The KPMG office tower sits as the central feature in the new Vaughan Metropolitan Centre master plan that has been developed by Diamond Schmitt. Conceived of as the initial phase of the urban centre for the city of Vaughan, the KPMG project establishes a bold new vision of urbanization within a suburban context.
The project accommodates a 250,000 gsf office tower, a 50,000 gsf retail pavilion, 500 below grade parking spaces, and a future 25 storey residential condominium set within an urban park. Unique to the projects sustainability strategy is the towers offset core configuration that both provides for maximum flexibility within the 20,000 gsf floor plate while reducing the extent of exterior glazing on the northern façade.
Directly connected into the newly extended TTC subway system, the VIVA LRT system and the York Regional Rapid Transit system this project is a critical first step to the Province of Ontario’s “Big Move” strategy of developing intermodal urban nodes across the GTA.