Vancouver Heritage Foundation’s 2012 Laneway House Tour – October 20th

Coming up on Saturday, October 20th from 1-5 pm is the Vancouver Heritage Foundation’s 3rd annual Laneway House Tour.  See how this green addition to the Vancouver cityscape makes use of small spaces in big ways.

The Eco-Friendly Alternative to Demolition

Can a space intended for a separate garage really be a sustainable, beautiful and practical home? With rising housing costs, the Laneway house has become a popular alternative for urban couples looking to move out of parents basements or highrise rentals. Laneway housing can be also be a tool for owners of older homes to densify and improve their property while contributing to the preservation of their historic neighourhood. Join the Vancouver Heritage Foundation on October 20th to see 7 homes that show limited space doesn’t mean limited style!

2012 Tour Laneway Houses

What are Laneway Houses?

Built behind existing homes, these structures offer added income for the owner, can be a great rental option for young families, and preserve historic homes by in-filling rear yards which allows for gentler densification
versus demolition and new builds. The homes on our tour best showcase their practical use of limited square footage while maximizing style, economy and green living.

For more information about Laneway Housing in Vancouver, visit the City of Vancouver’s Laneway Housing or read Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation’s Livable Lanes: A Study of Laneway Infill Housing in Vancouver and Other Growing B.C. Communities.

Images from the 2010 Laneway Tour.


DATE: Saturday, October 20th
TIME: 1pm – 5pm
ADMISSION: $30+tax.

To purchase tickets for the VHF’s Laneway House Tour visit or call 604 264 9642.

Yuri Artibise

Yuri Artibise is an experienced policy analyst, community engagement practitioner and social media specialist. I have a Master of Public Administration degree with over 10 years of public policy research, analysis, and advocacy experience.

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