- Markham 360 E-Newsletter EP. 38  |  August 04, 2023 -
Access City of Markham Council & Committee Meetings and view a list of Proclamations at markham.ca
York Regional Council at


The Regional Municipality of York monitors West Nile virus activity by setting mosquito traps and testing for West Nile virus.


To date, one mosquito trap has tested positive for West Nile virus in the City of Markham near Bayview Avenue and John Street.


“Mosquito activity varies from year to year. It is important to know not all mosquitoes carry West Nile virus and the risk to residents remains very low.” Said Dr. Barry Pakes, York Region Medical Officer of Health.


 To protect yourself and your family from mosquito bites and West Nile virus, follow these simple steps:
  • Get rid of mosquito-friendly areas at home
  • Clean up stagnant water found in bird baths, flower pots, swimming pool covers, clogged eavestroughs
  • Ensure the window screens on your home are tight-fitting and in good repair
    Cover up while outside
  • Use insect repellent containing DEET or icaridin – check label directions for use
    Wear light-coloured protective clothing, including pants and long-sleeved shirts
For more information on West Nile virus or to request treatment of your private catch basin, please contact York Region Health Connection at 1-800-361-5653 or TTY 1-866-512-6228 or visit york.ca/WestNile  

Dear Markham Resident,


My 2023 newsletter has been mailed out to all Markham residents. 


Kindly take a moment to check your mailbox and read my newsletter about the information within our city and region.


If you have yet to receive the newsletter, you can access it online via: https://www.alanhomarkham.ca/newsletter


Please share any feedback or ideas with alan.ho@markham.ca


Thank you for your continued support, and wish you have a wonderful weekend!


Alan Ho

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-
Find out what's open and closed this Civic Holiday.

Have you made the switch to the NEW City of Markham Program Registration System?


Create your account today, as everything is in the new system!Fall programs are available to view now.


General program registration begins August 15 and Swimming lessons registration begins August 22.


For more information, including, step-by-step instructions, visit markham.ca/RegisterNow

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 fourth edition here: http://markham.ca/MarkhamNow

Road closure – on Thursdays, August 3, 10, 24, 31 and September 7 and 14 from 6:30 to 10 PM.


Main St Unionville will be closed from Carlton Rd to the East laneway, and Fred Varley Dr will be closed from Fonthill Blvd to Main St Unionville for Thursday Nights at the Bandstand.

We’re thrilled to be selected as the host city for the Little Native Hockey League (LNHL) Tournament, Cultural Festival & Gala Celebration next year! In photo: Marian Jacko, President, LNHL; Mayor Frank Scarpitti; Chico Ralf, VP, LNHL


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

Drivers and cyclists will be fined for failing to yield to pedestrians at pedestrian crossovers (PXOs). Pedestrians can be fined for leaving the curb and moving into the path of a vehicle that is too close for the driver to stop safely. 

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

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


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



Markham's Leading while Remembering series spotlights the 100th anniversary of the Chinese Exclusion Act.


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

City of Markham Current Opening Position: 
New Job Positions:
  • Building Inspector II
  • Licensed Fleet Technician
  • Labourer/Driver - Roads (Temporary 8 months)
  • Learning & Organizational Development, Change Management and OD
  • Learning & Organizational Development, Training Delivery
  • Organizational Development and Learning, LMS Administrator
  • Learning & Organizational Development, Instructional Design
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-
We’re rebuilding the existing traffic signals at the McCowan and Carlton Road/Raymerville Drive intersection in Markham to meet AODA requirements.
Work is scheduled to begin in August and be completed by the end of 2023.
Did you know York Region has an Adopt-a-Road program? We have a litter problem and are looking for volunteers to pitch in.
Visit http://york.ca/AdoptARoad for more information.

Are you a York Region resident? Complete a short survey and tell us what you know about vaping nicotine.


You could WIN a $100 gift card! SURVEY LINK: https://york.ca/form/vaping-behaviour-and-awareness

Markham carjacking investigation results in 6 people being charged, including 3 youths, after a loaded handgun and six stolen vehicles were recovered. Several accused were on bail and firearms prohibitions at the time of the offences.
More details here: yrp.ca

The Community Safety Village is offering an extra incentive to register for its August high school camps.


Students will receive 20 hours of community service toward their graduation requirement.


Learn more about the camps and register at http://yrp.ca/camp.

A pack of puppies rescued from horrendous circumstances, a drug-superstore put out of business and a medical emergency on a busy road. The officers serving YRPs five districts were busy in 2022.


Read about their efforts in our 2022 Annual Report at http://yrp.ca/2022report

We are building a road over Highway 404 to improve connectivity in Markham and Richmond the project is starting this summer and will accommodate growth and create more travel options.


For details and updates, visit http://york.ca/hwy404crossing

6,000 disposable diapers is the average amount each baby uses in their first two years. Cloth diapers are better for the environment, your wallet and your baby’s future.


You may qualify for York Region’s $100 cloth diaper rebate. Visit http://york.ca/ClothDiapers 

York Region Public Health is providing immunization catch-up clinics this summer! Eligible students from JK to age 17 can get their routine immunizations or any Grade 7 Hepatitis B, HPV and Meningococcal ACYW-135 vaccines they missed.


Learn more: http://york.ca/health/immunizations/public-health-community-immunization-clinics

Extreme heat can be a serious health threat, especially for seniors. High temperatures and humidity can put your health at risk, causing heat-related illnesses.
To learn more about how to stay safe during the summer months, visit http://York.ca/ExtremeHeat

Do you know breastfeeding your child after you return

to work or school has many benefits for you both? 


Save these tips to help you transition to work/school when Breast Feeding.


Have questions? Want support? Contact Health Connection at http://york.ca/NurseChat or call 1-800-361-5653

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
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.


4. 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

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

Find out how the Markham Public Library and the Markham Small Business Centre can help you access competitive market intelligence information for your small business. 


Time: Sept 5 Tue, 10:00 AM EDT

Location: Aaniin Library


Register now, spots are limited!


Register here

This workshop is perfect for small business owners who want to take their social media marketing to the next level. 


Time: Sept 5 Tue, 10:00 AM EDT

Location: Online


Register here

The annual Terry Fox Run has become a classic Canadian tradition every fall with more than 650 diverse communities across the country coming together to fundraise for cancer research.


Register and join us on Sunday, September 17, 2023

at the Old Unionville Library Community Centre (15 Library Lane, Unionville) to honour Terry Fox and his legacy for cancer research.


More Information

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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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