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Vaughan Healthcare Centre Precinct

In a first-of-its-kind initiative in Vaughan, the City is leading a collaboration to transform an 82-acre parcel of land at Jane Street and Major Mackenzie Drive into the Vaughan Healthcare Centre Precinct. 

The City of Vaughan, York University, Mackenzie Health and ventureLAB are working together to bring healthcare, innovation and jobs to this site, which has the potential to become an epicentre of healthcare excellence in the city.

The site is next to Mackenzie Vaughan Hospital — Canada’s first smart hospital. It opened in early 2021.

Study Backgrounder

The purpose of the Vaughan Healthcare Centre Precinct feasibility study is to bring community partners together to identify transformational opportunities to maximize the highest and best use of lands surrounding the site of the future Mackenzie Vaughan Hospital — also known as the Vaughan Healthcare Centre Precinct.

The study will identify strategies to generate economic opportunities, post-secondary education, research innovation, training and development, and enhance the delivery of modern front-line healthcare for patients. The study will produce a comprehensive action plan that presents opportunities, costs and strategies for unleashing the potential of the Vaughan Healthcare Centre Precinct.

The signing partners that were involved in the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) guiding the feasibility study are York University, Mackenzie Health, ventureLAB and the City of Vaughan. The anticipated cost to complete the study is $210,000. The City of Vaughan is funding the study, as approved by Council as part of the 2019 Budget. The cost to implement the study recommendations are to be determined.

The City has retained urbanMetrics Inc. as the lead consultant, along with StrategyCorp Inc., Lura Consulting and Sajecki Planning Inc., to undertake the study. The study is anticipated to be completed by Q4 2020. Community consultations and engagement will take place throughout the study process.

Study Timeline

  • In November 2019, urbanMetrics was retained as the lead consultant, along with StrategyCorp, Lura Consulting and Sajecki Planning.
  • The study is expected to be completed by Q4 2020.


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