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Made up of six communities and a population that's doubled since 1991, Vaughan is the 5th largest city in the GTA. Vaughan's booming population means a lot of people need a way to get to where they're going, and they have plenty of options. Public transit, trains, and roadways make getting around in this York Region municipality a breeze.

Highways 400 and 427 link the city with its southerly neighbour, Toronto, and with its neighbours to the north, Barrie and Orillia. But before Vaughan drivers hit the road, they need to be sure they have the right auto insurance for their vehicles. At LowestRates.ca, drivers can compare quotes from all the top car insurers quickly and easily.

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Most popular cars in Vaughan.

According to our own data, Vaughan drivers' preferred car brands hail from all around the world. While Japanese automakers lead the pack, American and German manufacturers aren't far behind.

Popular Brands

  1. Honda
  2. Toyota
  3. Chevrolet
  4. Volkswagen
  5. Mazda

Who shops for auto insurance in Vaughan?

The average Vaughan resident is 34-years-old, but our Vaughan auto insurance shoppers are, on average, 3 years younger. Our data also shows that when it's time to get on the road, Vaughan drivers put safety first. Motorists in this city have some of the lowest accident and ticket rates in Ontario.

Gender of our users

Male
66.7%
Female
33.3%

Average Age

31

years old

Tickets & Accidents

Have Tickets
6.23%
Have Had Accidents
10.42%

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Facts and myths about driving in Vaughan

Facts

  • If you're cruising through the city of Vaughan, make a stop at Vaughan Mills, the city's famous (and huge) shopping mall. This shopping center is the 15th largest mall in the country, boasting 200 stores and more than 1 million square feet of retail space.
  • Traffic congestion in the York Region led to the birth of the area's Bus Rapid Transit system, affectionately named "Viva" — Italian for "praised by everyone". Surely drivers in Vaughan praised this BRT for helping clear up its roads.
  • Vaughan's road system is highly influenced by its neighbour to the south, Toronto, and boasts a grid-like network. The roads are funded by three levels of government: the government of Ontario funds provincial highways; the government of York Region funds arterial and main routes, and the government of Vaughan funds local routes.

Myths

  • If you need to find a Vaughan resident's phone number, just flip to "V" for "Vaughan" in the Yellow Pages. False. Vaughan isn't listed at all. The six communities that make up this city are listed separately: Woodbridge, Vaughan Metropolitan Centre, Maple, Thornhill, Concord, and Kleinburg.
  • Vaughan has many local hospitals. False. Vaughan's the largest city in Canada without a hospital. However, there are plans to build a new hospital within the city and to name it Mackenzie Vaughan Hospital.
  • Vaughan is a homogenous community. False. Vaughan has a large percentage of residents with ethnic backgrounds — it boasts the highest number of Southern Europeans, Eastern Europeans, and Jewish people in the province, along with growing populations of South Asian, Hispanic, and East Asian residents.

Vaughan driving tips

  1. Share the road. The city of Vaughan has a lot of cyclists on its roadways, so drive courteously around those that opt for two wheels instead of four when you're cruising down the street. Make sure to also do a blind spot check around cyclists and pass them only when it's safe.
  2. Road Watch keeps an eye on bad driving. The city of Vaughan participates in the Road Watch program, a community-driven initiative that lets residents report dangerous and illegal driving behaviour. If you speed, disobey traffic lights, or ignore stop signs, you're not only breaking the law — you'll also be called out by the Road Watch.
  3. Complete a Visitor Overnight Parking Permit form if you need to park on the street at night. Visitor Parking Permits, which are available on the city's website, are only meant for out-of-town guests and not for residents of Vaughan. If you're a resident and you're found using a Visitor Parking Permit, you run the risk of getting your car towed.

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