e (#6, 2016) CEO, WESTBANK PROJECTS
Skyline King Next year, one of the most remarkable additions to the Vancouver skyline since the Woodward’s W resurfaced atop that namesake development in 2010 will rise from the foot of Granville Street Bridge. It’s no surprise that the developer behind both is Westbank Corp.’s Ian Gillespie. Gillespie has built a reputation as a singular builder (and savvy political operator) in a city full of brash cookie-cutter developers—and the shimmering, twisting Vancouver House, by Danish starchitect Bjarke Ingels, promises to be the jewel in his crown. Next up for Gillespie: an ambitious plan to reimagine the Bathurst/ Bloor intersection in Toronto, where iconic retailer Honest Ed’s ruled for almost 70 years.