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Vaughan Centre PwC Tower/YMCA/Library 
Apple Mill, Vaughan
Developer: SmartREIT, SmartCentres

Vaughan Centre PwC Tower/YMCA/Library | 50m | 9s | SmartREIT | Diamond Schmitt

Discussion in 'Buildings' started by innsertnamehere, Feb 26, 2016.

  1. innsertnamehere

    innsertnamehere Superstar

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    New office building and YMCA / Library in the Vaughan Metropolitan Centre. Will be on part of the current Walmart parking lot, beside the new bus terminal.

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    innsertnamehere Superstar

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    The walmart parking lot is always half empty anyway so removing a bit of parking shouldn't be an issue.
     
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  5. Edward Skira

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    Just what a growing urban centre needs... At least bury it.

    Screen Shot 2016-04-01 at Friday Apr 1, 2016 2.25.06 PM.
     
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    I don't really have an issue with the parking garage, if its purpose is to serve transit users.

    It can always be torn down later, similar to the Yorkdale TTC garage.
     
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    I think the garage is for office building parking, not transit. But even if was, the 407 station would be the place for it, not here.
     
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    Don't want to add to the metropolis vs aspiring metropolis battle however parking garages attached business do exist in downtown Toronto, (the garage on the esplanade behind/connected to the novotel, the equally derided harbourfront garage at harbour and simcoe, IIRC one in the entertainment district Richmond and Spadina?). So having a parking garage isn't necessarily an un-urban development. At the very least a multi-story garage is better than a single ground level parking 'moat'
     
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    I'm really wondering how the images of Vaughan Corporate Centre's future align with reality. I just can't help but wonder, is the Walmart, along with other buildings in the area moving or staying? What about all the buildings that already exist? It seems to me that the images of this future area are not 100% accurate.
    For example look at this image of buildings where Wal-Mart exists and Rona. Do we just assume that these buildings will magically vanish?
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    This seems to be the most accurate image with Walmart, Rona and other existing buildings still in tact:
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    [Sorry I don't wear else to post this, I'm new to this site]
     
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    They will eventually be removed, but Calloway REIT will presumably develop the rest of the current empty lands first.

    Big box retail structures aren't designed to last either - developers usually plan them with 30 year lifespans to make their money, any extra life after that is a "bonus". The Walmart et al were built in the early 2000's, which means the late 2020's or early 2030's for redevelopment.

    The building this thread is the subject of is already eating away at the Walmart parking lot - they will eventually be torn down.
     
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    Does this have a thread already?

    PWC TO ANCHOR NEW OFFICE TOWER AT VAUGHAN METROPOLITAN CENTRE
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    latest rendering of the project:

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    also looks like PwC is going to anchor this building. A bit of a financial / accounting hub setting up in VMC now with both PwC and KPMG.

    https://www.bisnow.com/toronto/news...ce-tower-at-vaughan-metropolitan-centre-63629

     
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    I wonder what will happen to NYCC (York mills) offices for KPMG, maybe they'll move out here
     
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    Yup, my understanding is our York Mills offices plus some satellite downtown ones are moving up there.
     
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