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Vaughan Metropolitan Centre Bus Terminal

Vaughan, ON
  • Bldg system

    Mass Timber

  • No. Of Stories

    1

  • Sq. footage

    43,000

The Vaughan Metropolitan Centre (VMC) Bus Terminal is a combination of concrete, steel, and mass timber, with architecturally exposed structure throughout. Shaped like a horseshoe in plan, it includes an enclosed pavilion and two exterior wings that surround the main bus loop. In her role at a previous firm, Tanya Luthi acted as the main structural designer, which included complete design of all connections.

At the front of the pavilion, where the glulam beams cantilever past the supports, a moment connection with internal epoxied steel plates provided a clean aesthetic. Careful detailing of the exterior structure at the bus platforms ensured the wood elements remain protected from direct exposure to UV rays and wind-driven rain.

  • Construction Cost:

    $32 million

  • Construction Type:

    Unknown

  • Building Type:

    Transportation (Airports, Train or Subway Stations)

  • Material Types:

    Mass Timber

Companies Involved:
  • Diamond Schmitt Architects

    Architect

  • Bryte Designs

    Mass Timber Installer

  • SmartLam NA

    Roof

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