- Markham 360 E-Newsletter EP. 67 |  February 23, 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

The City of Markham proclaimed February as Chinese Heritage Month in recognition of the invaluable contributions of the Chinese community to Markham’s cultural, economic, and social landscape.


To celebrate, Mayor Frank Scarpitti and I organized "We Are One Family" - a Traditional Chinese Costume Heritage Show on February 19, Family Day.


Thank you to everyone who joined us and enjoyed the event.

- Public Meeting Notices - 
 All meetings are video and audio streamed on the City of Markham’s website at:https://pub-markham.escribemeetings.com/ 
-City of Markham News-
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

MPL's Book Sale is back again! Don't miss out on the chance to stock up your bookshelf. We've got books, DVDs and even games. Bring your families and friends, everyone will find something they like.


More info: https://ow.ly/wemq50QBooG

Did you know that driveway paving contractors need to be licensed in Markham?

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

Want to make your own vinyl stickers? You can do that at MPL's Makerspaces. Teens got creative with their stickers last week at Cornell Library and made many cute designs.
Check out our Makerspace - https://ow.ly/9yJh50QFMwN
City of Markham Current Opening Position: 
New Job Positions:
  • Summer Student - Full-time General Maintenance- Markham Museum
  • Curatorial Assistant, Exhibitions Specialist - Museum
  • Curatorial Assistant, Collection Access Specialist - Museum
  • Human Resources Business Partner
  • Summer Camp Specialist - Markham Museum
  • Communications and Events Assistant - Markham Museum
  • Temporary Labourer, Facility Maintenance - Markham Museum
  • Client Services Coordinator – Markham Museum
  • Senior Planner, Parks Planning
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-

Winter salt doesn’t go away after it melts the ice. Once it reaches the groundwater, there is no effective way to get it out. Protect your drinking water by only using one tablespoon of winter salt per sidewalk slab.


Learn more at http://york.ca/SaltResponsibly

If you are planning to open a food business in York Region, you must let York Region Public Health know. We are here to help protect you and your customers!

Looking for a sustainable commuting options during Winter Commute Month?


Visit http://yrt.ca to plan your trips, then log those trips at http://Smartcommute.ca

& you could win a $100 e-gift card

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!

Have a cycling, traffic or Regional roads question? Try our new Live Chat on http://york.ca's transportation web pages weekdays from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and weekends 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


For more information, visit https://york.ca/newsroom/campaigns-projects/transportation-live-chat

Interested in becoming a first responder? On March 2, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., join York Paramedics, YRP, Central York Fire, OPP & See What She Can Do for the 3rd Annual INSPIRE International Women’s Day Event, at CYFS Fire Station 4-5 in Aurora, to learn how you can become one.

Calling all Grade 5 students: Do you want to be YRP Chief for a Day? Submit a short essay telling us what ‘Deeds Speak’ means to you for your chance to win.


No pushups necessary. Contest details here: http://yrp.ca/chiefforaday

FAIL-TO-REMAIN COLLISION - This vehicle was involved in a collision on Saturday Feb 17, around 3:30pm at Birchmount/Highgate, Markham.
This driver fled. Call 866-876-5423 x7541 if you have any info.
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 Tue, February 27 · 10 AM EST
Market Research – The No Cost Key to Business Success
on Thu, May 9, 1 PM EST 
Aaniin Library - 2nd floor Computer Lab 
Join us for an immersive experience in nature. Take a ‘Wildlife Tour with ORM Land Trust’ on Sat., Mar. 16. Discover secrets of the Forest and learn identification techniques.
Connect with nature and gain skills in wildlife observation. Register at http://york.ca/ForestEvents
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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