Woodbridge comprises the southwestern corner of Vaughan, and includes historic residential neighborhoods standing alongside modern mixed-use ones.
Highway 7 runs east-west through Woodbridge, and serves as its main commercial and retail thoroughfare. In particular, its intersections with Pine Valley Drive and Highway 27 are major retail centres. Further north along the Humber River, the historic former village centre still thrives as a pedestrian-friendly retail and entertainment district. The blocks surrounding it consist of elegant homes, which become newer and more recently built the further north one goes. By contrast, the majority of the new condominiums being built in the city are concentrated along Highway 7 and closer to Steeles Avenue. In addition to the Humber River (which is itself flanked by walking trails for part of its length through the community), parks such as the expansive Rainbow Creek Park are scattered throughout the neighborhood.
Transportation in Woodbridge
York Region Transit provides frequent bus service along all major streets in the area. Along Highway 7, a route of the agency’s VIVA bus rapid transit network provides service east to Richmond Hill, stopping at Vaughan Metropolitan Centre (where connections can be made to Line 1 Yonge-University subway line) along the way. Brampton Transit’s Züm BRT also runs along the same corridor as VIVA between VMC and Highway 7, effectively doubling frequencies in the area. Drivers can take advantage of close proximity to Highway 400 and Highway 407, while an under-construction extension of Highway 427 will provide direct access to Pearson Airport.