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Experience living on the lane, and see how it can work for heritage
SATURDAY OCTOBER 22ND, 2016 1PM-5PM
TICKETS $30 OR $23 WITH VALID STUDENT ID
Join us on this self-guided tour inside examples new and old of gentle densification on heritage properties. In 2016, we visit six lane homes all built behind existing homes, including one built as part of the restoration of the Walter and Mary Lee Chan house. Walter and Mary Lee were instrumental in the fight to save Strathcona during the 1960s when plans to build a freeway threatened to demolish much of the neighbourhood. We will also get inside five other examples of great design in small spaces. All the laneway homes show how these tiny residences can be part of the conservation of a character neighbourhood, by allowing families to stay together and offering space for new families to move in. This tour offers an exceptional chance to explore the options available, both current and historic, in different residential zones. Experts in the financing and building of lane homes will be on site to answer any questions you may have.
Are you interested in taking a VHF house tour but not sure what to expect? Read our First Timer’s Guide to House Tours here.