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First phase of new Vaughan downtown breaks ground

Cortel broke ground this week on the first phase of a major development that both the developer and the City of Vaughan hope will be the first step to urbanizing this northern suburb.

Expo City will ultimately include five residential towers within walking distance of a new subway stop, just east of Jane Street at Highway 7, part of the York University extension.

"This is the beginning of a new neighbourhood, Vaughan's downtown," says developer Peter Cortellucci. "Expo will offer its residents the first opportunity to be a part of this amazing downtown. The citizens of Vaughan will see firsthand the transformation of the Highway 7 corridor from a congested and industry-driven area to an exciting pedestrian friendly downtown avenue."

This first tower is expected to be finished by 2014, with the subway opening in 2015, roughly in tandem with the opening of Expo City’s second phase.

Writer: Bert Archer
Source: Peter Cortellucci, Vice President, Cortel Group

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