York Region's tallest building could reach a height of 55 storeys. 'Transit City Condos' will be designed by Diamond Schmitt Architects, adding 553 units of residential density to Vaughan's nascent Downtown.
Transit City is intended as an early centerpiece of the new Downtown. The building will join the completed KPMG hub and the upcoming 100,000 ft² YMCA, Library, PWC building—both of which are also Diamond Schmitt designs—alongside the new University Line terminus.
The tower will be home to the first BUCA-branded restaurant outside Toronto's Downtown core. The local Italian resto-bar chain will operate a 1,500 ft² 'Bar BUCA' as well as a 4,500 ft² restaurant, which will be programmed to provide a mix of offerings throughout the day, ranging from coffee and pastries to lunch, dinner, and late-night cocktails. Integrated into the glassy lobby, the bar space is designed to bring vitality to the communal area, while inviting pedestrian engagement.
While the project is designed encourage street-level vitality and transit accessibility, much of the footprint will be occupied by above-grade parking, which will be housed in the expansive podium.
Located north of Highway 7 between Jane and Highway 400, Transit City's site remains surrounded for the moment by a sea of surface parking and big box stores. However, the 100-acre SmartCentres Place is set to be developed with some 17 million ft² of residential, office, and retail space, organized around the marquee park.
Access to Vaughan Mills Shopping Centre, Highways 407 & 400, easy access to Toronto's downtown core.
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