This petition was started by Caroline Adderson, a heritage advocate and friend of the Hollywood Theatre. Her Vancouver Vanishes page is “a lament for and a celebration of the vanishing character homes of Vancouver.” Although she has already well surpassed her petition’s goal of 2,300 signatures, we wanted to mention and link to it here. If you haven’t already, we certainly encourage you to sign it.
From the petition introduction:
More than 750 homes are demolished annually in Vancouver, many of them pre-1940s houses built with a high level of craftsmanship and quality materials. Most of these homes are already adapted, or adaptable, to modern living requirements and are a more affordable and ecologically sustainable option than the houses that currently replace them. Each demolition sends more than 50 tonnes of waste to the landfill, taking with it the history and character of the streetscape and the mature gardens that grace our established neighbourhoods.