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


  • Occupied

    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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    mixed-use, office-space, residential, retail
  • 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
  • Occupied

    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

The buzz around downtown →

  • SmartCentres and government leaders hold shovels in front of future purpose-built rental tower site

    Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing

    Ontario Cutting Red Tape to Create Jobs and Bring More Housing to York Region

    Today, Steve Clark, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing attended a groundbreaking for a 36-storey apartment building with 450 rental units in SmartVMC, the first purpose-built apartment in the Vaughan Metropolitan Centre. A Minister’s Zoning Order has helped complete the vision for the centre, through the relocation of an existing retail store. This will allow a new community to take shape in short order, bringing more homes and employment to a major transit station area.

    Read the Full Article about Ontario Cutting Red Tape to Create Jobs and Bring More Housing to York Region
  • Transit City's first three towers rising into Vaughan skyline, image by Forum contributor DarkSideDenizen

    Urban Toronto

    Transit City Towers Rise Tall as Construction of Next Phase Heats Up

    The development of SmartCentres and CentreCourt’s 100-acre master-planned community, known as Transit City at SmartCentres Place, is one of the single largest elements in the long-term build-out of Vaughan’s new Downtown. The initial phase of the Diamond Schmitt Architects-designed community is bringing three 55-storey condominium towers to the blocks north of the new Line 1 subway terminus at Vaughan Metropolitan Centre.

    Read the Full Article about Transit City Towers Rise Tall as Construction of Next Phase Heats Up
  • Young woman in purple faux fur jacket celebrates

    BNN Bloomberg

    Toronto builders try a new tactic to lure suburb-hating millennials

    New projects in some of the city’s oldest suburbs are being pitched with walkable neighborhoods, condo towers, cafes, shops and a hip city feel. The phenomenon has been dubbed “hipsturbia.”

    “It’s a huge trend in the U.S. and it’s exactly what we’ve been planning for the last few years up in Vaughan,” said Jared Menkes, executive vice president of high-rise residential for the family-owned firm. “We’re bringing what we know downtown and bringing it to the suburbs.”

    Read the Full Article about Toronto builders try a new tactic to lure suburb-hating millennials
  • ULI Spring Meeting Toronto promo image

    RENX

    ULI Spring Meeting in Toronto could set all-time record

    “The suburban story, in many ways, is going to be one of the biggest surprise stories for people who aren’t realizing what’s happening with Vaughan Metropolitan Centre, Markham, Brampton and Mississauga. Those things aren’t happening in U.S. city regions the way they’re happening here.

    “No one is coming expecting to see that, but I think they’re going to be very surprised when they do.”

    Read the Full Article about ULI Spring Meeting in Toronto could set all-time record