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 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.

See for yourself with our Vaughan Metropolitan Centre 360 Degree Tour:

 


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Photos: transit square | rendering of central park ©smartcentres | aerial view from kpmg tower | BIKES OUTSIDE vmc subway station WITH EXPO CITY IN BACKGROUND

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Developments to watch


  • Occupied

    KPMG Tower by SmartCentres

    KPMG, a leader in audit, tax and advisory services, has put down roots in the new Vaughan Metropolitan Centre. KPMG is the lead tenant in the 365,000 square foot Class-A office building owned by SmartCentres

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    mixed-use, office-space, retail
  • Opening late 2019

    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.

    Learn More about PwC-YMCA Tower by SmartCentres
    mixed-use, office-space, public-space, retail

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  • Looking northwest to The Met

    Urban Toronto

    Cladding Enclosing Topped Out “The Met” in Vaughan

    Two and a half years after construction started on Plaza and Berkeley’s The Met, the 35-storey, Quadrangle-designed condominium tower and townhome community is now on the home stretch in Vaughan’s new purpose-built Downtown.

    The project has risen to its full height on Jane Street north of Highway 7—just steps from the new Vaughan Metropolitan Centre subway station—as exterior finishes continue to enclose the tower and townhomes.

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  • Urban Toronto

    Cortel Group Celebrates Topping Off for Nord Condos in Vaughan

    The December 2017 opening of Vaughan Metropolitan Centre subway station is bringing significant new investment to the Toronto suburb of Vaughan.

    Pre-dating the station’s opening, the Cortel Group was the first developer to bring new high-rise buildings to the area at Expo City, a high-density community taking shape just a few blocks east of the station. Following on the heels of the completed first two towers, construction is moving along for the AJ Tregebov Architect-designed third and fourth towers.

    Read the Full Article about Cortel Group Celebrates Topping Off for Nord Condos in Vaughan
  • YorkRegion.com

    Ministry approves Vaughan’s flood prevention initiative for downtown core

    Vaughan announced Tuesday, Aug. 20, that the Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks has approved its flood prevention initiative at the Vaughan Metropolitan Centre.

    “We are taking an innovative approach to flood control and mitigation, while delivering on our commitment to position Vaughan as a leader in municipal sustainability,” he added.

    Read the Full Article about Ministry approves Vaughan’s flood prevention initiative for downtown core
  • Exterior of PwC-YMCA Tower

    SmartCentres

    Scotiabank Takes Office and Retail Space in PwC-YMCA Tower

    SmartCentres announced today that they have signed a 10-year lease transaction with Scotiabank in the PwC-YMCA Tower at SmartCentres Place in the Vaughan Metropolitan Centre (“VMC”).

    Scotiabank will occupy 26,500 square feet, with 23,000 square feet of office space on the 8th floor of the Tower, with the balance for a retail branch in the lobby of the Tower. Occupancy is targeted for Fall 2019.

    Read the Full Article about Scotiabank Takes Office and Retail Space in PwC-YMCA Tower