Doing Business in the VMC

“Located in the heart of the GTA, Vaughan was a clear choice for us to set up a new office,” says Sebastian Distefano, GTA Regional Managing Partner at KPMG. “It allows us to best service our many clients situated in the area, today and tomorrow.”

Vaughan is currently home to 330,563 people and 12,105 small, medium and large businesses and this number is growing by the day. It is the largest economic centre in York Region with an average annual employment growth rate of 3.2% in 2018.

More and more companies are setting up shop in the VMC in anticipation of better transit for employees, innovative office space and thousands of new residents calling Vaughan home. Top employers such as KPMG, Miller Thomson, GFL Environmental Inc. and Harley-Davidson Canada are settling in the VMC to be near their clients and professional workforce.

Since 2010, the City has issued over $10.8 billion in building construction permits. Concrete proof that Vaughan excels in building for the future.

Vaughan is a strategic investment for any business. The time is now to join in this extraordinary opportunity to grow and thrive in a city where it all happens.

Business Incentives

The City of Vaughan recognizes the importance of keeping businesses in Vaughan and has implemented the City’s first-ever Community Improvement Plan (CIP). Aimed at facilitating major office investments in the VMC, the CIP provides financial incentives and planning tools for office development projects greater than 7,000 square metres.

Save time with seamless transit services

Billions in infrastructure investment is amplifying the urban growth taking place in the VMC. This new mass transit system is up and running and includes servicing plans to sustain expected population increase in the near future. At the heart of the VMC is the Mobility Hub served by three public agencies: the Toronto Transit Commission, York Region Rapid Transit Corporation and Metrolinx.

Passengers have the options to take a bus or subway to their destinations, and seamless access to their home, shopping and recreation.

Work-life balance made easy

Your highly-educated workforce is looking for something only the VMC can offer: a quick commute to work, beautiful new housing options, a fresh take on outdoor green space, and a short walk to urban amenities.

Interested in investing in the VMC?

Contact Michelle Samson for office and retail leasing, and PwC-YMCA Tower sponsorship opportunities.

Michelle Samson, MAES, Ec.D.
Economic Development Officer
905-832-8585, ext. 8367

photos: kpmg lobby | view from millway ave and 7 | vmc subway station interior