Sitting on the northern edge of Toronto, Vaughan was once considered a rural hub that never garnered much attention from downtowners — but that’s no longer the case. Now one of the fastest growing suburban cities in the GTA, Vaughan still tends to its vast amounts of green space to keep the city scenic.
The city is continuing to modernize, thanks in part to the Vaughan Metropolitan Centre, an emerging urban centre that will stretch for 442 acres. It’s considered to be Vaughan’s new downtown core, and by the end of 2031, it will accommodate 25,000 residents and house 12,000 new residential units. The urban hub will also boast office buildings, residential complexes and scores of retail and dining spots.
For ultra-easy commutes, a new 8.6-kilometre subway line extension is scheduled to be completed in 2016, which will sit at the heart of the revitalized downtown.
A booming metropolitan such as Vaughan also means there are plenty of great residential developments popping up across the city. Take a look our top five picks below:
This new development in Woodbridge features elegant new townhomes and condo units. Though located in Vaughan, the suburban community has its own appeal. The town’s rich history is reflected in this project’s design, which features two restored heritage homes (constructed in 1885) at its centre. The project by Wycliffe Homes houses 65 stacked townhouses and prices start in the upper $200,000s.
This new townhouse project by Mosaik Homes, located at Jane Street and Norwood Avenue, is nearby many sought-after amenities within the city: think shopping and dining hubs along with the ever-famous Canada’s Wonderland. Prices start in the mid $300,000s and interested buyers can move in as early as spring 2014. The first phase is already sold out, so we suggest you look into it soon!
If you’d rather reside in a detached home, this luxe development by Arista Homes and Fieldgate Homes is calling your name. The community boasts upscale architecture and an elegant stone entry gate. The project, located just off of Weston Road, will also house town villas and semi-detached residences. You won’t be tight for space either with homes ranging from 1426 to 5030 square feet.
It doesn’t get more grand than this condo community, situated at Jane Street and Rutherford Road. Those who appreciate the finer things in life will be drawn to the Renaissance-style architecture and European-inspired finishes. The final tower out of four also features top-notch amenities, like a full service party space and theatre room. It’s no surprise that this project by Solmar Development is almost sold out.
This new condo project will be part of the highly anticipated master-planned community EXPO City. The new residential hub, located at Regional Road 7 and Creditstone Road, is located in the heart of Vaughan’s new urban centre. Despite the abundance of amenities in the downtown core, the Cortel Group has elevated the project’s appeal further with its indoor steam room, yoga and pilates studio and guest suites, just to name a few. Prices start in the mid $200,000s.