Emerging Downtown

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

The VMC offers unprecedented access to multi-modal transportation, office space, and an urban lifestyle. 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.

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Developments to watch


  • 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
  • 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.

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    residential
  • View of rooftop pool at Transit City 4 and 5

    Pre-construction

    Transit City 4 and 5 by SmartCentres and CentreCourt Developments

    TC4 and TC5 are the latest additions to SmartCentres Place, SmartCentres’ 100 acre master-planned community in the Vaughan Metropolitan Centre. Located at Portage Parkway between Millway and Jane, these towers are steps from the VMC Subway Station and Regional Bus Terminal.

    Learn More about Transit City 4 and 5 by SmartCentres and CentreCourt Developments
    residential

The buzz around downtown →

  • Rendering of office tower at 3300 Highway 7

    Urban Toronto

    Towering Mixed-Use Development Proposed for Vaughan’s Downtown

    An application submitted to the City of Vaughan proposes a three-tower redevelopment of 3300 Highway 7 in the Vaughan Metropolitan Centre area, the suburban Toronto city’s downtown now forming around the 2017-opened subway station of the same name.

    The proposal from Ripple Developments and designed by Quadrangle calls for two residential towers and an office building all rising from a shared podium, on the current site of a mid-rise office building and its associated surface parking lot.

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  • PwC logo on PwC-YMCA Tower in Vaughan

    Vaughan Economic Monitor

    PwC Canada’s most tech-advanced office opens in VMC

    PwC Canada opens its doors to a brand new office this November, equipped with state-of-the-art technology.

    Specializing in financial crime and cybercrime, this location will feature a Digital Resilience Centre to serve clients out of Canada’s second-largest tech hub.

    Read the Full Article about PwC Canada’s most tech-advanced office opens in VMC
  • Map of new roads opened in the VMC

    City of Vaughan

    Improving access to Vaughan’s emerging downtown core

    Working effectively with York Region, SmartCentres and the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority, the City has constructed and opened three new roads in the VMC’s northwest area.

    These streets will help to alleviate congestion on Highway 7, making it easier for commuters to get to the subway, for students and employees to head to class or their offices and for residents to arrive home. In addition to improving local traffic by creating bypass routes, the new roads will expedite future development and establish a central community park space in the area.

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  • Rogers Hometown Hockey photo with Ron McLean and Tara Sloane

    YorkRegion.com

    Rogers Hometown Hockey stickhandles to Vaughan Jan. 12

    Rogers Hometown Hockey hosts Ron MacLean and Tara Slone are bringing their team to Vaughan as part of the sixth season for the in-season weekly show that includes the Sunday night broadcast of a National Hockey League game.

    The weekend-long celebration will set up Jan. 11 and 12 at the Vaughan Metropolitan Centre.

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