Join us on this self-guided tour inside examples of gentle densification on heritage and character 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. In 2012, their home was recognized in recognition of their contributions as VHF’s Places That Matter plaque #42. The new infill is designed with new materials, but in keeping with the shape and style of many historic Strathcona homes, honouring the character of this storied neighbourhood.

Industry professionals will also be available on site to answer questions about construction, design and potential costs.



Saturday, October 22

1 – 5pm

Tickets: $30+tax or $23+tax for eligible students

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