11 episodes

Vaughan, Ontario, is the commercial real estate market to watch. Mega developments, a business-friendly climate and a bold approach to city-building are creating unprecedented opportunities for businesses and residents. Host Michelle Samson takes a deep dive into Vaughan’s most exciting projects with the leaders making this Greater Toronto area city the place to be.

Vaughan Rising Podcast City of Vaughan

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    • 4.7, 13 Ratings

Vaughan, Ontario, is the commercial real estate market to watch. Mega developments, a business-friendly climate and a bold approach to city-building are creating unprecedented opportunities for businesses and residents. Host Michelle Samson takes a deep dive into Vaughan’s most exciting projects with the leaders making this Greater Toronto area city the place to be.

    Vaughan Rising Podcast Series - Episode 1.10: Emerging Downtown Part 3: The SmartVMC Story – Interview with SmartCentres Founder and Executive Chair Mitch Goldhar

    Vaughan Rising Podcast Series - Episode 1.10: Emerging Downtown Part 3: The SmartVMC Story – Interview with SmartCentres Founder and Executive Chair Mitch Goldhar

    SmartCentres is known for developing and operating big-box stores and plazas, but in the VMC, they’re working on a very different kind of vision: an urban mixed-use community called SmartVMC. SmartCentres founder Mitch Goldhar explains why he broke out of his low-rise comfort zone, and where he plans to take his legacy project.

    • 25 min
    Vaughan Rising Podcast Series - Episode 1.9: Vaughan Metropolitan Centre YMCA with YMCA of Greater Toronto President and CEO Medhat Mahdy

    Vaughan Rising Podcast Series - Episode 1.9: Vaughan Metropolitan Centre YMCA with YMCA of Greater Toronto President and CEO Medhat Mahdy

    The Vaughan Metropolitan Centre (VMC) is a new kind of downtown beckoning a new kind of community space. The City of Vaughan, the YMCA of Greater Toronto and SmartCentres put their heads together and came up with a state-of-the-art, urban community centre that will serve thousands of residents in Vaughan’s emerging downtown and beyond. The YMCA of Greater Toronto’s President and CEO, Medhat Mahdy, shares how it came together and what we can expect from the YMCA’s newest location.

    • 9 min
    Vaughan Rising Podcast Series - Episode 1.8: Emerging Downtown Part 2 - The Revel Park Story with QuadReal Vice President of Development Mike Reel

    Vaughan Rising Podcast Series - Episode 1.8: Emerging Downtown Part 2 - The Revel Park Story with QuadReal Vice President of Development Mike Reel

    The British Columbia Investment Management Corporation (BCI) has a 34-hectare (84-acre) parcel of land in the VMC, managed by its real estate arm, QuadReal. BCI recently revealed this parcel will become Revel Park, a master-planned community of diverse neighbourhoods designed to inspire creativity. QuadReal Vice President of Development Mike Reel makes the case for thinking beyond bricks and mortar. 

    • 9 min
    Vaughan Rising Podcast Series - Episode 1.7: Emerging Downtown Part 1 - The Expo City Story with Cortel Group President Mario Cortellucci and Head of Design and Sales Romina Cortellucci

    Vaughan Rising Podcast Series - Episode 1.7: Emerging Downtown Part 1 - The Expo City Story with Cortel Group President Mario Cortellucci and Head of Design and Sales Romina Cortellucci

    Cortel Group was an early believer in the potential of Vaughan’s new downtown and got development in the area moving with two 37-storey residential towers. Cortel Group President and CEO Mario Cortellucci and Head of Design and Sales Romina Cortellucci share the backstory of how Expo City seemed like a sure bet when the Vaughan Metropolitan Centre was barely off the ground. 

    • 10 min
    Vaughan Rising Podcast Series - Episode 1.6: Canada’s First Smart Hospital - Interview with Mackenzie Health President and CEO Altaf Stationwala

    Vaughan Rising Podcast Series - Episode 1.6: Canada’s First Smart Hospital - Interview with Mackenzie Health President and CEO Altaf Stationwala

    Vaughan, a city of about 335,000 people, is welcoming the Mackenzie Vaughan Hospital in 2020. Back in 2004, the need for a hospital in the city was clear and work began to build York Region’s first new hospital in 30 years. President and CEO Altaf Stationwala shares how Mackenzie Health saw an opportunity to be on the vanguard of healthcare and become Canada’s first smart hospital.

    • 10 min
    Vaughan Rising Podcast Series - Episode 1.5: Niagara University - Inside a Post-secondary Location Decision

    Vaughan Rising Podcast Series - Episode 1.5: Niagara University - Inside a Post-secondary Location Decision

    Niagara University is an American post-secondary institution that has been offering professional education programs in Ontario for more than 30 years. After a year-long searching process, the university found a permanent Canadian location within Vaughan’s emerging downtown – the Vaughan Metropolitan Centre. Niagara University President Father James Maher gives us a lesson in site selection and why Vaughan was the place to be for the university.

    • 8 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
13 Ratings

13 Ratings

Prog999 ,

Good listen

Great summarized view on whats in store for Vaughan for the next decade. Would love to hear some more soon.

Michae G. ,

Vaughan Rising

A very insightful and informative podcast about the exciting city-building initiatives shaping the future of Canada’s most promising city - Vaughan.

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