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Markham is located just northeast of Toronto in the York Region and is the 16th largest city in Canada. Due to its proximity to Toronto, Markham has multiple methods of public transportation making city transportation easy. The “Viva”/ YRT (York Region Transit) lines help get you through the York Region, while “The Go” and TTC help with intercity travel. Employment makes Markham one of the more proficient cities to be in. As of 2010 the “Business Services” employed the largest portion of workers in Markham with over 1,100 technology, life science, and multifunctional company headquarters from: IBM (Cities largest employer), Honda Canada, Hyundai, Advanced Micro Devices, Johnson & Johnson, Motorola, Oracle, Toshiba, Toyota Financial Services, and Honeywell.
Markham History – The Town of Markham was named by the first lieutenant governor of Upper Canada John Graves Simcoe in 1791.
1857- most of the township had been cleared of timber and the land was under cultivation
September 14, 1871- The Toronto and Nipissing Railway Company, with stations in Unionville and Markham, officially opened its Scarborough-Uxbridge line. The railway brought renewed prosperity and rapid development.
The Village of Markham was incorporated in 1873, and grew to a population of 1,100 by 1891.
1971- The township became a magnet for waves of new immigrants from all over the world. The Regional Municipality of York was established by the Province of Ontario and a large portion was incorporated into the Town of Markham.
The opening of Highway 404 in the mid-1970s further accelerated the urban development of the town.
1976- Markham’s population was approximately 56,000.
March 17, 1982 – Cadillac Fairview officially opened doors
1997 – Pacific Mall first opened its doors for business
1998 – First Markham Place Officially opens
Like most cities, Markham is home to an assortment of festivals and events. Year round, check out the many popular shows at the Flato Markham Theatre from the #1 Magic show in the world “Masters of Illusion” to Wizard of Oz, International Federation of Bodybuilding and Fitness (IFBB) show, Chinese New Year’s Gala, and many more captivating shows.
If you’re a fan of the nation’s sport, then you are in for a treat as Markham hosts “Rogers Hometown Hockey Tour” at the Markham Civic Centre from March 3rd – 4th. This event will showcase Hockey Hall of fame exhibits, rides, tours, food trucks, skating, and live Sportsnet broadcasts. This event comes once a year and only a few selected cities of Canada are host to this momentous occasion, so be sure to visit the Markham Civic Centre on the weekend of March 3rd – 4th. Need more sports? Whether you play sports or just like to watch, then the Pan Am Centre is sure to interest you. Catch live action, International, National, Provincial, and Regional events in a variety of sports including basketball, gymnastics, martial arts, volleyball, swimming, water polo, and many more.
Enjoy the outdoors of Markham and take a candlelit walk with Councillor Ward 5 Colin Campbell on March 24th as the city supports Earth Hour, with live entertainment, kid’s activities, and refreshments. If you don’t reside in Markham, inquire with your local municipality to support this global initiative. With all the festivities in the city, Markham makes it easy to enjoy the rich culture the city has to offer. Enjoy the Markham Village Music festival, Unionville Festival (largest festival in York Region), The Markham Rotary Ribfest, Taste of Asia (Canada’s largest Asian festival), Festival of lights on Main St., late night shopping on Main St., and Markham Fair all showcasing the greatest in entertainment..
It’s been quite a rollercoaster ride in the year of 2017. We’ve seen some prices soar to record highs and then climb right back down after the fear of buyers kicked in because of the competitive market. Buyers got in the spring market without realizing what was going on and played aggressively to secure something before it soared even higher. After the riot of prices, buyers decided to hold back fearing that they would be paying too much for something that might decline in price after the buzz.
A few important factors came into play last year, one being the (FHP) Fair Housing Plan. The government’s plans to implement this new 15% tax rule to non- resident buyers did indeed slow down the market when it came to the purchase of homes. This affected the York Region in Markham, Richmond Hill, Vaughan etc as a high number of buyers came from the Asian community. Also with the volatile market this left foreign buyers unsure although they were not a high percentage of the majority of buyers.
200 Acre Whitmore Farm – Pick your own fruits and vegetables in season, as well they throw events depending on the holiday or season. For example on Halloween expect the farm to be packed of pumpkins and fun for the kids! They also have their own shop with already picked fresh fruits if you don’t want to do the dirty work.
Markham is a great combination of the old and the new. For a blast from the past, which dates over 200 years. Go visit Unionville and Markham Villages it is full of charm and old architecture. You can enjoy a picturesque walks along shops, restaurants and historic homes. Visit one of the oldest Markham Go Stations, which was built in 1871.
Markham Museum is great if you’re into learning more about the history and growth of the city. It is made up of 30 buildings and it also holds day programs for the kiddies. In the summer and spring enjoy their botanical gardens and have a picnic.