The Economic and Cultural Development team is monitoring the impact of COVID-19. Click here to learn more.

Performing Arts Centre Feasibility Study

The Vaughan Metropolitan Centre (VMC) is an emerging downtown poised to be the financial, innovation and cultural centre of Vaughan. 

To complement the growing resident and employee population and to leverage public transit and infrastructure investments, the City is investing in creative placemaking and exploring the feasibility of a creative hub. In 2018, the City of Vaughan commissioned a Feasibility Study for a Cultural Arts Centre in the VMC.

The Study concluded that market demand and community need is evident to support a cultural hub in Vaughan’s downtown given the critical mass of high-order transit and highway infrastructure, open spaces and ongoing population, business and employment growth in the VMC.

More in-depth funding and governance models will be addressed in the next phase of the project.

Study Timeline

  1. In 2018, Hariri Pontarini Architects, AMS Planning and Research, and FDA were retained to complete the study.
  2. Phases 1 and 2 were completed in 2019.
  3. Phase 3 will address funding and governance models.

Phase I: Needs Assessment Report (April 2019)
Phase II: Final Report (November 2019)
Feasibility Study for a Cultural Arts Centre in the Vaughan Metropolitan Centre (VMC Sub-Committee Report, December 2019)
VMC Cultural Centre: A Creative Hub (Presentation to VMC Sub-Committee, December 2019)

You might also be interested in:

Vaughan Metropolitan Centre Website

The Vaughan Metropolitan Centre (VMC) is an emerging downtown poised to be the financial, innovation...

Learn More

Makerspaces

These facilities in Vaughan and York Region provide space, tools and technology to support innovative...

Learn More

York Region Business Directory

Click the links or use the map to get started.

Learn More

Get Involved in Culture Programming

​Let us know about your event or join the VaughanLink Volunteer program.

Learn More

Corporate Visits

Are you short on time but eager to learn more about Vaughan’s economy or how...

Learn More

OUTSIDE THE BOX: portraits of innovation | technology Exhibition Book

The interpretive bridge that connects ART to innovation, technology and entrepreneurism is not too long...

Learn More

smARTcities: Exploring the digital frontier Exhibition Book

Ron Wild’s creative digital approach to bridging the divide between ART and SCIENCE is manifested...

Learn More

Economic and Cultural Development Department Services for Business Brochure

The Economic and Cultural Development department works to make Vaughan a place where entrepreneurship, business,...

Learn More

Public Art Program

The City-Wide Public Art Program is the first of its kind for Vaughan and is...

Learn More

Vaughan Business Expo

The Vaughan Business Expo is our annual business-to-business event. It brings hundreds of businesses and...

Learn More

Vaughan Business Café

Have you ever had a question that you wish you could ask another entrepreneur or...

Learn More
View all resources