- Markham 360 E-Newsletter EP. 33  |  June 30, 2023 -
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Wish you a happy Canada Day and a safe long weekend.
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.
- In the Community -
Congratulations to FCCM and Dr. Ken Ng for another successful year of the Taste of Asia Festival 2023.
Thank you Canada-Pakistan Business Council (CPBC) and Perseus Group Constellation Software Inc. for organizing the event that provides an opportunity for local business leaders to network, collaborate and welcome the IT delegation from Pakistan.
Congratulations to all the graduates of Milliken Mills High School 2023. 
Glad to present a scholarship to an awarded student who has contributed to Markham's cultural and economic development.
Pleased to attend the St. Agnes Kouying Tsao Catholic Church Bazaar.
-City of Markham News-

Environment Canada has issued a Special Air Quality Statement. Smoke from wildfires can be harmful to everyone’s health, even at low concentrations.


Take action to protect your health: http://bit.ly/3oUg2ko

The City of Markham reminds residents to keep themselves and Markham safe by following fireworks rules.
Family fireworks may only be set off on private property and with the homeowner’s consent. Fireworks are not allowed on City property. This includes parks, fields and roads. Violators may be fined up to $5,000.
Permits are not required the day before Victoria Day and on Victoria Day, and the day before Canada Day and on Canada Day. You will need a permit to set off fireworks on all other days. 

Find out what's open and closed this Canada Day long weekend.



All recycling depot locations are closed on Canada Day.

Tow truck concerns?


The Province is taking over tow truck licensing, as of July 1. Find out more: http://bit.ly/3Pdr5jB

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

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! 

Night at the Museum returns with thanks to our generous sponsors!


On four different summer nights, bring your family, friends, and some lawn chairs and watch a movie under the stars.


Wednesday, July 12— Luca

Wednesday, July 26— Top Gun: Maverick

Wednesday, August 9— Turning Red

Wednesday, August 23— The Super Mario Bros. Movie


These events are FREE, but registration is required. Learn more at http://MarkhamMuseum.ca

Grass on your property & boulevard needs to be 15 CM or lower. If you do not comply with the Keep Markham Beautiful Bylaw, a fee may be charged to you, for the City to cut the grass.
Do your lawn & your neighbours a favour, and tidy up your yard. http://markham.ca/Bylaw
City of Markham Current Opening Position: 
New Job Positions:
  • Senior Transportation Engineer – Yonge North Subway Extension (5 Year Contract)
  • Senior Planner – Yonge North Subway Extension (5 Year Contract)
  • Tax Adjustments Clerk
  • Probationary Firefighter
  • Policy Advisor, Auto Mobility Demonstration Zone (2 Years)
  • Program Coordinator, Auto Mobility Demonstration Zone (2 Years)
  • Manager, Auto Mobility Demonstration Zone (2 Years)
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-

About the annual report The York Regional Police annual report details initiatives that safeguard and protect communities.


These accomplishments demonstrate the importance of partnerships with all levels of government, our stakeholders and the citizens of York Region to ensure successful, safe and strong communities. 


View the 2022 report: yrp.ca

As one of Canada’s fastest growing communities, York Region welcomes many newcomers. The Newcomer Guide, available in English, French, Ukrainian, Persian, Tamil & Simplified Chinese, offers resources to help you settle into your new home. 


Get your copy  http://york.ca/NewcomerServices

Okay… maybe not, but you may be happy to know that you can order a backyard composter for only $35!


Backyard composting is good for your bank account and the environment. Includes home delivery and tax.


Order 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


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.

Sleep plays a key role in a baby's growth and development. Developing healthy sleep habits at a young age helps reduce the risk of sleep deprivation and disorders later in life. Get tips to create a Safe Sleep environment.


 Visit http://york.ca/NurseChat

No physician and 3 years since your last Pap?


A Pap test clinic is being held on July 5th from 10 am to 2 pm at The Link in Sutton. To book appointments, call 1-800-361-5653 and press 1.

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
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Regional Councillor Alan Ho
-Chair, Culture & Economic Development Committee (City of Markham)
-Chair, Markham Subcommittee (City of Markham)
-Director, Housing York Inc. Board (York Region)
-Member, Audit Committee (York Region)
-Member, Accessibility Advisory Committee (York Region)
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