Markham 360 E-Newsletter EP. 15  |  February 23, 2023      

Access Council & Committee Meetings and view a list of Proclamations at
York Regional Council:

Thank you to all the sponsors, charity singers and volunteers for making the

“We are Family Charity Roadshow 2023” such a great success to help

DD Community Connector and Chinese Autism Awareness Centre

who provide services for those with disabilities and autism.

-City of Markham News-
Due to the Freezing Drizzle Advisory for Markham, Recycling Depots are closed today, Thursday Feb 23. View depot guidelines, locations and hours at
A special weather statement for parts of Alectra Utilities’ service territory has been issued due to a forecasted ice and snowstorm.
This storm could potentially cause power outages as well as damage to powerlines. Areas with trees located near wires should take extra precautions as fallen limbs that contact power lines could cause extended outages in affected areas.
In the event of downed powerlines, stay at least 10 metres away (the length of a school bus), and call 911 immediately. To report outages, Alectra Utilities’ customers should call 1-833- ALECTRA (1-833-253-2872).
If you experience a power outage, you can find frequent updates through Twitter channel @AlectraNews or by visiting the outage map on our website:
If the power goes out, Alectra's crews jump into action.
In case you’ve ever wondered how they restore power, the above video helps explain.
We’re proud to have received the ISO 37120 (Indicators for Sustainable Cities) Platinum-level certification from the World Council on City Data
for the fourth consecutive year!
During a winter event, remember not to park on City streets. City Operations can’t easily move around parked cars, making it difficult to clear roads.
Heavy snowfall and gusty winds can make curbside collection difficult and dangerous. Make sure containers are accessible and kept back from the roadway to help with snow-clearing efforts. For more winter tips visit
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, so you are prepared for the unexpected.
Markham is developing a strategy to help guide our economic and cultural landscape for the next 5 years. Help shape the future of Markham by sharing your thoughts! Learn more:
Join our DIY Your Business Plan Session on March 1st.
City of Markham Current Opening Position: 
New Job Positions:
  • Manager, Corporate Asset Management
  • Real Estate Advisor
  • Treasurer
  • Traffic Systems Engineer
  • Aquatics Supervisors – Summer 2023
New Summer Student Opportunities: 
  • Camp Supervisors – Theatre Summer Camps (6 positions available)
  • Camp Director – Theatre Summer Camp
  • Camp Counsellors– Theatre Summer Camps (16 positions available)
For more information & job position
Help keep our children safe & provide a valuable service to your community.
Staffing Services Inc. is hiring for school crossing guards in Markham.
This paid part-time position covers a morning & afternoon shift during the school year. Apply now: 905-737-1600
If you have any municipal inquiry or concern, you can send an email to our Contact Centre at or call 905.477.5530. 
-York Region News-

Crime Prevention Session - #5 District: Markham, Stouffville


Tuesday, February 28, 2023, 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.


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York Regional Police wants to enlist your help in the fight against crime. 


Join members of York Regional Police #5 District command and officers from the Community Services Bureau at this crime prevention session for residents living in Markham and Stouffville.


Together, we will learn important steps we can take to identify and prevent frauds and scams affecting seniors.


Attendees will learn about grandparent scams, where fraudsters pose as family members in crisis who need money for an emergency, and other frauds targeting seniors.

A panel discussion will be held with Seniors Safety Officers, Crime Prevention Officers and a fraud investigator.


To join the session, please enter the following Zoom meeting:

Meeting ID: 814 0984 1564

Passcode: 302924

Dead or unwanted batteries thrown in the garbage and recycling can cause fires putting people at risk. Drop them off at a York Region waste depot or other battery collection site.
For drop-off locations, visit

York Region is developing a multi-year Traveller Safety Plan, and you’re invited to have your say. Join us online on Feb. 28, 7:30 PM, to participate.


Learn more at

Japanese knotweed:
This invasive plant was introduced in the 1800s as a garden ornamental plant. Its aggressive roots can grow through asphalt and concrete (even the foundation of your house, causing costly damage!). Japanese knotweed also creates dense thickets that crowd out native plants.
Protect your property by removing Japanese knotweed from your yard.
Place plants in a tied plastic bag in the garbage. Never put invasive plants in yard waste, your green bin or backyard compost. Even when uprooted, invasive plants can spread seeds or grow roots in compost piles.
Report sightings at EDDMaps Ontario: or iNaturalist:
Do you know pre and post-natal York Region residents can free access support with myStrength? 
-Activities to help reduce stress & improve sleep
-Tools to navigate feelings of anxiety & depression
-1-on-1 access to a trained health coach
Do you know that babies don't need teeth to try and enjoy textured foods?
Providing lumpy, soft-cooked pieces and minced, pureed, mashed, and ground pieces to babies at 6 months of age is a great way to introduce them to new textures.
If you have any regional inquiry or concern, you can send an email to Access York at or call 877.464.9675.
Regional Councillor Alan Ho
City of Markham
Markham Civic Centre, 101 Town Centre Boulevard Markham, Ontario, L3R 9W3
Email: / Tel: (905)-948-5112
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