- Markham 360 E-Newsletter EP. 26  |  May 12, 2023 -
Access Council & Committee Meetings and view a list of Proclamations at markham.ca
York Regional Council:


Duration: Mid-May 2023 until early September 2023


Working Hours: Night work, Monday to Friday, from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m.

Transportation improvements prepare York Region to meet the needs of motorists, cyclists, pedestrians and transit users today and into the future. York Region is making improvements to Highway 7 from Bayview Avenue to east of Highway 404.

Initial work will consist of concrete repairs and adjustments to maintenance holes and catch basins. Once this initial work is complete, a road preservation treatment, called microsurfacing, will be applied to Highway 7.


It is a common and cost-effective way to maintain roads with minor defects and extend the life of the road. The road surface can feel rougher and sound noisier after the treatment, but over time, the stones will settle and the surface will become quieter 


To learn more about microsurfacing, visit york.ca/RoadsOperations


Lane restrictions:

The road will remain open to through traffic; however, lane restrictions will be required to complete road improvements. 


As with all road construction projects, work may be rescheduled due to weather. York Region will provide advance notice where possible. 


We understand construction creates challenges for the community and we are working to deliver this project with minimal disruption. Thank you for your patience during the construction period.


If you have any questions or concerns, staff will be pleased to respond. Contact us using any method noted below and quote “Highway 7 improvements” in your inquiry.


Accessible formats of this notice and communication supports are available upon request.


General Inquiries:

York Region Transportation, Public Works
Phone: 1-877-464-9675 ext. 75000
TTY: 1-866-512-6228
Email: transportation@york.ca


After hours emergency: 1-877-464-9675 ext. 75200

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-

Join us for the grand opening of the Markham Centre Trails on Sat. May 13, 2023 at Birchmount Rd. & Rougeside Promenade (south of Highway 7) from 10 AM to Noon.


There will be free activities, including face painting, an ice cream truck and much more! http://markham.ca/TrailGrandOpening

About School Zones and Fire Routes
The City uses the Administrative Monetary Penalty System(AMPS). AMPS is a more efficient way to enforce and adjudicate parking by-laws. The City is actively enforcing parking violations in school zones.
AMPS facilitates the placement of parking tickets on windshields or via mail. This approach allows officers to efficiently address a larger number of illegally parked vehicles, on especially vehicles parked in fire routes.
Our by-law officers face unique challenges in managing traffic congestion during school pick-up and drop-off periods.

Don’t miss our free wood chip mulch giveaway!


Bring your own shovel & container to pick-up mulch to help beautify your garden & trees.


Complimentary wood chip mulch is for residential use only. Businesses seeking a large supply of mulch should contact a local landscape supply store.


Mulch will be made available at parking lots at the below locations. 

This giveaway will continue to be open until all mulch is gone for this year. If the wood chip mulch pile is empty or low, please email Contact@markham.ca with the parking lot location and our team will have a fresh load delivered.


Learn more: markham.ca/KeepMarkhamBeautiful

This Emergency Preparedness Week, do you have an emergency plan? It takes only 30 minutes to prepare one. Don’t forget to include children and pets in your plan. Be ready for anything.


Have a plan, get an emergency kit and practice: http://markham.ca/AreYouReady

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).


Do you have an Emergency Grab and Go Kit? It should contain enough supplies for 72 hours. Include items such as toiletries, change of clothes, blankets or sleeping bags, water, non-perishable foods and other essentials.

Learn more about how we are planning for the future of  Your Markville. Come and see the proposed vision and provide input on land use and built form options. 


Wednesday, May 24 6 to 8 PM Markville Secondary School, Cafeteria

Learn More: http://markham.ca/Markville

83% of residents agree Markham has enough green spaces – parks, trails and open spaces.
Learn more about our 2022 Citizen Satisfaction Survey: http://markham.ca/BMFT

Markham Museum archives host tens of thousands of important documents, maps, paintings, and photographs about Markham history, including this throwback to the original décor of Markville Mall! Do you remember the water features?


 M.2000.343.50. Gift of the Markham Millenium Project.

Dear Drivers: Cyclists don’t have airbags. Please keep at least 1 metre from cyclists when passing. 


Share the road. It’s the law! 

Markham Reads is where we vote for a book, read together as a City and connect with each other at fun events related to the book.


To learn more, read our blog here: http://ow.ly/kAoE50OlWwW

The legacy OverDrive app will be discontinued on May 1, and you’ll need to switch to Libby, OverDrive’s newer reading app. It’s easy to use and full of fun features.


Download the Libby app from your app store.

City of Markham Current Opening Position: 
New Job Positions:
  • Fitness Counsellor - Temporary Full-time 6 months
  • Development Clerk II (1 Year Contract)
  • Project Manager, Building Automation Systems
  • Aquatics Day Supervisor (Fall 2023)
  • Deck Attendant – Fall 2023
  • Lifeguard - Fall 2023
  • Swim Instructor - Fall 2023
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-

If you're curious about how York Region is planning to support growth and meet the needs of motorists, pedestrians, cyclists and transit riders over the next 30 years, check out the 2022 Transportation Master Plan interactive Executive Summary at http://york.ca/TMP

Let us know your thoughts on transit service changes planned for next year!  
From May 1 - May 31, Visit http://yrt.ca/TransitPlan to share your feedback.

York Region extends deepest condolences to colleagues, family and loved ones of OPP Sgt. Eric Mueller who tragically lost his life in the line of duty on May 11, 2023. In honour of Sgt. Mueller, flags at York Region facilities are lowered to half-mast. Learn More: york.ca

Disasters can strike at any moment, but with the right preparation you can protect yourself and your loved ones. Check out our Emergency Preparedness Guide for tips on creating a plan, building an emergency kit and more.

If you’re heading to the York Regional Forest this weekend, please stay on designated trails. This protects the flowers, plants & trees, while experiencing the benefits of the Forest.


Plan your trip and find a trail near you. http://york.ca/yrf

York Region is the proud recipient of 7 Hermes Awards. These awards reinforce our commitment to keeping residents informed through clear, impactful communications & recognize the Region’s top-tier talent.

Are you part of a non-profit group with a brilliant idea to reduce waste? York Region is offering up to $25,000 to eligible projects that support circular economy.


Apply by 11:59 pm on May 29, 2023, at http://york.ca/circulareconomyfund

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.
-Community Event-
Opening Reception Longing Belonging, A 100 Years A 100 Stories. Curated by Long Time No See Coordinated by Brenda Joy Lem and Anik Glaude
Date: Saturday, May 13, 2023 Time: 2:00 to 4:00 PM Remarks: 2:20 PM
Location: Varley Art Gallery of Markham 216 Main Street Unionville Markham, ON L3R 2H1
The opening reception will include a ceremonial Lion Dance, drumming circle, artists’ talk and refreshments.
Admission is free. All are welcome to attend. Learn More: Varley Art Gallery of Markham

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

Join York Region and YRP for a fun day for the whole family at the annual Police and Emergency Preparedness Week Open House.
Activities include:
✔️Rides in a mini-firetruck
✔️Police motorcycle demonstrations
✔️Arts and crafts for kids
May 13, 10 AM - 2 PM
Community Safety Village
3291 Stouffville Road, Whitchurch-Stouffville

Join YRP's Asian Heritage Month event as we celebrate the rich history and many achievements of Canadians of Asian descent.


We will have amazing performances, delicious food and inspiring speakers.

Everyone is welcome!


Saturday, May 27, 2023 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.


Address: 47 Don Hillock Drive, Aurora, ON L4G 0S7


Register Here: yrp.ca

Family Fun Day is just one month away. Celebrate National Public Works Week with interactive displays, trucks and equipment, activities and a barbeque in support of local charities.
Saturday, May 27, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., 90 Bales Dr. E., East Gwillimbury

The Friends of the Markham Museum welcome you to a Tea and Talk with Dr. William Finleyson and George Duncan on their new book! Learn about their discoveries regarding Markham’s oldest house and enjoy light refreshments.


Register for this free event via http://MarkhamMuseum.ca!

All Community Games is a multi-event sports competition for all ages and a bridge to promote friendship & sportsmanship between communities. 

Welcomes all community members interested in participating in the 16th All Community Games (From June 10 - July 23)

To register, visit http://acgames.ca or contact info@acgames.ca

If you want to include your community event in Regional Councillor Alan Ho's weekly E-newsletter, please share it with our office at sxie@markham.ca
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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