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    SmartCentres

    SmartCentres and Mitchell Goldhar Announce Transit City Condos Towers 4 & 5 and Adjoining Apartment Building

    SmartCentres Real Estate Investment Trust (“SmartCentres”) (TSX: SRU.UN) and the Penguin Group of Companies (“Penguin”) owned by Mitchell Goldhar announced today that they have entered into another joint venture with CentreCourt, to develop two additional Transit City Condo towers in SmartCentres Place at the Vaughan Metropolitan Centre (“VMC”).

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  • vaughan.ca

    Mayor Bevilacqua announces first university in Vaughan

    Niagara University expands to Vaughan Metropolitan Centre

    This marks a historic day for the citizens of our community as classes begin at Niagara University’s modern new site located in the Vaughan Metropolitan Centre (VMC). Mayor Maurizio Bevilacqua formally welcomed students, professors and members of the administration on the first day of studies at the university’s new location, adding that he has “proudly delivered on a transformational city-building commitment to bring the first-ever university to the city of Vaughan.

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    UrbanToronto.ca

    Multiple Projects Progressing at Vaughan Metropolitan Centre

    Cranes dot the landscape of the emerging Vaughan Metropolitan Centre, a nascent business district forming around the new TTC subway station which opened as the University line’s new northern terminus in December 2017. Several projects are underway in the blocks surrounding the station, set to add thousands of new homes as well as office space and additional transit improvements in the coming years.

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  • Canadian Architect

    Paul Raff Studio wins CODAworx Award for TTC’s Vaughan Station

    A prominent Canadian project is among this year’s CODAworx Award winners. Toronto-based Paul Raff Studio has won a 2018 award for the striking Atmospheric Lens installation at the Toronto Transit Commission’s (TTC) Vaughan Metropolitan Centre subway station, which opened in the closing days of 2017. The internationally acclaimed CODAworx Awards celebrate the projects that most successfully integrate commissioned art into interior, architectural, or public spaces.

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  • Urban Toronto

    Four Towers Proposed at Vaughan Metropolitan Centre Site

    The new TTC subway terminus at Vaughan Metropolitan Centre (VMC) is fostering a wave of development proposals in the nascent Downtown for the suburban city to the northwest of Toronto. Among the latest to land at Vaughan’s planning department is for Block 3, a site south of Highway 7, with Commerce Street limiting it on the west and south, and Interchange Way on the east.

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  • vaughan.ca

    Statement: Mayor Bevilacqua celebrates ‘Project of the Year’ award for Vaughan Metropolitan Centre Mobility Hub

    The following is a statement delivered by Vaughan Mayor Maurizio Bevilacqua to celebrate the City of Vaughan winning the Ontario Traffic Council’s Project of the Year Award for the Vaughan Metropolitan Centre (VMC) Mobility Hub.

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  • torontosun.com

    Places to Live: Vaughan

    It’s been 37 years since Canada’s Wonderland opened its gates in Vaughan and Wonder Mountain became a local landmark. And just as the country’s first major theme park rose from a blank canvas, so too is the city’s new downtown.

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  • THESTAR.COM

    Vaughan city centre gets a downtown vibe

    Gioia Di Giovanni loves downtown Toronto. She just doesn’t want to live there.

    Di Giovanni, 36, works in healthcare in the 905 and owns a condominium in Richmond Hill, close to where she was born and raised. She wants to move up to a larger condo south of her current address and has found the perfect solution at Transit City — the first residential tower that will be built at Smart Centres Place in Vaughan, a 100-acre master-planned development.

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  • Building.ca

    SmartREIT releases details for development of Transit City in Vaughan

    Joint venture partners Smart Real Estate Investment Trust (SmartREIT), Mitchell Goldhar and CentreCourt Developments have released details of a planning application for the development of Transit City, the first residential condominium tower in the SmartCentres Place, the largest urban development in the province.

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  • thestar.com

    Ambitious development aims to give Vaughan downtown credibility

    A 55-storey, residential tower that will be the tallest landmark on Vaughan’s emerging skyline, is being touted for bringing a distinctly urban vibe to that city’s ambitious downtown plans. CentreCourt Developments’ Transit City condos will be the first residential building in SmartREIT’s 100-acre Vaughan Metropolitan Centre development called SmartCentres Place.

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  • Market Wired

    SmartREIT Announces PWC As Lead Tenant In Its New Class-A Office Tower At Vaughan Metropolitan Centre

    Smart Real Estate Investment Trust (TSX:SRU.UN) and Mitchell Goldhar today announced plans for a new Class-A office tower in the Vaughan Metropolitan Centre (“VMC”) with professional services firm PwC Canada as the lead tenant. VMC is the new downtown of Vaughan at Highway 400 and Highway 7, a planning area envisioning 40 million square feet of density around new mass transit, including a subway station connected directly to downtown Toronto.

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  • marketwired.com

    SmartREIT and Mitchell Goldhar Announce First Residential Project – 700 units at SmartCentres Place in the Vaughan Metropolitan Centre

    Smart Real Estate Investment Trust (TSX:SRU.UN) and Mitchell Goldhar today announced that they will soon be commencing marketing and development of the first high-rise residential project of approximately 700 units at SmartCentres Place in Vaughan. The residential project will capitalize on its excellent location, being close to the VMC subway station that is expected to be open and operational in December, 2017 and which will connect to downtown Toronto.

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  • urbantoronto.ca

    VMC: Explosive Growth Shaping Vaughan’s New Downtown

    North of Toronto’s city limits, Vaughan’s new urban centre is rising at a SimCity pace. Spurred on by the planned 2017 opening of the Toronto Yonge-Spading Subway Extension (TYSSE), the 442-acre Vaughan Metropolitan Centre (VMC) presents an aggressive turn towards transit-oriented density for the sprawling municipality.

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  • marketwired.com

    SmartREIT and Mitchell Goldhar announce Miller Thomson LLP as a New Tenant in its Class-A office tower at Vaughan Metropolitan Centre

    Smart Real Estate Investment Trust (TSX:SRU.UN) and Mitchell Goldhar announced today that they have signed a 10 year (plus two 5 year extensions) lease transaction with law firm Miller Thomson in the KPMG Tower at SmartCentres Place in Vaughan. The recently opened 360,000 square foot KPMG Tower is connected to the VMC subway station which is connected to downtown Toronto. The subway is scheduled to be operational in December, 2017.

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  • urbantoronto.ca

    Bus Terminal at Vaughan Metropolitan Centre Gets Underway

    “Gosh, it’s cold out, isn’t it?” exclaimed York Region Chair Wayne Emmerson as he struggled to turn the pages of his speaking notes with frozen fingers and a steady gust of winter wind blowing his way. And cold it was—and muddy, too—as Emmerson and other federal, provincial and municipal dignitaries officially dug the first shovelfuls of earth to mark the launch of construction for a new York Region Transit bus terminal in Vaughan.

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  • business.financialpost.com

    York Region boom town for tech firms

    Don’t call it a suburb: York Region, which has enjoyed the fastest population growth out of Canada’s 10 largest municipal jurisdictions, now boasts a population of nearly 1.1 million, and attracts up to 20,000 new residents every year. The region is a desirable place to work, too, with more than 50,000 businesses spread out over its nine cities and towns.

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  • yorklink.ca

    Global Companies Discover the Benefits of York Region

    York Region isn’t just one of Canada’s fastest growing large urban municipalities, with close to 1.2 million residents and nearly 25,000 people choosing to move here each year it’s also Ontario’s second largest business centre bolstered by more than 50,000 companies. In fact, some of the country’s top talent is leading the charge in key economic clusters like financial, business, and insurance services, and information and communications technology (ICT).

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  • yorkregion.com

    Vaughan’s modern bus rapid transit station on Hwy. 7 to open in early 2018

    Vaughan’s eye-catching new bus rapid transit station, to serve future Spadina subway line riders and those living in the city’s emerging downtown core, is taking shape. Steel support beams that will hold up a 9.1-metre high and 50-metre long arched canopy that will cover the entire Viva Next rapidway station arrived at the site, on Hwy. 7 at Millway Avenue, Thursday.

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  • urbantoronto.ca

    Library/YMCA to Form Centrepiece of Vaughan’s New Downtown

    Clustered around the future TTC subway terminus at Highway 7 and Jane Street, the suburban community once known as the “City above Toronto” is now experiencing a more urban growth pattern. While sprawling subdivisions of single-family homes propelled much of the City’s explosive growth in recent decades, Vaughan is aiming to develop a more urban character, as high-rise developments spring up around the upcoming station at Vaughan Metropolitan Centre.

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