- Markham 360 E-Newsletter EP. 65 |  February 09, 2024 -
Access City of Markham Council & Committee Meetings and view a list of Proclamations at markham.ca
York Regional Council:
Live streaming of the public session of Council and Committee of the Whole meetings is available on the day of the meeting from 9 a.m. until the close of the meeting. Past sessions are also available at york.ca/councilandcommittee

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 - 
-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-

On January 29, Mayor Frank Scarpitti presented the City of Markham’s A Strong Markham: Budget 2024 of $590.5M.


Join us on February 15 at 7 PM at Markham Civic Centre for a Public Meeting where residents can provide feedback on the budget, including the water/wastewater rate.


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

Markham Recreation offers hundreds of exciting, safe, educational, creative and active Summer Camps! Let your child discover the joy of learning while having fun. View programs and activities starting February 1. 
Registration opens February 13. http://markham.ca/SummerCamps

It’s denning season for coyotes.

Please don’t:

— Approach

— Feed

— Take pictures


Let’s keep wildlife, wild! http://markham.ca/AnimalServices

Bring your dog poop home and put it in the green bin!
Keep Markham’s parks and streets clean and odour free.
Learn more, visit http://markham.ca/GreenBin

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

Markham Sports Leagues are back for the 2024 Spring Season! Join a recreational basketball or volleyball league before March 3.
Have fun while staying fit. http://markham.ca/Leagues

Have a restoration project in mind for your heritage home, or an improvement to the facade of a building in a Heritage District?


There are grants available to help! Deadline for applications is April 5, 2024 Visit http://markham.ca/Heritage to learn more and apply.

Sneakers provide good grip on dry pavement, but not on snow-covered ground. Reduce your risk of slips and falls by wearing proper footwear. Appropriate footwear allows you to enjoy the winter weather safely!
Read Safety Tips for Winter Walking: http://markham.ca/winter
City of Markham Current Opening Position: 
New Job Positions:
  • Seasonal General Labourer - Parks (Markham)
  • Summer Student – SurveySummer Student – Survey
  • Summer Student – Business Development
  • Senior Manager, Infrastructure & Capital Works
  • Fire Prevention Officer
  • Summer Student - Markham Fire and Emergency Services
  • Camp Specialist – Recreation – Summer Camp
  • Camp Counsellor – Recreation – Summer Camp
  • Camp Inclusion Counsellor – Recreation – Summer Camp
  • Summer Students - Parks
  • Summer Student – Tree Preservation (May to August)
  • Summer Student – Sign Remover (May to August) – 4 positions
  • Summer Student – Project Management, Strategy & Innovation
  • Summer Student – Community & Corporate Events
  • Summer Student Planner – Commissioner’s Office
  • Summer Student Planner – Policy and Research
  • Summer Student – Engineering, Development Review
  • Summer Student – Parks and Open Space Development Section
  • Summer Student Planner – Transportation Engineering
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-
Starting Monday, February 26, Ontario’s One Fare Program will provide transit riders with free transfers when connecting to and from the TTC and YRT, using PRESTO!

Dental issues like dry mouth, taste changes & chewing problems can occur as we age. Small changes can help with these common concerns.


 Get tips & more info by downloading the Healthy Smiles for Healthy Aging & Healthy Eating resource at http://york.ca/SeniorsDental

Hey teachers! Register a team of 5 students for the York Region Envirothon. Interested students in grades 9 to 12 can represent their schools in this eco-challenge.
Register before March 22 at http://york.ca/Envirothon

That's not the Swamp-Thing being pulled out of the sewer system; it’s single-use wipes.


Wipes don't break down like toilet paper and can clog pipes. 

It may sound nasty but only 3 things should be flushed - pee,  poo and toilet paper! http://york.ca/IDontFlush

Hold Up investigators are looking for a suspect following an armed robbery in Markham.

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

Applications are now open for the YRP Youth in Policing Initiative (YIPI) program. If you’re a young person in York Region looking to develop job skills and are interested in a career in policing, apply today.
More information here: https://bit.ly/3Sexvia

Interested in learning more about YRP and community safety?


Apply for our Citizens Police Academy. The free, 8-week program runs every Wednesday from April 3 to May 22. 


More info: https://bit.ly/49dziuL

Have you noticed some changes when calling the YRT Contact Centre? We’ve listened to your feedback and made improvements to our Automated Phone System.
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
Markham Small Business Centre
DIY Your Business Plan
Starts on Tuesday, February 27 · 10am EST
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)
City of Markham
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