Month: April 2017

City holds national day of mourning ceremony

A recognition ceremony was held at the Civic Centre in honour of those workers who have been killed, injured or suffered illness due to workplace hazards and incidents. Tragically, 852 workplace deaths were documented in 2015 and a commitment to workplace safety is critically needed. “This Day serves as a reminder of the continued need to demonstrate our commitment to the promotion of safe and healthy workplaces, where every worker returns home safely each day,” said Mayor Frank Scarpitti. The packed ceremony was attended by Catherine Conrad, City Solicitor and Director of Human Resources, Dave Davies, Unit Chairperson for...

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Housing affordability measures

The Ontario government is taking action to make housing more affordable for homebuyers and renters by introducing the Fair Housing Plan. This set of 16 comprehensive measures would help more people find an affordable place to call home while bringing stability to the real estate market and protecting the investment of homeowners. These measures include introducing a 15 per cent Non-Resident Speculation Tax (NRST) on non-Canadian citizens, non-permanent residents and non-Canadian corporations buying residential properties containing one to six units in the Greater Golden Horseshoe (GGH). Ontario’s economy benefits enormously from newcomers who decide to make the province home....

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Amanda Collucci enters provincial nomination race

April 25: Amanda Yeung Collucci, Ward 6 Councillor, officially announced her run for the provincial liberal nomination race in the new riding of Markham-Unionville. By her side were Mayor Frank Scarpitti, Regional Councillor Nirmala Armstrong and representatives from diverse community groups. Several presenters from the local Chinese community took the stage to show their support for Collucci, as did leaders from the local Armenian, Hindu, and Muslim populace. After just three years as a City Councillor, Collucci has earned the respect and support of provincial liberal representatives from across the region. “I’ve known Amanda Collucci for a number of...

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Theatre recognizes first honorary patron 

Shakir Rehmatullah of Flato Developments, a local builder of homes and communities, was recently given recognition for his support of the arts in Markham being named as the Flato Markham Theatre’s first honorary patron. He has provided financial assistance to the theatre, Varley Art Gallery and other local art initiatives. This is in addition to his support of the Markham Stouffville Hospital and many local sports teams. Rehmatullah signed an agreement with the City of Markham in 2012, giving his company the naming rights to the local theatre, renaming it as the Flato Markham Theatre. Earlier this year, he...

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Earth matters at sustainability fair

The City of Markham partnered with Remington Group to present Earth Day, an event for locals to learn about sustainability and reducing our carbon/ecological footprint. The event included live animal presentations, free rides on the recycled Pride of Canada Carousel, test drives of EV’s and many information booths. Photo: Speaking of Wildlife duo educate young attendees about snapping turtles.   Andrew Yang and Luana Stroyven, youth volunteers with the city, were weaving milk bags into mattresses that are sent to homeless shelters in Toronto and abroad. The bags come from local community centres, recycling centres, and elementary schools who run donation drives...

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Calendar of Events

  1. Markham Museum

    November 5, 2017 - December 31, 2018
  2. Geared for Growing exhibit

    March 7, 2018 - January 1, 2019
  3. From the Ground Up exhibit

    March 7, 2018 - January 1, 2019
  4. Seniors Advisory Committee Craft Show and Hobby Fair

    June 19
  5. International Yoga Day – Markham

    June 23 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm