- Markham 360 E-Newsletter EP. 49 |  October 20, 2023 -
Access City of Markham Council & Committee Meetings and view a list of Proclamations at markham.ca
York Regional Council at
This week is Waste Reduction Week!
Did you know that in Markham, Styrofoam packaging is not picked up at the curb?
See what happens to Styrofoam when dropped off at any Markham Recycling Depot.
And find out how to responsibly recycle your unwanted electronics at
- Public Meeting Notices - 
710 Markland Street
Date: October 24, 2023
Time:7:00 p.m.
Place: Council Chamber at the Civic Centre 
3208 Elgin Mills Road East
Date: October 24, 2023
Place: Council Chamber at the Civic Centre or remotely via Zoom
11139 Victoria Square Blvd and 11251 Woodbine Ave
Date: October 24, 2023
Time:7:00 p.m.
Place: Council Chamber at the Civic Centre or remotely via Zoom
Green City Cornell (East side of Bur Oak Avenue)
Date: November 07, 2023
Place: Council Chamber at the Civic Centre or remotely via Zoom
8190-8200 Bayview Avenue
Date: November 07, 2023
Time:7:00 p.m.
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-
The Big Book Sale is back!!!
You will find good-condition books, DVDs, CDs and even games for all ages at great prices.
Oct 21-22, 2023

30 Million Pound Milestone! Thank you, Markham residents, for your textile donations. This has kept valuable resources out of landfills.


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

It’s Local Government Week, an opportunity to reflect on the responsibilities and vital services provided by local government. Consider volunteering or applying for a spot on one of our committees.

Remember, when a school bus flashes its lights and has the stop sign out, you must stop your vehicle. Let’s work together to keep the kids in our community safe. Slow down. Be patient. Obey bus signals.


Find more safety tips at http://markham.ca/BackToSchool

Country Ridge Dr from Roy Rainey Ave to Sage Gate (October 25th – 27th ) will be closed for the service connections of 14 new lots.
Impact on sidewalk:  Yes. (West sidewalk on Roy Rainey Ave and South Sidewalk on Country Ridge Dr will be closed)

The City of Markham is happy to support community events and programs through our Celebrate Markham Grant Program.  

The Celebrate Markham Grant Program gives funding to not-for-profit organizations in Markham.  Review the eligibility criteria below as each category has different


You can apply for the following grants:  Cultural Events and Programs: $5,000  Major Community Festivals: $10,000  Seniors’ Clubs: $3,000

Applications for the 2024-2025 funding cycle for Cultural Events, Major Community Events and Seniors Clubs : apply between October 2, 2023 at noon to November 2, 2023 by 1 PM.


If you see someone speeding or driving aggressively, you can report it online to police through Road Watch.
Lead by example on the road. Practice safe driving and be considerate of others. 

Join us for Halloween fun at Markham Museum!


On October 28 and 29, you and your little ghoul or goblin can enjoy crafts, games, activities, Monster Mash dance party and more! 


Limited tickets are available; buy yours today!


With original plans to do business in Spain, autotech startup Vimaana is now in Markham developing powertrain technology that delivers on performance, range and uses lighter motors.
City of Markham Current Opening Position: 
New Job Positions:
  • Zoning Technician
  • Jr. Database Administrator (DBA)
  • Engineering Technologist
  • Discovery Coordinator (1 Year Contract)
  • Client Services Coordinator
  • Supervisor, Roads (West)
  • Winter Sidewalk Maintenance Labourer (24 - 48 hours per week)
  • Development Services Coordinator (1 Year Contract)
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-
Fall is here, but cold weather doesn’t bother ticks. Ticks can stay active until it hits 0° Celsius.
Learn how to protect yourself and your family from Lyme Disease and other tick-borne illnesses at http://york.ca/LymeDisease

Beginning Sunday, November 5, 20+ service changes will take effect to meet changing customer demand and traffic conditions.


Visit http://yrt.ca/ServiceChanges to see if your route will be affected.

York Region has four accessible trails in the York Regional Forest. These trails are wider, clear of large obstructions & graded for ease-of-movement for all visitors.
The 1.5 to 2 km trails loop through a variety of landscapes. https://ow.ly/bO2v50PPcfy

It’s Circular Economy Month!


 In a circular economy, sharing reduces the need to own items. Borrow an item from a Lendery, participate in a Curbside Giveaway Day or search for options near you using the Share, Reuse, Repair Hub.


These can all be found at http://york.ca/CircularEconomy

Do You Know research shows there is no need to delay the introduction of common food allergens?
They can be introduced at about 6 months of age when done safely.
Get more info on common food allergens & how to safely introduce them, visit http://york.ca/NurseChat
We want to hear from you!Help us build our new hub for York Region seniors.
York Region is building a Seniors Hub on the ground floor of Unionville Commons in the City of Markham.
Help plan the programs and services to offer in the Seniors Hub to support our seniors and build a stronger community.
There are several ways to get involved:
• Attend an in-person or virtual engagement session
• Complete our survey before October 30, 2023
• Join the Unionville Seniors Hub Advisory Group
Learn more and complete the survey at york.ca/SeniorsHubConsultation
THANK YOU to all Early Learning and Child Care professionals for your commitment to supporting children and families in York Region.
To learn more about the important role educators have in the lives of children, visit http://york.ca/earlylearning

York Region has completed a Schedule ‘C’ Municipal Class Environmental Assessment Study for the proposed improvements to Warden Avenue 


We invite you to read the report and submit any written comments by visiting until November 11, 4 PM: http://york.ca/WardenKennedyStudy

The Guns, Gangs and Drug Enforcement Unit have charged two men and seized over $48,000 worth of drugs following an investigation in Markham.


See more details here: https://yrp.ca/en/Modules/News/index.aspx?newsId=b4e13334-a491-454e-b739-13927e70d7e3

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


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

Future Projects

Cedar / Red Cedar Avenue
Connecting Langstaff Road and High Tech Road
Construction Starts: 2024 

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-
Thanks to the NorthStar Special Needs Society for arranging the Halloween Skating Charity Party to help those children and families with special needs.
My pleasure to bring our Mayor Frank Scarpitti’s greeting to the Rotary 7070 Foundation Committee.
We appreciate their efforts in bringing the community together to make a difference in the lives of many.
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.
-Event Information-

Home. Place. Belonging. Standing in the Doorway: Lived Histories & Experiences of the Chinese Community is now open at Markham Museum.


See this impactful new exhibition from September 28 2023 – February 25 2024.


Plan your visit at http://MarkhamMuseum.ca

Lace up your sneakers and join the Run For Markham on October 22nd!


Let's stride together for a great cause, supporting Markham-Stouffville Hospital Foundation Don't miss out on this fantastic event! See you there!


Register Now at: https://runformarkham.ca/

We’re so excited for a spooky Halloween on Main Street Unionville Tag your BOO Crew in the comments below!


October 29, 2023 from 2:00pm – 4:00pm


The Millennium Bandstand Live music, face painting, and more! 

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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