- Markham 360 E-Newsletter EP. 53 |  November 17, 2023 -
Access City of Markham Council & Committee Meetings and view a list of Proclamations at markham.ca
York Regional Council at
Important Notice:
From now until April 15, please don’t park on the street when snow clearing operations are in effect.
Plows need room to get by and can’t properly clear roads if cars are in the way, which may also result in them being plowed in.
- 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:


-5000 Highway 7 E. (Markville Mall)
-Tuesday, December 5, 2023, 7:00p.m. 
-Council Chambers at the Civic Centre or remotely via Zoom.
-South-west corner of 14th Avenue and Donald Cousens Parkway
-Tuesday, December 5, 2023, 7:00p.m. 
-Council Chambers at the Civic Centre or remotely via Zoom.
-Building By-law 2023-18, being a by-law respecting construction, demolition and change of use permits and inspections.
-Tuesday, December 5, 2023, 7:00p.m. 
-Council Chambers 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-

Catch Team Markham at Web Summit as we hear from startups from around the world. Markham is at the centre of Canada's innovation economy and home to Canada's only hardware focused accelerator venture LAB

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!
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.

As November rain begins to bring December snow, be sure to read this month's newsletter and see the major investments coming to Markham!


Read here: https://zurl.co/k1HM

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.

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.

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

The City of Markham is now hiring aquatic staff!
Land one of the best jobs in Markham and get paid doing something you love.
Apply by December 15! http://markham.ca/WorkHere
City of Markham Current Opening Position: 
New Job Positions:
  • Sports Instructor
  • Planner II – Urban Design, Graphics Visualization
  • By-Law Enforcement & Regulatory Services Clerk
  • Senior Planner, Parks Planning
  • Senior Business Systems Analyst - Enterprise Asset Management
  • Eco Camp at Chimo Director - Recreation
  • Camp Inclusion Director
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-

Twice the power. Twice the flight time. Twice the crime-fighting ability.


 That’s how the numbers stack up for the new Air2, which took to the sky in March.


From the chopper, an Airbus H125, YRP's tactical flight officers assist ground units with roughly 1,000 calls each year.

Since Daylight Savings Time ended, there have been reduced daylight hours. Cyclists, please be reminded you must have a white front light and either a rear red reflector or rear red light on your bike. Drivers, please slow down.

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.


Pick one up for free at any of our districts: http://yrp.ca/Districts

Radon is the 2nd leading cause of lung cancer, responsible for 3,200 lung cancer deaths in Canada each year. It can be found in any home.
November is Radon Action Month – a great time to visit http://york.ca/radon to learn more about radon exposure and how to test your home.

There’s still time for resident groups seeking to make our communities safer to apply for up to $4,000 in funding to support violence prevention projects.


Learn more and apply before November 30  http://york.ca/CommunityAction

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.

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.



Road crews install snow fencing along York Region roads to prevent drifting snow from creating safety concerns. Property owners can also play a role in safety. Please do not push snow from private driveways onto public roads. 
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-
So excited to attend the 2023 Web Summit in Lisbon, Portugal which is the world’s premier conference.
Welcome Party hosted by Mayor Carlos Moedas at the City Hall during the Web Summit, the world’s premier technology summit in Lisbon, Portugal.
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-

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



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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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