In today’s fiercely competitive rental market, the pickings can be slim -- but a new purpose-built development in Vaughan is proof that renting in the GTA doesn’t have to be a bare-bones experience.

With stylish suites and a host of condo-style amenities, life at The Millway -- one of six residential buildings in the SmartVMC’s 100-acre master-planned community -- touts rare rental luxury. And what’s more, it’s available to rent right now.

Scraping the sky in the heart of the Vaughan Metropolitan Centre, at the intersection Jane Street and Highway 7, The Millway is eye-catching, no doubt, but its selling points extend well beyond its aesthetic appeal. The suites are steps from a range of retail, restaurant, and transit offerings -- not to mention, incredible parks, trails, and other green spaces.

The Millway is the product of top-of-the-line Toronto talent, bringing together the work of industry leaders such as architectural firm Diamond Schmitt and real estate investment trust SmartCentres.

The project also benefits from the involvement of SmartCentres’ entrepreneurial in-house development team, SmartLiving, which is backed by more than 30 years of experience and was formed on the premise of creating “holistic communities.” As such, The Millway is just that: walkable and transit-connected, drawing from the employment opportunities and amenities that the area already has to offer, while bringing more of both to the proverbial table.

With 17 different suite layouts to choose from, The Millway gives renters plenty of options. Meanwhile, the suites themselves -- modern, meticulous, and, quite frankly, a step above your run-of-the-mill rental -- are designed by distinguished interior design firm Figure3.

The millway fitness centre minThe Millway K2 Ultimate Training Centre (artist's rendering)

Alongside high-end finishes, modern fixtures, and stainless steel appliances, suites at The Millway come with the ultimate Toronto Area luxury: generous square footage. Floor-to-ceiling windows fill the spacious units with natural light, offering views of the community park or city skyline. In-suite washers and dryers ensure that everything you need is well within reach.

On top of those in-unit offerings, residents of The Millway will find themselves privy to a variety of upscale amenities, such as a cafe-style lobby, co-working spaces, meeting rooms, guest suites, an indoor-outdoor lounge, a top-floor “sky lounge,” 24-hour concierge service, and onsite property management.

As well, an extensive suite of “super amenities” are available at the adjoining condo, including a K2 cross-training facility, a cardio and weight training area, a yoga studio, a squash court, an indoor running track, and an outdoor infinity pool with cabanas.

And did we mention the entire development is pet-friendly?

The millway infinity pool minThe Millway Outdoor Infinity Pool with Cabanas (artist's rendering)

But perhaps the biggest draw of life in a master-planned community like SmartVMC’s is the nine-acre park that's (quite literally) at the development’s doorstep, including a one-acre, tree-lined park slated for the foot of The Millway.

With landscape design by Claude Cormier + Associés -- a Montreal-based firm with a global portfolio, that's well-known locally for projects such as Sugar Beach, Berczy Park, Love Park, and the Leslie Slip Lookout Park -- the forthcoming parkland promises to deliver a full suite of outdoor amenities. This will include a grand sunken lawn (to be used for community sports, markets, and concerts), a dog park, a sky fountain, outdoor patios, multiple parks and trails, multiple community parkettes, and a civic square for year-round events.

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Pragmatically located, just off of Highway 7, The Millway’s location is a selling point in itself. The spot is transit-connected, boasting an onsite VMC Subway Station connecting to the Yonge-University subway line. In just five minutes, residents can commute to York University. Yorkdale Mall and Union Station are just 15- and 42-minutes away. In addition, the spot offers easy access to regional transit lines, including VIVA, YRT, VIVA, GO, and Züm.

The Millway renting in VaughanThe Millway Interior Suite

More locally, residents of The Millway will get to enjoy access to Vaughan’s emerging downtown, where they can enjoy Diamond Schmitt’s PXL Gallery or peruse a brand-new art district, ArtWalk, which features a rotating gallery of breathtaking murals.

Meanwhile, Transit Square -- a 49,000 sq. ft public space within the community -- hosts everything from concerts and markets to events like “Yoga in the Square,” “Movies Under the Stars,” and the Vaughan International Music Festival.

And of course, the area offers a range of coffee shops, major banks, and retailers, as well as a public library, daycare, and YMCA down Apple Mill Road. World-class employers, including KPMG, PwC, Miller Thomson, and GFL are within walking distance. More employment opportunities are planned for the area.

From the architecture to the amenities to the action-packed locale, The Millway truly is rental living, elevated.

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This article was produced in partnership with STOREYS Custom Studio.