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 mobility, office space, and urban amenities and housing. 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.

The Vaughan Metropolitan Centre – it’ll move you!

 


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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
  • Opening early 2020

    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
  • 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

    Learn More about KPMG Tower by SmartCentres
    mixed-use, office-space, retail

The buzz around downtown →

  • 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
  • National Post

    Up-and-coming urban hub

    It’s not often you get to see an entirely new urban community being built from the ground. But that is exactly what’s happening at the Vaughan Metropolitan Centre (VMC) northwest of Toronto.

    The former commercial and retail site, at Jane and Highway 7, is ranked as one of Canada’s largest master-planned communities to date. When finished, it will be transformed into 440 acres of residences, retail and scenic walkways and greenery.

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  • The Project Podcast

    A Vision And A Subway: Surprising Recipe Brings KPMG Regional HQ to Vaughan, Ontario

    KPMG is one of the “big four” accounting firms and has over 200,000 employees across the globe. The firm’s practice in the Greater Toronto Area was growing and needed to find a new regional headquarters. At the same time KPMG was looking for a new headquarters, the city of Vaughan had a new Mayor who was focused on building a new and vibrant central business district.

    Read the Full Article about A Vision And A Subway: Surprising Recipe Brings KPMG Regional HQ to Vaughan, Ontario
  • Urban Toronto

    Transit City Rising in Vaughan with New Phases Coming

    A year and a half since the Toronto-York Spadina Subway extension brought the City’s rapid transit network north into Vaughan, a new downtown is rapidly taking shape around the new northwestern subway terminus at Vaughan Metropolitan Centre. The most significant project currently underway as part of the 100-acre master-planned community forming around the station is SmartCentres’ and CentreCourt’s Transit City at SmartCentres Place.

    Read the Full Article about Transit City Rising in Vaughan with New Phases Coming