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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)

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