- Markham 360 E-Newsletter EP. 52 |  November 10, 2023 -
Access City of Markham Council & Committee Meetings and view a list of Proclamations at markham.ca
York Regional Council at
Lest we Forgot 
November 11 - Remembrance Day
Remembering with Respect and Honour
- Public Meeting Notices - 

Markham Road – Mount Joy and Milliken Centre Secondary Plans Public Meeting


Tuesday, November 21 7:00 PM

Markham Civic Centre – Council Chambers

You are invited to a public meeting regarding the draft Secondary Plans for Markham Road – Mount Joy and Milliken Centre.


View more information about each project, as well as the full public meeting notice, by selecting the appropriate URL below:


 All meetings are video and audio streamed on the City of Markham’s website at:
-City of Markham News-

Road closure notification – Saturday, November 11 from 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM


Please note the following closures are for the Markham District Veteran’s Association Remembrance Day Parade:


- Main Street Markham from Highway 7 to Centre Street (from Centre St. to Robinson St., only northbound traffic is open)


- Washington Street from Highway 7 to Centre Street


- Centre Street from Washington Street to Main Street Markham


Thank you for your cooperation.

Road closure notification


– Saturday, November 11 from 10:30 AM to Noon. Please be advised that Main Street Unionville will be closed from Carlton Road to Fred Varley Drive for a Remembrance Day Ceremony.


Detours will be in place. 

Planning a night-time walk or bike ride? Remember, it’s getting darker earlier. It is harder for drivers to see you.


Wear reflective clothing, stay on sidewalks and use a flashlight on your bike. http://markham.ca/WalkingAndCycling

Have you visited one of our pop-up dog parks? Take the survey to tell us what you think! Your feedback will help us decide if they become permanent.


Learn more and take the survey at http://markham.ca/PopUpDogParks

Road closure notification – November 6 to December 7, 2023
Clark Ave from Yonge St to Dudley Ave will be closed for construction.
Detours will be in place. Stay tuned for updates on social media.
Thank you for your cooperation.
This Treaties Recognition Week, we reflect on the importance of treaties.
Learn about our truth and reconciliation efforts: http://markham.ca/Diversity

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…

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.

Special offer! Get 3 months for the price of 2 months between November 15, 2023 and February 14, 2024.


Only $125! Restrictions apply.Join Markham's fitness family and unlock more benefits than your average gym membership. 


Learn more at markham.ca/Fitness.

Join us as we build Markham's future together!
A Community Info Meeting about Markham's revised 2020-2026 strategic plan will be hosted on Wednesday,
November 22 from 7:00 to 8:30 PM at Markham Civic Centre.
Have your say on the future of Markham!

View Winter Programs and Swimming Lessons on November 13!


Register starting December 5.


We offer fun, active, educational and safe programs for everyone!


Swimming lessons are based on the Lifesaving Society’s Swim for Life program.


There are a variety of formats that you and your family can learn to swim and be water smart: Swimmer Plus program, group classes and private or semi-private classes.


Learn more at markham.ca/Recreation

Help provide a valuable service to your community. Staffing Services Inc. is hiring for school crossing guards in Markham. This paid part-time position covers a morning & afternoon shift during the school year.
http://markham.ca/BackToSchool or call 905.737.1600 to apply
City of Markham Current Opening Position: 
New Job Positions:
  • Winter Sidewalk Maintenance Labourer (24 - 48 hours per week)
  • Building Inspector II – Mechanical System Specialist
  • Utility Coordinator/ Inspector
  • Archery Instructor - Armadale Community Centre
  • Capital Works Engineer
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-

In 2023, close to 3,300 vehicles have been stolen in York Region. It’s Crime Prevention Week. Time to protect your wheels.


 Faraday bags block signal-duplicating devices used to replicate key fobs. Thousands have already been distributed.


Get yours today.

Take charge! Dead or unwanted batteries thrown in the garbage and recycling can cause fires putting people at risk. Drop them off at a York Region waste depot or other battery collection site. For drop-off locations, visit http://york.ca/hhw

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

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!

Are you caring for a senior who could benefit from recreational and social activities that can provide them with peer support and companionship?


If so, our Adult Day Programs may be a good option for you and your family. 


Learn more: http://york.ca/AdultDayProgram

Hey new parents - have you been feeling overwhelmed or experiencing postpartum challenges? Connect with our nurses & a community of new parents who understand what you're going through with our free CBT program.
Visit http://york.ca/TTP to reserve your spot today!

Register for the 2023 York Region Tree Bee.


Run by Forests_Ontario, this innovative program is designed to spark curiosity among Grades 4 to 6 students and nurture their passion for learning about trees, forests and the environment.



One tonne, or 6,000 disposable diapers, is the average amount a baby uses in their first two years. Choose cloth diapers. One cloth diaper can replace 235 disposable diapers! You may qualify for York Region’s $100 cloth diaper rebate.
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-
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-

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

Markham Small Business Centre's Workshop: DIY Your Business Plan 


Thursday, November 23, Online


-Register: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/diy-your-business-plan-tickets-522653379327

Santa’s coming to Markham on Saturday, November 25 at 11 AM! Join us for the 49th annual Markham Santa Claus Parade, presented by Tim Hortons, in partnership with the Rotary Clubs of Markham.


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

Markham Small Business Centre's Workshop: Search Engine Optimization Demo. Thursday, November 28, Online



Join us for a wintery stroll at Hollidge Tract on Saturday, December 2. Spruce up your tree identification skills and learn about holiday traditions while sipping hot chocolate.


Register at http://york.ca/ForestEvents 

Markham Small Business Centre's Workshop: Market Research – The No Cost Key to Business Success.

Tuesday, December 5, Online



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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