**Update** On Monday, Sept 10th, 2012,  I attended the hearing that the  City of Vaughan held to give the residents of Vaughan a chance to voice their opinions on the proposed Vaughan Mills condo plan and to ask any questions they may have  directly to city officials. See the end of this post for a recap of what happened.

Did you know that the city of Vaughan is currently conducting studies, and has already set land aside, to create almost 9,000 high rise condo units next to the Vaughan Mills Mall?

The city of Vaughan has a track of land surrounding the Vaughan Mills Mall, which has previously been designated for approximately 8,800 residential units of high rise developments.  The city is currently conducting a study to see how many condo units they could reasonably fit into this track of land.

Anyone who lives in Vaughan is already well aware of the current traffic conditions in this area.  The addition of several thousand condo units is bound to have a significant impact on the traffic conditions in an already crowded area.

The track of land being studied is bound by the north by Rutherford Rd, on the west by Weston Rd, on the south by Bass Pro-Mills Dr and on the east by Jane St, which includes two additional properties on the south side of Rutherford Rd and Jane St.

Map of proposed condo development at Vaughan Mills Mall


As a resident of Vaughan, how do you feel about the plan for such a large concentration of high rise condos in Vaughan?

If you would like to find out more about the proposed plan, and to have your say as a member of the community, you can contact your Ward 1 Councillor, Marilyn Iafrate and Melissa Rossi of the Vaughan Planning Department.

Melissa Rossi, Vaughan Planning Dept

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***Below is a summary of the hearing that the  City of Vaughan held on September 10th regarding the proposed condo development plans around  Vaughan Mills.  Feel free to contact me if you have any questions***

On Monday, Sept 10th, I attended a City of Vaughan town meeting regarding the secondary development phase of the Vaughan Mills mall area. This development is in the distant but near future.

This area encompassed the parcel of land on the south east corner of Jane and Rutherford. A strip along the east side of the mall and the west side of Jane. And the of course the large piece of land between hwy 400 and Weston Rd. South of Rutherford.

The meeting, which was really a focus group of about 50 strong consisted of City of Vaughan planning officials, land owners, residents and a few of us agents. Of course, I wore two hats because not only am I an agent, but I’m a resident that is directly affected by this development. As most Vaughan residents will be.

The meeting was an interactive session intended on developing a vision for the future of this land use.

I can tell you that the south east corner of Jane and Rutherford is already spoken for…condo’s much like Bellaria will tower over that corner in the near future.

I can tell you that the strip along the west side of Jane is already under construction for office use and possibly, residential condos as well.

I can tell you that the Jane and Rutherford intersection has been identified as the hub for transit and will include rapid transit in the near future. Who knows, we may even see the subway extended to the mall.

The group envisioned an area that is highly pedestrianized, with lots of walkways, piazza’s, restaurants, cafe’s etc. The group intends on building a green community with possibly a business park on the west side of the 400. That would be in keeping with the current zoning for the area, employment.

This was a wonderful event where the community’s input was sought. This was only the 1st of many more to come and I encourage all residents to get involved. Be active in your community.

Stay tuned for more developments


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