And the new name is…

An artist rendering of what an intersection at the new Vaughan Metropolitan Centre may look like in the future. It is complete with subway and rapidway stops, high rise condos, offices, shops and restaurants.

An artist rendering of what an intersection at the new Vaughan Metropolitan Centre may look like in the future. It is complete with subway and rapidway stops, high-rise condos, offices, shops and restaurants.

The City of Vaughan’s downtown core will undergo a transformation over the next several years. Encompassing 125-acres, development plans include office and residential towers, shopping and entertainment complexes, plenty of green spaces and pedestrian walkways, and, of course, vivaNext rapid transit connections.

In recognition of all the exciting changes to come, Vaughan City Council determined that a change of name – from Vaughan Corporate Centre – was in order to better reflect the true vision and future of this key hub.

This summer, the City held a contest where people were encouraged to submit their suggestions. Almost 1,600 entries were received, including Central Vaughan, Vaughan Gateway, Vaughan Mosaic Centre and Vaughan Nexus.

In the end, Vaughan Metropolitan Centre was chosen as the winning entry by the City subcommittee that reviewed all the submissions, which consisted of business stakeholders and citizens.

“People wanted something that’s easy enough to remember and still reflected what we want to see from the downtown,” said Councillor Sandra Yeung Racco, who chaired the City subcommittee.

To view a video of the future transformation of Vaughan Metropolitan Centre, please click here or visit vivaNext.com.

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2 Responses to “And the new name is…”

  1. Wilson says:

    I noticed just recently that the byteMedia TVs are being turned back on aboard VIVA buses.

    Why don’t they play this video on the buses to gain awareness for vivanext?

    DaleA: Ah, just wait and see. ;-)

  2. luke says:

    Great video! Strange that none of these future renderings contain big-box retail, so I have to ask:

    Why are we still letting these kinds of development get built? Isn’t that counter-productive to the message of your videos?

    DaleA: Thanks for your question and glad to know you like the video. We worked hard on it to make sure we can show people what York Region may look like in the future. Every five years or so, municipalities review their development plans. With the Provincial “Places to Grow” legislation and protected green space, the focus now is to grow upwards and not outwards. Therefore, many municipalities are in a transitional state right now as they engage the public with amendments to their development plans. What you’ll see over the next several years is the start of the transformation that the video demonstrates.

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