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Encyclopedia > Markham, ON
Town of Markham
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Geography
Area
- Total

212.47 km²
City Hall Highway 7 and Warden Ave.
ISO 3166-2 CA-ON
Telephone Area Codes 905,289
Regional Municipality York Region
Coordinates 43°53′N 79°15′W
Demographics
Population:
(2005 est.)
267,400
Ethnicity 44.5% White
30% Chinese
12.7% South Asian
3.8% Black
9.1% Other.
Politics

Town of Markham Council
http://www.markham.ca/
City Council
Mayor Don Cousens
Regional Councillor Frank Scarpitti
Regional Councillor Jack Heath
Regional Councillor Jim Jones
Regional Councillor Bill O'Donnell
Ward 1 Stan Daurio
Ward 2 Erin Shapero
Ward 3 Joseph Virgilio
Ward 4 George McKelvey
Ward 5 John Webster
Ward 6 Dan Horchik
Ward 7 Khalid Usman
Ward 8 Alex Chiu
MPs
MPPs
Communities

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Contents


Introduction

Markham was first surveyed as a township in 1793 by William Berczy (Johann Albrecht Ulrich Moll 1744-1813), first settled in 1794 and incorporated as a town in 1972. Markham is twinned with Nördlingen, Germany. The term township generally means the district or area associated with a town. ... 1793 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... William Berczy (December 10, 1744 Wallerstein near Noerdlingen - February 5, 1813, New York, N. Y., USA) was a Canadian pioneer and painter. ... 1794 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... Main street in Bastrop, Texas, a small town A town is a residential community of people ranging from a few hundred to several thousands, although it may be applied loosely even to huge metropolitan areas. ... 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1972 calendar). ... Sign denoting twin towns of Neckarsulm Town twinning or sister cities is a concept where towns or cities from geographically and politically distinct areas are paired, with the goal of fostering human contact and cultural links. ... Nördlingen is a town in the Donau-Ries district, in Bavaria, Germany. ...


Markham is the fourth-most populous municipality in the Greater Toronto Area, and home to many cultures. It claims to be the "high-tech capital of Canada" because of many of the head offices of companies being located in Markham.


Geography

Markham is bounded by the Town of Richmond Hill and the City of Vaughan to the west, Town of Whitchurch-Stouffville to the north, City of Pickering to the east and City of Toronto to the south. It is at 43°53′N 79°15′W. Flag of the Town of Richmond Hill Richmond Hill (population 163,000 as of 2006) is a town in York Region north of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. ... Vaughan (2005 population 235,000)[1] is a city in York Region north of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. ... Whitchurch-Stouffville, town in south-central Ontario, in the Regional Municipality of York in the Greater Toronto Area. ... Pickering (2005 population approximately 94,000) is a city located directly to the east of Toronto in Durham Region, Ontario, Canada. ... Template:Hide = Motto: Template:Unhide = Diversity Our Strength Image:Toronto, Ontario Location. ...


According to the Canada 2001 Census: The Canada 2001 Census was a detailed enumeration of the Canadian population. ...

Population: 208,615 (+20.3% from 1996)
Land area: 212.47 km²
Population density: 981.8 people/km²
Median age: 37.2 (males: 36.2, females: 38.1)
Total private dwellings: 61.618
Mean household income: $77,163

Demographics

According to the Canada 2001 Census: The Canada 2001 Census was a detailed enumeration of the Canadian population. ...


Total Population (2001): 208,615


Immigration Characteristics (2001)

  • Canadian-born population: 46.4%
  • Foreign-born population: 52.9%
  • Non-Permanent Residents: 0.8%

Total Population by Religion (2001):

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History

See separate article on History of Markham, Ontario. When Upper and Lower Canada were established in 1791, Colonel John Graves Simcoe was appointed the first Lieutenant-Governor of Upper Canada. ...


Government

The Markham Town Council consists of the Mayor, four Regional Councillors and eight Ward Councillors each representing one of the town's eight wards (The current Mayor of Markham is Donald Cousens, former PC MPP for Markham and Presbyterian church minister). The Mayor and four Regional Councillors are elected by the community to represent the Town of Markham at the regional level. W. Donald Cousens (born July 20, 1938 in Vankleek Hill, Ontario) is a politician in Ontario, Canada. ... Presbyterianism is part of the Reformed churches family of denominations of Christian Protestantism based on the teachings of John Calvin which traces its institutional roots to the Scottish Reformation, especially as led by John Knox. ...


The members of council, called councillors, are elected by the municipality's voters. Council members are paid by the municipality for their services, but in many municipalities, members of council usually serve part-time and work at other jobs as well.


Municipal elections are conducted every three years, and members of council are elected by the residents to a three-year term of office. The selection of members for the offices of Mayor and Regional Councillors are made Town-wide, while Ward Councillors are elected by individual ward.


The town offices are located at the Markham Civic Centre at Highway 7 and Warden Avenue. The previous offices on Woodbine Avenue have disappeared (a funeral home is on the site), but the historic Town Hall on Markham Main Street is now a restored office building. Ontario provincial highway 7 is one of the Kings Highways in the province of Ontario, Canada. ... Woodbine Avenue is a north south route in Toronto and Markham. ... Markham Road is a north-south route in Markham and Toronto. ...


Also see List of mayors of Markham, Ontario. This is a list of mayors of Markham, Ontario. ...


Law and Order

There are no courts in Markham, but the town is served by a court in Newmarket. Policing is provided by York Regional Police at a station near McCowan Road and Highway 7. Map showing Newmarkets location in York Region Newmarket is a town located approximately 45 km north of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. ... McCowan Road is a north-south street in Scarborough in the City of Toronto, and in York Region in Markham, Whitchurch-Stouffville, East Gwillimbury, and Georgina . ... Ontario provincial highway 7 is one of the Kings Highways in the province of Ontario, Canada. ...


Town issues

Like most cities and towns in the Greater Toronto Area, Markham has a number of issues with which it must deal:


Urban Growth

There is a desire by the Town to control urban sprawl by requesting higher density for new development. The town plan calls for more growth along Highway 7 and less towards the farm land to the North. A similar development in Cornell promotes the need for services to be closer to residences.


Transit Plan

Linked to the concern of urban growth, Markham through York Region Transit (YRT) is developing a new transit plan called Viva to ease the strain on the region's congested roads. Viva is basically the same as YRT but is used as an express bus service with the added feature of altering the traffic lights so it will not be late. Even Highway 407 and the widening of other roads have not led to less traffic, but encourage residents to continue to drive. York Region Transit (YRT) is the public transit operator in York Region, Ontario, Canada. ... Viva is a bus rapid transit network operated in York Region, Ontario, Canada, with connections to northern Toronto. ... This article or section should include material from 407 ETR International Highway 407 as part of the 400-series network Highway 407, officially called 407 ETR, is a pay-per-use freeway located in south-central Ontarios Greater Toronto Area. ...


Markham's Neighbourhoods and Communities

Markham suburbs
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Markham suburbs

Markham is made up of many communities (many of which, despite being technically suburban districts today, are still signed with official 'entering community' signs on major roads) each with a distinctive character: Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2000x1490, 938 KB) Summary An aerial view of housing developments near Markham, Ontario Photo by Duke, November 2005. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2000x1490, 938 KB) Summary An aerial view of housing developments near Markham, Ontario Photo by Duke, November 2005. ...

  • Armadale
  • Berczy
  • Box Grove
  • Buttonville
  • Cornell
  • Crosby
  • Greensborough
  • Legacy
  • Markham Village
  • Milliken Mills
  • Sherwood - Amber Glen
  • Unionville
  • Thornhill
  • Wismer

Thornhill and Unionville are popularly seen as being separate communities. Buttonville is a suburban community that is located 9 km west of Markham, 29 km NE of Toronto, south of Lake Simcoe and 9 km SE of Richmond Hill. ... Unionville is a suburban community that is located 4 km west of Markham, 33 km NE of Toronto, south of Lake Simcoe and 13 km SE of Richmond Hill. ... Thornhill is a former village in Ontario, Canada, directly north of Toronto and about 25 km (15 miles) north of Downtown Toronto, and is currently shared by two municipalities, the city of Vaughan having the portion west of Yonge Street and the town of Markham having the eastern portion. ...


Parks

Here is a list of parks in Markham: List of parks in the Town of Markham Parks in the Town of Markham, Ontario are maintained by the Parks Department. ...


Culture

Until the 1970s, Markham was mostly farmland and marsh, which is still reflected in events like the Markham Fair. The community within Markham boasts a very diverse, multicultural population, with large Chinese and South Asian communities. Multiculturalism or cultural pluralism is a policy, ideal, or reality that emphasizes the unique characteristics of different cultures in the world, especially as they relate to one another in immigrant receiving nations. ...


Today Markham is known for its love of performing arts, demonstrated most profoundly in the critically and audience acclaimed Markham Little Theatre [1]. Thriving for the past 40 years and presenting over 100 plays, Markham Little Theatre's performances draws audience members from residents and those of neighbouring communities.


Economy

In the 19th century, Markham was a vibrant, independent community with distilleries and breweries around the Highway 7 and 48 intersection. The Speight Wagon Works exported products around the world, and it was said that Markham was more active than York was early on.


Today, it is claiming to be Canada's Hi-Tech Capital with a number of key companies in the area, such as IBM, Motorola, Lucent, Apple, Microsoft, and home to the head office of graphics card producer ATI.


Markham also maintains economic and cultural cooperation agreements with the city of Laval, Quebec (which is the second largest city of the Greater Montreal Area and has a very high financial profile). Motto: Unité, progrès, grandeur (Unity, Progress, Greatness) Area: 247. ... The Greater Montreal Area is a term used to describe either the Montreal, Quebec, Canada Census Metropolitan Area or the Montreal Metropolitan Community (French: Communauté métropolitaine de Montréal) The CMA is defined by Statistics Canada while the Montreal Metropolitan Community is a level of government in Quebec, and...


Athletics

Most sports in Markham, Ontario are amateur or recreational: The word amateur has at least two connotations. ... Tigers playing in the water. ...


Teams

  • Markham Junior Hockey Club
  • Markham Mariners - Markham District Rep. Baseball
  • Markham Raiders - Markham Minor Football Association
  • Markham-Stouffville Stars
  • Markham Pioneers - Markham Men's Baseball
  • Markham Thunder - Markham Minor Lacrosse
  • Markham Ironheads-Ontario Junior B Lacrosse Team
  • Markham Waxers - Ontario Junior A
  • MUMBA Meteors - Markham-Unionville Minor Basketball Association Rep. Program

Leagues

  • FCCM Basketball Division
  • Markham District Baseball Association
  • Markham Men's Recreational Hockey
  • Markham Woman's Slo-Pitch League
  • Markham Unionville Minor Basketball Association (MUMBA)
  • Unionville Minor Hockey Association
  • Unionville Minor Softball Association
  • Unionville Men's Slo-Pitch League
  • Unionville Mixed Slo-Pitch League
  • Unionville Ladies Slo-Pitch Baseball

Clubs

  • Armadale Tennis Club
  • Markham Cricket Club
  • Markham Lawn Bowling Club
  • Markham Rugby Club
  • Markham Soccer Club
  • Markham Tennis Club
  • Thornhill Soccer Club
  • Unionville Curling Club
  • Unionville-Milliken Soccer Club
  • Unionville Tennis Club

Due to the large areas of undeveloped land, Markham boasts a number of golf courses:

  • Angus Glen Golf Club
  • Bayview Country Club
  • Cedar Brae Golf & Country Club (private)
  • Parkview Golf Club
  • Buttonville Fairway
  • Cresthaven Golf Club
  • Golf Dome At Markham
  • Mandarin Golf and Country Club
  • Markham Green Golf Club
  • Unionville Golf Centre Inc
  • Uplands Golf & Country Club
  • York Downs Golf & Country Club (Private)

Attractions

Markham has retained its historic past in part of the town. Here a just few places of interest:

  • Frederick Horsman Varley Art Gallery
  • Heintzman House - Home of Colonel Crookshank, Sam Francis and Charles Heintzman of Heintzman & Co., the piano manufacturer.
  • Markham Museum
  • Markham Museum & Historic Village
  • Markham Village
  • Reesor Farm Market
  • Thornhill village

Heritiage streets preserve the old town feeling: Heintzman & Co. ...

There are still farms operating in the northern reaches of the town, but there are a few 'theme' farms in other parts of Markham: Markham Road is a north-south route in Markham and Toronto. ... Highway 48 is a highway in Southern Ontario that extends from its junction with Highway 7 to Highway 12/Durham Regional Road 48 in Beaverton. ... Kennedy Road is a north-south street in Scarborough, Ontario, which is part of Toronto. ... The following highways are numbered 7: Route 7 (Hong Kong) U.S. Route 7 New York State Route 7 Washington State Route 7 This list is incomplete; you can help by expanding it. ...

  • Devonshire Stables & Country Bumpkins Pony Farm
  • Galten Farms
  • Whittamore's Farm
  • Forsythe Family Farms

Performing Arts

While no match to Toronto's arts scene, Markham is home to local oriented performing arts:

  • Markham Concert Band
  • Markham Little Theatre
  • Markham Theatre For Performing Arts
  • Markham Youth Theatre
  • Unionville Theatre Company
  • York Symphony Orchestra

A key arts venue is Markham Theatre, at the Markham Civic Centre.


Annual Events

Events taking place annually include:

  • Markham Youth Festival
  • Unionville Village Festival
  • Markham Village Music Festival
  • Markham Jazz Festival
  • Milliken Mills Children's Festival
  • Thornhill Village Festival
  • Markham Fair
  • Markham Festival of Lights
  • Markham Santa Claus Parade
  • Olde Tyme Christmas Unionville

Shopping

There is only one major mall in Markham, owing to the proximity of higher-profile malls in Toronto and elsewhere in York Region:

  • Markville Mall (by far the largest, with over 250 stores)

Markham is also home to a few Chinese theme malls, due in part to a sizeable Chinese community:

  • Pacific Mall
  • Market Village Mall
  • First Markham Place
  • Peachtree Centre
  • Metro Square

There are also countless local businesses running independently of the malls, some of which are supported by the following website: Pacific Mall (Traditional Chinese: 太古廣場, Simplified Chinese: 太古广场, Cantonese (Yale): taai3 gu2 gwong2 coeng4, Pinyin: tai4 gu3 guang3 chang3) is a shopping centre located in Markham, Ontario, Canada. ...

  • iShopLocally.ca - serving Markham, Unionville, and Cornell, a publication that promotes owner-operated local businesses through print/web advertising vehicles.

Educational institutions

Markham has no post-secondary institution but is served by satellite sites:

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Local Media

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Notable People from Markham

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Hospitals

Markham-Stouffville Hospital is an acute care (215 beds) and community hospital serving south-east York Region. ...

Transportation

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References

Town of Markham. Census 2001 Community Profiles. Statistics Canada. Retrieved on 2006-05-30. Statistics Canada is the Canadian federal government bureau commissioned with producing statistics to help better understand Canada, its population, resources, economy, society, and culture. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... May 30 is the 150th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (151st in leap years). ...


Footnotes

  1. ^ Economic/Demographic Profile. Town of Markham. Retrieved on 2006-06-01.

2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... June 1 is the 152nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (153rd in leap years), with 213 days remaining. ...

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Angus Glen East Village | Box Grove | Brown's Corners | Buttonville | Cachet | Cashel | Cedar Grove | Cornell | Dickson Hill | German Mills | Hagerman's Corners | Langstaff | Markham | Milliken | Mongolia | Mount Joy | Quantztown | Thornhill | Underwood | Unionville | Victoria Square | Vinegar Hill Buttonville is a suburban community that is located 9 km west of Markham, 29 km NE of Toronto, south of Lake Simcoe and 9 km SE of Richmond Hill. ... Markham is a town in York Region, directly north of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. ... Cornell is a new community being developed in northeast Markham, Ontario. ... German Mills is a community within the Town of Markham, Ontario, Canada. ... Milliken is a community shared by Scarborough, Ontario and Markham, Ontario. ... Thornhill is a former village in Ontario, Canada, directly north of Toronto and about 25 km (15 miles) north of Downtown Toronto, and is currently shared by two municipalities, the city of Vaughan having the portion west of Yonge Street and the town of Markham having the eastern portion. ... Unionville is a suburban community that is located 4 km west of Markham, 33 km NE of Toronto, south of Lake Simcoe and 13 km SE of Richmond Hill. ...


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Markham is also one of the geographically largest communities in York Region, with an area of 206 square kilometers.
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The nine-year Markham resident and former Bay Street financial analyst says the town has become addicted to developers' fees as a source of revenue.
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Markham bought the Yountville vineyard in 1975, the Calistoga vineyard in 1976, the old Laurent Winery in 1977 and the Oak Knoll vineyard in 1978.
With almost 225 planted acres and a winery, Bruce Markham founded Markham Vineyards in 1978 and the old Laurent Winery was reborn.
Markham focused on Cabernet Sauvignon in its early days and introduced the Markham Merlot with the 1980 vintage.
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