The first office tower to be completed in the emerging Vaughan Metropolitan Centre (VMC) has won the Award of Excellence at the Vaughan Urban Design Awards. The 15-storey KPMG Tower designed by Diamond Schmitt Architects anchors a new urban precinct that emphasizes pedestrian access and transit mobility. The building is connected by underground passage and street-level plaza to the TTC subway station that opens in December.
The LEED Gold project for SmartREIT and Mitchell Goldhar, SmartCentres, accommodates a 300,000-square-foot office tower and 65,000 square foot retail/office podium. A double-height glazed lobby links the building to a future nine-acre urban park and civic square.
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