July 16 Free Community Picnic
- Markham 360 E-Newsletter EP. 35  |  July 14, 2023 -
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- In the Community -

You are invited to my Annual Community Picnic at Simonston Park (15 Simonston Blvd.) on July 16th from 4 PM to 8 PM.


It's the perfect occasion to enjoy the summer with free food, ice cream, entertainment and a lucky draw (including a new iPad) in the park's beautiful surroundings. 


We look forward to seeing you there!


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-

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


July 15 and 16 8AM to 4PM Thornhill Recycling Depot 5 Green Lane


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

Let Plastic Free July kick start your summer – learn how you can reduce your single-use plastics!


Visit http://markham.ca/ReduceSingleUsePlastics

Markham has two new Pedestrian Crossovers (PXOs) in Ward 7. Copper Creek Drive at Boswell Road Copper Creek Drive at Rizal Avenue Pedestrians must push the button to activate the flashing beacons.


Drivers must stop when beacons are flashing. http://markham.ca/PXO

Please be advised that Joseph St will be closed from Franklin St to Albert St, from Monday July 17th to Friday July 21st  from 7am to 7 pm, to facilitate new infill residential site servicing at 32 Joseph St.
Questions concerning this event may be sent to:
Email address: OCS@markham.ca    
Phone number: 905-475-4714

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

Markham Museum has been nominated for the Ontario's Choice Awards forTop Small Museum/Art Gallery/Historic Site and Top Festival & Event for Markham Museum's Scaryfest!

Know Markham's Summer Water Restrictions:

 Outdoor watering: 6-9 AM or 6-9 PM

 Fines up to $5,000 for violations

 Reduce usage to save costs and ensure a reliable water supply

 Protect Lake Ontario and support sustainability

 More info: https://buff.ly/3N2nxPG

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.

Join us Saturday, July 22, from 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM for the official opening of Robert Spindloe Park (100 Battista Perri Drive). Free ice cream, airbrush tattoos, entertainment & more!


We can’t wait to see you there.

Join us Saturday, July 22, from 3 PM to 5 PM for the official opening of Cornell Community Park (371 Cornell Centre Blvd.)
Free ice cream, airbrush tattoos, entertainment & more!
We can’t wait to see you there.
City of Markham Current Opening Position: 
New Job Positions:
  • Specialty Fitness Instructor - Cycle, Muscle Conditioning, Step
  • Streetscape Coordinator, Urban Design
  • Senior Financial Analyst (Tangible Capital Assets)
  • Building Inspector II (1 Year Contract)
For more information & job position

The Mayor’s Black Youth Liaison (MYBL) Committee and Markham Public Library present The Reading Circle! Join us on Sat. July 29 from 1 to 4 PM at Aaniin Library (5665 14th Ave.) for a guest reading, reading buddy session, Q&A, snacks & more!


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

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-
Have you ever seen a water tower and wondered how they work? This short video explains how they supply clean water to our homes, schools and communities throughout York Region. For more information, visit http://www.york.ca/water

York Region Court and Tribunal Services 2022 annual report showcases the advancements made to the courts’ system to support timely and efficient access to justice. 


Learn more including how to pay your fine online at https://york.ca/newsroom/court-and-tribunal-services-2022-annual-report

Summer is rolling along but the Community Safety Village still has spaces available for its summer camps.


Check out the dates remaining in July and August at http://yrp.ca/camp and sign up your child before spots fill up!

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…

Baby sleeping? Have a moment to take a break? Now's the time to focus on your health and well-being! With myStrength, you can access free tools to guide you through challenges you may experience during early parenting.


Try it today  http://york.ca/myStrength

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
Opinion: 5 tips to keep you safe and active on your bicycle
Take advantage of the health benefits of getting out for a ride By Aidan D'Souza 
Please visit: yorkregion.com

Sleuth out invasive species in the York Regional Forest on August 12 at the Porritt Tract in Whitchurch-Stouffville & learn how to avoid planting them in your garden. Find out which native plants will entice butterflies & bees to your yard.


Register at http://york.ca/ForestEvents

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 share your opinion or community event information with Regional Councillor Alan Ho's weekly E-newsletter, please contact us 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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