In recent years, we have come to recognize that for home owners in Vancouver, by far the most important characteristic of new residential, is proximity to transit. Just steps from the SkyTrain Station, surrounded by great schools, wonderful parks and a vibrant, close-knit community, we were drawn to the Joyce-Collingwood neighbourhood as an ideal location for new homes.
Joyce-Collingwood is a community that has not seen any substantive new development in over 20 years. For Westbank, after completing projects such as the Fairmont Pacific Rim, Shangri-La Vancouver, Shangri-La Toronto, Telus Garden, Vancouver House, and Alberni by Kengo Kuma, at JOYCE, we began with the question: How can we make a meaningful contribution?
What we have increasingly seen in Metro Vancouver, as development transitions from the single family home to multi-residential homes, has been an overwhelming concentration of developments which are not designed to meet the needs of families. At JOYCE, we have created a multi-residential project tailored for family-living, offering over 65% of these homes with 2 or 3 bedrooms and larger balconies, to extend each units’ living space outdoors. Keeping families in mind, instead of Penthouses, we have created a Rooftop Learning & Activity Lounge, staffed by a professional tutor, which will serve as a library, study room and music room for residents, to help promote an ideal environment for learning and activities.
Another area where felt that we could make a significant contribution was in rejecting the supposition that only prime waterfront locations are deserving of exceptional architecture. To challenge this, we are bringing great architecture inland, providing the Joyce-Collingwood neighborhood with a thoughtful, sophisticated design befitting of this vibrant, established community.
At Westbank we refuse to build mediocrity. Joyce is a direct manifestation of our commitment to creating beautiful projects that contribute social and cultural value to the communities in which we build.