- Markham 360 E-Newsletter EP. 31  |  June 16, 2023 -
Access City of Markham Council & Committee Meetings and view a list of Proclamations at markham.ca
York Regional Council at

We're getting ready to launch a new recreation, culture and Markham Public Library program registration and facility booking system on Monday, June 19!


The new system will replace CLASS with a few noteworthy upgrades: self-managed waitlists, increased processing capabilities and independent account creation and management. 

Regional Councillor Alan Ho's Video:

Representing Markham at the 

Detroit Auto Tech Show. An event that brings together industry leaders, innovators, and visionaries worldwide.


This event showcased new technologies, sustainable mobility solutions, and advancements in the automotive industry.

As the Honorary Advisor of All Community Games, I extend my warmest congratulations to another successful year of 2023.
ACG brings together athletes of all ages from the Greater Toronto area to showcase the talent and skills of our diverse community.
Delighted to attend the Canadian Youth Champions’ 2023 Signature event.
80 students in York Region had shown their theme project in Caring for the Environment, Senior Care and Community Service, Anti-Racism and the Public sector. Congratulations to all the award recipients.
Glad to attend Markham Cycling Day 2023.
City’s annual and signature event to promote and raise awareness of cycling in Markham.
-City of Markham News-
Please be advised that Main St Markham N will be closed from Robinson St to Water St, on every Saturday (6:30 am to 2:00 pm) from June 03, 2023 to October 07, 2023 for Farmers Market Event.
Main St Markham N will be closed from Hwy 7 to Bullock Dr, on Friday, June 16, 2023 from 2:00 p.m. to Saturday, June 17, 2023 until 11:59 p.m for the annual Markham Village Music Festival. 
Questions concerning this event may be sent to:
Email address: OCS@markham.ca    Phone number: 905-475-4714

Join us on Saturday, June 17 from 9:30 to 11:30 AM at Gordon Leitch Park (41 Active Road, Markham).


Free ice cream, airbrush tattoos and family fun activities will be available.


Follow these tips when watering your lawn:


- Water early in the morning to prevent water evaporation caused by the sun.


- Don't over-water. Your lawn needs around 2.5 cm of water a week. 


- If using a sprinkler, position it to only cover your lawn. 



Join us on Saturday, June 17 from 1 to 3 PM for the official opening of William Cox Park (15 Harold Lawrie Ln, Markham).


Free ice cream, airbrush tattoos & more! 

Markham’s revamped Artificial Intelligence Virtual Assistant 2.0 is here! Our latest innovation provides residents with 24/7 access to a wide range of topics. You can even connect to live customer service assistance during business hours.


Try it at http://markham.ca!

Are you ready for the 2023 TD Summer Reading Club? It's Canada's biggest summer reading program for kids. Join the Club to keep your kids reading and learning while having fun all summer long.


More info: https://markhampubliclibrary.ca/src2023/

Be polite and respectful of others! Markham trails are for everyone to enjoy. Cyclists, slow down, yield to walkers, use your bell and pass on the left! Walkers, stay to the right and be alert.


Learn more: http://markham.ca/WalkingAndCycling…

Markham Museum Mini Putt is now open!


Enjoy this 9-hole course with obstacles modeled after historic Markham landmarks free with admission as long as the weather lasts.

Kennedy Road from Steeles Avenue to Denison Street will be closed beginning Friday, June 23, 2023, from 10 a.m. until Sunday, June 25, 2023, at 11:59 p.m. for Taste of Asia 2023 event.

Tow truck concerns?


The Province is taking over tow truck licensing, as of July 1. 


Find out more: http://bit.ly/3Pdr5jB

Friendly reminder to residents: Please be mindful of your food waste and garbage disposal. Coyotes prefer to catch their own food, but will become dependent and lose their fear of humans if food is left out. $615 fine for feeding wildlife.
City of Markham Current Opening Position: 
New Job Positions:
  • Municipal Law Enforcement Officer II
  • Project Manager - Parks Planning
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-

York Region is improving safety for all road users at 7 intersections in Markham by implementing no right turn on red with time-of-day operation.


For more detailed information on changes being implemented at each intersection, visit http://york.ca/trafficsafety

Congrats to Team 1 from Markville Secondary School for placing first in the Ontario Envirothon competition! The team will participate in the 2023 North American Envirothon Competition July 23 - 29 in New Brunswick. Great job & good luck!


Learn more at http://york.ca/Envirothon

6,000 disposable diapers is the average amount each baby uses in their first two years. Cloth diapers are better for the environment, your wallet and your baby’s future. You may qualify for York Region’s $100 cloth diaper rebate.

Could you benefit from 1-on-1 support on Parenting Practices &#Child Development at home?


The free Health Babies Healthy Children program connects you with a nurse & family visitor to offer guidance on these topics.


Visit http://york.ca/HBHC for more

For York Region residents:
If you or a loved one may be the target of a scam, report it online at http://yrp.ca/ReportIt or call 1-866-876-5423. For crime prevention tips, visit http://yrp.ca/fraud

We are accepting applications from not-for-profit organizations and registered charities to deliver services for the Community Investment Fund’s priority of Housing Stability.


Deadline to apply – June 28.


For more information or to apply, visit http://york.ca/CommunityInvestment…

The cost of food has gone up and many are struggling to put food on the table. York Region Nutritious Food Basket calculates the cost of healthy eating. Food Insecurity
For more information, visit http://york.ca/foodinsecurity
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.
-Notice of Construction-

1. 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.


2. 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.


3. 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
-Community Event-

The Markham Village Music Festival is back on Main Street Markham from June 16 - 17!








Learn More: https://markhamfestival.com



Three BIG days of cultural events, family-friendly attractions, and Food. 


Festival Location:
Kennedy & Steeles, Markham, ON L3R 0Y5


Festival Hours:
June 23, 2023 – 5:00 PM to 11:00 PM
June 24, 2023 – 11:00 AM to 11:00 PM
June 25, 2023 – 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Become a community scientist at Hollidge Tract on Saturday, June 24!


Use online tools to record species & report observations, & learn tips and tricks to take clear, crisp photos in the York Regional Forest.


Register at http://york.ca/forestevents 

Get up close and personal with the York Regional Forest on Saturday, July 8. Discover hidden gems at Hollidge Tract while learning tips & tricks to identify various trees & plants found across the Region.


Register at http://york.ca/ForestEvents

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
Regional Councillor Alan Ho
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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