- Markham 360 E-Newsletter EP. 28  |  May 26, 2023 -
Access Council & Committee Meetings and view a list of Proclamations at markham.ca
York Regional Council:
York Regional Council Highlights - May 2023
-Regional Council endorses 2024 budget timeline
-Yonge North Subway Extension Update
-York Region makes progress in Year 4 of Strategic Plan
-Strong development continues in York Region’s growth centres
-2022 Annual Investment Report shows strong
-Regional position Paramedic Response Time Performance
-Community Investment Fund
-Proposed Vacant Homes Tax update
-Update to Parking and Stopping on Regional Roads Bylaw
-YRT Enforcement and Security supporting safety to travellers
-Traveller Safety Plan aims to reduce serious injury collisions on roads
And more..
Please visit york.ca for more information.
Warden Avenue from Highway 7 to 16th Avenue and 16th Avenue from Warden Avenue to Kennedy Road will be closed on Sunday, May 28, 2023, from 5 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. for an event.  
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-
Protect your home from basement flooding
The City of Markham’s Private Plumbing Protection Rebate Program can offer you financial support for making improvements to your private plumbing system.
To learn more, visit markham.ca/ResidentialFlooding

Keep harmful electronics out of landfill! Drop off for responsible recycling at this weekend’s eWaste drop off event.


May 27 and 28 from 8AM to 4PM at Markham Recycling Depot 6041 Highway 7 

Learn more: http://markham.ca/eWaste

Markham’s new Mighty Green Bin is a larger, sturdier green bin for residents to purchase. It holds twice the amount of green bin material than the City’s regular-size green bin.


This size is perfect for households who are regularly using several green bins or clear bags for their overflow organics, like diapers and pet waste – only one trip to the curb!


Mighty Green Bin is tipped into both side-load and rear-load collection trucks with a mechanical arm, not a person, which eliminates existing weight restrictions. There are no changes to set out guidelines.


Currently, there are only 300 of these containers, and we will be monitoring public interest, functionality and feedback.


 Starting Friday, May 26, Mighty Green Bin will be available for purchase and pick up at:


Milliken Mills Recycling Depot ONLY (7660 Kennedy Road)


 Cost: $73.50* includes HST.

*Trade-in offer – residents will receive $10.00 off when they trade-in one or more regular-size green bins.


 Buying a Mighty Green Bin is voluntary


 Important Note: All sales of the Mighty Green Bin are final. No returns, exchanges or damage/theft replacement.

MPL's Bicycle Lending Library is opening! Starting on May 27, you can borrow bikes for FREE using your MPL library card! Look for us at the Milliken and Centennial C.C. Hubs every Saturday and Wednesday. 



We are reopening our Makerspaces at Cornell and Thornhill C.C. libraries! Come to our open house to check out all the different things we have and enjoy fun hands-on family activities!


Register Now: http://ow.ly/9y8S50OorNl

Join us Tuesday, May 30 from 5 to 7 PM at Markham Civic Centre (101 Town Centre Boulevard), for the City’s Tree Preservation By-Law public consultation. You can also submit questions and comments.


We look forward to receiving your feedback.http://markham.ca/TreeBylaw

Please be advised that Main St Unionville will be closed from Carlton Rd to the Laneway, and Fred Varley Dr will be closed from Fonthill Blvd to Main St Unionville,
on Saturday June 3rd from 7:00 am to 10:00 pm, and Sunday June 4th from 7:00 am to 6:00 pm for the annual Unionville Festival. 

2023 MARKHAM CYCLING DAY: We have a New Date and Location This Year!


Date: June 11, 2023 Sunday 8AM to 1PM

Location: 10 Aviva Way, Downtown Markham (Enterprise Blvd. & Birchmount Road) 


Markham Cycling Day is the City’s annual and signature event to promote and raise awareness of cycling in Markham.


The event features 3 community bike routes (12KM, 30KM and 60KM) that will take participants to various landmarks and infrastructure in Markham such as Rouge Valley Trail, Milne Dam Conservation Park, John St. MUP and etc.  


There will also be the popular children bike races for children age 3 to 10 to ride in a kid-friendly and enclosed area.  The event will also include live music entertainment, food vendors and various activations.


REGISTER NOW: www.markham.ca/cyclingday

Coyotes are wild animals and shouldn’t be fed. Feeding them can lead to dangerous or unsafe interactions with people and pets.
$615 fine for feeding wildlife http://markham.ca/Wildlife
City of Markham Current Opening Position: 
New Job Positions:
  • Chess Instructor - Angus Glen Community Centre
  • Program Instructor, Various Programs (Armadale & Milliken Mills)
  • Program Assistant – Sports (Armadale and Milliken Mills)
  • Scorekeeper, Markham Sports Leagues (Convenor) - Armadale
  • Manager, Natural Heritage
  • Senior Planner II, Policy (2 Year Contract)
  • Planner I, Development (2 positions available)
  • Recreation Outreach & Engagement Ambassador
  • Aquatics Day Supervisor (Fall 2023)
  • Deck Attendant – Fall 2023
  • Lifeguard - Fall 2023
  • Swim Instructor - Fall 2023
Internship Positions:
  • Camp Counsellor – Recreation – Summer Camp
  • Customer Services Assistant Summer Student
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-

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

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.

If you are an expectant or new parent experiencing anxiety or depression, our nurses are here to support you with a virtual cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) program, Transition to Parenting.


Register today for increased support: 1-800-361-5653 http://york.ca/NurseChat

Always dispose of your waste responsibly. Bring waste that your waste collector can’t pick up to a York Region Waste Depot. When out, keep your litter until you find the correct bin or dispose of it at home.
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.
-Notice of Construction-

1. York Region is improving Highway 7 in Markham and Richmond Hill
from May until early September 2023. Road work on weeknights, Monday to Friday, from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. and lane restrictions are required.


2. Kennedy Road from 16th Avenue to Major Mackenzie Drive beginning late May 2023 until November 2023;  Road work will occur on weekdays and Saturdays from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and lane restrictions are required.


3. Kennedy Road from Steeles Avenue to Highway 407 beginning late May 2023 until November 2023. Majority of road work will occur on weeknights from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. with some work occurring on weekdays from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and lane restrictions are required.

For general inquiries, please contact York Region Transportation, Public Works, Phone: 1-877-464-9675 ext. 75000 or Email: transportation@york.ca
For more information: york.ca
-Community Event-

May 13 to September 4, 2023


216 Main Street Unionville
Markham, Ontario, Canada
L3R 2H1


Longing Belonging, 100 Years 100 Stories, a community engagement project and exhibition organized by the collective Long Time No See (LTNS), tackles Canada's troubled colonialist history by marking the 100th anniversary of the Chinese Exclusion Act. 



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

Become a community scientist at Hollidge Tract on Saturday, June 24!


Use online tools to record species & report observations, & learn tips and tricks to take clear, crisp photos in the York Regional Forest. Register at http://york.ca/forestevents 

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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