The City of Vaughan is one of the fast growing cities in Canada. With a population of more than 320,000 people,Vaughan includes the communities of Concord, Kleinburg, Maple, Thornhill and Woodbridge. Officially incorporated as a city in 1991, Vaughan was the first city in York Region. The City of Vaughan is a multicultural community where 99 different languages are spoken. According to the 2011 Census, 45 per cent of the population is comprised of immigrants, and visible minorities account for 27 per cent. Icona project will be near one of the largest city in Canada.
Vaughan is the largest city in Canada without a hospital within its city boundaries. The nearest full-service hospital facilities are Humber River Regional Hospital, to the south in Toronto, Brampton Civic Hospital, to the west in Brampton, and Mackenzie Richmond Hill Hospital to the east in Richmond Hill.
Just around the corner from Icona Condos is Mackenzie Vaughan Hospital is under construction along Major Mackenzie Drive (between Highway 400 and Jane Street) which would serve Vaughan. The provincial government of Ontario approved construction of the hospital in July 2011, land preparation for construction began in the summer of 2014. The expected date of completion is 2019 and will be part of a regional hospital system with an incorporated administration and medical staff managed by Mackenzie Richmond Hill Hospital.
Another project that The Gupta Group is also developing and also in the planning stages is 3450 Dufferin St. A major landscape change has been proposed for 3450 Dufferin Street, Toronto. Located opposite Dufferin Street from Yorkdale Shopping Centre, just south of Highway 401. Currently in its place is a 1970 12-storey Holiday Inn hotel with 372 rooms, 460 spaces of surface parking. A plan by developer Gupta Group aims to redevelop the site with a new project containing three towers, residential, hotel, commercial, and restaurant uses.
WHAT IS THE VMC ?
The Vaughan Metropolitan Centre is the City’s new downtown. The vision of a new downtown – a vibrant, modern urban centre for residents and businesses that bring together all amenities such as multi-use office towers, residences, open green space, shopping areas and restaurants, to walking and cycling paths. All coming together with some of the most technologically advanced sustainable buildings in the world.
This is the perfect spot for people who will choose Icona their home. The Vaughan Metropolitan Centre is the ideal location for companies that want to bring innovation, creativity and the future economy together. With an 8.6 km subway extension line (six new subway stations) including a new regional transportation hub, businesses will have direct connections to Toronto through York University, and the Greater Toronto Area.
Fast Facts Around Icona Condos Neighbourhood
With approximately 179 hectares (442 acres) of development opportunities, it includes:
1.5 million sq.ft. of office space, at minimum
750,000 sq.ft. of retail space
12,000 residential units to be home to 25,000 people
Density targets of 200 people and jobs per hectare by 2031
Employment targets of 11,500 jobs of which 5,000 will be new office jobs
ICONA CONDOS HIGHLIGHTS:
- Elegant interiors
- Fabulous flooring
- Gourmet kitchens
- Sumptuous bathrooms
- Safety & security systems
- Energy saving comfort system & metering
- Energy efficient doors & windows
- Ensuite laundry
ICONA CONDOMINIUMS IN VAUGHAN IS CLOSE TO:
- Vaughan Metropolitan Centre
- Shops, restaurants and schools
- SmartCentres Bus Terminal – 3 vivastations
- Public transportation
- New VMC Subway Station – Connecting to teh TTC Line 1 Yonge-University subway line
- 7 Minutes from York University to the VMC – 50,000+ Student Population and Young Professionals
- KPMG Office – Occupancy Spring 2016
- YMCA and Office Tower
- Cinplex Cinemas Vaughan – Colossus
- Interchange Way – Dave & Buster’s & Entertainment
- Walkable EVERYWHERE