- Markham 360 E-Newsletter EP. 62 |  January 19, 2024 -
Access City of Markham Council & Committee Meetings and view a list of Proclamations at markham.ca
York Regional Council at
City of Markham 2023 - 2024 Winter Maintenance Newsletter
For more information: markham.ca/winter

Due to the increasing break-and-enter incidents, car thefts, and carjacking cases recently, Regional Councillor Alan Ho requested the York Regional Police to update the installation of cameras at major intersections to monitor and record the passing of cars for further investigations should there be crime take place at the York Regional meeting held on December 7.


The York Regional Police Chief has agreed to initiate a pilot program and will discuss with the Privacy Commissioner to address the privacy issue.


More details will be communicated shortly. Please provide your feedback to alan.ho@markham.ca

- Public Meeting Notices - 
-South-West corner of 14th Avenue and Donald Cousens Parkway
-Tuesday, January 23, 2024 at 7pm. 
-Council Chambers at the Civic Centre or remotely via Zoom.
-197 & 199 Langstaff Road (Plan 23 141980)
-Tuesday, January 30, 2024 at 7pm. 
-Council Chambers at the Civic Centre or remotely via Zoom.
- 4134 16th Avenue (Plan 23 128768)
-Tuesday, January 30, 2024 at 7pm. 
-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:https://pub-markham.escribemeetings.com/ 
-City of Markham News-

Frozen pipes can burst! Look for these signs:


1. Frost, condensation or swelling on pipes. 

2. None or reduced water flow from taps.

3. Unusual sounds coming from toilets, sinks or other plumbing fixtures.


To learn more visit http://markham.ca/HomeownerTips

Road closure notification
January 19 to March 1, 2024 Glen Cameron Road from Yonge St to Dudley Ave will be closed for construction.
Detours will be in place. 

The City of Markham's 2024 Recycling and Garbage Collection Schedule is available online.


Check your schedule at markham.ca/collectionschedule, remember to sign up for weekly reminders and collection alerts!

Would you like your home to be more energy efficient but don’t know where to start? Markham Power Homes is here to help! We are offering free home energy consultations to eligible Markham residents.

Winter can be unpredictable. Are you ready? Have an Emergency Car Kit (flashlight, booster cables, vehicle fluids, non-perishable food, bottled water, shovel, & more) in your vehicle to prepare you for the unexpected.


For more helpful winter tips visit: http://markham.ca/AreYouReady

We are conducting a traffic calming study along Main St. Markham between 16th Ave. and Bullock Dr. Join us and give us your feedback!
Monday, January 29, 2024 from 6 – 8 PM Markham Village Community Centre – Lounge (6041 Highway 7)

Dear pedestrians: remember to walk on sidewalks when possible & wear appropriate footwear. If you must walk on the street, walk facing traffic & as close to the road-side as possible. Sidewalk plowing begins when snow reaches 5 CM.


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

Help prevent street flooding. Keep stormwater drains clear of snow and ice.
To learn more, visit http://markham.ca/Stormwater
City of Markham Current Opening Position: 
New Job Positions:
  • Administrative Clerk
  • Aquatic Camp Supervisor - Summer
  • Aquatic Leadership Conductor
For more information & job position
Looking for volunteer opportunities this winter?
Head to http://markham.ca/volunteering to get started, or log in to your Better Impact page to check out our available opportunities!
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-

The Cold Weather Alert for people experiencing homelessness issued on January 13 is still in effect. If you or someone you know needs shelter, contact the York Region Emergency Housing Central Intake Line at 1-877-464-9675 ext. 76140

Have questions about your child's growth and development?
Chat with one of our nurses! 

York Region’s winter maintenance program is designed to balance public safety while minimizing environmental impacts; we apply the right amount of salt or sand in the right place at the right time. http://york.ca/roads

Winter weather has finally arrived!
Take precautions and bundle up to prevent frostbite and hypothermia in cold weather. Learn more at http://york.ca/extremecold

On-Request has a new app to help you book trips faster and easier!


Check out our how-to video at https://youtube.com/watch?v=mGhsWEf3Y-o… to learn how the new YRT On-Request App works! The app can be used for booking trips in 11 On-Request service areas.


Learn more: http://yrt.ca/OnRequestApp

What more damage might this drunk driver have caused had he not crossed paths with a YRP officer? He was one of 1,350 drivers we charged with impaired driving in 2023. One is one too many.

York Region has completed a municipal class Environmental Assessment Study for improvements to Kennedy Road from Major Mackenzie Drive to Elgin Mills Road in the City of Markham. 


The ESR will be available for review and download at york.ca/WardenKennedyStudy beginning Thursday, December 14, 2023 for a 45-day review period. 


Members of the YRP Human Trafficking Unit have charged Vytas VELYVIS, 54, with luring a 16-year-old girl and are appealing to other victims who have not yet come forward to contact police.
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

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

Future Projects

16th Avenue from Leslie Street to Warden Avenue
Road widening from four to six lanes 
Construction starts: 2025


Ninth Line from Steeles Avenue to Fieldside Street
Road widening from two to four lanes
Construction starts: 2025


Kennedy Road from North of Highway 407 to Highway 7
Road widening to accommodate Bus Rapid Transit facilities
Construction starts: 2026

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.

There's still space in our pre-teen's and teens hand-building classes!


These 5- or 10-week courses will teach you a foundation of skills required to successfully create your very own ceramic vessels.


Learn more and register now at http://MarkhamMuseum.ca

Li et le Nouvel An spectalunaire!" (Li and the Spectalunar New Year) is an inclusive story about a little girl from Markham who celebrates the Lunar New Year with her family, friends, and community.
Written by a French Immersion teacher, the book contains fun activities to engage French learners and celebrates Chinese Canadian heritage and the Lunar New Year. 
-Shared by resident Brenda Lee



Saturday, February 3, 2024 at 8 p.m.

Flato Markham Theatre | 171 Town Centre Blvd.


Commissioned by Broadway producer Billy Rose, Stravinsky’s  Scènes de ballet was written for a revue show in New York, and mixes typical Stravinskean rhythmic flare—including a dance in 5/8 time—with the more melodic sensibilities of Broadway. 


Information: KSOrchestra.ca | +1 (905) 604-8339.


-Shared by Kindred Spirits Orchestra


A Public Library can help Newcomers improve their language skills, prepare for employment and provide lifelong learning opportunities. Check out our resources that newcomers can use on their settlement journey.


Read more: https://ow.ly/Jk8f50QrIgX

Looking to build up your entrepreneurial skills? Then it's time to join us and our friends at YSpace for a FREE 12-week workshop to learn important business essentials to launch your startup!


Register: https://zurl.co/vu7c

Date: February 13, 2024

Time: 10 AM to 12 PM

Location: Online (Microsoft Teams)

Price: Free


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Date: February 15, 2024

Time: 10 AM to 12 PM

Location: Online (Microsoft Teams)

Price: Free



Few tickets left

Home to North America's first hydrogen blending facility and power-to-gas plant, see how Enbridge is investing in the future by greening the natural gas grid while making energy safe, reliable, and affordable!


Read more: https://zurl.co/F444

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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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