- Markham 360 E-Newsletter EP. 34  |  July 07, 2023 -
Access City of Markham Council & Committee Meetings and view a list of Proclamations at markham.ca
York Regional Council at
York Regional Council Highlights (June 2023)
The next meeting of the Regional Council is Sept. 28, 2023, at 9 AM.

Join us for a delightful community picnic at Simonston Park on July 16th from 4 PM to 8 PM.


It's the perfect occasion to enjoy the summer with free food and shows in the park's beautiful surroundings. Fun Games and Lucky Draw are also available! 


We look forward to seeing you there!

- In the Community -
Welcome Hong Kong TVB's actor Gloria Tang to celebrate Canada Day 2023 with our community.
Many thanks to the Foundation To Commemorate The Chinese Railway Workers In Canada for providing the young generations with the dark chapter in Canadian history in which a racist law, the Chinese Exclusion Act, on the occasion of its 100th anniversary.
Glad to attend Fairchild Radio Community Basketball Event at Aaniin Community Centre.
It was a fun-filled event with activities and entertainment, and sports.
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. 
In addition, my office has “slow down” signs. If you are interested, kindly contact me at alan.ho@markham.ca.
-City of Markham News-

Friendly reminder that Fire Routes are for emergency vehicles only. Please do not park, idle or leave your vehicle unattended at any time. This includes dropping off and picking up campers at our community centres and facilities.



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

Meet Derrick, one of the many dedicated team members helping to Keep Markham Beautiful. Street sweeping is completed City wide twice a year, preventing materials from flowing into stormwater drains, river pollution, sewer backups & road flooding.

City of Markham public tennis courts are now open! Reminder, there's some rules to follow: First-come, first-serve; 60 minute limit; Private lessons are not allowed.


Learn more: http://markham.ca/ParksAndTrails

Join us Saturday, July 15, from 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM for the official opening of Debbi Wilkes Park (260 Rougeside Promenade).
Free ice cream, airbrush tattoos & more! We can’t wait to see you there.
City of Markham Current Opening Position: 
New Job Positions:
  • Building Inspector II (1 Year Contract)
  • Curatorial Assistant - YCW Graduate Intern (2 Positions)
  • Administrator, CRM and Analytics - Destination Markham
  • Event Coordinator - Destination Markham
  • Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Anti-Racism Coordinator
  • Temporary Arena Maintenance Labourer
  • Intent to Return - 150 Day Temporary Arena Maintenance Labourer
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-
Let’s put an end to illegal dumping and littering in York Region. Report roadside dumping.

The Draft 2023 to 2027 Multi-Year Accessibility Plan is available for review and comment until July 31. The plan outlines what we're doing to create an accessible & inclusive community for everyone.


Share your feedback  http://york.ca/AccessibilityPlanning…

Calling all food handlers! Complete the survey to tell us what you think about our new Food Handler Certification Program web page for the chance to win a BBQ accessory set: https://york.ca/health/food-safety/food-handler-certification-program

We know mosquitos are annoying, but did you also know West Nile virus can spread through the bite of an infected mosquito? You can take simple steps to prevent bites and reduce your risk.


Visit http://york.ca/WestNile for more information

Not feeling like yourself since having a baby? You're not alone. Learn powerful skills, strategies and tools for changing thoughts, feelings and behaviours with our FREE, nurse-led Transition to Parenting CBT group.
Space is limited; visit http://york.ca/TTP today!

Has your child participated in EarlyON Child and Family Programs, either in person or virtually? Even if you haven’t, your feedback will help inform planning of York Region EarlyON programs.


 Learn more and complete the survey at http://york.ca/EarlyON

Happy 25th Anniversary to MapleHealth Centre providing 25 yrs of long-term care services to our York Region communities. 


Thank You to our residents, caregivers & especially staff for your work. We couldn’t have done it without you! https://ow.ly/LJti50P3pIm

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-
Enjoy a curated collection of photos and stories from the local Markham community marking the 100th anniversary of the Chinese Exclusion Act, organized by the collective Long Time No See.
At the Varley Art Gallery until Sept. 5 http://markham.ca/LeadingWhileRemembering…
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, 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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