Significant City Sites

The proposed Significant CPhotograph of the entrance to Vaughan City Hall, with several planters filled with summer annuals lining either side of the walkway.ity Sites classification applies to sites of significant civic importance and village centres, such as Kleinburg, Maple, the Vaughan Metropolitan Centre, Vellore Village Hall, Woodbridge and Yonge Street. These are destination points for many visitors from both within and outside of Vaughan.



Plants included in this classification

Significant City Sites may have plant beds or planters and will typically contain:

  • native trees
  • 20 per cent perennials and grasses
  • 70 per cent annuals
  • 10 per cent shrubs


Maintenance for this classification

Significant City Sites will receive the highest level of maintenance, including:

  • weeding – at a minimum of 12 times per season.
  • pruning – on an annual basis.
  • mulching – on an annual basis.


How has this classification changed from the 2016 strategy?

The Premium Site classification within the 2016 strategy has been updated and renamed to Significant City Sites. Updates to this classification include:

  • weeding – increased from a minimum of six to a minimum of 12 times per season.
  • pruning – has not changed and will occur on an annual basis.
  • mulching – has not changed and will occur on an annual basis.



Example: Vaughan City Hall

Vaughan City Hall is a site of significant civic importance. It plays a critical role as Vaughan’s chief administrative building, where public meetings are held and municipal services are delivered to residents and businesses.

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