An enormous promise is entrenched in an otherwise vacant 35-hectare field at Major Mackenzie Drive and Jane Street. “Future Home of Vaughan’s First Hospital” reads the conspicuous blue and white sign that’s weathered a few more storms than expected. In the background, the vibrant colours of Canada’s Wonderland offer a unique parallel to a far less amusing theme: for the City of Vaughan, it’s been a roller-coaster ride to the realization of a premier health-care facility.
The ups and downs were set in motion in 2003, when Vaughan Council decided it was time Canada’s largest municipality without a hospital finally built one. The city has swelled significantly since then, yet it’s faced with an empty stretch of land, a recently relinquished health-care foundation, a contentious $10 million federal grant that’s slipped out of grip and a sign that’s getting stale. With a major player
The Vaughan Health Care Foundation at An Enchanted Garden Gala raised over one million dollars on October 23, 2008. Michael DeGasperis, the devoted Vaughan Health Care Foundation Chair Read more
Dressed as their favourite Broadway star, or in black tie, 1,000 guests attended the Play Bill on May 8th, 2008. The annual Mayors Gala was held at La Primavera Hospitality and Convention Centre in Vaughan Read more