Step-by-step Guide To Moving To Vaughan

Step-by-step Guide To Moving To Vaughan

Congratulations on your upcoming move to Vaughan! You probably can’t wait to explore your new neighbourhood, discover the many services and amenities that are available, and get to know what’s going on in the area. To help you get comfortable and settle in as quickly as possible, we’ve put together this step-by-step guide to moving to Vaughan. We  hope you love your new city as much as we do.

Book A Professional Mover

Make moving day less stressful by hiring professional movers to handle the task. We recommend researching companies that work in the area. Be sure to read online reviews carefully, and consult each company’s Better Business Bureau profile before reaching out; this helpful list includes businesses that are BBB-accredited. Once you’ve narrowed down your options, ask for a detailed price quote from at least two or three different companies so you can compare costs. If you happen to know a real estate agent, you could also ask for a referral—realtors  usually have a stable list of companies they trust and work with often.  

Enrol Your Kids In The Local School

Before your move, we suggest enrolling your kids in their local public or Catholic school so as to make the process as easy as possible.Typically you just need to show proof of your child’s age (in the form of a birth certificate or passport), proof of your address (an Ontario Driver’s License, Ontario Photo ID card, bank statement, utility bill, or lease), and your child’s immunization records. Private schools often have their own enrollment requirements, which differ by school and may include academic testing. 

Familiarize Yourself With The Services Available And How To Access Them

The City of Vaughan offers an impressive number of services for residents. Learn what’s available (and when) via Service Vaughan, so you can take advantage of these offerings as soon as possible. It’s here that you can apply for a job with the city, get a business license, request a building or pool construction permit; purchase a blue box, green bin, or backyard composter for your home; or register for a recreation program. You can also email any inquiries to or call 905-832-2281 for assistance.

Follow These Social Media Accounts

We also recommend you follow a few important social media accounts, so you can keep up to date with what’s going on locally and receive the latest bulletins as they happen. For the city, be sure to add Facebook – City of Vaughan, Twitter – City of Vaughan, and Instagram – City of Vaughan to stay in the know. Another great source of information about the wider area is the Regional Municipality of York; you can find them on Facebook – York Region, Twitter – York Region, and Instagram – York Region

Keep Up With The Latest Community News

Residents of Vaughan are lucky to have local news media that  keep tabs on what’s going on close to home. You can stay informed on the latest news from your community and beyond at Their local news section is the place to learn about area businesses, non-profit organizations, municipal governments, and resident features. Another excellent resource is 105.9 The Region radio station, broadcasting from Markham, with its great mix of music, news, weather, traffic and transit updates, interviews, contests, and podcasts. You can listen live anytime.

Residents of Vaughan are fortunate to have so many services, resources, and amenities available to them, which you will soon enjoy too. 

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