- Markham 360 E-Newsletter EP. 29  |  June 02, 2023 -
Access Council & Committee Meetings and view a list of Proclamations at markham.ca
York Regional Council:
 NROR in the City of Markham (Updated June, 2023) 
In fall 2022, York Region implemented No Right Turn on Red (NROR) at seven intersections in Markham to improve pedestrian and cyclist safety. Overall feedback from pedestrians and cyclists has been positive since the signs were implemented; however, changes are being made to address concerns regarding unnecessary delays for drivers when pedestrians and cyclists are not crossing these intersections.  
In June 2023, the current all-day No Right Turn on Red signs will be updated to reflect the recommendation in the briefing note, which is to include new time-of-day operation. Right turns on red will be permitted overnight and outside the restricted hours when traffic volumes, pedestrian and cyclists’ volumes are significantly lower.
Please visit york.ca for more information.
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. 
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-

A heat warning is currently in effect for Markham.  


Remember to: Drink plenty of cool liquids (water), Avoid sun exposure, Check on vulnerable community members and Do not leave people or pets in parked cars. 


For more tips, visit http://markham.ca/HeatSafetyTips

This National AccessAbility Week, we celebrate the contributions of people with disabilities. We continue to work with people and organizations who are actively working to remove barriers to ensure communal spaces are accessible for everyone.

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


June 3 and 4 8AM to 4PM, Cornell Fire Station 


3255 Bur Oak Ave Find out more: http://markham.ca/eWaste

Please be advised that Main St Markham N will be closed from Robinson St to Water St, on every Saturday (6:30 am to 2:00 pm) from June 03, 2023 to October 07, 2023 for Farmers Market Event.
Questions concerning this event may be sent to:
Email address: OCS@markham.ca    Phone number: 905-475-4714

Markham Citywide Parking Strategy:

The City of Markham’s Official Plan, 2020-2023 Strategic Plan - Building Markham’s Future Together, sets out goals relating to the environment, housing affordability and transportation. Parking plays a key role in achieving those goals.

Markham is made up of unique areas, and not all of them have the same transportation or parking needs. Our Citywide Parking Strategy will look at all these differences while working to meet our strategic goals.

A Citywide Parking Strategy is a document that brings together City requirements or recommendations related to the management of a parking system.

The Strategy will:

  • Review current parking conditions in the City. This includes programs, infrastructure and policies that tell us how and when parking spaces are used
  • Investigate the availability, sustainability, technology, financial and operations of parking.
  • Study how parking impacts the use of transit, walking and cycling.
  • Give recommendations and direction on how these findings can be put into practice.


Get Involved: yourvoicemarkham.ca

Markham Museum's 2023 Summer Program Registration is now open! 
Check out our offerings and register now at http://MarkhamMuseum.ca

Markham residents can now purchase a new larger green bin!


The Mighty Green Bin is perfect for households who are using several green bins or clear bags for their overflow organics like diapers, pet waste – only one trip to the curb!

  • Holds twice the amount as the regular-sized green bin
  • Secure lid with gravity lock to help keep out pests
  • Larger wheels makes it easy to roll to the curb
  • Tipped into the truck with a mechanical arm – no need to worry about weight restrictions

Available at Milliken Mills Recycling Depot only. (Fri & Sat 9AM-3PM)


$73.50 includes HST. Get $10 off when you trade-in one or more regular-sized green bins.


Learn more: markham.ca

Markham Small Business Centre presents: Importing and Exporting: A Toolkit About Logistics and Customs Clearance
Thu, Jun 8, 2023 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT
Online Seminar, register here

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

Make a difference and have your say! Currently recruiting for the following committees:
• Race relations 
• Heintzman House
• German Mills community entre
 • Public art advisory
• Advisory committee on Accessibility
City of Markham Current Opening Position: 
New Job Positions:
  • Seasonal General Labourer - Parks (Markham)
  • Basketball Instructor – Angus Glen
  • Assessment Review Analyst -Temporary Full Time - 1 Year Contract
  • Supervisor, Permit Administration
  • Planner II, Natural Heritage
  • Soccer Instructor – Angus Glen
  • Municipal Law Enforcement Supervisor
  • Program Assistant, Sports – Angus Glen
  • Community Program Coordinator (East)
  • Continuous Improvement Administrator (Environmental Services)
  • Recreation Program Assistant – Thornhill Community Centre
  • Dance Instructor: Salsa, Merengue, Bachata – Thornhill
  • Acrobatics Instructor – Thornhill Community Centre
  • Tennis Instructor - Thornhill
  • Program Instructor I – Soccer, Basketball – Thornhill
  • Ballet Dance Instructor – Thornhill Community Centre
  • Hip Hop Dance Instructor – Thornhill Community Centre
  • 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-

During the summer, York Region schedules grass-cutting along Regional roads. The number of times the grass is cut depends on the classification. Urban areas get 14 cuts per year, semi-rural get five, and rural areas get two.


In June, we celebrate National Indigenous History Month & acknowledge the diversity, heritage & history of Indigenous people in Canada. 


York Region is committed to inclusive environments & celebrating all dimensions of diversity.

York Region is under a Special Air Quality Statement. Moderate to high risk Air Quality Health Index values are possible today.


High-risk individuals should consider limiting outdoor activities today.


Visit http://AirHealth.ca for more information.

On beautiful summer days, some motorists drive faster and more aggressively.  http://york.ca/SlowDown
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. 



Unionville Festival June 3 - 4, 2023


This year’s Unionville Festival will feature a variety of exciting events, including live music performances from local artists, food vendors, cultural exhibitions, and interactive activities for people of all ages.


On Saturday evening, June 3, festival-goers can’t miss the headline show by Johannes Linstead at the Millennium Bandstand from 7pm to 8:30pm. There will also be live entertainment and music at the bandstand throughout the weekend.


In addition to the music, there will be plenty of activities for visitors to enjoy. Toogood Pond will host a rubber duck race while Crosby Field will be the site of a Dogs and Cats show. Inflatables will be set up at Crosby Arena for even more family fun.


Free Admission. For more information on Unionville Festival, please visit: https://unionville.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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