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Vancouver’s downtown townhouses: Neighbourly or not?

September 2nd, 2009 · 16 Comments

Like many a Vancouver wanderer, I’ve always admired the house styles of other cities, particularly the brownstones in New York or the Plateau houses in Montreal, which create house fronts and steps right on the street.

Vancouver’s townhouses are an effort to replicate the idea behind those styles. Recently, I came across an interesting piece of research about whether they actually do promote the kind of street chumminess that they promise so visually. I wrote about it here in Vancouver magazine, but would be curious to know what all of you, my knowledgeable and opinionated crowd, think of them.

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