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Vaughan is on the move – in more ways than one

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Vaughan is on the move – in more ways than one

Vaughan is a city on the move – quite literally, and in more ways than one. Located north of Toronto in York Region, Vaughan has long been one of the fastest growing municipalities in Canada, with a population now exceeding 306,000.

Comprising the Woodbridge, Maple, Thornhill, Concord and Kleinburg communities, each with their own characteristics and enjoying their own growth, Vaughan is a hub of development and activity. Once known as the city above Toronto, it’s now “the place to be.” And with good reason.

Hub of activity

With Hwys. 400 and 407 right there, and Hwy. 7 also running through town, transportation and transit have long been important parts of Vaughan. Now they’re central to its future, with the new Vaughan Metropolitan Centre rapid transit station, the north terminus of the western section of the Toronto subway’s Line 1. It is also a major transit hub for York Region Transit and the Viva and Zum bus rapid transit services.

Economic growth is occurring in lockstep. Vaughan is now the third largest employment centre in the GTA after Toronto and Mississauga, and the largest contributor to York Region’s economy.

Manufacturing is the star economic performer here, accounting for 22 per cent of total employment, followed by construction, retail and wholesale trade, and transportation and warehousing. United Parcel Service, in fact, operates a signature shipping warehouse near Jane and Steeles.

In the near future, you can add healthcare to the mix of economic and lifestyle benefits, as the City has entered into a first-of-its-kind partnership with Mackenzie Health, York University and ventureLAB.

The City is leading the collaboration to transform an 82-acre parcel of land at Jane Street and Major Mackenzie Drive into the Vaughan Healthcare Centre Precinct. Vaughan, York University, Mackenzie Health and ventureLAB are to study to the best use of lands surrounding the site of the Mackenzie Vaughan Hospital.

The goal of the collaboration is for the Vaughan Healthcare Centre Precinct to leverage resources to bring healthcare, innovation and jobs to this growing community.

“This feasibility study is an illustration of how partnerships can be truly effective when values, principles and beliefs are perfectly aligned,” says Vaughan Mayor Maurizio Bevilacqua. “The new state-of-the-art Mackenzie Vaughan Hospital will be a catalyst for other uses, like medical offices, labs and research space, healthcare incubators, and education and conference rooms related to healthcare. This is where thought leaders, subject matter experts and innovators will come together to advance a shared vision of healthcare innovation. This transformational collaboration will benefit the healthcare of residents of Vaughan and beyond.”

Lowrise living

Though Vaughan is noteworthy for a lot of condominium development centring around new transit infrastructure, there’s also noteworthy new lowrise communities in the area. This is where buyers come for expansive single-detached homes and large lots.

And once you’ve bought a home in Vaughan, Improve Canada will help you furnish and operate it. Located in Concord and more commonly known as the Vaughan Home Improvement Centre, the complex is a unique offering of about 400 home improvement stores.

Location, location, location

Located in the Regional Municipality of York; bounded by Brampton to the west, King to the north, Markham and Richmond Hill to the east and Toronto to the south; more than 273 sq. kms; population 306,233; includes the communities of Concord, Kleinburg, Maple, Thornhill and Woodbridge.

Key landmarks

  • Canada’s Wonderland
  • Kortright Centre for Conservation
  • McMichael Canadian Art Collection
  • Reptilia Zoo
  • Vaughan Home Improvement Centre
  • Vaughan Metropolitan Centre
  • Vaughan Mills

Select housing developments

Adesso Modern Towns by Capital North Communities

Copperwood by Sorbara Group

CountryWide Homes in Woodbridge by CountryWide Homes

New Kleinburg by Paradise Developments

New Kleinburg by Arista Homes

New Kleinburg by Fieldgate Homes

Port Royal Collection at Kleinburg Crown by Caliber Homes


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LOCAL FOCUS: Vaughan

Vaughan now known as ‘The Place To Be’

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Vaughan now known as ‘The Place To Be’

by Gale Beeby

No longer is Vaughan just the city above Toronto, it’s now known as ‘The Place To Be.’

HOUSING OPTIONS

In Vaughan, over 80 per cent of the housing is single-family, detached dwellings, and about 94 per cent of residents own their own home. However, with the province’s Places to Grow policy, Vaughan is seeing a boom of condominium towers along the vibrant Highway 7. Maple, Concord, Kleinburg and Woodbridge are also seeing housing booms, with lots of master-planed communities on offer.

Click here for a full list of developments for sale in Vaughan.

LEISURE PURSUITS

The largest theme park in Canada – Canada’s Wonderland – is in Maple and measures 330 acres and boasts 16 roller coasters. It also has a 20-acre water park and its fall season includes Halloween Hunt. Historically, the areas of Woodbridge, Concord, Nashville and Maple have been agricultural and a number of farmers’ markets are open during the summer.

The City of Vaughan is also home to some of the best public and private golf courses in the GTA, including The National, The Board of Trade, Bayview, Thornhill, Cardinal, Eagles Nest, Maple Downs and Copper Creek.

PARKS & REC

People are drawn to Vaughan because of its high quality of life, abundant green spaces and exciting attractions.

Toronto & Region Conservation Authority Photo
Toronto & Region Conservation Authority Photo

In Woodbine, the Kortright Centre for Conservation is a natural oasis and environmental educational centre on 800 acres of pristine woodland. Located at the headwaters of the Don and Humber Rivers, the 990-acre Boyd Conservation Area offers a number of outdoor activities, including a trail system, lots of picnic areas and bocce courts.

Bindertwine Park in Kleinburg features a trail systems that links it to the grounds of McMichael Canadian Art Collection and the Kortright Centre.

RETAIL THERAPY

Vaughan Mills, located at Highway 400 and Rutherford Road, is one of the GTA’s popular shopping attractions, with over 200 outlets shops and services. It also includes entertainment attractions like Hollywood’s Lucky Strike Lanes, Pro Hockey Life, Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World and LEGOLAND Discovery Centre. At Highway 7 and Weston Road is another large shopping district, the Colossus Centre, which also features a slew of outlet and big box stores, plus a 19-screen Cineplex.

EASY ACCESS

Vaughan mass transit is served by the York Regional Transit/Viva system, which links the entire region with Toronto and the Region of Peel. Currently, YRT is building a bus rapidway along Highway 7, between the Richmond Hill Centre (where the subway extension ends) to Warden Avenue. The City of Vaughan is surrounded by several major highways, including Highways 400, 401, 404, 407 and 427, making it an easy place to commute anywhere in the GTA.

BY THE NUMBERS

Population: 306,300

Walk score: 49

From Vaughan: Elizabeth Arden

Vaughan.ca


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EDITOR'S CHOICE: Kingsmen Group

EDITOR’S CHOICE: Kingsmen Group

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EDITOR’S CHOICE: Kingsmen Group

Woodstock and Woodbridge are hotter than ever

For more than 30 years, the Kingsmen Group has been working to craft a lineage of excellence. In every community where it builds, delivering premium quality has been its focus. Every family has different needs, and these needs change over time. That’s why Kingsmen has always been proud of the diversity of its communities. Every day it does its best to build a home that you’ll be proud of. A place that complements your lifestyle, no matter the lifestyle.

The Kingsmen Group has made quite a splash in Woodstock this summer with its beautiful, master-planned community of Havelock Corners with homes starting from the low $400.000s. Right beside Pittock Conservation Area and the Thames River is where it set out to provide a wide selection of home designs to fit every family. Kingsmen released 36- and 42-foot detached homes this summer, as well as a new release of grand 50- and 60-foot lots, which will make every family feel at home and have space to grow.

Havelock features three- and four-bedroom options, gourmet kitchens, great big great rooms with open-concept layouts that will fit any family dynamic. These family homes are available in both traditional and modern styles and has turned this community into Woodstock’s hottest seller.

Woodstock has so much to offer and Kingsmen can’t wait for families to move in and experience it all first-hand, like so many families already are. What’s more, the local Farmers’ Market sells some of Ontario’s best cheese, which is no surprise coming from the Dairy Capital of Canada.

Over in Woodbridge, 9560 Islington is turning heads and we’re not just talking about the sleek, modern Presentation Centre. This urban town community, designed for the entertainers and party hosts of the world, has been garnering some major interest from the young and young at heart. Merging the feel of a night out in Toronto with the surrounding greenspace of Boyd Conservation Park has been an exciting journey. This amazing collection of contemporary homes is starting in the $600,000s with the Grand Opening slated for this fall.

As fall approaches, so too does the highly anticipated unveiling of Kingsmen’s other communities: Stride in Port Credit, and Bayview just north of the Bridle Path. Kingsmen promises they are coming soon and worth the wait.

At the end of the day, Kingsmen promises to take care of you, to build a relationship with you and nurture it through regular communication, construction walkthroughs and a beautiful decor centre experience. It will do everything it can to make you feel a part of our family.

KINGSMEN GROUP

Go online to register for updates and preview invitations.

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EDITOR'S CHOICE: Kingsmen Group

EDITOR’S CHOICE: Kingsmen Group

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EDITOR’S CHOICE: Kingsmen Group

A name that represents passion, craftsmanship and confidence

The name may sound new, but Kingsmen’s lineage of excellence started over 30 years ago. Its goal is to deliver premium quality and value across every community it builds. Kingsmen understand that everyone lives a different lifestyle, each person has different needs and that even these things can change over time. Everyday Kingsmen does its very best to build a home that you’ll be proud of. A place that complements your lifestyle, no matter the lifestyle.

Kingsmen is thrilled to be able to introduce some of its amazing new communities, coming to a neighbourhood near you.

Havelock Corners in Woodstock is being built with families in mind. The latest release of Townhomes is currently 70 per cent sold but Kingsmen is excited to be releasing three- and four-bedroom detached homes very soon.

Stride on Lakeshore Road in Port Credit is the perfect place for working professionals looking to own a cool condo or town, while still being just 20 minutes from downtown Toronto.

Bayview is one of Kingsmen’s most exclusive builds to date. It was the mindset of Coco Chanel that inspired the design, and it is arguably the most brilliant collection of residences on Bayview Avenue, located just north of the Bridle Path.

Kingsmen is really excited about everything it’s doing right now, and 9560 on Islington Avenue might just be at the top of that list. When Kingsmen first approached this project, it wanted to craft a community that appealed to people who loved meeting and entertaining — an enclave that was familiar to a night out in Toronto, while being complemented by surrounding green space, like Boyd Conservation Park. It’s going to be an amazing collection of contemporary urban towns with a modern feel, surrounded by places to shop, eat and workout. All of this starting in the $500,000s. The arrival of 9560 is right around the corner, and Kingsmen always get excited when a concept becomes reality.

At the end of the day, Kingsmen promises to take care of you. The company promises to build a relationship with you and nurture it through regular communication, construction walk-throughs and a beautiful Decor Centre experience. Kingsmen will do everything it can to make you feel a part of its family.

KINGSMEN GROUP

Please go online to register for upcoming communities.

TheKingsmen.ca


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Local Focus: Vaughan

Local Focus: Vaughan

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Local Focus: Vaughan

by Gale Beeby

No longer just the city above Toronto, it’s now known as ‘The Place To Be’

HOUSING OPTIONS

In Vaughan, over 80 per cent of the housing is single-family, detached dwellings, and about 94 per cent of residents own their own home. However, with the province’s Places to Grown policy, Vaughan is seeing a boom of condominium towers along the vibrant Highway 7. Maple, Concord, Kleinburg and Woodbridge are also seeing housing booms, with lots of master-planed communities on offer. Click here for a full list of developments for sale.

LEISURE PURSUITS

The largest theme park in Canada – Canada’s Wonderland – is in Maple and measures 330 acres and boasts 16 roller coasters. It also has a 20-acre water park and its fall season includes Halloween Hunt. Historically, the areas of Woodbridge, Concord, Nashville and Maple have been agricultural and a number of farmers’ markets are open during the summer.

The City of Vaughan is also home to some of the best public and private golf courses in the GTA, including The National, The Board of Trade, Bayview, Thornhill, Cardinal, Eagles Nest, Maple Downs and Copper Creek.

PARKS & REC

People are drawn to Vaughan because of its high quality of life, abundant green spaces and exciting attractions.

In Woodbine, the Kortright Centre for Conservation is a natural oasis and environmental educational centre on 800 acres of pristine woodland. Located at the headwaters of the Don and Humber Rivers, the 990-acre Boyd Conservation Area offers a number of outdoor activities, including a trail system, lots of picnic areas and bocce courts.

Bindertwine Park in Kleinburg features a trail systems that links it to the grounds of McMichael Canadian Art Collection and the Kortright Centre.

RETAIL THERAPY

Vaughan Mills, located at Highway 400 and Rutherford Road, is one of the GTA’s popular shopping attractions, with over 200 outlets shops and services. It also includes entertainment attractions like Hollywood’s Lucky Strike Lanes, Pro Hockey Life, Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World and LEGOLAND Discovery Centre. At Highway 7 and Jane Street is another large shopping district, the Colossus Centre, which also features a slew of outlet and big box stores, plus a 19-screen Cineplex.

EASY ACCESS

Vaughan mass transit is served by the York Regional Transit/Viva system, which links the entire region with Toronto and the Region of Peel. Currently, YRT is building a bus rapidway along Highway 7, between the Richmond Hill Centre (where the subway extension will end) to Warden Ave. The City of Vaughan is surrounded several major highways, including Highways 400, 401, 404, 407 and 427, making it an easy place to commute anywhere in the GTA.

BY THE NUMBERS

Population: 306,300

Walk Scores: 49

From Vaughan: Elizabeth Arden

Vaughan.ca



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