Markham 360 E-Newsletter EP. 21  |  April 07, 2023      

Access Council & Committee Meetings and view a list of Proclamations at
York Regional Council:
I wish you and your family a happy, blessed and safe Easter weekend!
Are you visiting a City facility over Easter Weekend? 
Find out what's open and closed.
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-

Markham Council approved the City’s 2023 Budget of $669M on April 5, 2023, including a 3 per cent property tax rate increase. This fiscally responsible budget invests in excellent City of Markham services.
 Learn more:  
No waste collection on Friday, April 7 (Good Friday).
Pickup moves to Saturday, April 8. Make sure your material is at the curb by 7 AM – trucks will be out early. 
Recycling Depots will be closed on Friday, April 7 (Good Friday) & Monday, April 10 (Easter Monday).
Markham Public Library will be closed on April 7 & 9. Our digital library is open for you to enjoy 24/7.
Visit our website for thousands of eBooks, eAudiobooks, music, movies and more.

It’s National Wildlife Week! Everyone plays a part in keeping our wildlife safe and wild. 
- Leave animals and their young alone 
- Keeping your pets on a leash helps decrease the chance of incidents
- Don’t feed wild animals 
Coyotes can become distressed when protecting their young.
Do not approach a coyote den to take pictures or to see pups. 
MPL's Big Book Sale is back!! If you love deals, then don't miss out. We've got books for all ages, blu-rays, DVDs and even video games!
Do you have good condition books, DVDs or games that you wish to donate? MPL is accepting donations for our Big Book Sale on April 21 – 23.
Happy Earth Day! Share a photo of how you’re celebrating for a chance to win a $50 Loblaws gift card.
Use #GreenMarkham, #MarkhamLibrary, and #MPLTrailProject, and tag @cityofmarkham and @markhamlibrary on Twitter for your chance to WIN! 
Rules & regulations:
Please be advised the following roads will be closed (see dates below) for a Storm and Watermain Rehabilitation Program. One lane for Local access for residents and Emergency Vehicles will be maintained at all times.
Questions concerning this event may be sent to:Email address:    Phone number: 905-475-4714
9 in 10 residents are satisfied with life in Markham and find it a great place to live, work and play. Learn more about our 2022 Citizen Satisfaction Survey:
Allyship plays an important role in combatting racism. How do you show up as an ally for your community? Submit your answer through the Many Faces of Markham Contest. For more information and to enter your submission, visit
Celebrate Earth Day with us! April 22 from 10 AM to 3 PM at Markham Centre. Test drive EVs, visit the sustainability fair, meet live animals, enter for prize giveaways, and more.
City of Markham Current Opening Position: 
New Job Positions:
  • Seasonal General Labourer - Parks (Markham)
  • Museum Program Educational Instructor
  • Manager, Fleet
  • Gardener (18 month contract)
  • Labourer/Driver - Roads (Temporary 12 months)
  • Temporary Labourer, Facility Maintenance - Markham Museum
New Summer Student Opportunities: 
  • Summer Students - Parks
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-
Investigators with the York Regional Police Financial Crimes Unit are once again warning the community of an increase in fraud schemes targeting elderly and vulnerable citizens. York Regional Police has seen an increase in reports from citizens across the region who have reported being a victim of a scam known as the grandparent scam or emergency scam.
As of February 17, 2023, 60 incidents have been reported and more than $350,000 has been lost. Since 2019, the total reported loss for victims in this type of scam is just under $1 million. Investigators believe there may be more victims in our region that have not yet reported to police. 
If you have been a victim of a fraud, and have lost money, report the incident promptly to the York Regional Police Financial Crimes Unit either online at or by calling 1-866-876-5423, ext. 6627. To report frauds where no money has been lost, contact the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre online or by calling 1-888-495-8501. 

This is a reminder that all York Region waste depots will be closed on Good Friday, April 7, 2023. Regular operating hours are in effect for the rest of the weekend.


For locations and hours, visit

The days are warming up, and it’s a great time to get outdoors. Learn how to protect yourself and loved ones against the bite of blacklegged ticks which can spread Lyme disease.
Visit for tips on how to fight the bite.

Happy National Dental Hygienists Week to all our registered dental hygienists in York Region.


We appreciate all you do to bring happy and healthy smiles to our residents.


We have multiple dental clinics that provide dental care to eligible residents in York Region. Find resources and learn about our services.



Thinking of providing child care at home? Join us online on Wednesday, April 19, from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., to hear about the benefits of becoming a licensed home child care provider.
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
Chair of Culture & Economic Development Committee
City of Markham
Markham Civic Centre, 101 Town Centre Boulevard Markham, Ontario, L3R 9W3
Email: / Tel: (905)-948-5112
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