked up either at the VHF office from 9:00am to 5:00pm, Monday to Friday, or on tour day at the information booth. Buy Tickets Here!
Please note all visitors must have their own ticket, and be at least 6 years of age. The only exception is infants carried in front-carriers. The homes are not wheelchair accessible. You will be asked to take your shoes off in most homes – wear easy-to-remove shoes. Thank you!
2012 will be the third Laneway House Tour. The first Tour in 2010 opened five newly constructed laneway homes behind existing houses in historic neighbourhoods. The VHF chose to launch a discussion about the sustainable retention opportunities offered by laneway housing. One of the 2011 Tour projects was an infill, part of a Heritage Restoration Agreement project. The infill illustrated the differences (it was 1200 sq feet) between infill and laneway housing zoning and permitting.
For more information about Laneway Housing in Vancouver, read the City of Vancouver’s Laneway Housing webpage at: vancouver.ca/commsvcs/lanewayhousing
Contact Agnieszka Stryjecka for more information on Vancouver Real Estate. 778.991.5881 firstname.lastname@example.org