In UrbanToronto's relentless push to capture every rebar-reinforced concrete column formed in the GTA, some inevitably are overlooked… well, for a while at least. We have uncovered some real beauties for you today, ones which come assembled as the new Vaughan City Hall, and which you are invited to see for yourself this Sunday.
It was back in 2003 when the City of Vaughan first decided that a new City Hall was needed for the growing community. In February of 2004 KPMB Architects were awarded the task of designing the building as a result of an international design competition. Maystar General Contractors of Vaughan won a bid in 2006 to build the new centre, and shovels were in the ground in 2007. Employees began moving in this past February, and this Sunday at 2 PM the building will be officially opened, tied in with a 20th anniversary party for Vaughan itself.
UrbanToronto toured the building extensively this past week with Goran Milosevic, Principal-in-charge of the project for KPMB Architects, and we will have a full story in the coming weeks. Right now though, we have some beautiful images of the building for you by Tom Arban, courtesy of KPMB, as way to encourage you to make your way to 2141 Major Mackenzie Drive just east of Keele Street this Sunday to tour the building yourself.
Show up at 2 PM for the formal opening, and you will be able to tour the building after the ribbon is cut. UrbanToronto will be back to tell you much more about Vaughan City Hall – it's beauty is more than skin-deep! Oh yeah – those rebar-reinforced columns I mentioned?