The region of Maple is known as a high-growth unincorporated community and an integral part of Vaughan. It doesn’t come with any clearly defined boundaries, but is located next to the former picturesque village of Maple. The region’s main intersection is Keele Street and Major Mackenzie Drive. The Don River’s west branch sits to the northwest while the Black Creek is close by. In addition, the Keele Campus of the York University sits south of Steeles Avenue. Major highways such as the 400, 407 and 7 are all within easy access.
Commuters can reach Maple on GO Transit via the Barrie commuter line with Rutherford and Maple train stations as the access points. In addition, several bus lines serve the area including the Toronto Transit Commission, GO Transit, and York Region Transit. The community used to be an agricultural centre, but housing developments were launched during the 1960s and were expanded in the 1980s and every decade since. There are several subdivisions which have been erected by some of the area’s top homebuilding contractors. Some of the region’s most popular sites include Vaughn’s old town hall, the Lebovic Jewish Community Campus, Canada’s Wonderland, and the Baitul Islam Mosque.
Woodbridge is one of Vaughan’s larger suburban communities and used to be an independent town prior to 1971. It’s now known as one of the Greater Toronto Area’s most affluent residential locations. The name Woodbridge was given to the community in 1855 as a wooden bridge over the Humber River had to be crossed to enter the town. Major highways including 407, 400, 27, and 7 are all nearby.
The population of Woodbridge currently sits at about 100,000 and has been expanding since the 1950s when it was mainly used as farm land. The community sits in the Humber River Valley amid rolling hills with residential areas sharing the land with several green forests. Woodbridge is considered to be a multicultural subdivision with numerous attractions, parks, and educational facilities. Some of the most popular areas include the Boyd Conservation Area, Rainbow Creek Park, the Kortright Centre for Conservation, Woodbridge Fairgrounds, Doctors McLean District Park, Maxey Park and Fundale Park. Other interesting sites are Market Lane, the Pierre Berton Library, and Memorial Hill.
Kleinberg sits in the city of Vaughan as a quaint and unincorporated village between the Humber River, dense forests, and wonderful hilly landscape. The historic community is home to several areas of interest such as the McMichael Canadian Art Gallery, the Kortright Centre for Conservation, Humber River Trails, Copper Creek Golf Course, Bindertwine Park, the Doctor’s House, and the Pierre Berton Discovery Centre.
The community was founded by a German settler with the name of the village translating into small castle. Years ago, Kleinburg was flourishing area due to the wheat and flour mills which sat next to the river. Housing developments began in the 1950s and the population now sits at about 5,000. It’s an affluent area of Vaughn with many high-end homes while the historic downtown consists of several heritage buildings. Kleinburg is also the home of the Cinespace Film Studios and the village has been the backdrop of several television show and movies.
Concord is known as Vaughan’s suburban industrial area and has a current population of approximately 10,000. It can easily be accessed by highways 7, 400 and 407 and used to be an agricultural community before the 1950s when housing developments were launched.
The Don River, Black Creek, and several forests lie in the area, but Concord is basically known as an important industrial hub with numerous corporations being headquartered here. There are also residential and recreational areas as well as cycling trails. Several types of transportation systems can be accessed in Concord and there are also a number of highly-regarded schools in the local area.
Thornhill is one of the larger subdivisions in the Vaughan/Markham region as it boasts a population of approximately 110,000. It was founded back in 1794 as a small municipal village, but has now grown into a thriving community with numerous schools, churches, commercial endeavors and upscale residential areas.
Thornhill revolves around Yonge Street and can be accessed by major provincial highways including 7 and 404. The area has grown steadily since the 1960s and is regarded as a friendly multicultural location with a diverse population. There is plenty of parkland within Thornhill and some of the most popular sites of interest include Old Victoria Hall, the Mason Cogswell Wagonyard, and Conley Park.