This is a special year for Vaughan as we mark an important milestone – our 25th anniversary as a city. Over the past quarter-century, Vaughan has experienced significant transformational change. It has truly been an incredible journey.
We started off as a small town, but we’ve always had within us a deep sense of citizenship and desire to reach new heights, go forward, move faster and build a community that speaks to values rooted in humility, optimism and hope – all the values that make this the great city it is today. Through the collective efforts of our citizens, we have so many reasons to be grateful.
Vaughan Council is committed to creating a place that is vibrant, dynamic and inclusive. From towers rising in our new downtown – the Vaughan Metropolitan Centre – to getting the site ready for our future hospital, there is activity, movement and motion all around us. Everywhere you look there are opportunities to improve our quality of life and realize the bright future of our city.
Vaughan was the first city in York Region and remains one of the fastest-growing municipalities in Canada. We are excited for the future. All of the great things happening today are the result of hard work, focus and a dedication to city-building through good governance. This is only possible because of our collective efforts – citizens, Members of Council, other levels of government, the business community, organizations and institutions – to ensure that we continue moving in a positive direction.
The Vaughan we are building is a city with limitless potential. It will be a place that is respected for its spirit of innovation, acclaimed for its responsible planning and economic leadership, admired for its environmental stewardship, renowned for its first-class administration and respect for taxpayers’ dollars, and transformed by the will of people to be agents of change. This will position Vaughan at the forefront of 21st century cities capable of capturing the imagination of the world.
Hon. Maurizio Bevilacqua, PC