A True Boomtown
Originally home to almost 2,000 Huron in the sixteenth century, Vaughan didn’t become a European settlement until townships starting popping up in 1792, mainly due to its remote location. In what would become a tradition for the area, the township, named British commissioner Benjamin Vaughan, boomed from 54 citizens in 1800 to 4,300 by 1840. This influx started with American immigrants, but quickly became more populated with British tradespeople who played a large part in the growth and success of the community. Growth slowed back down again until the advent of World War II increased immigration once more and by 1960 the township’s population ballooned from 4,800 to 15,957.
In 1971, the township merged with the village of Woodbridge to form the town of Vaughan and in 1991 it officially became a city. Given a history like that, it’s not hard to believe it was Canada’s fastest growing municipality between 1996 and 2006 with a growth rate of over eight percent. Let the power of that growth and all the changes it created translate into an exciting trip for you when you book a room at one of the hotels in North York – Vaughan in Toronto.
Enhance Your Toronto Experience
With the shores of Lake Ontario, only 45 minutes from the city and all of Toronto waiting in between, the hotels in North York – Vaughan offer you all the Queen City has to offer plus all the excellent extras in Vaughn itself. Canada’s Wonderland, the largest theme park in the country, is located right in the city, as is the Canadian Soccer Hall of Fame and Museum, the Reptilia Zoo, and all the shopping at Vaughan Mills. In nearby Woodbrige and Kleinburg, check out the McMichael Canadian Art Collection, Boyd Conservation Area, and Kotright to add a bit of nature and culture to your visit to Ontario. Interested in attending the third largest university in Canada? York University in only minutes away in North York.
And all of that is before you travel down into Toronto proper where you can see a soccer or rugby game at the BMO Field, catch a great concert at the Air Canada venue, be amazed at Ripley’s Aquarium, or educated at the Royal Ontario Museum. Experience the thrills of the present with the music, film, and daily events at Yonge-Dundas Square and the wonder of the past at historically accurate 1800’s Black Creek Pioneer Village. You don’t have to be right in the thick of the city to get the most from your trip. Get a room with a national brand you know at the Holiday Inn or take your vacation to new heights of luxury at the Novotel, the Westin, or the Montecassino and you’ll be close enough to get it all but far enough to get away as well. All of this, and so much more, is available to round out your itinerary and make some magical memories when you stay at the hotels in North York – Vaughan in Toronto today.