As construction pushes forward for the new Toronto York Spadina Subway Extension (TYSSE), a handful of new office and condominium buildings are contributing to a new mixed-use district forming around the future northwest terminus of Line 1 at Vaughan Centre Station. We covered the terminus and the rest of the TYSSE in a construction update posted two days ago, and today we return with an update on the growth of the surrounding community it will serve upon opening.

Vaughan Centre Station, image by UrbanToronto Forum contributor salsa

Immediately north of the subway station construction site, the new KPMG Vaughan office tower at Millway Rd. at Apple Mill Rd. topped off earlier this year at a height of 14 storeys, and cladding is now in the process of sealing off the Diamond Schmitt Architects-designed building. Developed by Calloway REIT and SmartCentres, the completed commercial development will be home to approximately 1,200 employees, who will have easy access to the site thanks to the new subway connection and York Region Transit's new VIVA Rapidway.

Cladding installation on the KPMG office tower, image by UrbanToronto Forum contributor salsa

A short distance to the east of the station, construction of the second phase of Cortel Group's Expo City is now topped off at 37 storeys at the intersection of Maplecrete and Highway 7. Along with its first-phase sibling, the AJ Tregebov Architect and YYZed Project Management-designed project is adding 688 new residential units and hundreds of new residents to the area which otherwise has been heavily industrial.

Construction of Expo City 2, image by UrbanToronto Forum contributor salsa

Some blocks west of the station and just across Highway 400, construction of Liberty Development's Centro Square is now approaching grade at Weston Road and Highway 7. Designed by Kirkor Architects Planners, the mixed-use development will add two high-rise towers and one mid-rise building to the area, bringing with them new residential and commercial spaces.

Construction of Centre Square, image by UrbanToronto Forum contributor salsa

There are many other projects in various stages of development at a greater distance from the new subway station, and which will be on VIVA and YRT bus routes that will serve the station. There is also significant space within walking distance of the new subway station—much of it currently parking lots and big box stores—which the suburban City of Vaughan has put zoning in place for redevelopment that would turn the area into an urban and recognizable downtown. We should see more developments announced in the coming months.

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Related Companies:  AJ Tregebov Architect, American Standard (part of Lixil Canada Inc.), Arup Canada, CFMS Consulting Inc., Cortel Group, Diamond Schmitt Architects, entro, Grimshaw Architects, Hefele Makowka Design Associates, IBI Group, Kim Graham & Associates, Kirkor Architects Planners, Land Art Design, Liberty Development, LiveRoof Ontario Inc, Metrolinx, Montana Steele, Paul Raff Studio, RJC Engineers, SmartCentres, SmartREIT, Toronto Transit Commission, Trillium Architectural Products, YYZed Project Management