Project Update: Vaughan Metropolitan Centre

The Vaughan Metropolitan Centre is a bold vision for Vaughan’s new downtown.

Tyson Wright, VP of the Industrial, Commercial and Institutional Business Unit

We are excited to announce that Cole Engineering, in partnership with Diamond and Schmitt Architects has been awarded the design phase of the new York Regional Transit Bus Terminal, to be built at the corner of Millway and Portage in the Vaughan Metropolitan Centre (VMC).

The VMC, says Tyson Wright, VP of the Industrial, Commercial and Institutional Business Unit at COLE, is a bold vision for Vaughan’s new downtown. The concept for this 442 acre core is of a vibrant, modern urban centre including multi-use office towers, residences, open green space and urban squares, pedestrian shopping areas and restaurants. At the heart of the VMC is the TTC subway link and new regional transportation hub, connecting Vaughan to Toronto through York University, and to the rest of the Greater Toronto Area.

With 100+ acre landholdings, SmartCentres first engaged COLE to assist with this project in 2011. We are proud to be providing SmartCentres with a multitude of services, including: subway sanitary diversion works to accommodate the new KPMG building and future sanitary flows; plan of subdivision for reconstruction of Applemill Rd. and New Park Place; preparation and review of development agreement and schedules; preparation of construction phasing plans to accommodate the existing WalMart during adjacent construction activities; review of existing Jane St. pond and preparation of improvement plans to accommodate dewatering activities during construction; functional servicing and stormwater management high level review and detailed analysis to determine overall strategy as related to ultimate build-out scenarios and integration with the proposed highway interchange alignment.