- Markham 360 E-Newsletter EP. 23  |  April 21, 2023 -
Access Council & Committee Meetings and view a list of Proclamations at markham.ca
York Regional Council:

Celebrate Earth Month with the City of Markham
April 22 | 10 AM to 3 PM


Location: Markham Centre, 179 Enterprise Blvd, Markham

Electric Vehicle Test Drives and Displays: 10 Aviva Way, Markham


Enter our photo contest, learn about Markham initiatives and how you can take action in the drop downs below, and join us on April 22 from 10 AM to 3 PM at Markham Centre (Downtown Markham) for our Earth Day Celebration! 

This free event is for all ages and will provide a fun and educational perspective on environmental initiatives. There will be an exciting array of attractions including free electric vehicle test drives, a sustainability fair, live animals, children’s story time, prize giveaways, and more. We can’t wait to see you there!

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-

Celebrate Earth Day and keep harmful electronics out of landfill! Drop off for responsible recycling at this weekend’s eWaste drop off event.


April 22 and 23 8 AM to 4 PM Thornhill Community Centre 5 Green Lane 

91% of residents agree parks are well designed and maintained.


Learn more about our 2022 Citizen Satisfaction Survey: http://markham.ca/BMFT




Add more green to your property!


Endorsed by Markham's Trees for Tomorrow initiative, the Backyard Tree Planting program provides trees to Markham residents at an additional discounted price through the Full Service or Do-It-Yourself programs.


Markham residents now pay only $50 plus HST for evergreen trees and $100 plus HST for deciduous trees, from a select species list, for up to a total of 5 trees per property (space permitting).


Keep Markham Beautiful Pamphlet (PDF)

Learn more at YourLeaf.org or call 416.413.9244.

Looking to make some new friends in your area? Join us for a networking event with fellow Markvillians. Participate in short conversations over a small game or activity and see if any friendship sparks fly.


April 24, 7 PM at Markham Village Library 


Register: http://ow.ly/LS4A50NLNGM

The City of Markham, in partnership with Ryobi and Home Depot Canada are working together to Clear the Air!


Until May 21, 2023, drop off your old gas-powered or electric lawn mower to any Depot (see link below for locations and hours) and receive an instant rebate for $50 off the purchase of a select RYOBI™ lawn mower. As an added bonus, eligible purchases will receive a Ryobi outdoor tool for free! (valued up to $300, battery not included).


Youth in Markham ages 4 to 18 are encouraged to demonstrate their allyship through spoken word, art, video, essay writing or poetry.


For Many Faces of Markham Contest details and to enter your submission, visit http://markham.ca/ManyFaces

This National Volunteer Week, we’d like to extend a big thank you to all of our volunteers who continue to give back to our community. We appreciate all of your efforts!


Learn more about our volunteer opportunities at http://markham.ca/Volunteering

Business formation - How to Legally Start a Business in Ontario


Wed, Apr 26, 2023 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT


Join MSBC's webinar with startup lawyer Irbaz Wahab, where you'll learn everything you need to know about starting a business in Ontario


Register here

Summer Company Grant Program - MSBC

Markham Small Business Centre (MSBC) is still accepting applications for their Summer Company Grant program for Markham students, ages 15 to 29. Through this program, up to $3,000 in funding, as well as hands-on training and mentoring is offered to help students start and run a company over the Summer.


Learn more: markham.ca/SummerCompany.


MSBC is hosting an information session for Summer Company on April 19 at 10 AM.


Learn more: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=675530994576510&set=a.497504122379199&type=3

Celebrate Asian Heritage Month at Markham Museum with our special Family Pottery Workshops. This series of one-time classes for parent and child will highlight different aspects of Asian Heritage in ceramics.


Learn more and register now at http://MarkhamMuseum.ca

Heintzman House 2023 Art Show and Sale


Attention all art lovers! Attend the Heintzman House 2023 Art Show and Sale from April 28 to 30. This event will showcase a wide range of stunning artwork created by talented local artists. From paintings to sculptures, there's something for everyone to admire and take home.


Admission and parking is free, so bring your friends and family along to enjoy this unique art show. And if you're an art collector or enthusiast, you won't want to miss out on the chance to purchase some truly exceptional pieces.


The Heintzman House is located at 135 Bay Thorn Dr, Thornhill.


Learn more: TheHeintzmanHouse.ca

Join us for the Main Street Unionville Revitalization Community Engagement Meeting #2 on Monday, May 1, 7 - 9 PM.


Follow the latest developments on the revitalization design plan and provide your feedback. Learn more at http://markham.ca/MainStreetUnionvilleDesign

Student Summer Fitness Membership


Are you a student looking to stay fit over the summer? Join Markham's fitness family and unlock more benefits than your average gym membership.


Sign up for our Student Summer Fitness Membership now! The term applies from May 1 to August 31.

Members don’t need to pre-book their workout at the fitness centre or track and can access all group fitness classes such as total body workout, cardio, strength training and mind and body.


To purchase a membership please visit our fitness counsellors at the Aaniin, Centennial, Cornell or Thornhill Fitness Centres.


Learn more: markham.ca/Fitness


We’re hiring Summer Aquatic staff!


Join the City of Markham's Aquatics Team as we gear up for the Summer swim season.


Land one of the best jobs in Markham and get paid doing something you love. 


Having work experience with the City of Markham’s Recreation department sets job seekers apart as staff build valuable skills and experience. Plus, there are amazing perks working as a member of the aquatics team.


Learn more: markham.ca/WorkHere


City of Markham Current Opening Position: 
New Job Positions:
  • Community Rental and Events Assistant
  • Senior Payroll Administrator
  • Process Mangement Administrator
  • Temporary Labourer - Waterworks
New Summer Student Opportunities: 
  • Summer Camp Specialists - Museum Camps
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.
Earn Up to $20/hr plus bonuses!
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 customerservice@markham.ca or call 905.477.5530. 
-York Region News-


York Region Transit service changes take effect Sunday, April 30, 2023

York Region Transit (YRT) service changes will take effect on Sunday, April 30, 2023. Schedule and route changes are made to meet changing customer demand.
Service changes effective Sunday, April 30, 2023 include:
Major Mackenzie West Terminal will fully open to the public, including the enclosed waiting area and access to the hospital, for more information visit yrt.ca/MMWTerminal


Route 21 – Vellore returns to service the community; Mobility On-Request (MOR) Vellore Local will be replaced by Route 21 

Route 33A – Wellington will be replaced by MOR Aurora and Oak Ridges to better match service with ridership demand 

Route 82 – Valleymede will no longer service Richmond Hill GO Station due to low demand; passengers may transfer to Route 4 or 25 – Major Mackenzie 

Route 522 – Markham Local will start and end service at Cornell Bus Terminal instead of Markham-Stouffville Hospital 

Route 720 – Hwy 407 Terminal / Wonderland will return, providing limited-stop service between Highway 407 Terminal and Major Mackenzie West Terminal

Route 760 – Vaughan Mills / Wonderland service to Major Mackenzie West Terminal returns  

Travellers are encouraged to visit yrt.ca/servicechanges to review changes that may affect their travel plans. 


YRT is planning the 2024 Transit Initiatives and we want to hear from you!


Starting May 1, visit http://yrt.ca/TransitPlan to learn more and provide your input. You can also view a list of events planned in May where you can speak with a YRT Service Planner.

Eid Mubarak to Muslims celebrating Eid-al-Fitr!  
York Region is committed to creating inclusive environments & celebrating all dimensions of diversity: http://york.ca/inclusiveyr

Help shape how your community moves. Look out for a Transportation Tomorrow travel survey letter and participate by phone or online. It’s confidential and will help plan transportation services in your area.


At YRP, Asian, South Asian and Southeast Asian officers and staff have built an enduring legacy of policing excellence.
It continues with you. Kick off your career and Asian Heritage Month 2023 with a special recruiting event April 29.

Join us on Sat, May 13 from 9 am to 1 pm to help clean up the York Regional Forest. Supplies including gloves, litter grabbers/tongs, bags, hand sanitizer & safety vests will be available & light refreshments will be provided following the event: york.ca/forestevents

Developing optimal oral health habits begins at birth. Your baby should visit a dentist by their 1st birthday to build a strong foundation for oral health.


Call 1-800-735-6625 to schedule an appointment with our registered dental hygienists or visit http://york.ca/dental

Learn skills to help reduce symptoms of depression and anxiety by changing thoughts, feelings and behaviours through our FREE group-based Cognitive Behavioural Therapy program, Transition to Parenting. See if this program is right for you.


Visit http://york.ca/NurseChat

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.
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: alan.ho@markham.ca / Tel: (905)-948-5112
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