Emerging Downtown

The City of Vaughan’s new downtown is emerging at Highways 400 and 407.

As one of Canada’s largest master planned communities, the Vaughan Metropolitan Centre (VMC) is an emerging downtown poised to be the financial, innovation and cultural centre of Vaughan.

The VMC offers unprecedented access to multi-modal mobility, office space, and urban amenities and housing. We’re redefining the 21st-century downtown and becoming a destination of choice for businesses, talent, and residents in the GTA and beyond.

This downtown is growing faster than expected and is beyond or on track to reach targets of 12,000 residential units, 1.5 million square feet of commercial office space, and 750,000 square feet of new retail space by 2031.

The Vaughan Metropolitan Centre – it’ll move you!


Photos: transit square | kpmg tower lobby | aerial view from kpmg tower | vmc subway station | rendering of central park ©smartcentres

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  • Pre-construction, estimated occupancy 2021

    CG Tower by Cortel Group

    The 60-storey CG Tower will be the tallest building in Vaughan and an architectural landmark in the VMC.

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    residential
  • Occupancy early 2020

    PwC-YMCA Tower by SmartCentres

    At the heart of our downtown, the community beats in the VMC with the exciting mixed-use facility by SmartCentres.

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    mixed-use, office-space
  • Expo City by Cortel Group

    VMC’s first residential community, EXPO City, is well underway. Located at the eastern gateway to the VMC, the first two towers are now occupied. Towers 3 and 4 are now under construction.

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    residential
  • Occupancy 2019

    The MET by Plazacorp/Berkley Developments

    Built by one of the most experienced condominium developers in the GTA, Plazacorp/Berkley Developments, the MET Condos is an exciting residential development of high-rise condos and townhomes in the heart of Vaughan’s new downtown.

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    residential
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The buzz around downtown →

  • SmartCentres

    SmartCentres and Mitchell Goldhar Announce Transit City Condos Towers 4 & 5 and Adjoining Apartment Building

    SmartCentres Real Estate Investment Trust (“SmartCentres”) (TSX: SRU.UN) and the Penguin Group of Companies (“Penguin”) owned by Mitchell Goldhar announced today that they have entered into another joint venture with CentreCourt, to develop two additional Transit City Condo towers in SmartCentres Place at the Vaughan Metropolitan Centre (“VMC”).

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  • vaughan.ca

    Mayor Bevilacqua announces first university in Vaughan

    Niagara University expands to Vaughan Metropolitan Centre

    This marks a historic day for the citizens of our community as classes begin at Niagara University’s modern new site located in the Vaughan Metropolitan Centre (VMC). Mayor Maurizio Bevilacqua formally welcomed students, professors and members of the administration on the first day of studies at the university’s new location, adding that he has “proudly delivered on a transformational city-building commitment to bring the first-ever university to the city of Vaughan.

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  • Expo City

    UrbanToronto.ca

    Multiple Projects Progressing at Vaughan Metropolitan Centre

    Cranes dot the landscape of the emerging Vaughan Metropolitan Centre, a nascent business district forming around the new TTC subway station which opened as the University line’s new northern terminus in December 2017. Several projects are underway in the blocks surrounding the station, set to add thousands of new homes as well as office space and additional transit improvements in the coming years.

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  • Canadian Architect

    Paul Raff Studio wins CODAworx Award for TTC’s Vaughan Station

    A prominent Canadian project is among this year’s CODAworx Award winners. Toronto-based Paul Raff Studio has won a 2018 award for the striking Atmospheric Lens installation at the Toronto Transit Commission’s (TTC) Vaughan Metropolitan Centre subway station, which opened in the closing days of 2017. The internationally acclaimed CODAworx Awards celebrate the projects that most successfully integrate commissioned art into interior, architectural, or public spaces.

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