- Markham 360 E-Newsletter EP. 27  |  May 19, 2023 -
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York Regional Council:
Wish you a happy and safe Victoria Day long weekend!
In celebration of Victoria Day, City of Markham residents do not require a permit to set off fireworks on their private property on the day before Victoria Day and Victoria Day
Fireworks are not allowed on City property. This includes parks, fields and roads.
Please visit http://markham.ca/fireworks for more guidelines and safety tips.
As you may know, recent earthquakes have struck Türkiye and Syria, leaving many families without homes and basic necessities. In response to this crisis, Markham Mayor and I are organizing a fundraiser event to raise money for earthquake relief efforts in these countries. 
All proceeds will go towards providing aid and support to those affected by the earthquakes. We believe that every contribution, no matter how small, can make a significant impact in the lives of those who are struggling in the aftermath of this disaster.  
Thank you for your support and generosity.
Donation Link: Canadian Red Cross 
-Notice of Construction-
The northbound centre lane of Yonge St. is closed from John St. to Elgin St. until Friday, July 28, 2023
For utility work for the future construction of the Yonge North Subway Extension.


York Region is improving Highway 7 in Markham and Richmond Hill
from May until early September 2023.


Road work on weeknights, Monday to Friday, from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. and lane restrictions are required.

Kennedy Road from 16th Avenue to Major Mackenzie Drive beginning late May 2023 until November 2023; 
Road work will occur on weekdays and Saturdays from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and lane restrictions are required.

Kennedy Road from Steeles Avenue to Highway 407 beginning late May 2023 until November 2023.


Majority of road work will occur on weeknights from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. with some work occurring on weekdays from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and lane restrictions are required.

For general inquiries, please contact York Region Transportation, Public Works, Phone: 1-877-464-9675 ext. 75000 or Email: transportation@york.ca
For more information: york.ca
-City of Markham News-
Spring is well underway and the City of Markham continues to provide road, park and trail maintenance services, so residents can safely enjoy public outdoor spaces this Spring and Summer.
Markham Mayor Frank Scarpitti provides an overview of the 2023 Spring Maintenance Activities.

The City’s Mulch Giveaway is now closed. We will support the locations today, May 19, until supplies last.


Thank you to all Markham residents for your participation.

    Learn more: markham.ca/KeepMarkhamBeautiful

    All recycling depot locations are closed on Victoria Day.

    The City of Markham, in partnership with Ryobi and Home Depot Canada are working together to Clear the Air!


    Until May 21, 2023, drop off your old gas-powered or electric lawn mower to any Depot (see link below for locations and hours) and receive an instant rebate for $50 off the purchase of a select RYOBI™ lawn mower. As an added bonus, eligible purchases will receive a Ryobi outdoor tool for free! (valued up to $300, battery not included).


    79% of residents agree City services provide value for tax dollar.
    Learn more about our 2022 Citizen Satisfaction Survey: http://markham.ca/BMFT

    Learn more about how we are planning for the future of  Your Markville. Come and see the proposed vision and provide input on land use and built form options. 


    Wednesday, May 24 6 to 8 PM Markville Secondary School, Cafeteria

    Learn More: http://markham.ca/Markville

    We are reopening our Makerspaces at Cornell and Thornhill C.C. libraries! Come to our open house to check out all the different things we have and enjoy fun hands-on family activities!


    Register Now: http://ow.ly/9y8S50OorNl

    Join us Tuesday, May 30 from 5 to 7 PM at Markham Civic Centre (101 Town Centre Boulevard), for the City’s Tree Preservation By-Law public consultation. You can also submit questions and comments.


    We look forward to receiving your feedback.http://markham.ca/TreeBylaw

    Help keep our children safe & provide a valuable service to your community.
    Staffing Services Inc. is hiring for school crossing guards in Markham.
    Earn Up to $20/hr plus bonuses!
    This paid part-time position covers a morning & afternoon shift during the school year. Apply now: 905-737-1600
    City of Markham Current Opening Position: 
    New Job Positions:
    • Recreation Outreach & Engagement Ambassador
    • Communications Assistant II
    • Community Rental and Events Assistant
    • Customer Service / Information Services Attendant – City Wide
    • Senior Manager, Urban Design
    • Aquatics Day Supervisor (Fall 2023)
    • Deck Attendant – Fall 2023
    • Lifeguard - Fall 2023
    • Swim Instructor - Fall 2023
    Internship Positions:
    • Camp Counsellor – Recreation – Summer Camp
    For more information & job position
    If you have any municipal inquiry or concern, you can send an email to our Contact Centre at customerservice@markham.ca or call 905.477.5530. 
    -York Region News-

    This is a reminder that all York Region waste depots will be closed on Victoria Day, Monday, May 22, 2023.


    For locations and hours, visit http://york.ca/wastedepots

    YRT recently made improvements to the Mobility On-Request Paratransit Contact Centre automated phone system , making it easier for clients to book trips and receive information, including new self-serve menu options.
    Learn more and share your input at http://ow.ly/50x550Ope44

    If you’re heading to the York Regional Forest this weekend, please stay on designated trails. This protects the flowers, plants & trees, while experiencing the benefits of the Forest.


    Plan your trip and find a trail near you. http://york.ca/yrf

    Great things take time, including this street sweeper. It does a thorough job of cleaning Regional roads. It’s also helping the environment by preventing pollutants from entering our water systems.

    Are you part of a non-profit group with a brilliant idea to reduce waste? York Region is offering up to $25,000 to eligible projects that support circular economy.


    Apply by 11:59 pm on May 29, 2023, at http://york.ca/circulareconomyfund

    Let us know your thoughts on transit service changes planned for next year!  
    From May 1 - May 31, Visit http://yrt.ca/TransitPlan to share your feedback.
    If you have any regional inquiry or concern, you can send an email to Access York at accessyork@york.ca or call 877.464.9675.
    -Community Event-

    Join YRP's Asian Heritage Month event as we celebrate the rich history and many achievements of Canadians of Asian descent.


    We will have amazing performances, delicious food and inspiring speakers.

    Everyone is welcome!


    Saturday, May 27, 2023 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.


    Address: 47 Don Hillock Drive, Aurora, ON L4G 0S7


    Register Here: yrp.ca

    Family Fun Day is just one month away. Celebrate National Public Works Week with interactive displays, trucks and equipment, activities and a barbeque in support of local charities.
    Saturday, May 27, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., 90 Bales Dr. E., East Gwillimbury

    The Friends of the Markham Museum welcome you to a Tea and Talk with Dr. William Finleyson and George Duncan on their new book! Learn about their discoveries regarding Markham’s oldest house and enjoy light refreshments.


    Register for this free event via http://MarkhamMuseum.ca!

    All Community Games is a multi-event sports competition for all ages and a bridge to promote friendship & sportsmanship between communities. 

    Welcomes all community members interested in participating in the 16th All Community Games (From June 10 - July 23)

    To register, visit http://acgames.ca or contact info@acgames.ca

    2023 MARKHAM CYCLING DAY: We have a New Date and Location This Year!


    Date: June 11, 2023 Sunday 8AM to 1PM

    Location: 10 Aviva Way, Downtown Markham (Enterprise Blvd. & Birchmount Road) 


    Markham Cycling Day is the City’s annual and signature event to promote and raise awareness of cycling in Markham.


    The event features 3 community bike routes (12KM, 30KM and 60KM) that will take participants to various landmarks and infrastructure in Markham such as Rouge Valley Trail, Milne Dam Conservation Park, John St. MUP and etc.  


    There will also be the popular children bike races for children age 3 to 10 to ride in a kid-friendly and enclosed area.  The event will also include live music entertainment, food vendors and various activations.


    REGISTER NOW: www.markham.ca/cyclingday

    If you want to include your community event in Regional Councillor Alan Ho's weekly E-newsletter, please share it with our office at sxie@markham.ca
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    Chair of Culture & Economic Development Committee
    City of Markham
    Markham Civic Centre, 101 Town Centre Boulevard Markham, Ontario, L3R 9W3
    Email: alan.ho@markham.ca / Tel: (905)-948-5112
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