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Subway extension drives major development

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Improved transit is helping attract employers and top-talent to the Region. The addition of the Toronto-York Spadina subway extension into York Region is changing the way residents travel. Over the next three years York Region residents will rely more on the subway, with ridership expected to grow to 37,000 daily users.

With travel between Union Station and the most northern station, Vaughan Metropolitan Station (VMC) taking only 42 minutes, living and working in the Region has never been more accessible. Developers and businesses are taking notice. The high-density, mixed-use communities in York Region’s urban growth centers continue to evolve into a hub for economic and cultural activity.

When the subway extension was initially announced, we heard from world-class businesses and developers looking to establish a presence in York Region, that momentum is continuing. York Region’s city building vision coming to life as the skyline is redefined with 7,000 planned mixed-use high rise condo units and office towers. High-profile knowledge-based employers have already moved into the first 15-storey, 365,000 square feet Class A office tower at the VMC including: KPMG, MillerThomson, GFLEnvironmental, Harley Davison Canada and FM Global. A second nine storey mixed-use office building under construction will serve as the new regional office for accounting firm PwC.

York Region continues to attract the attention of world-class global organizations with the Vaughan Metropolitan Centre recognized as one of the potential locations for Amazon’s second headquarters–the Greater Toronto Area is the only Canadian location being considered.

2031 growth targets for Vaughan Metropolitan Centre (VMC) surrounding the TTC Station include:

  • 13,400 residential units for 27,300 residents and 11,500 total jobs
  • A total of 12,900 units for 26,300 residents based on current built, approved or proposed residential development applications
  • 8,680 jobs total, based on current built, approved or proposed applications

The Toronto-York Spadina subway extension is an exciting addition for residents and businesses, connecting our nine cities and towns to one another and to the Greater Toronto Area. The arrival of the subway is an essential component of York Region’s long-term strategy, Vision 2051 which prioritizes interconnected systems for mobility.

In addition to being close to 400-series highways, the subway extension is linked to additional transit systems. Highway 407 Station is connected to the biggest bus terminal in the GO transit system, and will connect with the future GO Highway 407 Transitway. A total of six new YRT/Viva bus stations have been built along the extension, three are located in York Region. For more information view the terminal maps.

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