Westbank Corp

Westbank Corp

Established in 1992 and with over $10 billion of projects completed or under development, Westbank is active across Canada in a diversity of product types from luxury condominiums, rental apartment office, retail, hotel, non-market housing and industrial. The main focus is on large mixed use projects involving highly complex entitlement processes.

The company is best known for being the leading luxury residential developer in Canada, along with being the owner/developer of the finest hotels in Canada, but the origins of the company are in the retail sector.

The company started out developing neighbourhood shopping centers in partnerships with a publicly listed company called Abbey Woods, which was constructed by Robert Kuok of the Shangri-la Hotel and Kerry Properties. After a number of successful projects, Westbank with the help of HSBC purchased Abbey Woods and took the company private.

The relationship with the Kuok family continues to this day with the two Shangri-la Hotels, Vancouver and Toronto under construction, which were developed with Ben Yeung at the Peterson Investment Group.

With a number of large projects in Vancouver, Calgary and Toronto under way or currently going through the entitlement process, the company is fulfilling its vision of combining architectural excellence with a careful consideration for the impact on the environment.

Company information

Suite 501 - 1067 West Cordova St., Vancouver, BC V6C 1C7, Canada
+1 (604) 685 8986

Recent News

 Throwback Thursday: Living Shangri-La
 An Honest Farewell: Saying Goodbye to a Toronto Icon
 Growth To Watch for 2017: Etobicoke Centre and Bloor West
 Cluster of Boutique Projects Planned for Wellington Street Block
 Growth To Watch For in 2017: Entertainment District
 Scarborough's Golden Mile Joins Wave of Mall Redevelopment
 59-Storey Proposal Adds Another Tower to Packed Toronto Block
 High Park Ave: High-Rises Tabled to Fill Tower-In-The-Park Block
 Topping Off: UrbanToronto's Hottest Stories of 2016!
 Photo of the Day: Last Month of Honest Ed's
 Bathurst Station Unveils Bittersweet Homage to Honest Ed's
 Photo of the Day: City View
 Resurgent Rentals: 'What Do You Mean It's Not a Condo?'
 Throwback Thursday: Living Shangri-La Toronto
 Hot Docs Lands Permanent Home with Purchase of Bloor Theatre
 Design Review Panel Digs Into BIG's Mountain on King West
 Mirvish Village: Updated Plan Praised, Criticized at Consultation
 Throwback Thursday: Toronto City Hall Observation Deck
 Plans Continue to Evolve for Westbank's Mirvish Village
 Bjarke Ingels Group's King Street Vision Detailed at Consultation
 Light-Hearted Film Captures Life Inside Bjarke Ingels' 8-House
 Throwback Thursday: Simcoe Street North of Front
 Watch Bjarke Ingels "Yes is More" Toronto Presentation
 Bjarke Ingels Brings "Yes is More"—and New Design—to Toronto
 A First Look at Bjarke Ingels' New Toronto Project
 A First Look at Bjarke Ingel's Design For 489-539 King West
 Bloor West: Growth to Watch For in 2016
 Entertainment District: Growth to Watch For in 2016
 Coming Up In 2016: Toronto's Most Intriguing Proposed Complexes
 Intriguing Tower Proposals To Watch Develop in 2016
 Topping Off November 2015: What's Hot on UrbanToronto
 Photo of the Day: Honest Ed's
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 Heritage, Community Driving Forces in Westbank's Mirvish Village
 Updating Westbank's Redevelopment Plans for Mirvish Village
 Allied Breathes New Life into Restored Global Backpackers Site
 Bjarke Ingels Group to design Westbank-Allied Project on King West
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 Topping Off March 2015: What's Hot on UrbanToronto
 Throwback Thursday: Nelson Street in the Entertainment District
 Westbank's Bloor and Bathurst Model Shows Scale of Proposal
 Westbank Proposes Fully Rethought Mirvish Village Redevelopment
 Touring Trump: A Peek Inside the Luxurious Residences
 Photo of the Day: Snowy Vertigo
 Throwback Thursday: Queen and Spadina
 Throwback Thursday: Adelaide Street West
 Throwback Thursday: The Shangri-La
 Throwback Thursday: Moss Park Skyline
 Council Greenlights Many New Developments Across Toronto
 Photo of the Day: Shangri-La
 Photo of the Day: A Changing View
 Improving the Public Realm in Toronto's Financial District
 Allied Properties REIT Brings Office Space to Downtown West
 PSR's Photo of the Day: The Fairmont Royal York
 Photo of the Day: Streaking Past University
 Honest Ed's Site Sold to Vancouver-based Westbank Corp
 UrbanToronto Photographer of the Week: Zach Balbino
 2013 Toronto Urban Design Awards Honour City-Friendly Development
 Photo of the Day: Pantless Rooftopping
 The Pug Awards Looks at Commercial and Institutional Buildings
 A Trip to The Top of Tridel's 300 Front Street West
 Photo of the Day: The Changing Face of University
 Wrapping Up 2012: What We Cared About On UrbanToronto
 MaRS Centre Phase 2 Tops Off at 20 Storeys
 Photo of the Day: Downtown from Above
 Photo of the Day: Headwinds from Living Shangri-La
 Construction Update: Residences at the RCMI
 Photo of the Day: Looking West From Shangri-La
 Topping Off October 2012: What's Hot on UrbanToronto
 Development Review: Toronto's Development Process
 Open House at Living Shangri-La Toronto
 Photo of the Day: Evolution of Downtown
 Photo of the Day: Evening Reflections
 Chaz Yorkville Breaks into Luxury Market with Release of Sky Residences
 Mirvish & Gehry Set "Stage" for Redevelopment of Theatre District
 Photo of the Day: Southcore by Night
 Photo of the Day: Shangri-La in Full
 UrbanToronto's 10-Year History is Now Yours Too!
 Topping Off August 2012: What's Hot On UrbanToronto
 Living Shangri-La Unofficially Opens Ahead of TIFF
 Photo of the Day: Shangri-La Lights Up
 Topping Off June 2012: What's Hot on UrbanToronto
 Photo of the Day: Shangri-La at Sunset
 Photo of the Day: University Avenue Has a New Monument
 Topping Off May 2012: What's Hot on UrbanToronto
 Photo of the Day: Burst of Green Covers the City
 Doors Open Toronto: Gardiner Museum, Queen's Park, MaRS, and Regent Park Arts & Cultural Centre
 Photo of the Day: Shangri-La Tops off University Avenue
 dataBase Project of the Day: Bisha Hotel and Residences
 Crane Comes Down at Shangri-La
 Photo of the Day: Toronto Shines at Night
 Zhang Huan's Astounding 'Rising' Unveiled at Living Shangri-La
 Photo of the Day: One-of-a-Kind View of the Downtown Core
 Photo of the Day: Morning Fog Flows into the City
 UrbanToronto Contest Winners Enjoy Shangri-La Tour
 Photo of the Day: Shangri-La Wrapped in Fog
 Photo Of The Day: The Downtown Toronto Skyline From Humber Bay
 Topping off February 2012: What's Hot on UrbanToronto
 The Carnaby: condos coming to Queen West at Gladstone
 Photo Of The Day: The Constant Changing Face Of Adelaide West
 Last Chance to Enter the Shangri-La Contest!
 Still Time To Enter Shangri-La Contest + More Photos
 Great Gulf's Charlie: A Condo Finds Love On UrbanToronto
 Photo Of The Day: Trump Toronto Up Close As Seen From Shangri-La Hotel And Condos
 Living Shangri-La Officially Tops Off at 66 Storeys
 Contest: Tour The New Living Shangri-La Toronto!
 Photo Of The Day: Looking Up At Westbank's Shangri-La Toronto Hotel And Condos
 Topping Off January 2012: What's Hot on UrbanToronto
 Photo Of The Day: The Stunning View From Vu Condos
 Living Shangri-La's Multifaceted Podium Challenges The Toronto Norm
 Photo Of The Day: The View From The Top Of Festival Tower Looking East
 Topping Off 2011: Our Poll Results - New Doors Scheduled To Open in 2012
 Photo Of The Day: Toronto Skyline From Humber Bay
 Photo Of The Day: The View From The Crane At Westbank's Living Shangri-La Toronto
 Photo Of The Day: View of Downtown Toronto from a GO Train
 Photo Of The Day: A Look At The Downtown Core From Sherbourne Street
 Photo Of The Day: Living Shangri-La Toronto Makes For A Great View Terminus
 Photo Of The Day: The View North From The Top Of Living Shangri-La Toronto
 Photo Of The Day: The View Down From The Top Of Living Shangri-La Toronto
 Photo Of The Day: The CN Tower And A Rising Living Shangri-La Toronto
 Westbank's Shangri-La Open For An Early Inspection
 Photo Of The Day: Looking Down Avenue Road Towards Westbank's Shangri-La
 Westbank Corp's Ian Gillespie Previews Shangri-La For The Media
 Photo Of The Day: The Fabulous View Of Downtown From Gläs Condos
 Photo Of The Day: Living Shangri-La Toronto Hotel and Condos Moving Along
 Photo Of The Day: The Changing Face Of Downtown Toronto
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 Photo Of The Day: Sun Setting On A Booming Toronto
 Living Shangri-La Toronto Brightening Up The Skyline
 Photo Of The Day: Downtown Toronto And Chinatown Graffiti
 Glass Cladding Impacting Greatly At Westbank's Living Shangri-La Toronto
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 Our Annual Trip To Centre Island Reveals A Constantly Changing Toronto Skyline
 Westbank's Living Shangri-La Toronto As Seen From First Canadian Place
 Views From The Trump Hotel & Tower's 46th Storey Up The Ante
 Toronto Skyline Continues To Evolve As Trump And Shangri-La Start To Impact
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 Photo Of The Day: Toronto's Night Time Skyline As Seen From The West
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  Photo of the Day: More Glass Rises On Westbank Corp's Shangri-La Hotel And Condo
 Reviewing 2010: Construction, Part 1
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 Cladding Makes Its First Appearance On Westbank's Shangri-La Hotel And Condo
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 Photo Of The Day: PricewaterhouseCoopers Tower As Seen From University Avenue
 Topping Off September 2010: What's Hot on UrbanToronto
 Shangri-La Hotel and Condos Hinting At Its Future Size
 Topping Off August 2010: What's Hot on UrbanToronto
 Quick Pic: Westbank's Shangri-La Hotel And Condominium Starts To Rise
 Photo Of The Day: Toronto Skyline From The Island Ferry
 Quick Pic: Shangri-La Hotel And Condominium
 Photo Of The Day: Festival Tower and Boutique Condos
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 Living Shangri-La Toronto Hotel And Condo Hits Ground Level
 Construction Update on Urban Capital's Boutique Condos
 A Unique View Of Toronto's Shangri-La Hotel And Condo
 Unique View Of Westbank Corp's Living Shangri-La Toronto


19 Duncan

19 Duncan development by Hariri Pontarini for Westbank and Allied REIT, Toronto
19 Duncan St, Toronto | Westbank Corp, Allied Properties REIT

489-539 King Street West

King Street West by BIG Architects for Westbank and Allied REIT
489 King St W, Toronto | Allied Properties REIT, Westbank Corp
A Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) redevelopment of 489-539 King West, integrating a residential community with existing heritage properties on the site. Developed by Westbank Corp and Allied Properties ... go to project

Living Shangri-La Toronto

Living Shangri-La Toronto hotel and condos by Westbank and Hariri Pontarini
180 University Ave, Toronto | Westbank Corp
Ask yourself - what is paradise? A construct of the mind, the spirit or the land? Is paradise a place, or a state of grace? These are the questions traced while examining the complex orchestration ... go to project

Mirvish Village (Honest Ed's Redevelopment)

Mirvish Village, Toronto, by Henriquez Partners Architects for Westbank
581 Bloor St W, Toronto | Westbank Corp
Westbank Corp is proposing a redevelopment of the Honest Ed's and Mirvish Village site at Bloor and Bathurst Streets in Toronto's Annex area. The development proposes fine grain details at ground ... go to project