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VMC Secondary Plan Update
The Vaughan Metropolitan Centre (VMC) is Vaughan’s emerging downtown. Shaped by a Secondary Plan that was adopted by Council in 2010, the area has transformed more quickly than expected. Residential and office development, as well as significant expansion of public transit, are contributing to the further urbanization of the City. The City of Vaughan is updating the VMC Secondary Plan (PDF), and potentially expanding its boundaries, so future growth is in sync with policy updates and future improvements needed to support visiting, living, working and playing in the area. Property owners and the City of Vaughan will use the Secondary Plan to guide decisions about land uses, buildings and community amenities.

In conjunction with the Secondary Plan process, a long-range Transportation Master Plan (TMP) Update and implementation blueprint for infrastructure improvements, policy development and programming for VMC will be developed to help support future growth and fulfill strategic multi-modal trends. In addition, two Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (EA) studies will be completed for the extension of Interchange Way and Millway Avenue within the VMC study area. The Class EAs will be completed at the same time as the TMP Update to facilitate next steps for corridor improvement and design.

We want to hear from you!
Public and stakeholder consultation is an integral part of both the Secondary Plan Update as well as the Transportation Master Plan Update and EA projects. A survey is being initiated by the VMC Program, a collection of capital works, development projects and strategic initiatives intended to shape the VMC into an urban, transit-oriented, green and people-focused downtown. Participate in this six-minute online survey and share your VMC experience and ideas for its future. Your responses are completely anonymous. Results will be interpreted and reported as a group. The survey will be available until Friday, Jan. 22, 2021. If you have any questions, please contact Jessica Kwan, Senior Planner, VMC, at jessica.kwan@vaughan.ca.

For more information about the VMC Secondary Plan Update, please visit vaughan.ca/VMCplan.

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