Family-Focused Homes in an Architectural Landmark

June 13, 2017

Westbank’s JOYCE is set to be an iconic tower with most condos offering two or three bedrooms

For more than 25 years, multiple-award-winning Westbank has built a reputation for creating buildings that turn into landmarks on Vancouver’s skyline. Some of the developer’s most eye-catching structures include Woodward’s, Telus Garden, Shangri-La Vancouver and Residences on Georgia.

Not to be outdone, Westbank’s newest project, JOYCE, is a striking concrete building designed by esteemed architect Gregory Henriquez. The 30-storey tower reflects the rich history of the Joyce-Collingwood neighbourhood. Henriquez took his cue from Still Creek, which was once a thriving Salmon Run. Inspired by the river’s salmon run, the colouring of the balconies, blue and green, are designed to evoke salmon swimming upstream.

“Westbank is renowned for creating architectural wonders … these aren’t just buildings, these are bodies of art work,” notes Michael Braun, Westbank marketing and sales director. “Another unique element at JOYCE is that it was designed with families in mind. Sixty-five per cent of the condos are two and three bedroom homes.”

JOYCE offers a sophisticated collection of 256 homes, from studios through to three bedrooms. The thoughtfully designed homes, ranging from 463 to 950 square feet, are distinguished by floor-to-ceiling windows, spa-like bathrooms complete with a matte black travertine porcelain and fixtures, as well as durable porcelain flooring throughout. 

JOYCE Living Room

The bright, open-concept Italian kitchens are highlighted by Miele stainless steel appliances and top and bottom cabinetry broken up by carved out stone; fashioning a visually magnificent showpiece.

“The kitchens look more like a piece of beautiful furniture,” adds Braun.

With families in mind, JOYCE will present a rooftop amenity space that will include a learning component complete with a library, six study rooms and a soundproof music room for residents.

“We are also offering a private tutor every afternoon,” Braun says.

JOYCE Living Room 2

The rooftop is also showcased by gardens, fire pits and an outdoor dining section with gas barbecue. Overlooking Queen Elizabeth park to the North Shore mountains and downtown to the airport, it will provide the perfect backdrop for entertaining family and friends.

Meanwhile, accessibility to SkyTrain couldn’t be better.

“You can walk out your door on a rainy day without an umbrella because JOYCE is literally right next door to the Joyce SkyTrain Station,” he adds. “You can get to Metrotown faster than some condo buildings closer to Metrotown, and JOYCE is nine minutes from downtown Vancouver.”


Nestled in one of Vancouver’s oldest neighbourhoods, single-family homes here go for $1.5 million+, making living here unaffordable for most young families – until now. With JOYCE prices starting at $399,000, young families can live in this prime Vancouver address.


Additionally, this community offers plenty of amenities, including parks, like Collingwood, Gaston, Renfrew Ravine, Aberdeen and Central Park, London Drugs, Safeway, restaurants, a community centre and schools, all within easy walking or driving distance.

With prices starting at $500,000, exceptional finishes, a Vancouver location in a well-established neighbourhood, and a unique architectural building, JOYCE is sure to become yet another Westbank landmark.

JOYCE Gallery is now open daily at 5050 Joyce St., Vancouver. For more information, call 604-431-0892, email or visit .