- Markham 360 E-Newsletter EP. 30  |  June 09, 2023 -
Access City of Markham Council & Committee Meetings and view a list of Proclamations at markham.ca
York Regional Council at
The City of Markham recommends that residents, especially those with asthma and other related lung or respiratory conditions use caution when conducting daily activities outside due to an Environment Canada air quality advisory issued for the Greater Toronto Area.
Environment Canada has issued a Special Air Quality Statement indicating high levels of air pollution due to smoke from forest fires in Quebec and northeastern Ontario. Protect yourself from wildfire smoke. 
Due to the Special Air Quality Statement from Environment Canada and extreme drought conditions, Open Air Burning is currently not permitted in the City at this time.
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-

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


June 10 and 11 8AM to 4PM Angus Glen Community Centre


3990 Major Mackenzie Drive East


Find out more: http://markham.ca/eWaste

Splash Pads Are Now Open Markham's splash pads offer a great way to cool down during hot summer days. Pads are located at various locations throughout Markham.


To conserve water, our splash pads are activated by push buttons on site and are on timers.


For updates on each splash pad, please check the status: markham.ca

The City of Markham limits outdoor water use in the summer. These limits happen between June 1 and September 30 every year. They apply to all residential owners, tenants, and lessees.

The City of Markham limits when you can use municipally-supplied drinking water to water your lawns, gardens, trees, and shrubs.
Outdoor watering on residential properties is allowed between 6 to 9 AM or 6 to 9 PM, but not both.
Properties with an even-numbered street address can water their lawns on even-numbered days during this time
Properties with an odd-numbered street address can water their lawns on odd-numbered days during this time
Those in violation of Markham’s Summer Water Restrictions (Water Use By-law 2019-53) may be fined up to $5,000 upon conviction.

Markham’s revamped Artificial Intelligence Virtual Assistant 2.0 is here! Our latest innovation provides residents with 24/7 access to a wide range of topics. You can even connect to live customer service assistance during business hours.


Try it at http://markham.ca!

This video introducing Jason, Group Leader, City of Markham Parks Department, one of our many dedicated Operations crew members. The Parks team takes great pride in keeping Markham’s outdoor spaces clean and beautiful for you to enjoy.

For the first time in Markham, you can easily access updates on planning and development applications and tree removal permits. MappiT – Development Application Viewer is easy to use.


You can search by address, application type, status and/or area. http://markham.ca/MappiT

This month we celebrate seniors and their many contributions to our diverse community in Markham.
Thank you for all that you do!

Help keep our trees healthy & green! Remember to water young trees in your yard & on the boulevard on your outdoor watering days. Trees contribute to improving air and soil quality, and more.


Learn more: http://bit.ly/3pKLrlj

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.
Main St Markham N will be closed from Hwy 7 to Bullock Dr, on Friday, June 16, 2023 from 2:00 p.m. to Saturday, June 17, 2023 until 11:59 p.m for the annual Markham Village Music Festival. 
Questions concerning this event may be sent to:
Email address: OCS@markham.ca    Phone number: 905-475-4714

The yard around every home must be kept neat and tidy, and free of garbage or anything that might cause a health or safety danger. The earth must be covered with either grass and plants or a covering that is designed to stop the soil from blowing or draining away. Grass must be trimmed to grow no higher than 15 centimetres  (6”). Trees and bushes must also be kept trimmed and tidy.


Grass clippings are not accepted for curbside collection. Leaving them on the lawn creates a natural fertilizer & keeps those weeds away.
Learn More: markham.ca
Markham Small Business Centre and Legislative Services Department invite you to a special webinar: City of Markham's Permit and Licensing Info Session on June 29, at 1PM.
Register here: https://buff.ly/3Mxz5sA
City of Markham Current Opening Position: 
New Job Positions:
  • Project Manager - Parks Planning
  • Community Facility Supervisor, North
  • Customer Service Representative - Contact Centre (Part Time)
  • Project Coordinator
  • Seasonal General Labourer - Parks (Markham)
For more information & job position
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 is improving safety for all road users at 7 intersections in Markham by implementing no right turn on red with time-of-day operation.


For more detailed information on changes being implemented at each intersection, visit http://york.ca/trafficsafety

Due to smoke from forest fires in Ontario and Quebec, York Region remains under a Special Air Quality statement. In addition, a Region-wide fire ban has been issued.


Please call 9-1-1 if you see any potential fire hazards or signs of fire. 


Learn more: https://york.ca/newsroom/region-wide-fire-ban-effect

It’s Bike Month & let’s explore York Region by bike. The York Region Cycling Map shows bike lanes, multi-use paths, off-road multi-use trails, paved shoulders & bike-friendly streets.
Visit http://york.ca/cycling to get your map. 

Thanks to all who donated & shopped at our Clothing Swap Shop at Family Fun Day on May 27. Approx. 380 items were donated (over 160 kg) & 132 items found a new home!


Find ways to advance a circular economy & eliminate waste at http://york.ca/CircularEconomy

We all know pocket dials can be annoying. But when the call is to 9-1-1, it can actually put public safety at risk.
Over the past month, 9-1-1 pocket dials have gone up 79% compared to last year. This is flooding our call centre. Each misdial requires a call back.
You can do your part to keep 9-1-1 clear for emergencies by: Locking your keypad before pocketing your phone and Turning off the 9-1-1 auto-dial feature.
To learn more, visit https://rb.gy/5adqb.

We are accepting applications from not-for-profit organizations and registered charities to deliver services for the Community Investment Fund’s priority of Housing Stability.


Deadline to apply – June 28.


For more information or to apply, visit http://york.ca/CommunityInvestment…

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-

Join us on Sunday, June 11 for Markham Cycling Day at Markham Centre (10 Aviva Way).


Come to York Region’s largest single-day cycling event and enjoy 12km, 30km and 60km group rides, children’s bike races, entertainment, snacks and more! 


Register at http://markham.ca/CyclingDay

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. 



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

The Markham Village Music Festival is back on Main Street Markham from June 16 - 17!







Learn More: https://markhamfestival.com

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 

Get up close and personal with the York Regional Forest on Saturday, July 8. Discover hidden gems at Hollidge Tract while learning tips & tricks to identify various trees & plants found across the Region.


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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