Making it easy to get around

Vaughan is the only urban growth centre in the Greater Toronto Area, outside of Toronto, that has subway access and an award winning intermodal transit system.

Cars, parking, and pick-up/drop-off

For those who travel by car, Highway 400 and 407 ETR border the VMC, while Highway 7 runs through the middle.

Two paid parking lots are available northeast of Millway Avenue/Applemill Road and south of New Park Place. Commuter lots are also available at the Highway 407 and Pioneer Village subway stations.

Refer to the image below for passenger pick-up/drop-off and parking locations. See the VMC Parking Strategy for information about future parking plans.

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

  • Applewood Crescent from Highway 7 to Portage Parkway
  • Commerce Street from Highway 7 to Apple Mill Road
  • Apple Mill Road from Edgeley Boulevard to Applewood Crescent

Subway

Vaughan Metropolitan Centre Station is the new northwestern terminus of the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC)’s Line 1.

The VMC is a quick 5-minute subway ride to York University Station and a 45-minute ride to Union Station.

Bus Rapid Transit

The Viva Bus Rapidway serving the Viva (York Region) and Zum (Brampton) transit systems is also open.

To escape the weather, pedestrians can take the underground pathway that connects the subway station, vivastation, and SmartCentres Place Bus Terminal.

Local transit

Local bus service by York Region Transit operates from SmartCentres Place Bus Terminal (now open). 

It is connected to the VMC Subway Station and VMC vivastation

Routes

  • 10 – Woodbridge
  • 20 – Jane
  • 26 – Maple
  • 77/77A – Highway 7
    Mobility Plus

YRT Schedules and Maps

Active transportation

Bike lanes and bike boxes are already on Highway 7, Millway Avenue and Apple Mill Road, and will be expanded as the VMC builds out. Active transportation—including walking, biking, and other options—are an important part of the VMC’s vision and will continue to get easier.

Active transportation—including walking, biking, and other options—is an important part of the VMC’s vision and will continue to get easier.