The City of Markham will celebrate its silver anniversary and you’re invited to help commemorate its transformation from a town into a modern city.
“Since our incorporation 50 years ago, we have transformed into a premier municipality in Canada focused on our history, reconciliation, diversity and inclusion, delivering exceptional services in state-of-the-art amenities, strong fiscal stewardship, and leveraging new technology and innovation,” Mayor Frank Scarpitti says.
The 50th celebration will continue through 2021 and will include street banners co-designed with Unionville High School students that feature notable Markham residents and landmarks. Innovation Month, celebrated each year during the month of June, will features highlights from Markham’s tech industry leaders and longstanding businesses.
The roots of the current The Corporation of City of Markham date back to the creation of the Regional Municipality of York on January 1, 1971 when Unionville, Milliken, Thornhill and Markham Village were consolidated to form the Town of Markham.
The city will use social media to showcase Markham’s achievements, history, diversity and community. More information can be found at markham.ca/Markham50. You’re invited to join the celebrations by using #Markham50 on social media.
Watch for special virtual programming from Markham Public Library and the Markham Museum as they also celebrate their 50th anniversaries this year.
Photo: ventureLAB president Melissa Chee, STEM Kids Rock Keeley Aird, Mayor Frank Scarpitti and Steven Astorino of IBM Canada pose for a photo during a previous Innovation Month event.