Vancouver architects cheer laneway boom

For a city with the highest cost of housing in North America, it’s no surprise that Vancouver is also Canada’s laneway housing capital. Now, with a new proposal to extend the city’s current program to about 94 per cent of single family-zoned neighbourhoods, laneway housing will soon have a foothold throughout Vancouver. Since the program was introduced in 2009, 800 permits for laneway houses have been procured and 500 homes have been built.