December Edition

A Message from the Mayor

With the holidays just around the corner, there is much to look forward to!

For the past 14 years, the City of Vaughan has proudly supported the CP24 Chum Christmas Wish. Together, we’ve raised more than $139,000 and donated more than 152,000 toys to families in need. There is no greater gift than putting a smile on a child's face on Christmas morning. The last day to donate new and unwrapped toys is Monday, December 11.

This weekend we are celebrating Chanukah. Please join us on Sunday, December 10 for our Chanukah Celebration and on Monday, December 11 for our Menorah Lighting Ceremony.

Looking ahead at 2024, we will be hosting our annual New Year's Levee on Sunday, January 21 from 9:30 a.m. to noon at Venu Event Space, located at 2800 Hwy 7. In addition to a greeting, enjoy a delicious breakfast alongside free family-friendly entertainment, interactive activities and a photobooth experience.

Wishing everyone a wonderful Holiday Season!

Steven Del Duca



You’re invited to celebrate Chanukah with the City of Vaughan.


On Sunday, December 10 at 5:00pm, the City will host a Chanukah Celebration at Garnet A. Williams Community Centre. The festivities including formal remarks, refreshments, an interactive DJ, a colouring mural, balloon artist and more.


There will be a Menorah Lighting Ceremony on Monday, December 11 at 4:00pm at Vaughan City Hall. Rabbi Mendel Kaplan, founder, and spiritual leader of Chabad Flamingo will preside over the festival of lights ceremony, which will also include a performance by the Shmuel Zahavy Cheder Chabad Boys Choir as well as traditional treats/refreshments. 


This time of year, everyone is busy making their lists and checking them twice. But don’t forget to donate to the City of Vaughan’s 14th annual Toy Drive in support of the CP24 CHUM Christmas Wish! New unwrapped toys for children aged newborn to 18 years old continue to be collected until Monday, Dec. 11 and can be dropped off at any of the following Vaughan locations:



In addition to in-person drop-offs, donations can also be made by mailing a gift card or cheque. Cheques can be made payable to “CP24 CHUM Christmas Wish” and dropped off or mailed to Vaughan City Hall c/o Recreation Services – Events Division, Level 300, 2141 Major Mackenzie Dr., Vaughan, ON, L6A 1T1.


Learn more about the City’s Toy Drive at


Marking the 10th anniversary of the first meeting of the Ontario Auto Mayors, the City of Vaughan hosted the second 2023 Ontario Auto Mayors Caucus at Vaughan City Hall on Nov. 3, drawing attendees and sector leaders from across the province. 

Five outstanding individuals invested into the Order of Vaughan for their efforts to make Vaughan a great place to live, work and visit.

I want to extend my deepest thanks to them for their many contributions and for helping us build a better city.

The City of Vaughan hosted a Remembrance Day service at the Woodbridge Cenotaph commemorating the brave Canadians who fought and died for our country, during times of war, conflict and peace. 

The City of Vaughan hosted its inaugural Diwali Celebration at Vaughan City Hall, which featured greetings, traditional musical and dance performances. Thank you to everyone who came out to celebrate.

Thank you so much to the residents who joined us for our town hall in Ward 1.

Stay tuned as the 2024 schedule will be out soon.

The City of Vaughan hosted its inaugural Festival of Lights celebration at Vaughan City Hall, which included the unveiling – and first illumination – of a new Vaughan sign. Thank you to everyone who came out to celebrate the start of the festive season!

City of Vaughan

2141 Major Mackenzie Dr. Vaughan, ON

L6A 1T1

Steven Del Duca


905-832-2281, ext. 8888

[email protected]

Assistant to the Mayor

Anna Venturo

905-832-2281, ext. 8834

[email protected]

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