- Markham 360 E-Newsletter EP. 41  |  August 25, 2023 -
Access City of Markham Council & Committee Meetings and view a list of Proclamations at markham.ca
York Regional Council at
The City of Markham strategic plan has been extended until 2026 and we want to hear from you! Stay tuned for information on community consultations launching this fall. Together, we are building Markham's future together Learn more: http://markham.ca/StrategicPlan
Speeding is an ongoing issue I have been working hard to tackle, and I continue to partner with York Regional Police (YRP) to deter this behaviour. 
In addition, my office has “slow down” signs. If you are interested, kindly contact me at alan.ho@markham.ca.
-City of Markham News-

Thousands of children are going back to school. Their safety relies on all of us. Slow down. Be patient. Obey bus signals.

Learn more http://markham.ca/BackToSchool

How satisfied are you with MPL? We would like to hear from you and learn more about your needs, ideas and thoughts.


Please provide us with your feedback by completing our Customer Satisfaction Survey online. https://ow.ly/kXQh50Pv4EN

The City of Markham is honoured to receive the Peter J. Marshall Innovation Award for our leadership in digital democracy during the 2022 Markham Municipal Election. 


The award was presented to Kimberley Kitteringham, City Clerk and Martha Pettit, Deputy City Clerk, at the 2023 AMO Conference in London, Ontario on August 22. Learn more: http://bit.ly/3siEwFj 

Road closure – Aug 14 - Sept 1


 Birchmount Rd will be closed from Aviva Way (North entrance) to Royal Citizen Court, Aug 14 - Sept 1, to complete construction activities for Markham District Energy.


Detours will be in place. Local traffic can access businesses in the area.

Due to expected inclement weather, this evening's outdoor movie, The Super Mario Bros. Movie, has been rescheduled.


The event will now occur on Wednesday, August 30, 2023. If you are unable to attend the rescheduled event, kindly cancel your registration.

Road closure – on Thursdays, August 3, 10, 24, 31 and September 7 and 14 from 6:30 to 10 PM.


Main St Unionville will be closed from Carlton Rd to the East laneway, and Fred Varley Dr will be closed from Fonthill Blvd to Main St Unionville for Thursday Nights at the Bandstand.

Need to book a Study Room? Starting on September 5, you’ll need to use the City of Markham's new Program Registration & Facility Booking platform to book a Study Room at MPL.

Join us on Saturday, September 9, 2023 for the Markham-Milliken Children’s Festival, presented by Tim Hortons, from 10 AM to 6:30 PM. The fun takes place outside of Aaniin Community Centre.


Volunteers needed for Markham-Milliken Children’s Festival!


Be part of the fun and gain community involvement hours at this year’s Festival. 


Learn more: http://markham.ca/ChildrensFestival

Through our Markham-Eabametoong First Nation partnership, Markham staff have visited Eabametoong to collaborate on projects and provide subject matter advice in areas of environmental sustainability, flood protection and recreation.
City of Markham Current Opening Position: 
New Job Positions:
  • Building Inspector II – Mechanical System Specialist
  • Communications Advisor
  • Licensed Fleet Technician/Mechanic - Monday to Friday Day Shift
  • Acrobatics Instructor – Aaniin Community Centre
  • Intent to Return 115 Day - Sidewalk Winter Maintenance
  • Winter Sidewalk Maintenance Labourer (24 - 48 hours per week)
  • Waterworks Operator II
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 Transit (YRT) service changes will take effect Sunday, September 3, 2023


·            Schedule and route adjustments will be made on selects routes to match customer demand

·            Various routes will have frequency improvements to support ridership recovery and the Frequent Transit Network

·            Three new routes are being introduced: 361 – Nashville Express (Vaughan); 404 – Markville Secondary School Special (Markham); 437 – St. Maximilian Kolbe School Special (Aurora)

·            High School Special routes will be reinstated; schedules will be adjusted to meet school bell times

·            Several YRT routes that were suspended in 2020 due to a decrease in ridership will not be returning; resources, including buses and service hours, are being redistributed to other routes with growing traveller demand

·            For more information visit yrt.ca/ServiceChanges (changes will be available online August 14)


YRT Express fare change will take effect Tuesday, September 5, 2023


·            The fare supplement of 50 cents on all Express routes will be removed; travellers will pay regular fare on all 300-series YRT routes

·            For more information visit yrt.ca

Do you know how to dispose of unused and expired medication properly? (Hint: not down the drain!) Take them to a local pharmacy or Household Hazardous Waste depot for proper disposal.


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

Attention teachers! Need help with lesson planning?


Discover great tools to help teach oral health info to your students. 


Access for free at http://york.ca/health/dental/information-dental-healthcare-professionals-and-educators…

Spas and salons must follow proper steps to clean and disinfect during spa services. Know what to look for at your next visit and report complaints to York Region Public Health.
We are accepting applications for Community Needs Funding from not-for-profit organizations and registered charities delivering critical services to residents.
For more information or to apply, visit http://york.ca/CommunityInvestment
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.


4. Night paving begins on Kennedy Road from 16th Avenue to Major Mackenzie Drive at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, July 18, 2023 and will continue weeknights from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m.


For more information, visit http://york.ca/roadconstruction

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
-In The Community-

My 2023 newsletter has been mailed out to all Markham residents. 


If you have yet to receive the newsletter, you can access it online at: https://www.alanhomarkham.ca/newsletter

Attended AMO (Association of Municipalities Ontario) Conference 2023 in London, Ontario this week.
It is with great pleasure that bring Mayor Frank Scarpitti’s warmest greetings for the Lem Si Ho Tong Society’s Centennial Anniversary Celebration Banquet.
To the entire team behind Lem Si Ho Tong, congratulations on this incredible milestone.

The annual Terry Fox Run has become a classic Canadian tradition every fall with more than 650 diverse communities across the country coming together to fundraise for cancer research.


Register and join us on Sunday, September 17, 2023

at the Old Unionville Library Community Centre (15 Library Lane, Unionville) to honour Terry Fox and his legacy for cancer research.


More Information

Join us at our Forest Fall Festival Sept. 23 at Hollidge Tract.


Enjoy a guided walk, displays, face painting & more! No registration needed for the festival activities but you must register for a guided walk. Register in advance at http://york.ca/ForestEvents or on the day.

If you want to share your opinion or community event information with Regional Councillor Alan Ho's weekly E-newsletter, please contact us at sxie@markham.ca
Regional Councillor Alan Ho
-Chair, Culture & Economic Development Committee (City of Markham)
-Chair, Markham Subcommittee (City of Markham)
-Director, Housing York Inc. Board (York Region)
-Member, Audit Committee (York Region)
-Member, Accessibility Advisory Committee (York Region)
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