People come first – and it shows!
In today’s marketplace, homeseekers are eager to settle down in areas that can offer the best of “both worlds”. As a result, homes situated in areas offering a balance of family-friendly suburban living and the conveniences of urban amenities are highly sought-after.
Welcome to Vaughan, Ontario – where residents can both comfortably work and play in a community that thrives off of its cultural diversity and many unique features. For home seekers considering moving to Vaughan, the city’s high employment rate, first-class healthcare, top-tier education, abundance of local parks and green space and family-oriented atmosphere make this an ideal place to call home.
Trailing Toronto and Mississauga for the top spot, Vaughan takes the still-impressive third spot as one of the Greater Toronto Area’s largest employment centres – and ranks as the largest contributor of York Region’s economy.
22% of employment in Vaughan falls under the manufacturing industry. Other major key sectors in this community include:
Home base for many major domestic and international companies, Vaughan is the 4th largest business centre in the GTA by number of businesses.
Small businesses – those operating with less than 20 employees – reign supreme in Vaughan, where they account for 81% of all business operations.
You can check out the top companies by employment in Vaughan via Vaughan Business.
Credit: Mackenzie Health
Opened in July of 2021, the City of Vaughan opened the $1.7 billion Cortellucci Vaughan Hospital – a first for the city, operating as part of the Mackenzie Health hospital framework. Canada’s very first “smart hospital”, Cortellucci Vaughan uses a fully-integrated smart tech system to provide innovative healthcare for patients.
Just a few of the specialized offerings from Canada’s first “smart hospital” include:
The hospital also offers core foundational services such as critical care, surgical services, advanced diagnostic imaging services, and more.
For a comprehensive list of healthcare services, facilities and health-related news, please visit York Region’s official healthcare portal.
With access to some of the very best in both public and private schooling sectors, Vaughan offers families a wide range of options when it comes to education at all levels.
Just a few of the top schools in Vaughan include:
For a full list of local schools, check out the Find My School tool via the York Region District School Board link. For a breakdown of the best private schools in the region, check out OurKids.net for a comprehensive list of private schools and rankings.
Credit: City of Vaughan
There is no shortage of greenspace for residents and visitors to enjoy in Vaughan. The city maintains over 1000 hectares of park lands, boulevards and open spaces and offers an impressive array of recreational amenities, which includes:
Considered the city’s “premiere park”, North Maple Regional Park offers 200 acres of new parkland, over 5 km of trails and an artificial turf soccer complex, amongst other unique features. Future development of the land here will include a 900-acre expansion.
Some other popular park destinations include:
For avid hikers, check out the Great Walks of Vaughan and stay tuned for more updates on the ongoing Vaughan Super Trail project.
Check out this chart on the City of Vaughan’s official website for a full list of local parks and their amenities.
You can find more information for the Maple Nature Reserve Trails at AllTrails.com.
First and foremost, Vaughan is a community with a mosaic of cultures that make for a diverse landscape like no other. The city’s emphasis on engaging residents, giving back and supporting local businesses is a testament to its community values and local investment.
With excellent healthcare, education and employment opportunities, future residents looking for homes in Vaughan will be happy to discover that the city’s growing residential landscape is supported by a wide array of recreation to enjoy.
With an abundance of recreational options in Vaughan, families will appreciate just how easy it is to stay active and engaged in their community. From fitness and community centres, playhouse theatres, swimming and skating, camps and so much more, the city of Vaughan offers something for everyone. This extends to both in-person and virtual programming, which became especially useful for residents during the lockdown periods of the pandemic.
10 community centres, a popular community theatre, an award-winning golf course and ski hill rank as just a few of the most popular choices for residents looking to get active and engage with other community members.
When it comes to sports, few cities are as passionate and involved as the city of Vaughan. The city offers local leagues in operation for baseball, basketball, football and hockey, as well as softball. Vaughan is home to Canada’s largest sports organization – the Ontario Soccer Association. Not surprisingly, soccer is a major sports draw in this community, with Vaughan Soccer Club and Kleinburg Nobleton Soccer Club offering house leagues and rep teams. If you’re more of a soccer spectator than player, you can check out the Vaughan-based Canadian Soccer Hall of Fame and Museum.
For an up-to-date listing of local community events, check out the city’s official events calendar.
With so much to see and do in Vaughan, you might also be curious to know about local schools, business opportunities and more from this thriving and diverse community. Check out our Vaughan Community Profile for more information.
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