Bill Pristanski joined government officials at the groundbreaking of a 36-storey apartment building in SmartVMC, a major SmartCentres real estate project in Vaughan, Ontario.

SmartVMC is a 100-acre master planned community by SmartCentres, featuring five condo and rental towers as well as a one-acre park, and 25,000 square feet of amenity space. It’s adjacent to the new Vaughan Metropolitan Centre subway station.

Dignitaries at the groundbreaking included Steve Clark, minister of municipal affairs and housing, Stephen Lecce, minister of education and MPP for King—Vaughan, and Vaughan Mayor Maurizio Bevilacqua. Minister Clark provided a Minister’s Zoning Order to make the project a reality. The zoning order also had the support of Walmart, Vaughan city council and York region council.  SmartCentres and Walmart are Prospectus clients.

Bill Pristanski is a principal at Prospectus Associates. He is one of the foremost public affairs advisors in Canada, providing strategic advice to senior executives at many companies and not-for-profit organizations.