- Markham 360 E-Newsletter EP. 40  |  August 18, 2023 -
Access City of Markham Council & Committee Meetings and view a list of Proclamations at markham.ca
York Regional Council at
Fall program registration begins on August 15 in the City of Markham’s NEW Program Registration System. This video demonstrates how to register for a program.
For instructions on how to create an account in the new system, 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-

The issue at Aaniin Library & Community Centre has been resolved. And now re-opened.


Thank you for your patience.

Keep harmful electronics out of landfill!


Drop off for responsible recycling at this weekend’s eWaste drop off event.


August 19 & 20 8AM to 4PM Angus Glen Community Centre

3990 Major Mackenzie Drive East 


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

Milliken Mills Library is getting new shelving units! The renovation will start on August 21st and last for a few weeks.


Please read more about what services will be affected here: https://ow.ly/giOW50PyHPi

How satisfied are you with MPL? We would like to hear from you and learn more about your needs, ideas and thoughts.


Please provide us with your feedback by completing our Customer Satisfaction Survey online. https://ow.ly/kXQh50Pv4EN

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 said goodbye to Aksel Rinck.


He was fascinated with Markham history and was an integral part of our cultural agreement with Nordlingen, Germany, the birthplace of William Berczy.


May he rest in peace.

Did you know? Markham staff and Eabametoong hold monthly virtual meetings to stay connected. Following every Eabametoong election cycle, CAO Andy Taylor and Markham Mayor Frank Scarpitti meet with the new Chief of Eabametoong to discuss the partnership, share ideas and create new initiatives.


Learn more: http://bit.ly/3JVaGwG 

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.

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 fifth 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.

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

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.


Volunteers needed for Markham-Milliken Children’s Festival!


Be part of the fun and gain community involvement hours at this year’s Festival. 


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

If you see someone speeding or driving aggressively, you can report it online to police through Road Watch. Lead by example on the road. Practice safe driving and be considerate of others.
City of Markham Current Opening Position: 
New Job Positions:
  • Specialty Instructor III - Zumba - Various Locations
  • Temporary Labourer/Patrols
  • Engineering Technologist – Inspections
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-
If you see illegal dumping, report it. It is a reportable offence and can have significant penalties.

Are you part of a resident group seeking to make our communities safer? Under the trusteeship of a non-profit organization, groups could receive up to $4,000 in funding to support violence prevention projects.


Learn more  http://york.ca/CommunityAction

Are you a Senior or caregiver looking for practical tips to help strengthen teeth, reduce the risk of dental decay & protect the gums? Download our 'Healthy Smiles for Healthy Aging' resource!


Get it at http://york.ca/SeniorsDental or call Health Connection at 1-800-361-5653

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

You know what’s worse than getting your BMW impounded for two weeks? Getting your DAD’S BMW impounded for two weeks. That’s what happened to this driver after a YRP officer clocked him at 160 km/h in a 60 zone.
Learn about ProjectERASE here: https://tinyurl.com/3f28sh2f
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

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 

There is no such thing as being too prepared. Read our Emergency


Preparedness Guide for tips on how to plan ahead, build an emergency kit and much more. http://york.ca/BePrepared

Looking for a place to explore with your furry friend?
The Davis Drive Tract has over 6 kms of off-leash trails that wind through the shade of native hardwoods and fields planted with Red and White pines. http://york.ca/DogsInTheForest
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-
As the Chair of Markham’s Culture & Economic Development Committee,
I am honoured to represent the Mayor to bring congratulations to the celebration on the occasion of the 77th anniversary of the Independence Day of India.
Glad to attend the 40th Anniversary Gala & 24th Inauguration of the Chao Chow Community Association of Ontario, Canada.
For 4 decades, they have been committed to preserving and promoting Chinese culture and heritage in Canada and enriching the local community's well-being.

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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