Transit City is intended as an early centerpiece of the new Downtown. The building will join the completed KPMG hub and the upcoming 100,000 ft² YMCA, Library, PWC building—both of which are also Diamond Schmitt designs—alongside the new University Line terminus.
The tower will be home to the first BUCA-branded restaurant outside Toronto's Downtown core. The local Italian resto-bar chain will operate a 1,500 ft² 'Bar BUCA' as well as a 4,500 ft² restaurant, which will be programmed to provide a mix of offerings throughout the day, ranging from coffee and pastries to lunch, dinner, and late-night cocktails. Integrated into the glassy lobby, the bar space is designed to bring vitality to the communal area, while inviting pedestrian engagement.
While the project is designed encourage street-level vitality and transit accessibility, much of the footprint will be occupied by above-grade parking, which will be housed in the expansive podium.
Located north of Highway 7 between Jane and Highway 400, Transit City's site remains surrounded for the moment by a sea of surface parking and big box stores. However, the 100-acre SmartCentres Place is set to be developed with some 17 million ft² of residential, office, and retail space, organized around the marquee park.
Access to Vaughan Mills Shopping Centre, Highways 407 & 400, easy access to Toronto's downtown core.