VMC Parks and Wayfinding Master Plan

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We’re working on the VMC Parks and Wayfinding Master Plan – and we want to hear from you! Join the conversation.

The Vaughan Metropolitan Centre (VMC) is the city’s emerging downtown core. By undertaking the VMC Parks and Wayfinding Master Plan, the City will guide the timely development of parks and open spaces in the VMC, in addition to creating a signage strategy to make the area easier to navigate. The plan presents a rare opportunity to think boldly about the city, the way people understand and move through it, and the role of parks and open space in modern urban life.

Collecting feedback from the community is vital to the success of this plan. Through collaboration with residents and stakeholders, the City is committed to developing a Parks and Wayfinding Master Plan that is innovative, accessible, sustainable and safe, and fosters connectivity, physical activity, health and wellness for all citizens.


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HOW CAN I GET INVOLVED?

Engagement on the draft VMC Parks and Wayfinding Master Plan is now closed.

From Tuesday, Nov. 16 to Thursday, Dec. 9, 2021, the City invited the community to watch a video presentation to learn about the draft plan and post their thoughts and feedback.

Thank you to those who participated! You may view the comments submitted – as well as ideas collected in the summer of 2021 – on the virtual comment wall and ideas board below.




We’re working on the VMC Parks and Wayfinding Master Plan – and we want to hear from you! Join the conversation.

The Vaughan Metropolitan Centre (VMC) is the city’s emerging downtown core. By undertaking the VMC Parks and Wayfinding Master Plan, the City will guide the timely development of parks and open spaces in the VMC, in addition to creating a signage strategy to make the area easier to navigate. The plan presents a rare opportunity to think boldly about the city, the way people understand and move through it, and the role of parks and open space in modern urban life.

Collecting feedback from the community is vital to the success of this plan. Through collaboration with residents and stakeholders, the City is committed to developing a Parks and Wayfinding Master Plan that is innovative, accessible, sustainable and safe, and fosters connectivity, physical activity, health and wellness for all citizens.


Decorative image with "Get Involved" written on it.

HOW CAN I GET INVOLVED?

Engagement on the draft VMC Parks and Wayfinding Master Plan is now closed.

From Tuesday, Nov. 16 to Thursday, Dec. 9, 2021, the City invited the community to watch a video presentation to learn about the draft plan and post their thoughts and feedback.

Thank you to those who participated! You may view the comments submitted – as well as ideas collected in the summer of 2021 – on the virtual comment wall and ideas board below.




Share your thoughts on the VMC Parks and Wayfinding Master Plan!

Map of the VMC outlining the locations of urban & neigbourhood parks, environmental open space, public squares, pops & mews and school yards.

Click to view a larger version of the VMC Parks and Wayfinding Master Plan map or watch the video above for more information.

What are your thoughts on the proposed VMC Parks and Wayfinding Master Plan? What do you like about it? Have we missed anything? Use the comment form below to tell us what you think!

CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.

Yes, plant lots of native trees and native plants for our pollinators. Love the idea of community gardens. Green connectivity and flow are very important, especially for our pollinators. Keep adding more green spaces. The more walkable the community is, the better. Let's build a 15-Minute walkable community. Better for the environment.
Also, unrelated, but please extend the Vaughan Subway to the Vaughan Hospital. We need to spend more on convenient public transit, especially rail transit.

Angela about 1 year ago

I love the fact that there are more green spaces and the "greenification" of Vaughan, as it helps cool down the city in addition to providing a place for people to congregate and enjoy. I would like to see where the sidewalks, bike lanes, and transit would be. I would love a virtual 3D walk-through to give a richer sense of what the vision is.

Lucy about 1 year ago

I really like the proposed plan. I currently live in the VMC and would love to see a park as soon as possible. I am riding my bike to work almost every day using Millway in direction north. It would be great if either Millway or Jane is getting a bike lane in this direction. I love the idea of the 4km loop around the VMC which can be used for running for example. I am currently feeling disconnected to Toronto in terms of bike lanes. It would be great if Jane gets a bike lane south of Highway 7 or any other path which connect to the black creek parkland.

My biggest wish would be a bike lane or any save path on or near Islington/Highway 7 to Islington/Steels to use the Humber river trail all the way to the lake front. I am not sure where I should bring that up so I also wanted to mentioned it here.

Thank you very much

Erik S about 1 year ago

Hello, I shared a proposal for the south portion of the VMC about 6 months ago and I am hoping to re-circulate the idea using this platform. I will be a resident of the VMC, as I purchased a pre-construction townhome in the Mobilio/M2 Towns development. I am looking forward to becoming a resident of the City of Vaughan.

An attractor of the development is the access to two subway stations - VMC and Highway 407. The residents of the Mobilio/M2 Towns development, especially those on the southern portion along Exchange Avenue, would be in closer proximity to the Highway 407 subway station. Commuting south from the 407 station makes more sense as one is already travelling south rather than first having to walk north to the VMC station and then back south via subway. However, access to the 407 station will be more difficult and time consuming. The issue is that there is no efficient and safe way to access Jane Street from the development because of the grade differential between Jane Street and Exchange Avenue.

To address this, could an accessible ramp and stairs structure be incorporated at the east end of the development along Exchange Avenue for safe access to Jane Street and therefore the 407 subway station? This would decrease travel time to get to the 407 station rather than walking north to Interchange Way, east to Jane and then south down Jane to the 407 station. It is already evident that many pedestrians are climbing the existing unsafe steep hill to access Jane Street from Exchange Avenue as there is an unofficial beaten path created. A safe access would be of great benefit to the southerly-most residents of this new community.

I can appreciate there may be complications with property ownership, grade differentials and other constraints, but I'm sure a solution could be found if the City and the developers work together to make this a viable enhancement.

Thanks

DanielP about 1 year ago
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