Author: Markham Review

Varley art social

A place of art in the community that speaks of peace and harmony, the seeds of the Varley Art Gallery was sown 20 years ago by local, national, and international artists. Since the gallery’s opening, it has offer group tours, school programs, studio courses and workshops, courses and lectures, and family activities. Gallery Director Niamh O’Laoghaire said the art gallery is a place of respect. “Not only do we showcase great work but we are a place that respects everyone’s culture,” O’Laoghaire said. “ Mayor Frank Scarpitti said the Varley Art Gallery is a place that amazes visitors with...

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Grab fresh food and good times at the local farmers’ market

Finally, local farmers’ markets are back and providing fresh fruit and vegetables. Stiver Mill Farmers’ Market opens for another fruitful season, beginning June 2 and running every Sunday from 10 am to 4 pm, until October 8. The market, which is now in its sixth year, was created by Unionville activist Jeanne Ker-Hornell and Bob Stiver as a means to create public awareness of the Mill’s plight, which had fallen into disrepair. Since 2009, the market has brought together the best of Ontario’s local fruits, vegetables, meat, baked goods, crafts, entertainments, and the market grill. As the market continues to grow...

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Protection from unfair rent increases

  The Ontario government has passed legislation to help keep rental housing affordable and predictable for individuals and families in York Region and across the province by protecting tenants from unfair rent increases. The Rental Fairness Act, 2017 expands rent control to all private rental units, including those occupied on or after November 1, 1991. Effective April 20, 2017, landlords cannot raise rents more than the rent increase guideline, which is 1.5 per cent in 2017. Any rent increase notices above this amount given on or after April 20 must be reduced to 1.5 per cent. The legislation also...

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A special Canada Day planned for locals    

After months of planning and 150 years in the making, Canada’s sesquicentennial is upon us. Markham has planned a slew of events to mark the occasion. This year’s festivities will feature many of the same fixtures from years past, but much bigger in scope—to match the milestone’s significance, organizers promise. “The Canada 150 celebration is going to be a way to bring the community together. We want to encourage everyone to celebrate,” noted Ward 6 Councillor Amanda Collucci, who serves as co-chair of the city’s Canada Day Committee. The City of Markham will also host its annual Canada Day...

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Police Appreciation Night

York Regional Police celebrates the 25th anniversary of Police Appreciation Night, an evening honouring investigative excellence, community builders, innovative communication and successful outreach to our community. This year’s event takes place May 17 at the Paramount Conference Event Venue. Police Appreciation Night honours the brave men and women who work daily at keeping our communities safe and secure. Highlights of the evening include Excellence in Policing Awards, a speech from the Grade 5 Chief-for-a-Day contest winner and displays of police equipment. Since its inception, the event has raised more than $2.5 million to help fund police programs and equipment, including...

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