- Markham 360 E-Newsletter EP. 63 |  January 26, 2024 -
Access City of Markham Council & Committee Meetings and view a list of Proclamations at markham.ca
York Regional Council at

Skating season is here!

The following outdoor rinks are now open throughout the City of Markham for residents to enjoy:


- Huntington Park 

- Milliken Mills Park

 - Victoria Square Park

- Markham Civic Centre

- Markham Museum


Please note: Milne Dam Park is not yet open due to ice conditions.


The Markham Museum location will be closing at 3 PM the following days.


February 8 to 11, 14 to 19, and 22 to 25.


Remember to always check the status of your local ice rink before heading out for a skate!  


To view the status of our community rinks, visit: http://markham.ca/Skating

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 - 
-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.
-35-51 Old Kennedy Road (Plan 23 148834)
-Tuesday, February 13, 2024, at 7pm. 
-Council Chambers at the Civic Centre or remotely via Zoom.
-4121 Highway 7 East (Plan 23 129656)
-Tuesday, February 13, 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-
Mayor Frank Scarpitti will present the 2024 City of Markham Budget on Monday, January 29 at 10 AM.
Watch the presentation live on http://markham.ca, or on our Facebook account.

The OVIN Demonstration Zone at the City of Markham is seeking innovative first and last mile solutions.  Apply now to demonstrate your Smart Mobility innovation. Applications close on Feb 12, 2024.


 To learn more visit - http://ovindz.ca

Discover the joy of reading and lively discussions at the MPL Book Club!
Join fellow book lovers as we delve into captivating stories, explore diverse genres, and uncover the hidden gems of literature together!  https://markhampubliclibrary.ca/bookclubs/

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!

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)

Snow and freezing rain can lead to dangerous road & sidewalk conditions. Take care when driving or walking in winter weather.


Check road conditions before driving at http://511on.ca or call 5-1-1. Monitor weather alerts at http://weather.gc.ca

We are conducting a traffic calming study along Carlton Rd. between Kennedy Rd. & McCowan Rd. Join us and give your feedback!
Tuesday, February 6, 2024 from 6–8 PM 
Crosby Memorial Community Centre  (Lamplight Room) - (210 Main St. Unionville)

For the fourth consecutive year, the City of Markham has been recognized as one of Canada’s Best Employers 2024. Announced earlier today, the City of Markham is ranked the top city in Ontario and in the top 10 for Government Services. 


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

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. 
City of Markham Current Opening Position: 
New Job Positions:
  • Digital Communications Specialist (2 Year Contract)
  • Personal Trainer
  • Supervisor, Community Program - Group Fitness
  • Supervisor, Waterworks
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-

York Region installed a left turn signal for westbound drivers at McCowan Road and Carlton Road/Raymerville.


A left turn signal should improve traffic safety and reduce collisions.


Learn More: https://york.ca/newsroom/news/intersection-safety-improvements-all-road-users

Hope for the best, prepare for the worst. Creating a family emergency plan can help keep your loved ones safe and ensures everyone knows what to do in the event of an emergency.
Learn what to include in your family’s plan at http://york.ca/BePrepared

Overnight camp is not just a great summer experience – it helps build leadership, outdoor skills and lifelong friendships!


York Region offers subsidies to eligible youth ages 12 to 17. To learn more and apply, visit http://york.ca/recreationsubsidies…

11 rounded up in Project Mamba - an auto theft investigation spanning York Region, the GTA and southwestern Ontario.
52 vehicles recovered with a value of more than $3.2 million.

For the 7th straight year YRP is honoured to be named as one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers for Young People In-house training, paid internships, wellness and mentorship programs make this an awesome place to work.


Learn More: https://bit.ly/47MKmxX

Snow plows are heavy weight champions of winter road safety.
Think twice about passing them. They travel slowly to be thorough and safe. 

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. 


Start planning an exciting summer camp experience for your kids! York Region helps families pay for summer day camps for children ages four to 12.
To learn more about eligibility and apply, visit http://york.ca/recreationsubsidies
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


Upcoming Projects

14th Avenue from McCowan Road to York Durham Line
Road preservation
Construction starts: 2024


Donald Cousens Parkway from 14th Avenue to Highway 407
Road preservation
Construction starts: 2024


Highway 7 from Ninth Line to Donald Cousens Parkway
Road rehabilitation and intersection improvements
Construction starts: 2024


Highway 7 east of Markham Road
Retaining wall rehabilitation
Construction starts: 2024


Ninth Line from Donald Cousens Parkway to Main Street
Road preservation
Construction starts: 2024

York Durham Line from Steeles Avenue to 14th Avenue 
Road preservation
Construction starts: 2024


Warden Avenue from Elgin Mills Road to Stouffville Road
Road preservation
Construction starts: 2024


Warden Avenue north of 16th Avenue
Culvert rehabilitation
Construction starts: 2024


Woodbine Avenue from Major Makenzie Drive to 19th Avenue
Road preservation
Construction starts: 2024

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.
In celebration of the Lunar New Year, Markham Museum is proud to host the City of Markham’s first ever Lunar Nights: Year of the Dragon Festival from February 8 to 25



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: +1 (905) 604-8339.


-Shared by Kindred Spirits Orchestra


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
If you want to share 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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