The Butterfly by Westbank Corp – Downtown

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1033 Nelson Street. It is located at the highest point in Downtown Vancouver. Upon arrival to the lobby there will be a custom designed Fazioli piano and Fairmount Pacific Rim hotel trained concierge service.

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The Ingredients

This short film inspired by the life of a butterfly shows the scheme emerging from the neighbouring church as if it were being born. We graciously drift from scene to scene before slowly rising as a butterfly would.

“We have called this project The Butterfly, in honor of the working title architect Bing Thom came up with for the concept. We felt it was deserved because of the effect this project will have on Vancouver’s skyline. It has the integrity to carry the beauty of this name.”, by Westbank Corp.

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The Butterfly Effect

This short film explores the process of conceptualizing and designing the Vancouver-based “Butterfly” building through the expressions of Westbank founder Ian Gillespie and the architectural team from Bing Thom Architects. It touches on the original inspiration, initiated by the late Bing Thom and the teams hope to honour his legacy through the realization of his vision.

The Butterfly building will be certified with Leed Gold featuring exterior breezeway in the common hallways in most levels. There will be bicycle elevator and designated bicycle storage for all homes.

There is also indoor hot tub, fitness studio and centre and a 50m indoor heated swimming pool.


All home features Acelina B&B Italia kitchen with Corian Counter tops, and Top of the line Miele appliances Packages.

  • Completion estimated spring 2023
  • 57 Storey Tower, 331 luxury suites
  • 1-3 bedroom homes, 6 sub penthouses, 2 penthouses
  • Homes from 612 sq/ft to 5,163 sq/ft
  • Maint. fees estimated at $0.65/sqft
  • Gas, heating and cooling are included in strata management.
  • One storage locker will be included
  • Parking and electric plug can be purchased for all homes ($75000, $2000 for EV plug Level 2)
  • Deposit 10%/10%/5%

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