An application submitted to the City of Vaughan proposes a three-tower redevelopment of 3300 Highway 7 in the Vaughan Metropolitan Centre area, the suburban Toronto city's downtown now forming around the 2017-opened subway station of the same name. The proposal from Ripple Developments and designed by Quadrangle calls for two residential towers and an office building all rising from a shared podium, on the current site of a mid-rise office building its associated surface parking lot.

Site of the proposed development at Highway 7 and Interchange Way, image via submission to City of Vaughan

The buildings are proposed at heights of 58 storeys / 183.3 metres, 55 storeys / 177.3 metres, and 15 storeys / 78.1 metres. The tallest of these falls just shy of the height of Vaughan's future tallest building, the CG Tower, while two of the three towers would far exceed the city's current tallest buildings, the topped out 124-metre Nord East and Nord West towers at Expo City, as well as the under-construction Transit City towers with heights of 176 metres.

3300 Highway 7, image via submission to City of Vaughan

The entire development is proposed with a gross floor area (GFA) of 137,353 m². The majority of this space is proposed as residential within the two tall towers, while 29,683 m² office space is proposed within the 15-storey tower and 1,332 m² retail space is proposed within the podium connecting the three buildings.

Office tower at 3300 Highway 7, image via submission to City of Vaughan

The residential component consists of a total 1,191 units across the two towers, planned in a mix of 725 one-bedrooms, 461 two-bedrooms, and 5 three-bedrooms.

3300 Highway 7, image via submission to City of Vaughan

While the subway is less than a kilometre away, a sizeable garage is proposed with a six levels of parking both above and below grade with 1,017 spaces on levels P1, P2, 1, 3, 4, and 5, with the above-ground spaces to be hidden from view behind a mix of retail and residential units. A total of 791 bicycle parking spaces are also proposed, with 156 short-term spaces and 635 long-term spaces. 

Office tower at 3300 Highway 7, image via submission to City of Vaughan

Additional information and images can be found in our Database file for the project, linked below. Want to get involved in the discussion? Check out the associated Forum thread, or leave a comment below.

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