Author: Ted Scaldwell

Mayor Frank Scarpitti shares thoughts on 2017 And 2018

Reflecting on the highlights of 2017, Markham Mayor Frank Scarpitti said “It was a year to remember with the celebration of Canada and Ontario’s 150th birthdays. I think the City of Markham stood out in terms of the depth, the amount of celebration, and community engagement. It engaged the community from a neighbourhood level.” Scarpitti is also pleased the “Lasting Legacies” commemorative projects, launched in conjunction with the year-long celebration and partially funded by the federal government, will be enjoyed for many years. In the Markham Village neighbourhood, it includes the construction of a new memorial square to commemorate...

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Changes happening throughout York Region in 2018

As York Region continues to grow and become popular for new residents and businesses, many have noticed significant changes occurring regularly to accommodate the growth. Which adjustments are being made by the area towns and cities compared to those undertaken by the regional government is unclear. York Regional chairman Wayne Emmerson reflected on the accomplishments of this past year and shared what’s in store for 2018. “2017 was a very busy year and I’m very pleased with the amount work and accomplishments York Region Council has done with our staff,” he said. Most of the region’s work has focused...

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Markham-based Aviva Canada Partners With Tesla

With the consumer demand for sustainable transportation growing rapidly, Markham-based insurer Aviva Canada has announced a partnership with Tesla Motors for Canadian owners of the popular high-tech vehicle. Response to the InsureMyTesla initiative with Aviva was well-received. “The Aviva-Tesla partnership is great for the Tesla community”, said Wilf Steimle, president of the Electric Vehicle Society. “With the cost of EV ownership declining and interest increasing, insurance geared toward EV owners is a great thing. The partnership means Tesla owners will deal with an insurer who understands them and their car.” As they need to be licensed to sell insurance,...

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Chinese hockey team to take on the Markham Thunder

On Saturday, October 21, the Markham Thunder hockey team of the CWHL, newly relocated to Markham from Brampton, will engage in a historic battle against an elite women’s hockey team from China for the first time. The Canadian Women’s Hockey League (CWHL) announced this year that it was expanding into China with two more teams, growing the league total to seven. Overseas, the two teams are Kunlun Red Star and the Vanke Rays.  In North America, the Thunder competes against the Boston Blades, the Calgary Inferno, Les Canadiennes de Montreal, and the Toronto Furies. The momentous encounter and home opener...

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Varley Art Gallery welcomes Canadian music legend Jim Cuddy

If you’re looking for a different fun night out in Markham, put Thursday, October 12 on your calendar. The Varley-McKay Art Foundation of Markham will hold its gala dinner, with Canadian music legend Jim Cuddy of Blue Rodeo providing the entertainment. “It will be an exceptional celebration,” said Markham Mayor Frank Scarpitti. The evening will celebrate the Varley Art Gallery’s 20th anniversary, Canada 150, and also commemorates the 100th anniversary of Tom Thomson’s passing.  The event will be a celebration of the Varley Art Gallery’s past and present, as well as offer a sneak preview of what the future...

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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. Community Innovation Hub

    April 29
  5. Seniors Advisory Committee Craft Show and Hobby Fair

    June 19