With a subway station coming, Yonge and Steeles will change. We’re looking to build something that includes space for both businesses and residents. While we’re at an early stage, we know that we want to build a mix of outdoor and indoor community space and street-level retail with towers on top.
Between the buildings, we will integrate connections that allow for pedestrians and cyclists to move through the site easily and efficiently, with a combination of both open and covered walkable areas.
We are a founding member of the Yonge Steeles Landowners Group, where we’re working together to ensure we’re building a vibrant and welcoming neighbourhood that will connect the existing community to the north and west to Yonge and Steeles and, most importantly, to the coming subway station. We know that our neighbours expect us to work together, and we take that responsibility seriously.
We’re also actively participating in the Vaughan Yonge Steeles Centre Working Group – led by Councillor Shefman, collaborating with Vaughan Staff, ratepayers’ groups and community partners as we progress together on plans for an inviting and accessible neighbourhood.
Yes, there will be many opportunities for community input. We want it to be easy for neighbours and members of the community to share their thoughts and ask questions. We’ll be hosting additional information sessions once we are further along in the process, as well as the public meetings that are part of the city application process. In the meantime, you can submit questions, find updates about planned consultation dates as well as find other information about our proposal through this website.
The coming subway connection is expected to have a positive impact on property values. This is partly because there will be easier connections to other parts of Toronto and Vaughan and partly because it will lead to more retail and commercial opportunities in the neighbourhood. This proposal is part of enabling that kind of positive outcome, and contributing to a prosperous neighbourhood is a critical goal for us.
As a part of our proposal, we have prepared and submitted a traffic impact report. We know our neighbours want us to ensure we’re doing everything we can to minimize our impact on traffic in the area. Furthermore, we know that the provincial government has committed to extending the Yonge Street subway to Yonge and Steeles, so we want to make sure this site, as well as the surrounding neighbourhood, is connected to future public transit. We will also look at potential options and opportunities for improving connectivity for people who will live and work on this site, as well as the surrounding neighbourhood, by incorporating new streets into the plan, creating new vehicle connection options, and ensuring pedestrian accessibility.
It is too early in the process to speculate on construction start dates and timelines. We have submitted a formal application and have begun the process of discussing our plans with city staff. It is important to note that we will be actively working with local community members for their feedback throughout this entire process.
It’s too early to say with any certainty. This is something we’re considering as part of the planning process. We do know that we’re interested in attracting residents who are excited to be a part of this vibrant community, and who are keen to support local businesses.
It is too early to speculate, but we are looking to attract retail that will fit well within the existing Yonge and Steeles community, while also positioning the community for a bright and thriving future. Retail, cafes and restaurants are all possibilities for the future. We hope this development will encourage more people to support local businesses in the area.
Our plans right now include a mixture of outdoor and indoor accessible public spaces for the community to meet and spend time. In addition to the 30,000 square feet of central open space, we’re proposing a 16,000 sq ft community space that will be a key pedestrian connection between the existing community, our site, 2 Steeles Avenue West to the east, and the planned Steeles subway station. We know how important pedestrian connectivity is to creating a vibrant and accessible neighbourhood and this is a key feature of our plans.
We are always interested to listen to the people who live, work, visit and play in the Yonge and Steeles neighbourhood. At the bottom of this page, there’s a feedback form where you can ask a question and share your ideas. We value your ideas and we want to make sure that you are given plenty of opportunities to share your thoughts and ask questions.
We will routinely update this FAQ page as more information becomes available, so please check back regularly.