Westbank is a practice dedicated to the creation of inspiring environments. We fundamentally believe in the power of well-functioning cities and the overarching values best described as the common good — that the solutions to our greatest challenges will be found in helping our cities live up to their full potential.

Established 30 years ago, Westbank is a private company that partners with likeminded global organizations to become ever more impactful. We concentrate primarily on projects that serve as catalysts for broader change in our core cities of focus: Vancouver, Toronto, Seattle, Tokyo and San Jose. As a global leader in net zero development and the co-owner of one of North America’s largest district energy providers, we are committed to largescale net zero carbon initiatives. Our body of work includes residential, hotels, retail, creative workspace, district energy, affordable housing, exhibitions and public art, with over $50B of projects completed or under development.

As our practice has evolved, we have woven together an ecosystem of cultural enterprises including restaurants, gyms, spas, music venues, private members clubs, fashion, dance schools and food halls. We bring this ecosystem to life through collaborations with some of the most talented artists, architects, designers and entrepreneurs in the world.

We look for every opportunity to strengthen the bonds that unite us — to create 
 shared experiences that bring people together and help build more inspiring, sustainable communities. Through these and other endeavors, our evolution continues as we become a cultural platform for the creative city.

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With net assets of almost $25 billion, OPTrust invests and manages one of Canada’s largest pension funds and administers the OPSEU Pension Plan, a defined benefit plan with almost 106,000 members and retirees.
OPTrust was established to give plan members and the Government of Ontario an equal voice in the administration of the OPSEU Pension Plan and the management of the assets through joint trusteeship. OPTrust is governed by a 10-member Board of Trustees, five of whom are appointed by OPSEU and five by the Government of Ontario.

OPTrust is subject to federal and Ontario laws and regulations governing registered pension plans. As the plan administrator, our role is to prudently manage the Plan’s assets, ensure that members and retirees receive the pension benefits to which they are entitled, and provide them with the finest service and communications.

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