- Markham 360 E-Newsletter EP. 36  |  July 21, 2023 -
Access City of Markham Council & Committee Meetings and view a list of Proclamations at markham.ca
York Regional Council at

Night paving begins on Kennedy Road from 16th Avenue to Major Mackenzie Drive at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, July 18, 2023 and will continue weeknights from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m.


For more information, visit http://york.ca/roadconstruction

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-

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.

Have you made the switch to the NEW Program Registration System?

We are doing weekly draws from everyone who has created a new account before August 1. 

Hurry! Only two more draws are left! http://markham.ca/RegisterNow

With over 40 years in the semiconductor industry, see how Microart Service provides high quality, local, reliable, and low cost solutions for PCB layout, printed circuit board assembly, manufacturing, and more!


Read more: https://zurl.co/oI4t 

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

Slow drips often go unnoticed. Remember to check your garden hose connections for any leaks. Repairs may be simple and can save money on your water bill.


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

Learn about Markham’s Citywide Parking Strategy! We are holding three pop-up events this summer.


July 27, 12 - 4 PM Thornhill Community Centre

Aug. 3, 3 - 7 PM, Cornell Community Centre

Aug. 10, 3 - 7 PM, Milliken Mills Community Centre



Catch the latest edition of Markham Now! Our vibrant blog-style digital newsletter makes it easy to stay updated on everything happening in our City.


Read our third edition here: http://markham.ca/MarkhamNow

City of Markham Current Opening Position: 
New Job Positions:
  • Utility Inspector – 16 month contract
  • Bartender
  • House Manager II
  • Usher
  • Development Technician
  • Municipal Law Enforcement Officer I
  • Specialty Fitness Instructor - Cycle, Muscle Conditioning, Step
  • Streetscape Coordinator, Urban Design
For more information & job position

Aquatic Staff – Apply by August 1!


Are you looking for a fun new job for the fall? Land one of the best jobs in Markham and get paid doing something you love.


Now hiring aquatic staff! http://markham.ca/WorkHere

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-

For a healthy smile - don't rush your brush! Brush your teeth 2x a day for 2 minutes, especially before bedtime, for optimal Dental Health.


 Get more tips and discover what our dental health professionals can do for you - http://york.ca/Dental

Fats, oils and grease will eventually cool and harden in the pipe even when hot water, soaps or chemicals are used. http://york.ca/fog

Are your loved ones prepared for summer heat? Extreme heat can be especially dangerous for seniors and young children.


Learn how to keep your loved ones safe during the hot summer weather at http://york.ca/ExtremeHeat

In support of the Community Safety and Well-Being Plan, York Region resident-led groups are invited to submit funding applications for projects addressing priorities related to community violence prevention.
For more info or to apply, visit http://york.ca/CommunityAction.

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…

Do you know initiating skin-to-skin contact with your baby for at least the first hour after birth can help them stay warm & is the best position to help them follow their instinct to find & latch onto your breast.


Check out http://york.ca/breastfeeding for more tips on breast feeding

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.
-In the Community-

I was thrilled to organize the Community Picnic event at Simonstion Park last Sunday and meet everyone in-person after the pandemic.


I want to thank all the sponsors, community organizations, and my volunteer team for ensuring the event's success.


Hope to see everyone again next summer!

I was pleased to arrange a public meeting between the York Regional Transit Department and the residents of Mon Sheong Court. This meeting aims to discuss the revised proposal for YRT route-8 and the request for a bus stop at Old Kennedy Rd.
Official Opening of Debbi Wilkes Park in downtown Markham.
Thanks to Irene Cheung for hosting the “This is Love” Charity Singing to raise funds for Yee Hong Community Wellness Foundation, which provides services for seniors.
Congratulations to Rukshan Para - Chair of MCIFF, for hosting the successful event of the Markham (Canada) International Film Festival screening at the Markham Civic Centre.
Delighted to attend the Angus Glen Older Adults Club (AGOAC) Badminton Group’s 2023 Banquet and Volunteer Awards Ceremony. Thanks to their members to promote active and healthy lifestyles with older adults in the community.
-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

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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