- Markham 360 E-Newsletter EP. 50 |  October 27, 2023 -
Access City of Markham Council & Committee Meetings and view a list of Proclamations at markham.ca
York Regional Council at

- Have a Safe & Happy Halloween! - 


It’s almost time for trick-or-treating, costumes, candy and the Halloween excitement. As you prepare for all the fun the spooky season has to offer, here are six tips for a safe and healthy Halloween from York Region:


1: Inspect your treats 
2: Rinse after your feast for a healthy smile!
3: Stay visible and safe
 4: Think before you dress
 5: Champion accessibility
 6: Hazard-proof Halloween
Read more: york.ca
- Public Meeting Notices - 
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-

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!


Halloween is right around the corner. 
Here are some spooky reads for you to enjoy.
More books at MPL:

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.


Submissions are now open for the annual City of Markham Remembrance Day Poetry Contest!


This contest is open to students, who live or attend school in Markham, and in the following three categories: Grades 7-8, 9-10, and 11-12.


Winners will present their poem on November 10 at the Remembrance Day ceremony at Markham Flato Theatre. Winners will also win a $50 prize and an award from the Mayor and City Councillors!


Submit your entry here before Wednesday, November 1st at 8 PM.


Want to save money and energy while improving your home comfort?


The City of Markham is offering free virtual Home Efficiency Retrofit Orientation (HERO) workshops in partnership with the City of Richmond Hill, Humber College, and Enbridge. 



A reminder to dog owners to stoop and scoop!
Please pick up after your pet and dispose of pet waste in the green bin at home. 
Help keep Markham beautiful! Learn more: http://ow.ly/61Xy50O8HSb

Learn how to master table tennis! This fun winter pre-teen program focuses on serves, flicks, forehand drives and spins. 


Build hand-eye coordination and other motor skills through instructor-led drills, activities, and game play.


Improve your technique, footwork, agility and balance!View winter programs starting November 13 at markham.ca/Programs

Road closure notification – now until further notice.
A section of Mill St from Main St Markham S to about mid-way point to Rouge St is closed until further notice for construction work.
Proposed time to re-open the road is end of July 2024. Follow our social media for updates.
City of Markham Current Opening Position: 
New Job Positions:
  • Building Inspector II
  • Recreation Camp Inclusion Counsellor - Winter Camp
  • Recreation Camp Counsellor - Winter Camp
  • Recreational Camp Counsellor - Piano - Winter Camp
  • Temporary Labourer/Patrols
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-

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.

Do you operate a home-based food business? Even home-based food businesses that operate online must be inspected. York Region Public Health is here to help!

Book now for DIY tree planting!


York Region residents can meet online with a certified leaf arborist who will help you choose the right tree for your yard.


Delivered to your door with instructional planting videos, mulch & care guide! 


Learn more: http://bit.ly/3X79Txk

The Virtual York Children’s Water Festival is now available.
Quench your thirst for knowledge with virtual science experiments, interactive activities and videos that you can do at school, child care, or home.

Do you have a passion for helping seniors?
Join York Region’s Seniors Hub Advisory Group and help us plan and improve seniors’ programs and services at our new Seniors Hub in Markham!
We are accepting applications for the Community Housing Supply Grant Pilot Program from non-profit and co-operative housing organizations to serve residents in York Region.
For more information or to apply, visit  http://york.ca/HousingSupplyGrant

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

What changes or upgrades would you like to see on http://yrp.ca?


We want to enhance our ability to share information, resources and online services.


Feedback through this short survey is deeply appreciated: https://tejoin.com/scroll/116196688…


All responses will remain anonymous.

Road closure Notice


Highway 7 from Main Street Markham to Albert Street, 

on Saturday, November 11, 2023 at 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  


A road closure is necessary to accommodate the annual Veterans Ceremony Parade. 

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-
My pleasure to bring Mayor Frank Scarpitti’s greeting to the 2023 Global Chinese Financial Forum.
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-

YRP's Halloween in the Village


Saturday, October 28, our Community Safety Village will be crawling with ghosts, ghouls and things that go bump in the night.


Bring your own little monsters to our annual spooktacular event!


Book your time slot at http://yrp.ca/halloween2023.

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! 

Please join us on November 11th and 12th from 10 AM to 5 PM for the Heintzman House’s 51st annual Artisan Craft Show.


Entrance is $5 at the door, and children 12 years and under are free. Cash and Debit will be accepted.


Learn more here: https://theheintzmanhouse.ca/2023-craft-show

Discover the unique stories of each plant in nature!


Join us for a guided walk on Sunday, November 19 at the Hollidge Tract to explore the significance and connections of plants from an Indigenous perspective, led by Joseph Pitawanakwat.


Register at http://york.ca/ForestEvents

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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