Manroland AG manufactures newspaper web offset presses, commercial web offset presses, sheetfed offset presses for commercial and packaging printing. The company has production facilities in Augsburg. Manroland Mechatronic Systems in Plauen offers third-party customers the opportunity to expand their production capacity. Together with subsidiary companies, manroland AG employs around 7,000 people worldwide. In 1844, Carl August Reichenbach, nephew of the founder of KBA, Friedrich Koenig, Carl Buz established the “Reichenbach’sche Maschinenfabrik” in Augsburg. Six month the two printing press pioneers supplied their first “Schnellpresse” to Nikolaus Hartmann’s printing plant in Augsburg. Besides the automatic cylinder press, the 19th century saw another innovation in printing press construction and a newspaper publisher was behind this as well. Around 1850 the question was being asked whether the rotary press principle was suitable for letterpress printing. John Walter III, publisher of "The Times" in London, commissioned the two engineers J.
C. MacDonald and John Calverly to develop and build the world's first rotary press for newspaper printing; this became known as the “Walter press”. In June 1872, Maschinenfabrik Augsburg sent its development head Gustav Bissinger to England. Fact-finding visits by German engineers to factories and workshops in England, the leading industrial nation of that era, were not uncommon in those days. After that the first rotary press from Maschinenfabrik Augsburg was designed. Although it worked on the Walter principle, it was smaller and lighter and easier to operate. In May 1873 it was presented at the World Fair in Vienna. Two years earlier, in 1871, the two engineers Louis Faber and Adolf Schleicher founded the company Faber & Schleicher as an “Association for Production of Automatic Lithographic Presses” in Offenbach am Main; this city has played a important part in the history of lithography because it was here that Alois Senefelder built his first lithographic stone presses for the André music publishing company.
Faber & Schleicher built their first automatic litho stone press in 1879, the “Albatros”, which had an output of 600 to 700 sheets per hour. Along with the experience and know-how gained from lithography as well as printing on zinc and other metal plates, the real breakthrough came with the emergence of offset printing at the beginning of the 20th century; the inventors Ira Washington Rubel and Caspar Herrmann took over the indirect printing principle known from printing on metal plate and developed this new process between 1904 and 1907. Faber & Schleicher’s specialization in offset printing began in 1911 with the model “Roland”, the world’s first sheetfed rotary offset press, awarded a gold medal at the World Fair in Turin; the name Roland was chosen because "Faber & Schleicher" can hardly be pronounced in English-speaking regions. The history of manroland goes back to the origins of printing press manufacturing, it begins for MAN Roland in 1845 with the first automatic letterpress machine.
1845: Carl August Reichenbach from Augsburger Druckmaschinenbau delivers the first automatic cylinder press to Nikolaus Hartmann’s printing plant in Augsburg. 1857: A joint stock company was formed and renamed Maschinenfabrik Augsburg. 1872: A complete newspaper printing plant was set up – with steam boiler and steam engine. 1873: The first “machine for printing continuous paper” was presented at the World Fair in Vienna. 1889: Through an amalgamation the “Vereinigte Maschinenfabrik Augsburg und Maschinenbaugesellschaft Nürnberg A. G. Augsburg” was founded and in 1908 renamed “Maschinenfabrik Augsburg-Nürnberg AG” – MAN AG. 1911: The first Roland sheetfed offset press was built. 1921: The first prototype of a three-cylinder web offset press in Berliner format was developed. 1922: A new single-color offset press, the Klein-Roland 00, was presented which could print up to 5000 sheets per hour. 1931: Development of a rotary press that could print 25,000 16-page newspapers per hour. Second World War 1951: A four-color sheetfed offset press, the Ultra, was presented at the first drupa trade show.
1960: Three-quarters of the total volume of all German daily newspapers were being produced on presses from Augsburg. 1972: Introduction of the ROLAND 800, the first sheetfed offset press with an integrated color control system that permitted a printing speed of 10,000 sheets per hour. 1974: The biggest rotary offset press in Europe was built in Augsburg: a 17-web COLORMAN with 62 printing units. 1979: MAN Roland Druckmaschinen AG was founded. This company was formed by the amalgamation of “Roland Offset- und Maschinenfabrik Faber and Schleicher” with “Augsburger M. A. N.-Druck- and Maschinenbau”. 1986: Introduction of the LITHOMAN web offset press with a speed of 60,000 cylinder rph and electronic control console technology. 1987: MAVO the first Motorola 6800 chip based press remote technology enters the US in Asheville NC. Zravko Krovinovic and his team gave with Augsburg's hard- and software departments creations birth to the new technology in the US; the Colorman 75 was upgraded in 2008. The US newspaper decline shut the operation down in 2009.
1990: PECOM control console technology was introduced. Together with a new automation concept for the medium-format ROLAND 700, this enabled speeds of up to 15,000 sheets per hour to be achieved. 1990: with the reunification of Germany, KBA takes the control of VEB Planeta, the biggest offset printing machines builder in the Soviet Bloc. 1995: The LITHOMAN was presented at drupa with a new press concept for commercial web offset printing. With a host of additional components it can be extended to become a multifunctional production sys
Reptilia is Canada's largest indoor reptile zoo, with 15,000 square feet of indoor exhibits featuring over 250 reptiles and arachnids. It is located in Ontario. Reptilia is the home of Canada's largest crocodiles, 14 feet long, weighs over 1,000 pounds; the zoo contains a 14-foot-long king cobra, 20-foot-long pythons, poison dart frogs and more. Reptilia provides curriculum compliant educational programs from kindergarten to grade 12 along with specialized post secondary programs for first responders, animal control officers and veterinarians. Educational programs are provided at Reptilia, as well as through the transportation of reptiles to various schools to provide curriculum compliant lessons in school classrooms. Lessons are of 1 hour duration. Reptilia interacts with other educational organizations, supplying reptiles and other supplies to the Ontario Science Centre, helping the Toronto Zoo with their educational programs, working with many of the schools in the Greater Toronto Area. Reptilia has a number of classrooms and party rooms that can be rented out for activities such as birthday parties.
Each room is named after a different reptile. Reptilia specializes in movie production and provides reptiles along with skilled handlers for film productions, photo shoots, television. Reptilia has provided reptiles for Guinness, Murdoch Mysteries, Canada's Greatest Know-It-All, YTV, Discovery Channel Canada's Daily Planet, many more shows and productions over the years. Reptilia
Vaughan Public Libraries
Vaughan Public Libraries is a public library system consisting of nine libraries in the city of Vaughan in Ontario, Canada. It serves over 1.7 million visitors a year. VPL has nine branch locations, including three resource libraries; the Bathurst Clark Resource Library opened in 1994. Pierre Berton Resource Library opened in 2004; the newest library, Civic Centre Resource Library, opened in May 2016, houses VPL’s administration offices. VPL serves the growing multicultural community of Vaughan by offering collections in Chinese, Hebrew, Italian, Malayalam, Persian, Russian, Tamil and Vietnamese, in addition to French and English; the current Chief Executive Officer of Vaughan Public Libraries is Margie Singleton. The branches of Vaughan Public Library are: A 20,000-square-foot branch will be built in the PwC-YMCA Tower at Vaughan Metropolitan Centre, for which construction started in July 2017, it will be located on the second floor of the building, with a 350-square-foot self-service library accessible using a library card open 24 hours a day at ground level.
The branch will open in late 2019. Free library memberships are available for those who live, attend school full-time or own property in the city of Vaughan. VPL offer free membership to members of Aurora Public Library, Brampton Library, Caledon Public Library, King Township Public Library, Newmarket Public Library, Richmond Hill Public Library, Markham Public Library. All other people may acquire a membership by paying an annual fee of $80.00. Members of Vaughan Public Libraries have access to a diverse collection of resources including books, electronic databases, other library services. Information and reference services Access to full text databases Community information Internet access Reader's advisory services Programs for children and adults Delivery to homebound individuals Interlibrary loan Free downloadable audiobooks WiFi Access Public Microsoft Office workstations Email Librarian AskON live chat research help services Business resources Community information Job/Career resources Access to full-text databases Computer training suite and boardroom Meeting room rentals Exam proctoring Study rooms Volunteer opportunities Photocopiers/Printers available Adult Basic Literacy English as a Second Language Overdrive Digital Collection Multilingual Collections Holdings are loaned to a patron for a period of time dependent on the type of item borrowed: Special collections at VPL include:Adult Basic Literacy – This is a collection for adult learners.
It includes books, kits of books and audio, Internet links, databases. Adult Basic Literacy collections are available at all locations. Black Heritage - Vaughan Public Libraries' Black Heritage Collection was begun on February 25, 1989, it was the first of its kind in York Region, is housed at Dufferin Clark Library. Cinema Collection - This collection is housed at Pierre Berton Resource Library and Bathurst Clark Resource Library, it features the work of important directors from around the world and films not made by the major studios or with big Hollywood budgets. Award-winning films from world cinema festivals can be found in this collection. English as a Second Language – This collection includes books, DVDs, kits of books and audio or CD-ROM to meet the needs English Language learners. Of particular note are book chat sets of short novels at various learning levels, TOEFL, IELTS, other test preparation materials. Government Documents – Housed at the Bathurst Clark Resource Library, the Government Documents collection offers access to Federal and Provincial Government documents, including statistics and research papers, other historical records.
Local Studies – This collection is useful for genealogists, those wishing to construct family trees, local researchers needing access to current and historical municipal documents. The Local Studies Collection assists contains information concerning the history of Vaughan as a township, a town and a city; this collection now features VPL’s first digital local history project “Villages to City: An Oral History of Vaughan”. Professional Collection – The professional collection offers access to resources for public and school library professionals. Topics covered range to collection development, to library management; the professional collection is housed at the Bathurst Clark Resource Library. Vaughan Public Libraries VPL KidZone! VPL Teen Vortex Online catalogue Ontario Public Libraries
Vaughan Mills is a regional outlet mall located at the southeast corner of Highway 400 and Rutherford Road, in Vaughan, just south of Canada's Wonderland. It is one of the largest enclosed shopping centres in Canada, the largest shopping mall in York Region with 1.3 million square feet of retail space. The complex has over 200 retail stores and entertainment outlets; the mall is well served by public transport, with York Region Transit's Vaughan Mills bus terminal adjacent to its eastern entrance, with regular service to the Vaughan Metropolitan Centre station on the Toronto Transit Commission's subway network. The shopping centre was designed and built by Ivanhoé Cambridge and the Mills Corporation, the latter of which owns a portfolio of malls across the United States. JPRA served as the design architect for the centre, with Bregman + Hamann Architects as the project architect. Like its American counterparts, Vaughan Mills incorporates a "race track" layout to maximize the exposure of the mall tenants.
When Vaughan Mills was conceived in fall 1999, it was meant to be a larger complex at 1.4 million square feet, with up to 18 anchor retailers and a combined 245 stores and services. The shopping centre was intended to be a stepping stone for American retailers wanting to enter the Canadian market, however Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World was the only U. S. retailer to make its exclusive launch there, while other anticipated retailers such as Bed and Beyond and Burlington Coat Factory ending up never coming to Vaughan Mills. In September 1999, Bed Bath & Beyond and Sun & Ski Sports were among the six American retailers that were announced as Vaughan Mills' first anchor tenants. An ESPN X Games Skatepark was planned as the main entertainment venue site; the mall opened on November 4, 2004, was the first regional enclosed shopping complex to be opened in the Greater Toronto Area since the Erin Mills Town Centre in 1990 as well as the first in the GTA built in the 21st century. The mall had its two-millionth visitor less than two months after its opening.
Vaughan Mills receives over 13.5 million patrons per year. In August 2006, the Mills Corporation sold its stake in Vaughan Mills to partner Ivanhoé Cambridge. In January 2013, plans were announced to add 150,000 square feet and 50 new stores to the mall, which opened in late 2014. On October 23, 2014, the expansion of the mall with 50 new stores opened. On March 17, 2016, Saks Fifth Avenue Off 5th opened a 32,000 square feet store in the mall; the mall added the first Legoland Discovery Centre in Canada. In 2018, Japanese retailer Uniqlo announced an expansion to open four new locations in malls, including that of Vaughan Mills, which opened on September 28, 2018, in the former HR2 location. Ivanhoé Cambridge stated in 2011 that their strategic plan was to have four sister malls in Canada, with Vaughan Mills as the first, additional locations to be located near Calgary and Montreal. CrossIron Mills, located outside of Calgary, opened on August 19, 2009, it has a number including Bass Pro Shops.
The CrossIron Mills location opened in the spring of 2009, several months ahead of the main mall. The construction and opening of the mall has paralleled Vaughan Mills to a degree, as it, has occurred during an economic recession. Tsawwassen Mills, located in Delta, British Columbia, at Highway 17 and 52nd Street on Tsawwassen First Nation Lands south of Vancouver. Construction began in January 2014 and the mall opened on October 5, 2016. Tsawwassen Mills is designed in a similar format to its sister malls and includes 111,500 square metres of retail. Plans call for 16 anchor retailers, including the first Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World location in British Columbia announced as the first anchor tenant. Ivanhoé Cambridge had planned to build what would have been called Laval Mills in Laval, Quebec near Montreal, at the intersection of Quebec Autoroute 440 and Quebec Autoroute 25. However, after three years of planning and analysis, these plans were abandoned in May 2011 citing that their criteria of feasibility and profitability were not met because environmental issues as construction would have disrupted a number of wetlands on or directly connection to the project.
At the time the project was cancelled Ivanhoé Cambridge stated they would continue plans for a Mills mall to be built in the Montreal region. Other outlet malls in the Greater Toronto area: Toronto Premium Outlets Dixie Outlet Mall
Waterloo Region Record
The Waterloo Region Record is the daily newspaper covering Waterloo Region, Canada, including the cities of Kitchener and Cambridge, as well as the surrounding area. Since December 1998, the Record has been published by Metroland Media Group, a subsidiary of Torstar Corporation; the Record traces its history back to the founding of the Daily News, first published on February 9, 1878, by former Methodist preacher Peter Moyer at a printing press located at King and Ontario streets in Berlin. This would be the city's first daily newspaper, Canada's first bilingual daily as it was supplemented with a full page of German news for the first eight months of its life. In 1896, at the time of Moyer's death, three newspapers existed in the city of Berlin: the Berlin Daily Telegraph, the Berlin Daily Record and Moyer's Daily News. Due to financial pressures, by 1897 the latter two had merged to become the Berlin News Record, run by William Uttley, publisher of the Berlin Daily Record and local historian.
Retiring in October 1919, Uttley sold the newspaper to W. J. Motz and William Daum Euler, who renamed it The Kitchener Daily Record. In 1922, the Daily Record took over the Daily Telegraph, leaving it the only newspaper of significant size serving the community. On April 2, 1929, the newspaper moved from 49 King Street West to what was at the time considered the most modern printing operation in the country at 30 Queen Street North. Motz and Euler fought over control of the newspaper for the next two decades, with the former winning majority interest. Euler sold his stock to Southam Company in 1953, leaving Motz's son, John E. Motz, the sole director of the growing daily. On January 1, 1948, John Motz changed the name of the newspaper once again, to The Kitchener-Waterloo Record, a name which remained until the change to The Record, in 1994. During this period the 24-page press would be replaced first by a 48-page press in the 1950s, a 96-page press in 1961-1962, a 128-page press in 1973. In 1962 it was the first company in Canada to use plastic sleeves to protect newspapers bound for rural addresses.
Ownership had been in the hands of the Motz family for generations until 1990, when the paper was sold to Southam in a $90 million deal. Conrad Black's Hollinger Inc. took a controlling interest in Southam during the period when it owned The Record. The paper was acquired by Sun Media in 1998, but Sun itself was bought by Quebecor soon after, The Record was sold to Torstar before the end of the year. On June 3, 2002, The Record switched from being an afternoon newspaper to morning one. In January 2005, the paper was moved to Market Square on King Street East in Kitchener's downtown core, it had been based on Fairway Road in Kitchener since May 1973. The paper was printed at that location on a letterpress system until 2000, when printing was moved to offset presses at parent company Torstar's Vaughan Press Centre in Vaughan. Printing moved to presses of sister papers in Hamilton and Guelph, back to Vaughan from time to time; as of 2014, the Record is printed at the Star-owned Hamilton Spectator.
The building on Fairway Road in Kitchener was demolished in September 2005. On March 11, 2008, the name was changed to the Waterloo Region Record, returning the community name to the nameplate. In early 2018, the company announced. Consumers who do not pay the fee to subscribe will be allowed to read only seven articles per month. An article published by CBC News indicated that this strategy has not been successful for some newspapers; the New York Times has a million subscribers but the publication has an international cachet that makes it a "must-read" in the U. S. where Fake news has been widespread. The Waterloo Region Record has seen like most Canadian daily newspapers a decline in circulation, its total circulation dropped by 14 percent to 53,283 copies daily from 2009 to 2015. Daily average The Record has won the Michener Award for meritorious public service in journalism four times: 1978, 1981, 1983, 2001, it received the 2001 award for breaking the story on the RIM Park financing fiasco.
In November 2005, the Record began publishing a regional lifestyle magazine. It followed that with the March 2006 launch of Rex, a business magazine covering Waterloo Region and Guelph. Most magazine, for women over 40, was launched in the spring of 2008. Rex was scheduled to suspend publication after the April 2009 issue. All magazines are distributed independently of the newspaper. Both the Cambridge Times and the Record are owned and published by Metroland Media Group but keep separate newsrooms and operations. Metroland Media Group Torstar List of newspapers in Canada Waterloo Region Record History of the Record Michener Awards
The Toronto Star is a Canadian broadsheet daily newspaper. Based on 2015 statistics, it is Canada's highest-circulation newspaper on overall weekly circulation; the Toronto Star is owned by Toronto Star Newspapers Limited, a subsidiary of Torstar Corporation and part of Torstar's Daily News Brands division. The Star was created in 1892 by striking Toronto News printers and writers, led by future Mayor of Toronto and social reformer Horatio Clarence Hocken, who became the newspaper's founder, along with another future mayor, Jimmy Simpson; the Star was first printed on Toronto World presses, at its formation, The World owned a 51% interest in it as a silent partner. That arrangement only lasted for two months, during which time it was rumoured that William Findlay "Billy" Maclean, the World's proprietor, was considering selling the Star to the Riordon family. After an extensive fundraising campaign among the Star staff, Maclean agreed to sell his interest to Hocken; the paper did poorly in its first few years.
Hocken sold out within the year, several owners followed in succession until railway entrepreneur Sir William Mackenzie bought it in 1896. Its new editors, Edmund E. Sheppard and Frederic Thomas Nicholls, moved the entire Star operation into the same building used by the magazine Saturday Night; this would continue until Joseph E. "Holy Joe" Atkinson, backed by funds raised by supporters of Sir Wilfrid Laurier, bought the paper. The supporters included William Mulock, Peter Charles Larkin and Timothy Eaton. Atkinson was the Star's editor from 1899 until his death in 1948; the newspaper's early opposition and criticism of the Nazi regime saw it become one of the first North American papers to be banned in Germany. Atkinson had a social conscience, he championed many causes that would come to be associated with the modern welfare state: old age pensions, unemployment insurance, health care. The Government of Canada Digital Collections website describes Atkinson asa "radical" in the best sense of that term....
The Star was unique among North American newspapers in its consistent, ongoing advocacy of the interests of ordinary people. The friendship of Atkinson, the publisher, with Mackenzie King, the prime minister, was a major influence on the development of Canadian social policy. Atkinson became the controlling shareholder of the Star; the Star was criticized for practising the yellow journalism of its era. For decades, the paper included heavy doses of crime and sensationalism, along with advocating social change. From 1910 to 1973, the Star published the Star Weekly. Shortly before his death in 1948, Joseph E. Atkinson transferred ownership of the paper to a charitable organization given the mandate of continuing the paper's liberal tradition. In 1949, the Province of Ontario passed the Charitable Gifts Act, barring charitable organizations from owning large parts of profit-making businesses, that required the Star to be sold. Atkinson's will had directed that profits from the paper's operations were "for the promotion and maintenance of social and economic reforms which are charitable in nature, for the benefit of the people of the province of Ontario" and it stipulated that the paper could be sold only to people who shared his social views.
The five trustees of the charitable organization circumvented the Act by buying the paper themselves and swearing before the Supreme Court of Ontario to continue what became known as the "Atkinson Principles": A strong and independent Canada Social justice Individual and civil liberties Community and civic engagement The rights of working people The necessary role of governmentDescendants of the original owners, known as "the five families", still control the voting shares of Torstar, the Atkinson Principles continue to guide the paper to this day. In February 2006, Star media columnist Antonia Zerbisias wrote on her blog: Besides, we are the Star which means we all have the Atkinson Principles—and its multi-culti values—tattooed on our butts. Fine with me. At least we are upfront about our values, they always work in favour of building a better Canada. From 1922 to 1933, the Star was a radio broadcaster on its station CFCA, broadcasting on a wavelength of 400 metres, whose coverage was complementary to the paper's reporting.
The station was closed following the establishment of the Canadian Radio Broadcasting Commission and the introduction of a government policy that, in essence, restricted private stations to an effective radiated power of 100 watts. The Star would continue to supply sponsored content to the CRBC's CRCT station, an arrangement that lasted until 1946. In 1971, the newspaper was renamed The Toronto Star and moved to a modern office tower at One Yonge Street by Queens Quay; the original Star Building at 80 King Street West was demolished to make room for First Canadian Place. The new building housed the paper's presses. In 1992, the printing plant was moved to the Toronto Star Press Centre at the Highway 407 & 400 interchange in Vaughan. In September 2002, the logo was changed, "The" was dropped from the papers. During the 2003 Northeast blackout, the Star printed the paper at a press in Ontario; until the mid-2000s, the front page of the Toronto Star had no advertising aside from lottery jackpot estimates from the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation.
On May 28, 2007, the Star unveiled a redesigned paper that features larger type, narrower pages and shorter articles, renamed
Vaughan Metropolitan Centre
Vaughan Metropolitan Centre is the 51-hectare central business district being developed at the intersection of Highway 400 and Highway 7, in Vaughan, Canada, in the area seen as being part of the historic communities of either Edgeley or Concord. It is served by the Vaughan Metropolitan Centre subway station, the northern terminus of the western leg of Line 1 Yonge–University of the Toronto subway system, which connects to York Region Transit and Viva bus rapid transit services. In the summer of 2009, Vaughan's city council announced that they wanted public submissions to suggest a new name for Vaughan's new downtown core. At the time, it was known as "Vaughan Corporate Centre", but the name change was suggested so that the name would "better reflect the true vision and future of this key hub". Nearly 1,600 entries were submitted. Mitch Goldhar has owned the 100-acre site since the mid-1990s. Prominent businesses having property in the Centre include Toromont, Wal-Mart, AMC Theatres, Lowe's, Future Shop.
Sam's Club had been located there before it closed down in March 2009. Two hotels operated by Marriott and one by Hilton, are located at the Centre, as well as a Monte Carlo Inn; the core of the centre is 1 km long and 400m wide, although the plans for the Centre include lands outside this core zone. Vaughan plans to build a city centre from scratch around the Vaughan Metropolitan Centre subway station in a 179 hectare site that prior to the station's opening was low density featuring big box stores such as Walmart. By 2012, the city had purchased land around VMC Station for development. Vaughan projects that by 2031, the new downtown will have 25,000 residents and employment for more than 11,000 people; as of 2012, proposed developments at VMC include the five-building, 37-storey Expo City condos, Liberty Developments' proposed office building plus four condo buildings on the south corner of Jane Street and Highway 7. Pino DiMascio, an urban planner who helped create the official plan for Vaughan, said that the new city centre would need cultural spaces, civic spaces and green space to be successful in attracting people to take the subway north to Vaughan as relying on just condos and office buildings, claimed to have failed to make North York Centre a success.
Two traffic circles will be constructed on Highway 7 at Maplecrete Road. Parts of this ring road exist as Commerce Street, portions of Doughton Road, Maplecrete Road, Applemill Road; the new Vaughan Metropolitan Centre TTC subway station is located at the intersection of Highway 7 and Millway Avenue at the centre of the core. Inside the core, the average block will be 100m by 100m, thus the theoretical maximum number of blocks is 40, but the Black Creek Valley and the non-perpendicular Jane Street will lower that number somewhat. These blocks will be separated by alleys, or pedestrian walkways. One of the first buildings built with the small block size taken into account was the two-storey Future Shop, which has since closed. At ground level, this building has small shop-sized units facing Highway 7 and Millway Drive that are vacant. In late 2015, a community website was launched in an effort to raise awareness, provide resources, engage members of the community, highlight the progress of the Vaughan Metro Centre development.
Further details of the City of Vaughan's plans for expansion and development are included as part of the council's secondary plan. VMC is served by both York Region Transit and Brampton Transit buses, the Toronto Transit Commission subway. Vaughan Metropolitan Centre station is located at the intersection of Highway 7 and Millway Avenue, just west of Jane Street, it is the northwestern terminus of Line 1 Yonge-University. The area is served by YRT and Brampton Transit's Züm buses on Highway 7 and Jane Street. Viva and 501 Züm Queen buses travel along the Highway 7 Rapidway, which features a covered Vivastation in its centre for transferring to the subway. Conventional YRT buses connect with the station on-street, but will be moved to the under-construction SmartCentres Place Bus Terminal upon its completion; the subway station is part of the TTC Toronto fare zone and no extra fare is charged to enter and exit. However, there are no free transfers to and from the subway and YRT or Züm buses, the appropriate system's fare is charged when transferring.
Vaughan Metropolitan Centre Vaughan Metropolitan Centre at Vaughan Tomorrow Vaughan Metropolitan Centre Community website City of Vaughan'Secondary Plan' Google map showing the Centre's core area, ring road, possible traffic circles. Original summary proposal