- Markham 360 E-Newsletter EP. 32  |  June 23, 2023 -
Access City of Markham Council & Committee Meetings and view a list of Proclamations at markham.ca
York Regional Council at
Have you switched to the new Recreation, Culture and Library Registration and Facility Booking System?
Create your account in the new system and be automatically entered into weekly prize draws! The earlier you create your account, the more chances you have to win.
Learn More about the new system: Markham's New Program Booking System
Speeding is an ongoing issue I have been working hard to tackle, and I continue to partner with York Regional Police (YRP) to deter this behaviour. We have Speed Radar Display Boards rotating every three months that have proven to help reduce speeding by up to 20%. If you have any locations in mind, please feel free to share them with me.
In addition, my office has “slow down” signs. If you are interested, kindly contact me at alan.ho@markham.ca.
Delighted to bring congratulations on behalf of Mayor Frank Scarpitti on the occasion of their annual Fun Run and Walk 2023 hosted by Mon Sheong Foundation to raise funds for the 5th long-term care home.
As the Chair of Markham’s Culture & Economic Development Committee, I'm pleased to attend The 35th Toronto International Dragon Boat Race Festival hosted by the Toronto Chinese Business Association at Centre Island.
June is the Seniors Month. Thanks to the Toronto Harmony Lions Club for raising $3,000.- on the Father‘s Day to Carefirst Foundation, which provides services to seniors.
Thanks to the Association of Canada China Business, Culture, Innovation & Exchange for hosting the Senior Emotional Health Awareness Day to promote good ageing and minimize social isolation for seniors.
-City of Markham News-
Today we recognize and celebrate all individuals who contribute to public service in our community.
Thank you for everything you do!


Kennedy Road from Steeles Avenue to Denison Street will be closed beginning  Friday, June 23, 2023, from 10 a.m. to Sunday, June 25, 2023, at 11:59 p.m. 


 Clayton Dr will be closed from Kennedy Rd to the Harvest Moon Dr, from Friday June 23rd at 10:00 am to Sunday June 25th at 11:59 pm, for the annual Taste of Asia Festival.

Calling all volunteers! There's opportunities available this summer at Markham Museum.


Log on to http://MyImpactPage.com to learn more and register for our training on Saturday, June 24!


Want to become a volunteer with the City of Markham? Start here: http://markham.ca/volunteering

The City of Markham’s 2023 final tax bills have been mailed.


Markham offers easy and convenient payment options:

• Online

• At your bank

• At the Markham Civic Centre - Office hours 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM, Monday to Friday Cash payments are not accepted. Cheque payments can be deposited in the Drop Box (Thornhill Entrance).


Standard Tax Payment Due Dates: 

• Instalment #1 – July 5, 2023

• Instalment #2 – August 8, 2023 Your interim tax bill is the first of two tax bills you will receive this year.


Failure to receive a tax bill does not excuse the taxpayer from the responsibility of paying taxes nor the liability of any penalties or interest charged for late payment.


If you did not receive your bill or if you have questions, contact us at 905.477.5530.


Late Payments:  Penalty and interest charges are set by City by-law pursuant to the Municipal Act. City of Markham Council and staff do not have the authority to waive or alter penalty and interest charges. This applies to all property tax accounts to maintain fairness. 



Stay hydrated this summer.


Markham is committed to providing you with high quality drinking water.


Remember to fill up at your tap before spending time outdoors.

The City of Markham is rolling out its Park and Play Fun Tour this summer!


It’s a FREE outdoor summer program for children that travels to community parks across the City.


 Keep an eye out for our Park and Play Fun Tour near you! http://markham.ca/ParkandPlay

Say hello to Rachel, Gardener in the Operations Department at the City of Markham. It’s that time of year! Colourful flowers line Markham’s streets & boulevards. Rachel has a hand (& green thumb) in planting, watering and distributing baskets and barrels throughout the City.

Join Youth Assist YAY for the Newcomer Boys Leadership Program. Boys between the ages of 10-18 will learn about communication, empathy, positive masculinity, leadership, critical thinking, and more.


Register now: https://ow.ly/QhyK50OLOUu

The City of Markham has launched a new website for those looking for information on starting or growing their business in Markham. The new website can be accessed at http://MarkhamBusiness.ca
City of Markham Current Opening Position: 
New Job Positions:
  • Adapted Aquatics Instructor
  • Fire Prevention Officer
  • Special Projects Coordinator
  • Coding Instructor
For more information & job position
A reminder to dog owners to stoop and scoop! Please pick up after your pet and dispose of pet waste in the green bin at home.
Help keep Markham beautiful!
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-

Join us Tuesday, June 27, 2023 between 9 a.m. and 8 p.m. to help us transform a Regionally owned grass boulevard into a pollinating bee and butterfly meadow in the Markham.


Education, planting tools and plants will be provided. For more, visit http://york.ca/ProjectPollinator

Backyard composters are available for only $35! Don’t delay, order today! Limited quantities are available. Composters sold out early last year. Price includes home delivery and tax. Limit of 2 per household.


Order online by July 4 at http://york.ca/Compost

Various YRT service changes will take effect on Sunday, July 2. This includes changes to Routes 4, 86, 88, 90, 105, 720 and 760. Visit http://yrt.ca/ServiceChanges for more details.


        With the end of the school year, all School Special routes will be suspended for the summer and reinstated in September


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

One week left for not-for-profit organizations and registered charities to submit applications to the Community Investment Fund - Housing Stability call for applications!


Visit http://york.ca/CommunityInvestment… for more information and apply before 5 p.m. on June 28. 

The monthly cost of food is $1,106 for a family of four in York Region. 
To learn more about food affordability, visit http://york.ca/foodinsecurity

Health professionals work daily to keep us healthy & safe, either on the front lines or behind the scenes. This week is Health Professionals Week, a time to recognize, celebrate & show our gratitude. 


6,000 disposable diapers is the average amount used by each baby in their first two years! Choose cloth diapers. Did you know? One cloth diaper can replace 235 disposable diapers. You may qualify for York Region’s $100 cloth diaper rebate.
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-



Three BIG days of cultural events, family-friendly attractions, and Food. 


Festival Location:
Kennedy & Steeles, Markham, ON L3R 0Y5


Festival Hours:
June 23, 2023 – 5:00 PM to 11:00 PM
June 24, 2023 – 11:00 AM to 11:00 PM
June 25, 2023 – 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM

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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