I was in vaughan today and I have to say this new suburb thing is not good even in down town Toronto it is better here is why.
There is lack of roads in vaughan because they make use of housing clusters or pods and some subdivisions are surrounded by walls anyways the subdivisions are dependant on collector roads and this force all the traffic to the collector roads and thus you have high traffic problems.You can see the collector roads in yellow not many because most new suburbs there is a collector roads every 2 or 3 KM not like grid system where there many streets. Well using a grid system or not those big clusters or pods of subdivisions the collector roads cannot deal with the traffic problem besuse lack of collector roads and they are so spread out.
Here is other shot.
Look at the road at the top than the one below look how spread out it is!!Well walking is inposable in vaughan.
Other thing is stores are in clusters in vaughan in different areas and looking for store can be hard because it does not make use of line stores but clusters.
Here is drewaing to explian it better.
The green is green space and the blue is parking lot and black is store or strip mall.It is in cluster by a intersection..
Here is line store like a main street a street that is use for shopping.
You see how much it is easer it is to find a store!!