Knock knock. Who’s there? It’s Vancouver killing off the doorknob

Andrew Ryan, The Globe and Mail
November 22, 2013

Alas, the lowly doorknob will soon be a thing of the past, at least in the city of Vancouver.

CTV News reports that doorknobs are now officially passé in Vancouver following city council’s recent decision to usher in Canada’s first adaptable housing bylaw.

Starting in early 2014, all new housing units constructed in Vancouver will be forced to include several new accessibility features, including wider stairways, higher electrical outlets and a bathroom located on the main floor.

But what really has people talking is the total banishment of doorknobs in lieu of new lever handles. More…

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