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Goodbye To The Knob

And so begins the evolution of the doorknob - Vancouver is the first city in Canada to ban the boring doorknob on new construction and replace it with lever style handles for doors and faucets alike. Vancouver is the only city in Canada that has its own building code, so these initiatives will likely trickle down to other provinces eventually. In the meantime, new construction projects are required to implement the new handles while some heritage buildings are opting to upgrade as well. Are standard doorknobs a thing of the past? [Vancouver Sun]