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Park Place is Bringing an Innovative Twist to Vaughan’s Downtown Core

February 24, 2022

SmartLiving is introducing the next phase to one of the fastest-growing communities in all of Canada, and it’s located right here in Vaughan at the Vaughan Metropolitan Centre (VMC)! Park Place is the next phase of the 100-acre master-planned community, SmartVMC by SmartCentres.

At Park Place by SmartCentre REIT, you will fall in love with where you live! It’s located at the corner of Highway 7 and Commerce Street, right across from SmartVMC’s 9-acre central park, where residents will have the best and most convenient amenities within walking distance – how great is that! And to top it all off, this mixed-use development will include two towers – a north tower with 48 storeys and a south tower at 56 storeys that will expand the emerging skyline, creating a vibrant and buzzing community and downtown core. Park Place is the place to be – let’s discover why!

An Innovative Development

Park Place is an innovative development to enhance Vaughan’s downtown core and the lives of those who live in the community. We’ll start with the condo units that will be available in a variety of sizes from 470 to 1,100 square feet, one to three bedrooms. Each room will be equipped with smart technology such as touch-free entry, smart thermostats, and app integration.

Park Place’s amenities are located on the second and third floors of each building and include a fitness area with yoga and wellness spaces, a cycle lab, a lounge and games room, and a large outdoor terrace with an outdoor cooking area. As part of the smart technology, there will be WIFI in all common areas.

The first level of both buildings will be used for retail space with a plaza and expansive public realm integrated into the development. There will also be an elevated sun-shaded trellis to divide the street from the buildings for an appealing public space that encourages connectivity to the surrounding neighbourhoods.

A Unique Design

The two buildings in Park Place are designed by Hariri Pontarini Architects and feature a signature curved design. The towers will swerve inwards to embrace a courtyard on the west. Park Place will portray a contemporary expression to add to the unique and innovative Vaughan skyline. It’s described by Michael Attard, an Associate Partner at Hariri Pontarini Architects, as “simple” and “graceful.”

The bottom of the development is constructed to leave space for retail but in a unique way. The base of both buildings is carved out next to Commerce Street to make space for the retail plaza and link to the new central park. This allows for views to be preserved and maximizes access to light – making this building more sustainable than most!

Moving Towards Sustainability

Yes, it’s true! SmartCentres REIT is moving towards sustainability for a greener future! Sustainability was actually the motivation for the design mentioned above. The towers are wrapped in white bands of fitted glass to make more room for windows to improve window-to-wall ratios. With a passive sustainable design, Park Place creates a beautiful sustainable balance that also considers the residents’ comfort. There will be solar strategies in place to give residents access to a clear view and lots of sunlight through the windows. It’s innovative and sustainable!

In the Heart of the VMC

Park Place is in the centre of all the action at the VMC! Everything you need is a short walk, drive, or bus ride away. Residents will have superb public transportation options thanks to the Vaughan Metropolitan Centre Station being an 8-minute walk away. Those who drive will have quick access to Highway 7, 400, and 407. But no need to go far when living at Park Place – all the incredible local amenities are right around the corner. Residents will be surrounded by stores, restaurants, and schools with places like York University, Vaughan Mills, Yorkdale Shopping Centre, and Canada’s Wonderland all in the vicinity!

The VMC and surrounding developments are greenspace-focused, so there will be plenty of parks and trails within walking distance, including the 9-acre central park that Park Place faces. The park is designed by renowned landscape architects Claude Cormier + Associés and has a children’s play area, a sunken lawn, and a dog park. This will be Park Place’s big backyard! Some other parks nearby include Joey Panetta Park and Belairway Park.

Part of a Growing Community

As mentioned earlier in this article, Park Place is an extension of a growing collection of high-rise developments by SmartVMC. Other SmartLiving residential projects that are already existing, under construction, or in the works are five Transit City Condo towers, Artwalk Condos, and The Millway purpose-built rental tower. Residents of Park Place will be joining a community of communities! When we say action, we mean action! We’re confident you’ll live your best life in this innovative hub.

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Engulf yourself in a buzzing lifestyle full of action by investing in Park Place today! Register here to make this exciting new development your home and receive the latest updates about this condo! Whether you’re looking to buy or lease pre-construction or resale, we have all the information necessary to find what you need.