Living in Metropolitan Centre
The city of Vaughan is poised to enter a new phase in its growth with the development of the Vaughan Metropolitan Centre, a 125-acre commercial downtown development in the area of Highways 400 and 7. This high density hub of offices and homes are sure to catapult Vaughan into the upper tier of great Canadian cities. The key fixture in this new community is Smart Centres Place which will feature 17 million square feet of retail office and residential space. In addition to high-rise condominium buildings this community will also feature a 100,000 square foot YMCA, a hotel, a centre for performing arts and library, a dedicated subway stop and an inter-regional bus terminal.
History of Metropolitan Centre
Vaughan Township, now the City of Vaughan, was named by Lieutenant-Governor John Graves Simcoe in honour of British diplomat Benjamin Vaughan, co-negotiator of the Peace of Paris, the treaty that ended the American Revolutionary War (1775-1783). The first settlers in Vaughan Township were of German descent via Pennsylvania. Familes such as the Baker family travelled here in their iconic Conestoga wagons with all their possessions hitched to their wagon. These first settlers were soon followed by families of British origin. All of these pioneers brought a strong knowledge of farming with them which allowed them to prosper in their new home.
Vaughan Township was incorporated in 1850. Accelerated growth began around 1935 with a new wave of families of Italian, Jewish and Eastern European descent. These communities floursihed which led to Vaughan’s rise to city status in 1991. Now the city of Vaughan is poised to enter a new phase in its growth with the development of the Vaughan Metropolitan Centre, a 125-acre commercial downtown development in the area of Highways 400 and 7. This high density hub of offices and homes are sure to catapult Vaughan into the upper tier of great Canadian cities.
Homes in Metropolitan Centre
This is the land of the high-rise condominium tower.
Lifestyle in Metropolitan Centre
This community has been designed to be transit, pedestrian and bike friendly. This will be a high density neighbourhood when it is completed however it will be a carefully planned neighbourhood with the focal point being a nine acre park running east-west through the community.
Recreation in Metropolitan Centre
The recreational hub of this neighbourhood is anchored by a new 100,000 sq. ft. YMCA which will adjoin a library and community centre.
Transportation in Metropolitan Centre
Vaughan Metropolitan Centre has a TTC subway stop that can usher residents to downtown Toronto in just 40-45 minutes. The Viva/York region bus terminal on Hwy 7. is another easily accessible transit hub.