Since its incorporation as a city in 1991, Vaughan has become one of Canada’s fastest-growing municipalities, having nearly doubled in population since 1991. In Vaughan you will find the friendly atmosphere of a small town, even though the city is becoming an important urban centre in the Greater Toronto Area. Vaughan is part of the Greater Toronto Area. Its slogan is "The City above Toronto".

Vaughan has a variety of leisure opportunities through its recreation facilities, parks and open space systems. With approximately 300 hectares of active parkland, ranging from local neighbourhood parks to large sports parks and natural open spaces, the City of Vaughan has a lot to offer the outdoor enthusiast. If you enjoy live performance, the Vaughan City Playhouse has a variety of entertainment opportunities, from community theatre productions to world-class singers.

For brand name outlets, exclusive boutiques or specialty shops, Vaughan has become “the shopping destination” in the Greater Toronto Area. Stroll through the historic village of Kleinburg and browse the numerous arts & crafts shops along Islington Avenue. Visit the many artisan shops in Woodbridge, and in particular, stop along Woodbridge Avenue and take a break at Market Lane. Or visit the Vaughan Power Centres around Weston Road and Highway 7 for outlet shopping. The Promenade Mall and Vaughan Mills means even more variety available to you. Vaughan Mills boasts 1.2 million square feet of shopping, dining and entertainment in one giant Canadian location, where the entire family is sure to enjoy this shopping experience. So get out and about! The place to shop is Vaughan, the City above Toronto.

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