- Markham 360 E-Newsletter EP. 39  |  August 11, 2023 -
Access City of Markham Council & Committee Meetings and view a list of Proclamations at markham.ca
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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

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-

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


-August 12 and 13 / 8AM to 4PM 

Cornell Fire Station 3255 Bur Oak Ave


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

Working on outdoor chores?


- Avoid cleaning your driveway with a hose; sweep with a broom instead 

- Go to a commercial car wash – uses 50% less water 

- If washing your car at home, use a bucket & sponge & pour dirty water down a laundry sink or toilet http://markham.ca/UseLessWater

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

Road closure – Aug 14 - Sept 1


 Birchmount Rd will be closed from Aviva Way (North entrance) to Royal Citizen Court, Aug 14 - Sept 1, to complete construction activities for Markham District Energy.


Detours will be in place. Local traffic can access businesses in the area.

Please be advised that Main St Unionville and Fred Varley Dr will be closed for the annual Markham Jazz Festival at the following times:


Friday Aug 18       7:00 pm to 11:00 pm


Fred Varley Dr, from EJ Lennox Way to Main St Unionville


Saturday Aug 19         11:00 am to 11:00 pm


Fred Varley Dr, from Fonthill Blvd to Main St Unionville

Main St Unionville, from Carlton Rd to Lane Way


Sunday Aug 20      11:00 am to 7:00 pm


Fred Varley Dr, from EJ Lennox Way to Main St Unionville

Main St Unionville, from Carlton Rd to Lane Way

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.

Whichever brand of smart phone you use, there's likely a Qualcomm processor or other component powering it. Read how Markham fosters R&D and help innovative companies thrive.

Join us on Saturday, September 9, 2023 for the Markham-Milliken Children’s Festival, presented by Tim Hortons, from 10 AM to 6:30 PM. The fun takes place outside of Aaniin Community Centre.


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

Did You Know? Markham and Eabametoong First Nation signed a partnership agreement on January 31, 2017. To this day, the strong partnership continues and focuses on promoting social, cultural and economic collaboration.
City of Markham Current Opening Position: 
New Job Positions:
  • Engineering Technologist – Inspections
  • Theatre Technician
  • Educational Program Instructor – Varley Art Gallery of Markham
  • Development Engineer
  • Maintenance Assistant
  • Labourer/Driver - Roads
  • Educational Program Instructor - Markham Museum
  • Museum Program Instructor
For more information & job position

Aquatic Staff Hiring Period Extended to Aug 25! - Minimum age to be a lifeguard or swim instructor is now 15 years of age - New pay increases come into effect Oct 1 Land one of the best jobs in Markham and get paid doing something you love.


Apply now: 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-

itter is a problem in York Region. Everyone needs to do their part to keep their community, streets and parks clean and litter-free.


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

We are accepting applications for Community Needs Funding from not-for-profit organizations and registered charities delivering critical services to residents.
For more information or to apply, visit http://york.ca/CommunityInvestment
Outdoor activities such as watering lawns and gardens nearly doubles water demand, putting our drinking & emergency water supplies at risk. Hire a Water Smart irrigation professional to ensure your sprinkler system runs efficiently.

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

Did you know that bats can squeeze through openings the size of a dime? Bats may also carry rabies.
If you find a bat in your home, contact a wildlife removal company for safe removal. If you get bitten by a bat, contact York Region Public Health at 1-800-361-5653.

York Region is installing new traffic signals at the 16th Avenue and York Durham Line intersection in Markham. Work is scheduled to begin in August and be completed by the end of 2023.


Project info: https://york.ca/newsroom/public-notice/16th-avenue-and-york-durham-line

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 is rebuilding the existing traffic signals at the Leslie Street and Minthorn Boulevard intersection in Markham to meet AODA requirements. Work is scheduled to begin in August and be completed by the end of 2023.


More info: https://york.ca/newsroom/public-notice/leslie-street-and-minthorn-boulevard…

Summer is here and so are those annoying mosquitos.
West Nile virus can spread through the bite of an infected mosquito. It’s rare, but you can take some simple steps to prevent bites and reduce your risk. Visit http://york.ca/westnile to learn how you can Fight The Bite

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

They ran. They couldn't hide.
Watch YRP arrest a group of carjackers in two separate takedowns after a carjacking in Markham.
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
-In The Community-
Delighted to attend the kicking off of the 4th Pan American Kung Fu Championships at the Pan Am Centre, Markham.
The event welcomes over 800 athletes from across the global.
In 3 full days of competition, participants will showcase their skills in Chinese martial arts.
Thanks to Wushu Canada for organizing the 2023 Kungfu Hall of Fame Gala, where practitioners of Chinese martial arts worldwide and across Canada have received recognition for their achievements and contributions.
Thank you to Michael Cheng of Fairchild Radio AM1430 for his invitation to talk about various issues of Markham and York Region.
Markham Hong Kong Film Festival 2023 hosted by the Association of Canada China Business, Culture, Innovation Exchange. 
A warm welcome to the HK Actress Perry Chiu to perform at the Flato Markham Theatre.
Delighted to attend the 2023 Vision Youth Fundraising Soccer Tournament.
Thanks to the organizer, sponsors and volunteers for doing this successful event.

The Autism Support Group is for parents with children who have autism and learning disabilities. It provides a supportive community where parents can connect with others.


Register now: https://ow.ly/C8QN50PlPwQ

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

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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