Downtown Vaughan is Rising

The Vaughan Metropolitan Centre (VMC) is an emerging downtown poised to be the financial, innovation and cultural centre of Vaughan.

Major corporations and thousands of new residents are choosing the VMC because it’s the perfect balance between downtown Toronto and the Greater Toronto Region. No other location offers this blend of subway and rapid bus transit with equal access to downtown and the suburbs, Class A office space, and an urban lifestyle.

As a result, this hub at Highways 400 and 407 is growing faster than expected. It’s on track to meet or exceed targets of 12,000 residential units, 1.5 million square feet of office space, and 750,000 square feet of new retail space by 2031.

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Developments to watch

  • Under construction, occupancy 2020

    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.

    Learn More about The MET by Plazacorp/Berkley Developments
  • 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.

    Learn More about CG Tower by Cortel Group

The buzz around downtown →

  • Commuters walk and sit near the Vaughan Metropolitan Centre Subway Station

    City of Vaughan

    ‘A city in demand’: COVID-19 has not slowed city-building in Vaughan

    Vaughan’s emerging downtown core continues to attract significant investment opportunities – in fact, a recent submission was received for development of two additional residential towers in the VMC. To date, close to 36,400 residents in almost 18,384 residential units are moving into the VMC.

    In total, staff are working on 38 development files – including six that are in the pre-application consultation phase and represent an additional 13,524 units.

    Read the Full Article about ‘A city in demand’: COVID-19 has not slowed city-building in Vaughan
  • View of Vaughan Metropolitan Centre at dusk

    Business in Focus

    Building a Bright Future

    The VMC area is in high demand, says Mayor Bevilacqua, and that kind of focus will distinguish it from other downtowns. The Vaughan advantage is something truly unique, beginning with it’s location, situated within a 10- to 15-minute drive from Canada’s busiest airport, Lester B. Pearson, and within a day’s reach to a market in excess of 150 million people.

    Read the Full Article about Building a Bright Future
  • Rendering of 216 and 220 Doughton Road

    Urban Toronto

    Two-Tower Complex Proposed in Vaughan Metropolitan Centre Area

    The Vaughan Metropolitan Centre area now forming around the TTC subway terminus of the same name is growing denser every year, and now another multi-tower complex has been proposed which could add to the new skyline developing around the Highway 7 and Jane Street area. The proposal seeks an Official Plan Amendment and Zoning By-law Amendment from the City of Vaughan to permit a pair of residential towers at 216 Doughton Road, a five-minute walk southeast of the subway station.

    Read the Full Article about Two-Tower Complex Proposed in Vaughan Metropolitan Centre Area
  • SmartVMC master plan rendering

    Canadian Architect

    Smart Growth: SmartVMC, Vaughan, Ontario

    As a developer, SmartCentres is best known for outlet stores at the perimeter of cities—less so for urbanism. Paula Bustard, an executive for the company, recounted how she was in a meeting with the TTC when the transit officials disclosed, without forewarning, that they intended to build a subway station on SmartCentres property in the city of Vaughan. Such an unlikely event is as valuable as it is rare. For SmartCentres, it led to rethinking their entire approach.

    Read the Full Article about Smart Growth: SmartVMC, Vaughan, Ontario