SmartVMC is an emerging 100-acre, 20 million square foot city centre that is bringing a world-class destination to the Vaughan Metropolitan Centre (VMC). Connected to downtown Toronto by the University subway line, SmartCentres’ flagship master-planned community is Vaughan’s newest metropolitan hub: A pedestrian-focused, dynamic epicentre for commerce, culture, recreation, open spaces, and urban living.
Designed by world-renowned landscape architect Claude Cormier, SmartVMC’s 9-acre central park is the heart of the community. Celebrating the natural environment and how we interact with it, curved paths throughout, create walkable, connected landscapes. The park features a grand sunken lawn that can be used for community sports and large gatherings, as well as an open area boasting an oversized pergola and fountain.
With TTC, YRT and GO access, as well as immediate connectivity to Highways 7, 400 and 407, SmartVMC is a transit hub connecting you to everywhere in the GTA. The Vaughan Metropolitan Centre TTC subway is steps from SmartVMC, offering commuters quick rides to Union Station in under 45 minutes. Beyond the many transit benefits, SmartVMC has been designed as a pedestrian-focused community with walking paths, bike trails, and cohesive building design to make your experience of all that SmartVMC has to offer as seamless as possible.
Transit Square is SmartVMC’s outdoor public space, thoughtfully-designed for gatherings, people watching, events, and concerts. Fully accessible by the TTC and York Regional SmartVMC Bus Terminal, and roughly equivalent in size to Yonge-Dundas Square, Transit Square facilitates urban programming in the heart of Vaughan.
SmartVMC will soon be home to a brand new YMCA, daycare, fitness and aquatic facility. A 26,000 square foot creative expression and learning hub and a new 10,000 square foot Vaughan Public Library will draw community members of all ages with opportunities to experience, discover and explore.
Now open at the base of the PwC/YMCA office tower, Balzac’s Coffee Roasters is among the first of acclaimed dining, retail and services expected in SmartVMC, offering residents and visitors unrivalled convenience.
Quickly becoming Vaughan’s most sought-after residential node, SmartVMC has already welcomed more than 1,000 residents to the community. Developed by SmartLiving, the residential arm of SmartCentres, the first phase of residential - Transit City Condos, features five condominium towers with luxury amenities, built in partnership with CentreCourt. With two towers now occupied and three towers under construction, SmartLiving is also building Vaughan’s premier purpose-built rental apartment in SmartVMC, which in all will welcome 6,000 new residents to the community by 2023.
Already home to many world-class companies, SmartVMC destined to be the new business centre of the north GTA. Completed in 2017, the KPMG Tower is a 15-storey Class-A, 355,000 square foot office tower, that is fully leased to the world’s best known companies such as KPMG, Harley Davidson, Miller Thompson LLP, GFL, FM Global, BMO, TD Bank and Mark Anthony Cosmetics. Recently completed, SmartVMC’s second office tower, the PwC/YMCA building, not only features offices for renowned Canadian firm, PwC, but also a 77,000 square foot YMCA and brand-new 20,000 square foot Vaughan Public Library, both set to open in the coming months.
Vaughan’s new city centre is close to major thoroughfares, including Highways 7, 400, and 407, making SmartVMC a prime location for connectivity to Toronto, the GTA and beyond.