- Markham 360 E-Newsletter EP. 45  |  September 22, 2023 -
Access City of Markham Council & Committee Meetings and view a list of Proclamations at markham.ca
York Regional Council at
-Notice of Road Construction (New) -
1. Warden Avenue in the Markham will be reduced from 6 lanes to 3 lanes between Hwy 7 to Clegg Road, beginning Sept. 20, 2023, at 7 a.m. until Oct. 12, 2023, at 5 p.m. for hydro infrastructure upgrades and service to future development. 

2. York Region is improving the road surface at the intersection of 16th Avenue and Woodbine Avenue in the City of Markham beginning Tuesday, October 3, 2023 until Monday, October 9, 2023. This work includes the removal and replacement of the asphalt road surface, curb repairs, catch basin adjustments and pavement markings.


The majority of work, including paving, will be completed on weeknights and Saturday nights from 8 p.m. to 7 a.m. with some work occurring during off-peak daytime hours. Lane restrictions are required. The work will take approximately one week to complete. 

A few spots are still available! Sept. 29. Thornhill Community Centre - Parking Lot
Self-register online to pick up two free bags of compost, while supplies last.
For registration details, visit: http://markham.ca/YardMaterial
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.
- Public Meeting Notices - 
7528, 7530 and 7550 Woodbine Avenue (UltraStor Markham) PLAN 23 117840
Date: October 10, 2023
Time:7:00 p.m.
Place: Council Chamber at the Civic Centre or remotely via Zoom.
2833 16th Avenue (CF/OT Buttonville Properties Inc.) PLAN 23 128636
Date: October 10, 2023
Place: Council Chamber at the Civic Centre or remotely via Zoom
 All meetings are video and audio streamed on the City of Markham’s website at:
-City of Markham News-
Keep harmful electronics out of landfill! Drop off for responsible recycling at this weekend’s eWaste drop off event.
September 23 and 24 8AM to 4PM Aaniin Community Centre 5665 14th Avenue Find out more: http://markham.ca/eWaste

The 2023 final tax bills for Commercial, Industrial and Multi-Residential have been mailed.


View, manage and pay your property taxes at http://markham.ca/ePropertyTax.


If you don’t have an account, sign up today. It’s free!

Coyotes can become distressed when protecting their young.
Do not approach a coyote den to take pictures or to see pups. http://markham.ca/Wildlife

Applefest is back at Markham Museum! Join us for our tastiest event of the year! Featuring exhibitions, rides, games and family activities for all to enjoy.



The City of Markham is partnering with York Region and the City of Richmond Hill for the Highway 404 road crossing construction north of 16th Avenue to relieve congestion and get Markham residents moving.

With tens of thousands of cars on the roads in Markham every day, road safety is a big priority for us.


The City of Markham is improving road safety on Apple Creek Boulevard from Woodbine Avenue to Warden Avenue, and we are inviting you to come to our public consultation!


Join us on September 27, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM at Markham Civic Centre (Canada Room).


If you couldn’t make it to the Apple Creek Boulevard Road Safety Public Consultation in person, you could also visit our website for project updates and provide feedback at Markham.ca/AppleCreekSafety.

For one night only, enjoy a special screening of The Last Stitch, the story of one family’s journey preserving the art of traditional cheongsam making while finding a new home in Canada.
October 3 at 7:30 PM Flato Markham Theatre http://markham.ca/LeadingWhileRemembering

Drafty rooms, condensation on windows, and inconsistent temperatures throughout the home? Attend a free virtual Sealing Energy Leakage workshop, in partnership with Humber College and Enbridge Gas.


Save money on your utility bills. http://markham.ca/HomeEnergyRetrofits

Join MPL's first-ever Mid-Autumn Festival Celebration! Enjoy FREE activities for the whole family and check out delicious mooncakes, baked goods, and bubble tea for purchase from local businesses! To Register: https://ow.ly/B0ql50PIwsW

City of Markham Current Opening Position: 
New Job Positions:
  • Specialty Fitness Instructor - Cycle, Muscle Conditioning, Step Sports Instructor
  • Manager, Administrative Monetary Penalty System (AMPS)
  • Corporate Security Coordinator
  • Development Technician
  • Public Utilities Coordinator - Two-Year Contract
  • Yoga Instructor - Various Locations
  • Licensed Fleet Technician/Mechanic - Monday to Friday Day Shift
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-
Register now for the 2023 York Region Tree Bee Competition. Run by Forests Ontario, this innovative program is designed to spark curiosity among students in Gr. 4 to 6 & nurture their passion for learning about trees, forests & the environment. http://york.ca/TreeBee
Celebrate National Forest Week & visit the York Regional Forest. With over 150 km of scenic trails, including almost 7 km accessible to wheelchairs, strollers & other assistive devices, there’s something for everyone.
Plan your trip at http://york.ca/YRF
You’re invited to help us name the bee and butterfly pollinator meadow in your community. Vote for your favourite name by visiting http://york.ca/ProjectPollinator… and selecting your municipality. The winning name will be placed on a sign at the meadow.
Positive early experiences help your child learn, think & grow into a healthy adult. Ways to help build your child's emotional health: Be warm, loving & responsive Develop routines Talk, read and sing to your child Learn more at http://york.ca/parenting

Although the risk of contracting Lyme disease is low, blacklegged ticks are active in Southern Ontario, including York Region.


Visit http://york.ca/LymeDisease to find out what you need to do to protect yourself and your family.

Attention business owners! Are you ready? The federal ban on single-use plastics takes effect December 20, 2023.


 For information & helpful business resources visit http://york.ca/ReduceWaste

Stopping alcohol use during pregnancy will help improve your baby's health. If you have problems eliminating/reducing alcohol consumption while pregnant, talk to your healthcare provider.
Find additional resources at http://york.ca/health/substance-use…
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 Regional Road Construction-

Current Projects

16th Avenue and Kennedy Road
Notice of Construction
Construction starts: April 2023
Construction ends: December 2023


16th Avenue and York Durham Line
Intersection Improvements 
Notice of Intersection Improvements
Construction starts: August 2023 
Construction ends: December 2023


Highway 404 Road Crossing North of 16th Avenue
Construction of a new bridge over Highway 404 to link Orlando Avenue with Markland Street
Construction starts: Summer 2023


Highway 7 between Sciberras Road and Main Street, Unionville
Metrolinx project: temporary weekend road closure to rehabilitate the railway crossing 320m west of Main Street


Kennedy Road from Steeles Avenue to Highway 407
Road improvements
Notice of Road Construction 
Construction starts: Late May 2023
Construction ends: November 2023


Kennedy Road from 16th Avenue to Major Mackenzie Drive
Road improvements
Notice of Road Construction
Construction starts: Late May 2023
Construction ends: November 2023


Leslie Street and Minthorn Boulevard
Intersection Improvements
Notice of Intersection Improvements
Construction starts: August 2023
Construction ends: December 2023


McCowan Road and Carlton Road/Raymerville Drive
Intersection Improvements
Notice of Intersection Improvements
Construction starts: August 2023
Construction ends: December 2023


Woodbine Avenue, south of Highway 7
Notice of Guide Rail Improvements
Construction starts: Early December 2022
Construction ends: January 2023

Future Projects

Cedar / Red Cedar Avenue
Connecting Langstaff Road and High Tech Road
Construction Starts: 2024 
(Check back for project details)

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/roadconstruction
-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

Joined the CN Team to launch the “Road Safety Week.” This year, the City of Markham, Operation Lifesaver and Metrolink unveiled 22 additional decals at 7 rail crossings throughout the city as part of OL’s Look, Listen, Live Community Safety Partnership Program.
Groundbreaking ceremony for HWY 404 Road Crossing.
-Event Information-

Markham Public Library and, local indie game studio Free Bird Game will be bringing to life over 60 pieces of artwork from their award-winning To the Moon game series .


Exhibit opening: https://zurl.co/y55A

South Markham Community Action Table's (SMCAT) H.O.M.E. (Housing Opportunities Modelling Empowerment) Project was developed through the collective insights provided by residents, ambassadors and agency partners.
Location: Aaniin Community Centre Library
Date: September 25, 2023
Time: 6:00pm-8:00 pm
Register: https://forms.gle/kfYnMgDy9eJ6srR87

September has begun and school is in! Youth are getting organized, volunteering and engaging in their communities.  


In support of National Suicide Prevention Month, youth are collaborating and hosting an event to raise awareness! 


Location: Whitchurch-Stouffville Leisure Centre
Date: September 30, 2023
Time: 10 AM - 5 PM

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)
City of Markham
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