Author: Markham Review

Holly Cole

Before forming the trio that launched her career, Holly Cole sang solo in front of crowds numbering in the thousands. To grab people’s attention, she belted out Christmas carols to passersby, at the corner of Toronto’s Yonge and Dundas streets. “It’s loud out there,” she says. “It was a great way to learn how to project your voice.” Fifteen albums and three decades later, the three-time Juno-winning jazz chanteuse with hundreds of thousands of records sold, will be performing at Flato Markham Theatre, Wed. March 30. The Holly Cole Trio – founded in 1986 with bassist David Piltch and...

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Stand Proud York Region Charity Gala

York Regional Police & local LGBTQ charity celebrate community partnership at Stand Proud York Region Charity Gala On February 19, 2016, York Region celebrated diversity and inclusivity at the 3rd Annual Stand Proud York Region Gala, hosted by local LGBTQ charity PFLAG Canada York Region at Thornhill Golf and Country Club. The sold out event is York Region’s most colourful celebration of the year and was attended by corporate and local sponsors, elected officials from York Region municipalities, York Regional Police, York Region District School Board, members of the LGBTQ community and its allies, to raise money for the...

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Local residents benefit from 2016 Ontario budget

York University Campus, regional express rail and Yonge Subway highlighted February 25, 2016, the Ontario Government delivered its 2016 Budget – Jobs for Today and Tomorrow, with good news for Markham and York Region residents and businesses. POST SECONDARY EDUCATION As part of the Major Capacity Expansion Policy Framework, the government reinforced its commitment for a new post secondary campus in Markham, serving about 4,000 students. The project will be a partnership between York University and Seneca College. The campus is scheduled to open in fall 2020. University and college students from low-income families will also benefit from the...

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Traditional sounds dominate March slate at 19

How Celtic can Celtic be? Look no further than the Outside Track to find out. The band, made up of two Scots, two Irish, and one Cape Bretoner for good measure, is an up-and-coming “trad” unit—making waves across the country. With Mairi Rankin of the Rankin family anchoring the Canadian influence, the group effortlessly blends upbeat East Coast fiddle with the sometimes-joyous, sometimes-reflective echoes of the ancient lands, courtesy of Cork-born Teresa Horgan, native Edinburghian Ailie Robertson, highlander Fiona Black and the only boy in the bunch, Cillian O’Dalaigh from Limerick. Touring in support of the group’s 2015 Light...

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Top Dos and Don’ts of filing your taxes

Spring is coming and the mercury is rising, but it’s not the temperature that’s making people sweat. Tax season is upon us, bringing days of head scratching, nail-biting and forehead banging to rate payers coast to coast. The Markham Review caught up with local chartered professional accountants Tim Reynolds, owner of Reynolds CPA Professional Corp., and Peter Still, to get some tips to make filing a return less taxing. What’s new for personal income taxes this year? To put it plainly, if you’ve got little ones you’re in luck. “Most of the changes are related to children and some...

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Calendar of Events

  1. Varley Art Gallery

    November 5, 2017 - January 7, 2018
  2. Markham Museum

    November 5, 2017 - December 31, 2018
  3. Markham Little Theatre

    November 15 - November 18
  4. Markham Santa Claus Parade

    November 25
  5. Pinocchio

    November 25