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Pride of Canada Carousel

Open: Weekdays, 12 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Weekends + Holidays, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. *
Address: 8080 Birchmount Rd., Unionville

Cost: $2 per ride

* Kids 2 and under, below minimum height requirement
ride free with paying adult

 * weather permitting

August 16 - 20, 2017

The Markham Jazz Festival has presented diverse and eclectic jazz performers - performers who are not only drawn from the cream of the crop of Canadian jazz artists, but who also come from a wide variety of other countries, including the U.S.A. and Cuba. The Festival's repertoire spans a variety of genres, including traditional, swing, Latin, fusion, world, Dixieland, and contemporary jazz.

In the twenty years that the Festival has been in existence, it has garnered a reputation as one of the finer community jazz Festivals in Canada.

The 20th annual Markham Jazz Festival will take place in August with a free weekend of high-quality performances during the day and evening on Main Street Unionville at the Millennium Bandstand, Varley Art Gallery and McKay Art Centre Beer and Wine Garden, as well as various other stages around town. To compliment the Main Stage events, "Hot Spots" (a variety of venues in Unionville and Markham) present fantastic jazz artists in a 'Street Festival and Concert Environment'. Festival attendees can wander from venue to venue, soaking up the party atmosphere, the jazz music, and the historic beauty of the villages of Unionville and Markham- a truly a magical experience.

The festival will highlight a large variety of music within the family of jazz. The festival committee has worked hard to recruit a wide range of diverse, interesting and well-known artists who will present jazz in all its forms.

For more information and to buy tickets, please visit:


Contact Information:
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  Email address:  
  Phone: 905-471-5299 

Mailing Address: 
  Markham Jazz Festival 
  4261 A-145 Highway #7, Suite 281 
  Unionville, Ontario
  L3R 9W6

Wonderful World of Circus Upcoming Shows

Friday, August 18, 2017

3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Location: 2600 John Street, Unit 115  map

Our shows are for all ages, so come along
and enjoy a day at the circus!

Tickets at the Door:  $20

Summer Art Camp: A World of Art!

August 14 to August 18, 2017

Winged Canvas Art Hub
185 Bullock Drive, Unit 1, Markham, ON

Still looking for a summer camp? We have flexible drop-in programs all summer long so that you can join the fun on the days that work for you. We've got inspiring art projects, amazing instructors, and creative games. Don't miss out on an unforgettable summer!

In A World of Art! we'll learn about and experiment with different art styles and techniques from all across the globe. Campers will learn to paint and draw using a variety of media, including acrylic paint and pastels. 

Our camps are suitable for ages 5-12 and are available in a couple different options:

Full week (5 days) 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. (1 hour lunch break) | $388
Full week, half days: Morning 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. or Afternoon 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. | $258
Drop-in (space permitting): Full day $85 | Half day $55
Extended Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. | $15 per day
Full week August 8 - 11 (4 days): 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. (1 hour lunch break) | $310

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Unionville Celebrates Music on Main!

Streetside live concerts all summer long!

Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays until Labour Day

Step back in time to SHOP, DINE and RELAX!

Spend your weekend strolling & shopping Main Street Unionville, where you will absorb and experience a truly Canadian cultural refreshing visit. Historic Unionville, a beautiful village older than Canada itself, is filled with unique shops and restaurants, and will be open to welcome you all weekend long. Unionville welcomes an array of talent from the GTA every Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings. Experience 1867 like they did in 1867 surrounded by the beautifully preserved Historic Unionville village.

Located near Kennedy Road and Highway 7, just off Hwy 404, Main Street Unionville is minutes from downtown Toronto, yet a world away from the hustle of the big city.  Older than Confederation itself, with buildings preserved from the 1800’s, Main Street Unionville offers an assortment of trendy street cafés, bistros, restaurants, shops and boutiques. Everything will be open this weekend. Come for a truly Canadian experience much like it was 150 years ago!

Culture comes alive in Unionville this weekend on Main Street Unionville:

4th Macao Fun Fair
at the Pride of Canada Carousel

Saturday, August 19, 2017

2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Pride of Canada Carousel
                   8080 Birchmount Road 

This year’s fair will include booths, entertainment and games for everyone to enjoy. Also included will be the Virtual Race Simulator, carousel rides, balloon twisting & face painting, a live band, performances, food and more. 

Admission is free. A food coupon purchase will permit free carousel rides and Virtual Race Simulator coupons. 

Shiamak Davar International
Confidance - A Fusion Dance Spectacular

Saturday August 19, 2017  at 7:00 p.m.

Location: FLATO Markham Theatre
171 Town Centre Boulevard  map

Prime Orchestra & Box Seats  $40.00     Balcony & Regular Orchestra Seats $35.00

Tickets available through our box office at 905-305-7469 (SHOW).

Event Organizer: Shiamak Davar International (Canada) Inc.
Telephone: 416-744-2625
Email Contact:
Website Address: 

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Friday, August 18, 2017

Risk of a thunderstorm

         Daytime High: 26°C   Overnight: 17°C
         Chance of Precipitation: 40%
         Wind: 14 - 26 km/h SW
         Sunrise: 6:26 a.m.   Sunset: 8:15 p.m.
         UV: 6 High   Pollen: Moderate

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  More Upcoming Markham Events

Farmers' Market
Main Street Markham
Farmers' Market

Every Saturday from May 13 – October 7, 2017

8 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Location: 132 Robinson Street map
(Main Street Markham North,
2 lights north of Highway 7)

Freshness straight from the farm! A great place to shop and live entertainment too starting at 10 a.m.! New musicians this year! Come and see who is playing!

An Old Fashioned Tradition

The Farmers’ Market of Markham Village captures the good old fashioned traditions of the past. The “turn of the century” look of our market is enhanced by a charming venue, complete with old fashioned signs and canopies.

Specializing in Farm Fresh Products

Featuring many organically grown fruits and vegetables, as well as baked goods, preserves, flowers and much much more! The market’s merchants guarantee quality products and competitive pricing.

The Main Street Markham Farmers’ Market is a proud member of Farmers’ Markets of Ontario’s Greenbelt.

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 events and festivals of 2017.

Movies Showing At
Our Local Movie Theatre,
Cineplex Odeon Markham & VIP

The Hitman's Bodyguard

The Adventurers

The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature

Annabelle: Creation

Once Upon A Time

Atomic Blonde

The Emoji Movie

Wolf Warrior 2


War For The Planet Of The Apes

Spider-man: Homecoming


 Click here for movie show times.

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