Smart Move: A Luxurious Lifestyle Awaits At Vaughan’s Master-Planned City Centre


As Vaughan’s highly-anticipated downtown hub steps into its next phase, those seeking a brand-new luxury suite that’s as welcoming as it is well-connected will be smart to make a move.

Serving as the newest juncture of SmartVMC — SmartCentres’ flagship 100+ acre master-planned community, rising in the heart of Vaughan — SmartLiving is poised to introduce a host of new suites to the neighbourhood via Park Place condos.

Standing at Highway 7 and Commerce Street, this pair of mixed-use towers will bring 1,100 residential units to the area, alongside more than 10,000 sq. ft. of retail space at grade.

With the project’s launch just around the corner, the time for getting acquainted with all the lavish livability, comfort, and connection this development has to offer is right now.

With SmartCentres Real Estate Investment Trust at the helm of Park Place condos, future residents can trust their homes are in (read: being crafted by) good hands. As part of SmartCentres’ major project of the moment – a $15.2B intensification program wherein rental apartments, condos, seniors’ residences, and hotels are being developed under SmartCentres’ residential sub brand, SmartLiving – all eyes are on Park Place.

Park Place (rendering)Park Place (rendering)

The fast-approaching condominium launch will introduce two buildings — one soaring 48 storeys, and the other 56 — directly adjacent to SmartVMC’s nine-acre central park. Designed by Hariri Pontarini Architects, the towers will feature a suave curving design, rising over a three-storey podium that connects their bases. With thanks to their ultra-connected location, the builds will offer ease of access to transit, amenities, retail, and an expansive public realm.

Indeed, the ground level of the buildings will serve as a communal hub; its generous retail plaza and public space considered. With thoughtful architecture that seamlessly integrates the development with the surroundings planned for the area, this shopping and gathering space celebrates form as much as it honours function.

With suites ranging in size from 470 through to over 1,100 sq. ft., luxurious layouts from one- up to three-beds will be available at Park Place. Furthermore, the buildings will be smart, with special features including touch-free entry, smart thermostats, app integration, and Wi-Fi available throughout common areas.

Amenities on site will include a lounge and games room, a fitness area complete with a dedicated yoga and wellness hub, a cycle lab, and a large outdoor terrace that comes complete with plenty of greenery, ample space for seating, and an outdoor cooking area.

Complementing all the elegance and ease to be found throughout Park Place, the community surrounding the condominium is overflowing with just as many comforts. Already, SmartVMC has emerged as a location not just of the moment, but as a location for life. The master-planned project boasts swoon-worthy green space, residential and office builds, and cultural offerings ranging from art exhibits to music to festivals.

What’s more, additional SmartLiving residential projects and a brand-new, soon-to-open YMCA are all neighbours to the rising Park Place towers.

And, for those who love downtown Toronto’s buzz, and crave visits to the core for a Raptors game or a Kensington Market crawl, access couldn’t be easier: with Vaughan Metropolitan Centre TTC station — not to mention the SmartVMC regional bus terminal and Commerce Street VIVA station — sitting at the community’s centre, it’s a breeze to get into the city’s core.

Whether you travel via transit for work or for play, or your sunlight hours are spent stomping the pavement of this burgeoning community, Park Place is perfectly positioned to welcome you home at the end of the day. If you ask us, to plant yourself here sounds like a pretty smart move.

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The March Towards Vaughan Metropolitan Centre Has Begun, The Highly Anticipated Park Place Condominiums are About to Hit the Market!

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The development of the SmartVMC located in the heart of Vaughan is well underway and demand shows no signs of slowing.

To keep up with the demand in this burgeoning community; SmartLiving, SmartCentres REIT’s wholly owned in-house residential development brand, is launching Park Place Condominiums, the next phase of mixed-use living at SmartVMC this Spring 2022.

Coming to the corner of Highway 7 and Commerce Street, immediately adjacent to SmartVMC’s future 9-acre central park, are two elegant, luxury-inspired towers of 48 and 56 storeys comprising of 1100 suites.

Park Place will bring refined luxury to the SmartCentres flagship 100+ acre master-planned new City Centre, with world-class architecture punctuating Vaughan’s emerging skyline. No other location in the Vaughan Metropolitan Centre incorporates connectivity, urban conveniences, and architectural beauty quite like Park Place Condominiums

Featuring a modern curved design, with two towers elegantly rising from a three-storey podium; Park Place will stand as a beacon of elevated living for the city. From its sculpted, curvy exterior to its exquisitely crafted interiors, Park Place offers elevated modern design and quiet luxury. A high level of quality in materials and craftsmanship married with artistic flair, creates the ultimate living experience.

Park Place attracts and draws people into its large, open promenade that encourages walking to the retail outlets at ground level and other areas of the SmartVMC along landscaped paths.

Acclaimed architects Hariri Pontarini have designed the two towers and their podium base to be eye-catching and different from the norm for condos, sculpting each tower by using distinctive “fins” that create a stepped silhouette.

The two elegant towers of Park Place will be steps from the future 9-acre central park designed by the internationally renowned landscape architects at Claude Cormier + Associés, featuring a sunken lawn, children’s play area and dog park.

Park Place Condominiums will include one, two and three-bedroom suites, ranging from approximately 470 to 1,100 square feet and will feature smart capabilities including touch-free entry and smart thermostats, accessible through dedicated app integration. Suites are designed for the busy lifestyle and growing family needs featuring multiple-use spaces, efficient layouts, plenty of natural light, and functional balconies.

Park Place Condominiums, Vaughan’s New Luxury Condominiums

  • Designed by award-winning architectural firm Hariri Pontarini
  • Two Towers: 48 and 56 storeys, housing 1,100 suites
  • Overlooking SmartVMC’s 9-acre central park
  • Integrated building amenities including retail, co-working space, fitness, yoga and wellness facilities located directly in the building.
  • Steps from the Vaughan Metropolitan Centre (TTC) Subway

SmartLiving gives Canadians access to city living without compromise. They do not simply build homes; SmartLiving apartments, condos, towns, and seniors’ residences are designed around public squares and parks, within pedestrian-focused, transit-connected master-planned communities. Backed by over 30 years of experience, SmartLiving leverages an in-house team of land development experts to drive all residential initiatives across SmartCentres’ communities coast-to-coast.

Park Place Condominiums is launching this Spring 2022. Do not miss this opportunity to live in the vibrant Vaughan Metropolitan Centre. Visit and learn more about Park Place Condominiums!

Thousands More People To Call Vaughan’s Emerging Downtown Home In Future

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A total of 2,628 units are under construction, which could accommodate approximately 5,203 more residents

During peak hours, school buses and cars at the intersection of Apple Mill Road and Millway Avenue — the heart of Vaughan’s emerging downtown core — patiently wait their turns. Pedestrians, too, walk in and out of the subway station nearby, creating some buzz.

“From 4 to 6 p.m., this is like the most heavy traffic,” said Anupam Dwijendra, a father of one child, who moved in with his family to the Vaughan Metropolitan Centre nine months ago after bidding his previous home, at a more populous and busier Toronto area, goodbye.

Dwijendra is one of the relatively new occupants of the completed eight condos, which currently total 3,900 units and house about 7,722 residents.

“But usually when you come here (during non-peak hours), it’s mostly deserted,” Dwijendra added. “I think that’s because it’s still developing, and people are still coming in.”

The completed condos — all occupied — are Transit City’s three towers, Expo City’s two towers, North Condos’ two towers, and a condo called The Met.

However, more units are still under construction.

The developer Menkes & QuadReal is building Block 2 — also called Mobilio, which has 751 apartment units and 397 townhouses — and Block 3 — called Festival that comes with 2,470 apartment units.

SmartCentres is developing Transit City — towers 4 and 5 — and a purpose-built rental building, bringing its total to 1,480 units. And, Cortel is developing CG Tower, which has 551 units.

“Realization of developments that are occupied, under construction and approved currently represent more than 29,100 residents in more than 14,700 units moving into the VMC,” the City of Vaughan said.

“This represents 123 per cent of the residential units and 116 per cent of the population target established for the 2031 planning horizon,” it added.

The city also gave these figures:

• 3,900 units or approximately 7,722 residents in developments that are completed and occupied

• 2,628 units or approximately 5,203 future residents in developments that are under construction

• 8,176 units or approximately 16,188 potential future residents in developments that are approved by council

The city added there are 13,662 units or about 27,051 in potential future residents in formally-submitted development applications are in progress. Also, pre-application development proposals show 6,218 units or approximately 12,312 potential future residents.

As the new downtown inches closer to completion, it’s also adding the first Buca-branded restaurant and bar outside Toronto — at the Transit condo tower.

The addition is another higher-end brand, joining Balzac’s coffee shop, already serving people there.

Dwijendra, who described Balzac’s as special, said he would like to see more common brands like Tim Hortons.

“Tim Hortons feels more like home, so they can have more of these familiar kind of stores,” he said.

Others also have pitched in with their input.

“It just needs to get more stores to add life here,” said Adam Williams, an Egyptian student, who is visiting his sister at the VMC.

Anastasia Gale, who lives in an area near the new downtown, suggested the square in vicinity of the VMC subway station could showcase artwork of various artists.

“The square over there would be perfect for public art,” Gale said, adding it would be “lovely” to showcase the work of multicultural artists given that the area is diverse.

Last September, food trucks, an art exhibition and drive-in movie theatres gave people a taste of culture.

“It definitely left an impression on me. I took a video I shared with my friends and everything,” said Dwijendra. “If more of that could happen, that would be amazing.”

So far, the Vaughan International Music Festival is planned to take place from June 10 to 12 after its soft launch last year.