urban lifestyle in vaughan

Learn About The Urban Lifestyle In Vaughan And What The City Has To Offer

Vaughan is an exceptional city that offers an exciting urban lifestyle with a diverse range of amenities. From designer fashion to great bargains, high-end restaurants to the latest in casual dining, you can find everything you need here and more. Vaughan embraces an active and nature-filled lifestyle, with so much green space, wonderful parks, and endless recreational opportunities available year-round. Here are just some of our favourite things the city of Vaughan has to offer.

First-Class Shopping

Residents of Vaughan know how popular the area is with shoppers, many of whom trek from various parts of the Greater Toronto Area to take advantage of the incredible array of stores here. Of course, any discussion of great shopping has to start with Vaughan Mills, the first-of-its-kind mall in the area to offer upscale, brand-name finds for less. Popular fashion brands such as Arc’Teryx, Honey, Kate Spade, Lacoste, Michael Kors, and Nordstrom Rack  can all be found here. Market Lane Shopping Centre, a lovely outdoor mall, is another popular local go-to, offering a range of unique retail shops and services that cater to the discerning shopper. You don’t have to go far, or travel downtown, to find incredible shopping.

Drool-Worthy Dining 

Vaughan is a gastronomic paradise that offers an exceptional dining experience, with an impressive range of cuisines from around the world. For inspiration, you can’t go wrong consulting one of the curated lists available online, such as My City Life for higher-end dining options and BlogTO for fast casual eateries. To see what’s popular in real time, try checking out OpenTable to see where your fellow diners are booking tables tonight. Chop Steakhouse & Bar and Nascosto Ristorante are two of the city’s favourites.

Sophisticated Kleinburg

The historic enclave of Kleinburg is a unique European-style neighbourhood in Vaughan. Stroll along the picturesque, winding main street, and pop in and out of the restaurants, galleries, cafés, and boutiques.The McMichael Canadian Art Collection is a particular local favourite. No matter what time of year you visit this charming village, the vibe is romantic and old world, though the offerings in terms of food, drink, and goods are decidedly modern. While here, feel free to strike out a bit and explore the surrounding area and enjoy the Humber trails.

Active Lifestyle

The local parks and recreation department at the city of Vaughan offers a wide array of programming for residents. Find activities, for anyone from toddlers to seniors, online through Recreation Vaughan. In the Spring, a new slate of recreation programs are released and many outdoor house league sports teams start up again in May. Some of the most popular programs include swimming, basketball, pickleball, tennis, badminton, and squash; you can also join one of their fitness centres and enjoy year-round access to the gym, pool, and fitness classes.

Great Parks 

Of course, participating in community-based, organized programming isn’t the only way to be active in Vaughan, especially with so many fantastic parks nearby. Some of the biggest and most well-known include Boyd Conservation Area, Binder Twine Park, and Kortright Centre, though there are numerous neighbourhood parks to enjoy as well. Try one of these Great Walks of Vaughan or find the perfect trail for your next hike. The city even provides this exhaustive list of all of its parks, big and small.

The city of Vaughan has so much to offer its residents, who can enjoy the perfect mix of both urban and active lifestyles. Thank you for reading and don’t forget to follow along with the Caliber blog for more great tips on living in York Region.