Amy Roots
Senior Manager
Vaughan Metropolitan Centre at City of Vaughan, Ontario

Paula Bustard
Executive Vice President, Development
SmartCentres, Toronto

Creating a true ‘downtown’ has been the vision for the City of Vaughan since the rapid growth of the 1980s and 1990s changed the city from a quiet collection of communities into a thriving urban centre.

The Vaughan Metropolitan Centre is the City's new downtown. The vision for this new downtown is that it will be a vibrant, modern urban centre for residents and businesses that encompasses all amenities of urban lifestyle: inspiring multi-use office towers, residences, subway access, open green space, urban squares, pedestrian shopping areas and restaurants, and walking and cycling paths.

For the latest information on the Vaughan Metropolitan Centre, visit the official website at