Everything to see at the Vaughan Metropolitan Centre

From festivals, concerts and art installations to decadent restaurants and exciting local attractions.

It’s summertime in Vaughan! This year, there are so many things to see and do at the Vaughan Metropolitan Centre (VMC): From festivals, concerts and art installations to decadent restaurants and exciting local attractions. Longer days and warmer nights are here, and this summer, the VMC is the place to be!

There are so many places to discover nearby, giving you plenty of reasons to stay the day and explore all the fantastic fun! Here are some must-see events that will heat up your summer in Vaughan at the VMC:


Concerts in the Park

June 8, 2022, at 7:30 p.m.

Cost: Free

The 28th annual Vaughan Celebrates Concerts in the Park series, presented by TD and event sponsor Tim Hortons, kicks off the summer with a performance from JUNO Award-nominated singer/songwriter Shawn Hook… Come early and check out the ArtWalk mural, a beautiful world-class art installation by a roster of acclaimed international and local artists.

Shawn Hook

Vaughan International Music Festival

June 11, 2022, from 5 p.m. – 11 p.m. and June 12, 2022, from 1 p.m. – 11 p.m.

Cost: Free

A first-of-its-kind music festival is coming to Vaughan’s downtown core – and you’re invited! On Saturday, June 11 and Sunday, June 12, the Vaughan International Music Festival will showcase music from cultures worldwide in the heart of the VMC, located at 200 Apple Mill Rd. Multi-platinum award-winning super group, The Tenors will be capping off the weekend with a special performance. To learn more, visit vaughaninternationalmusicfestival.com.

Movies in the Square

Select days in June – August 2022 at 7 p.m.

Cost: Free

Make the most of these warm summer nights and check out a movie in the square on Thursdays and Saturdays! Bring the whole family to Movies in SmartVMC’s Transit Square, featuring an exciting lineup of family classics have been planned, including Dirty Dancing and Shrek. Grab some chairs and blankets and come down to Transit Square in The New City Centre to see your favourite flicks.


Whether you’ve got a hungry family to feed or looking for a quick snack, there are so many delicious options super close to the Vaughan Metropolitan Centre. Grab a bite at one of these nearby places situated less than one kilometre away: Balzac’s Coffee Roasters, Poke Guys, or St. Louis Bar & Grill. Discovering even more eateries is easy! Check out our dining options – from restaurants to bakeries and cafés, you’ll find something to please every palate.

Poke Guys


The thrills don’t stop at music or movies. From outlet malls to unique boutiques, check out great shopping options in and around the neighbourhood. Vaughan even hosts a ton of amazing attractions: no matter what you’re looking for – roller-coasters, reptiles or LEGO bricks – you’ll find something for everyone to enjoy!


Maximize your fun and play and stay in Vaughan! Choose from a wide range of accommodations and make yourself right at home, away from home. Find your perfect accommodation now.

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