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Learn more about our Business Support Programs by contacting your Community Liaison:

Highway 7 East / Markham and Richmond Hill

Linda Filippi

phone 905.886.6767 x71057
cell 905.505.0541

Highway 7 West / Vaughan and Spadina Subway Extension

Carrie Slattery

phone 905.886.6767 x71129
cell 289.716.0091

Davis Drive / Newmarket

Kristina Bergeron

phone 905.886.6767 x71051
cell 905.505.1347

Yonge Street / Richmond Hill and Newmarket

Leslie Pawlowski

phone 905.886.6767 Ext 71357

cell 905.505.1430

business support

It’s all about traffic – the good kind.

York Region is growing. Over the next 20 years, our population is expected to increase by 50% – and the number of jobs by 100%. That’s awesome news for businesses. But before we get there we have to build for it. That includes rapid transit, wider boulevards, new water mains and more. Construction can make the going get tough. We’re here to make sure everyone keeps going.

To help support local businesses during the construction phase, vivaNext has developed a business support program in collaboration with local chambers of commerce and boards of trade that offers tools and information for their continued success as well as opening project information offices in the community. The program also gets the word out that businesses are still open during construction. The rapidways will help connect people from York Region and beyond while attracting new customers to our local businesses.



Shop 7 & Shop Davis

This is an exciting time for York Region, with Highway 7 and Davis Drive vivaNext rapidway projects underway. While the construction continues, there’s no change in how you get to all your favourite stops and shops. It’s business as usual, and these businesses look forward to seeing you. Find out more.


business support program

Beyond billboards, radio ads and on-street signage, we’re looking at developing sustainable tools, information and education to help businesses thrive – during construction and beyond. Ideas being explored with the towns, Chambers and Boards include retail promotional events, consulting on business and marketing skills and contests to promote businesses within the construction corridors.



Davis Drive Business Profiles

business profiles

As we move forward with building a new rapid transit system, we want to help support local businesses. Find out more about the shops along Highway 7 East from Woodbine to Main Street Unionville all the way to Markville Mall. Newmarket’s Davis Drive also has great options – dining, takeout, the latest fashions, home décor, and health services to name just a few. The shops, dining and entertainment in Vaughan on Highway 7 West is a great destination that needs to be experienced.

business enquiries

We recognize the construction activity may prompt questions specifically related to financial matters and your business operations or property that are of a private nature. For these types of enquiries, please contact Eric Bjornson, Supervisor of Realty Services for The Regional Municipality of York, at 905-830-4444 ext. 71706 or