Markham 360 E-Newsletter EP. 17  |  March 08, 2023      

Access Council & Committee Meetings and view a list of Proclamations at
York Regional Council:
York Regional Council approved a $3.96 billion budget for 2023, the first of a multi-year budget to align with the current term of Council.
In addition to a 2.9% tax increase for this year, the budget outlook for the remaining three years of the 2023 to 2026 term of office was endorsed.

As part of the 2023 budget deliberations, Regional Council reconfirmed its commitment to add an additional 1% to the tax levy to help fund the Region’s $1.12 billion portion of the Yonge North Subway Extension.


The endorsed outlook and tax levy increase for the remaining term of Council includes:


  2023 2024 2025 2026
General Tax Levy 2.90% 2.75% 2.60% 2.60%
Rapid Transit / Infrastructure Levy 1.00% 1.00% 1.00% 1.00%
Total 3.90% 3.75% 3.60% 3.60%
For more information:
As you may know, recent earthquakes have struck Türkiye and Syria, leaving many families without homes and basic necessities. In response to this crisis, Markham Mayor and I are organizing a fundraiser event to raise money for earthquake relief efforts in these countries. 
All proceeds will go towards providing aid and support to those affected by the earthquakes. We believe that every contribution, no matter how small, can make a significant impact in the lives of those who are struggling in the aftermath of this disaster.  
Thank you for your support and generosity.
Donation Link: Canadian Red Cross 
-City of Markham News-
On Sunday, March 12, at 2 AM in the morning, it will be time to "Spring Forward" for Daylight Savings Time.
Remember to check (fire/carbon monoxide) alarms for expiration dates, testing, and battery replacements.
The Budget Public Consultation Meeting is on Thursday, March 9, from 7 to 9 PM. Members of the public can attend the meeting in-person at the Markham Civic Centre – Council Chambers or watch online.
To view the agenda and livestream the meeting, visit:
March Break is right around the corner. Come to the Markham Public Library for some fun activities throughout the day.
Check our schedule for more info.
Get ready for March Break at Markham Museum! From Monday March 13 to Friday March 17, Markham Museum will be open from 10 AM to 4 PM and offering indoor and outdoor drop-in STEM programs based on our incredible exhibitions!
Learn More: Markham Museum
How satisfied are you with MPL? We would like to hear from you and learn more about your needs, ideas and thoughts. Complete our Customer Satisfaction Survey for a chance to win a $50 Amazon Gift Card.
Help us help you
If there is a snow-covered fire hydrant near your home, please clear it for easy access and visibility during emergencies. In an emergency, every second counts!
If you have a sewer grate in front of your house, please help keep it clear of snow, ice and debris, so water can drain and avoid flooding.
Reminder: Please stay off Markham’s ponds, stormwater ponds and waterways, as the ice is unpredictable and unsafe.
For more information on Markham’s outdoor ice rinks, hours of operation and ice conditions, visit
The Friends of the Markham Museum Board is recruiting to fill 1 to 2 vacancies. The Board provides support with community-based advice, fundraising, promoting partnerships, grant seeking, and assisting with public events.
Please be advised that 11th Concession will be closed, from 14th Ave to York-Durham Line, on Monday, Mar 20th, for a film shoot.
Questions concerning this event may be sent to:
Email address:    
Phone number: 905-475-4714
We’re taking big steps to improve the trail network in Markham’s downtown!
Come learn about our Markham Centre Trails Master Plan and share your feedback at our second Public Open House.
Wednesday, March 22 6 to 8 PM Markham Civic Centre – Great Hall
Have you ever thought of starting a side hustle?
There’s no time like this summer! If you’re a student between 15 and 29 in Markham, you can get professional hands-on training and mentorship, as well as $3,000 to help get your business started!
City of Markham Current Opening Position: 
New Job Positions:
  • Customer Service/Information Services Attendant – Art Gallery
  • Specialty Instructor III - Zumba - Various Locations
  • Deck Attendant - Summer 2023 (NEW)
  • Lifeguard - Summer 2023 (NEW)
  • Swim Instructor - Summer 2023 (NEW)
New Summer Student Opportunities: 
  • Museum Camp Supervisor – Summer Camps
  • Summer Student – Roads and Survey Department
  • Summer Student – Business Administration
  • Summer Student – Utility and Right-of-Way
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-

Happy International Women’s Day from all of us at York Region! We’re proud to be an inclusive employer, celebrating all dimensions of diversity.


Read York Region's statement:

You can still provide input on the Traveller Safety Plan?
Visit for a recording of our Feb. 28 virtual session, along with a summary of questions and answers.

We want you: To be York Regional Police Chief for a Day

If you are a Grade 5 student in York Region who is passionate about making positive change in your community, this is the contest for you!


All you have to do is write a 300 to 400 word essay on how you would make a difference in your community. The winner will get their very own custom Chief of Police uniform, tour our training facility and meet with members of our Air Support, Emergency Response and Canine Units.


To enter, submit your essay to by March 10.


Ten students will be selected as Deputy Chiefs and have the opportunity to present their essay to a panel of judges. The winner will be named Police Chief for a Day.

Attention Parents & Caregivers!
York Region has free Infant Feeding support for residents. You can make an appointment at our clinics (Georgina, Markham, Newmarket, Vaughan & online).
Call Health Connection today at 1-800-361-5653 or visit 
Have you checked in on your grandparents or elderly loved ones lately? If not, you should. Educate them on grandparent scams, which involve a criminal calling to pose as a grandchild in distress.
The imposter will demand money to help get them out of trouble.
Do you know how to properly dispose of unused and expired medication? (Hint: not down the drain!). Take them to a local pharmacy or Household Hazardous Waste depot for proper disposal.

Hey teachers, want to get your students excited about the environment? Take part in the York Region Envirothon - a one-day eco-challenge in the forest.


Register by March 31, 2023.

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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