The #1 Online Source for Information on the City of Markham, Ontario, Canada

Main Street
Main Street

Exploring Markham  |  Living in Markham  |  Visiting Markham  |  Doing Business in Markham  |  Photos
Archived Articles  |  Public Transit  |  Weather Forecast  |  TV Guide  |  Postal Code Search  |  Map

This Week's Highlighted Markham News & Events

Our Featured


The Four Lads and the Four Aces

Monday, September 22, 2014

2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
or 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Location: FLATO Markham Theatre
             171 Town Centre Boulevard  map

The Four Lades are known for his songs such as "Stand on the Corner", "Who Needs You", "No Not Much", "The Mocking Bird", "Down the Riverside", Enchanted Island", and of course their most famous hit, "Moments to Remember".

The Four Aces travel the globe performing their timeless hits such as "Love Is A Many Spendored Thing",
"Three Coins In A Fountain", "Tell Me Why", "Stranger In Paradise", "Dream", "Perfidia", and "Heart of My Heart".

Sponsored by the New AM 740 Zoomer Radio

Cost: Prime: $59; Regular: $54; Groups of 20 plus receive a $5 discount

Click here to order tickets online or please call the Box Office at 905-305-SHOW (7469) or 1-866-768-8801.

Box Office: 905-305-7469 (SHOW)

Event Organizer: ARB Productions
Telephone: 1-800-411-5678
Email Contact:
Website Address:

Second Career Information Session

Thursday, September 25, 2014

9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Second Career is an Ontario government program that helps you train for a new job. If you were laid off any time after January 1, 2005 you may be eligible to apply for Second Career. This session will provide step-by-step information about the eligibility and suitability criteria for Second Career and will discuss the financial support that may be available along with direction for next steps in the process.

Location: Job Skills' Markham - 4961 Highway 7, suites 100 - 101 map

Pre-registration is required.

Call 905-948-9996 to book your Information Session.

A Downtown Abbey Soiree Charity Event

Thursday, September 25, 2014

 6:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Location: Ladies' Golf Club of Toronto
          7859 Yonge Street map

Pull out your flapper finery and join Mosaic for an evening to remember at the lovely Ladies’ Golf Club of Toronto!

Silent Auction, prize for the best dressed flapper, bid auction, appetizers, dessert tables, music and give-aways.

Andrea Hagan who is a wellness consultant, entrepreneur and blogger who inspires people everywhere to live a healthy, vibrant and purposeful life will be presenting – IN THE MIDST OF DAILY MADNESS WE GIVE BIRTH TO HEROES

Ticket price $65.00

Money raised will be donated to Pat’s Place run by Family Service Toronto and United Way – Pat’s Place is a temporary safe haven for older people experiencing abuse. Pat’s Place offers a welcoming environment where residents can take time out from their current situation. Pat’s Place is not a shelter but an apartment at a secure, confidential location in Toronto. A resident can stay up to 60 days rent-free.

For more information or to purchase a ticket, please contact Mosaic Home Care Services at 905-597-7000 or email at


Frank D'Angelo with his Band

Thursday, September 25, 2014

8:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

Location: FLATO Markham Theatre
             171 Town Centre Boulevard  map

Frank D'Angelo will perform with his skilled and very talented 15 piece orchestra  to promote his 5th studio CD album "Just Give Me One More Moment".

TV personality, actor, singer-songwriter, Frank D'Angelo's distinctive rythmic and soulful music will warm your heart and have your screaming for more!

Tickets: Adults: $49.50, Seniors (65 and up): $39.50

Click here to order tickets online or please call the Box Office
at 905-305-SHOW (7469) or 1-866-768-8801.

Event Organizer: JD Productions
Telephone: 905-305-7469 (SHOW)
Email Contact:
Website Address:

Espressions | Live Music, Socializing. Painting. Coffee (or Tea).

Join us at Espressions as you paint to live music featuring awesome local musicians!

During the event, we encourage you to mix and mingle with other art lovers
as you paint and get inspired by the creative and casual atmosphere.

Don’t know how to paint? That’s what we’re here for!

Our friendly artist staff are always ready to help so relax, express yourself and have fun. 

Date: Saturday, September 27, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. - 11 p.m.

 Location: Paintlounge, 118 Main Street Markham North  map

Price: $25

Sign up:

Doors Open Markham

Saturday, September 27, 2014

10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Locations: Markham, Thornhill, Milliken, and Unionville 

Doors Open Markham is an annual community-wide event that takes place during Culture Days. Now in its 12th year, this free event hosted by community volunteers draws an increasing number of visitors from across Markham, York Region and the Greater Toronto Area. It is the perfect opportunity to visit Markham’s cultural and heritage properties that range from the very oldest houses to the modern-era Varley Art Gallery of Markham.

Seven new sites will be featured in 2014; explore the newly-restored Stiver Mill in historic Unionville and discover the Markham Guild of Village Crafts located in Markham Village.

You can also take a Ghost Tour of the Thornhill Village Library (if you dare), or imagine what it would be like to restore a historical treasure to its original splendor at Markham Heritage Estates.

The City of Markham is a community of communities with the motto, “Leading while remembering.”

Proud of its remarkable legacy of historic places and cultural venues, Markham invites you to explore its distinct and historic villages and hamlets interwoven with its forward-moving urban fabric.

Sites to Visit

For more information, please contact George Duncan, 905-477-7000 ext. 2296 or You can also find out about other Doors Open events taking place across the province at Doors Open Ontario.

Event Organizer: City of Markham
Telephone: 905-477-7000 ext. 2296
Email Contact:
Website Address: 

Guglielmo Marconi - The Early Days of Wireless Exhibition

June 16 – October 5, 2014

Location: Collections Building of Markham Museum
9350 Highway 48  map
(2 km north of Highway 7)

Guglielmo Marconi was an inventor, scientist and businessman, who played a critical role in the development of wireless telegraphy. He shared the 1909 Nobel Prize in Physics with Karl Ferdinand Braun. Marconi, engineer and entrepreneur, advanced the worldwide popularity of radio at home and in industry through his Marconi companies. Featuring highlights from the collections of the Hammond Museum of Radio, including a very rare 1901 Marconi spark transmitter, this exhibition explores the rapid development of radio commencing with its early use in maritime telegraphy and safety systems. Communication artifacts will be on display from June 16 to October 5, 2014 in the Collections Building at Markham Museum.

For more information about the Markham Museum, please kindly call 905-294-4576 or go to

MSBC Infosession: By-Law and Licencing Requirements for Markham Businesses

Tuesday September 23, 2014

9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Location: Markham Convergence Centre
7271 Warden Ave., Markham, ON, L3R 5X5

Cost: No Cost

Pre-registration required:
or go directly to the Online Registration link:

By-Law and Licencing Requirements for Markham Businesses

In this seminar, learn about:
· Why municipalities license businesses?
· Benefits of being licensed?
· How to get your licences?
· What happens if you don’t your licence?
· What is required to be licensed?
· Home occupations / home-based business by-law
· Opportunity to ask questions of representatives from the City’s Licensing and Standards Division as well as York Region Public Health

Who should attend?
· Food Premises (e.g., Restaurants, Bars, Night Clubs, Food Stores)
· Personal Services Shops (e.g., Hair Salons, Barbershops, Aesthetics Shops, Nail Salons)
· Public Garages (e.g., Gas Stations, Carwashes, Repair Shops, Car Rental Shops)
· Tobacco Sales (e.g., Food Stores, Restaurants, Bars, Night Clubs, Gas Stations)

Organized by: Markham Small Business Centre, City of Markham Licensing and Standards Division, York Region Public Health

We also have a number of other great topics lined up, visit for more detail:

- MBT Young Professionals Networking: “Climbing the Corporate Ladder”
  (Wed. Sep. 17, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., The Hub Climbing, 165 McIntosh Dr., Markham)
- Workforce Planning Board: “The War for Talent … Building a Better Workforce”
  (Fri. Sep. 19, 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Montecassino Woodbridge Event Centre, 8099 Weston Road, Vaughan, ON)
- MSBC & MBT annual event: “Markham Small Business Forum 2014”, Save the Date!
  (Tue. Oct. 21, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., MCC, 7271 Warden Ave.)
- MSBC at MBT’s “2014 B2B Trade Show and Networking event”
  (Wed. Oct. 22, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., York Downs Golf & Country Club, 4134 16th Ave)

Please feel free to contact us for more information, or if you’re interested in speaking to one of our consultants for professional, free and confidential information and advice about your small business or start-up business.

Markham Small Business Centre
Economic Development Department
City of Markham
Markham Convergence Centre
7271 Warden Avenue
Markham | ON | L3R 5X5
T 905.477.7000 Ext.6722
F 905.477.2706

Charity Hockey Challenge

Thursday, September 25, 2014

4:30 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Location: Angus Glen Community Centre
3990 Major Mackenzie Drive East map 

Second Annual Hockey game between the York Ice Dogs (police) versus City of Markham Recreation.

This event will have a ceremonial puck drop, national anthem, and a game of hockey.

All proceeds will be going to the KINARK Foundation.

This is a fun filled event that shows members of YRP and the City of Markham coming together to raise awareness and raise funds for a great charity.

Zumba Classes

Thursday, September 25, 2014, 3 p.m. - 4 p.m.

 Location: Marleigh Retirement Residence
34 Main Street Unionville South map

Physical activity can be a lot of fun!

As part of Active Aging Week,
we are offering a s at The Marleigh.

10 spots are available, so please sign up soon.


Spelling Bee

Friday, September 26, 2014

3 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Location: The Marleigh
34 Main Street Unionville South map 

Aging well involves more than just physical activity.

We also need to exercise our brain.

In the spirit of Active Aging Week we are hosting a spelling be at The Marleigh.

Gather together a team of 3-4 people and register with us.

Prizes will be awarded to the winning team.

Tel.: 905-947-9990


Saturday, September 27, 2014

8:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

Location: FLATO Markham Theatre
             171 Town Centre Boulevard

“One Fine Morning”. “Sunny Days”. “Pretty Lady”. “Hats Off To The Stranger”. “1849”. “Take It Slow”. “You Girl”. Chances are, as you’re reading the titles of these classics Lighthouse hits, you’re reminiscing of hearing the songs still popular today after forty-years of continuous play. For generations of Canadians, Lighthouse was the soundtrack of their lives.

...and yet there’s nothin’ better for your soul than lyin’ in the sun and listen’ to rock ‘ n roll... ‘Sunny Days’ by Skip Prokop © 2010

Tickets: Prime: $64, Regular: $59

Buy Tickets Online

Event Organizer: Flato Markham Theatre
Telephone: 905-305-7469 (SHOW)
Email Contact:
Website Address:

Culture Days

Saturday, September 27, 2014

This year, our theme is Cultural Expressions, exploring the special relationship between heritage and the arts.
We've included art galleries in Unionville and Markham Village as well as other cultural venues as special features.
Doors Open Markham is happening in conjunction with Culture Days, a perfect match for the Cultural Expressions.

Join us for Culture Days as part of your Doors Open experience. Culture Days invites everyone to participate in free, interactive and "behind the scenes" cultural activities in Markham. This year, our theme is Cultural Expressions, exploring the special relationship between heritage and the arts. Art galleries in Unionville and Markham Village are included and more!

McKay Art Centre Tours

Saturday, September 27 | 11 a.m., 1 p.m. & 3 p.m.

Come and enjoy an interactive tour of the McKay Art Centre,
197 Main Street Unionville map. Once the home and studio of Frederick H. Varley, this venue now features works by community artists.

Thornhill Village Library Ghost Tours

Saturday, September 27 |

Varley Art Gallery of Markham – Venture into the Vault

Saturday, September 27 | 1:30 p.m. & 3:30 p.m.

216 Main Street Unionville (at Carlton Road) map 

Discover hidden gems from the Gallery's permanent collection at this special behind the scenes tour, rarely offered to the public.

Varley Art Gallery of Markham

Guided Tours of Current Exhibitions | 10 a.m., 12 Noon, 2 p.m. & 4 p.m.

216 Main Street Unionville (at Carlton Road) map 

Interactive tours of the Varley's current exhibitions, Kim Adams: One for the Road and The Varley Story.

Down Under
Brand Name    
Mattress for Less.
Save Big on Duvets
& Designer Linens.

Markham Boxing

Ron Beer's Family Self Defense
Ron Beer's
Family Self Defense


Janitorial Company GTAJanitorial Company GTA 

Skills for Change

Supreme Cleaning Group

Professional Cleaning Services

Cambridge Academy
Cambridge Academy

Jamieson Y Recruitment

Cosmopolitan Furnished Suites
Furnished Suites
Toronto's best hotel alternative

Downsizing Diva
Hogan Landscaping

Timothy Reynolds, CGA
TwinBytes Inc.
Linda Lomano - Sales Representative of Sutton Group Heritage Realty Inc., Brokerage
Sales Representative,
Sutton Group Heritage Realty Inc., Brokerage

Padgett - The Small Biz Pros
The Small Biz Pros

Our Studio
 Clean and Care Services


Carefect Home Care Services
Nadia A. Cawley-Thomas

Nadia A. Cawley-Thomas
Sales Representative
 Your Choice Realty Corp.
Direct: 647.828-0448
Office: 416.479.4241

Dance Art Studio
Dance Art Studio

Sher's 5 Star Catering
Pulse Dance Works
KICKS Dance Studio
John Procenko Real Estate Team
PProfessional...... Proactive. 
John Procenko
Real Estate Team

Alliance Francaise
Alliance Française
Tom Sachdeva
 - Salespersonesperson
 Re/Max Dynasty
 Realty Inc. Brokerage

Re/Max Dynasty Realty Inc Brokerage

Fine Design Living

National News, Business, Entertainment & Sports Headline

People are drinking the drugs we take
       If we’re taking it, we’re also drinking it: painkillers, blood thinners, hormones, chemotherapy agents, even cocaine and amphetamines. What happens when excreted drugs get into drinking water? >> full story
The story behind Justin Trudeau's abortion strategy
      The Liberal Party wants you to know about its pro-choice abortion policy, one that's meant to set them apart from the party of the '90s, with its sizeable anti-abortion contingent, and which is expected to appeal to women voters >> full story
Prom-dress politics: Canada’s rights museum honours U.S. teen who fought for mixed-race formals
       A black teen from southern Georgia who planned her high school’s first mixed-race prom last year is raising money to visit Winnipeg after being honoured by the newly opened Canadian Museum for Human Rights. >> full story
Canadian economy will score big with 'boost' of NHL's return
       NHL training camps open across North America this week, but no matter who makes that last round of cuts, the Canadian economy is poised to be a winner, a major ratings agency says. >> full story
>> More Top National News Headlines
Video Highlights of Today's Top Headlines
Highlighted News & Sports Headlines by CBC and TSN
Toronto FC slaps, argues its way to one-sided win over Chivas
        It wouldn't be Toronto FC if an easy 3-0 win over slumping Chivas USA didn't somehow become a little complicated.
       The MLS franchise that sometimes resembles a reality TV show romped past a toothless Chivas USA on Sunday afternoon, snapping a six-game winless streak while moving three points within a playoff spot with one game in hand on the teams above. >> full story
Jeter, returning Tanaka lead Yankees over Blue Jays
       "Obviously, I'm very relieved," Masahiro Tanaka said through a translator after leading the Yankees over the Toronto Blue Jays 5-2 Sunday before a boisterous sellout crowd of 48,144 on a grey, overcast afternoon. >> full story
Roughriders mount comeback, top Redblacks in overtime
        Chris Milo kicked a 22-yard field goal in overtime to give the Saskatchewan Roughriders a 35-32 victory over the Ottawa Redblacks on Sunday. > full story
>> More Top Sports Headlines
Sports Video Highlights of the Day
Scoreboard: NHL | NBA | CFL | NFL | MLB | MLS | NLL 
Standings:   NHL | NBA | CFL  | NFL | MLB | MLS | NLL

Maple Leafs | Raptors | Argos | Blue Jays | Toronto FC | Rock


Exploring Markham

Amazing Facts
Community Profile
Economic & Demographic Profile
Demographic Maps
Community Services
News & Sports Archived Articles
Markham Map

Living in Markham

New Homes & Condominiums
Rental Apartments & Homes
Private Schools
Public Elementary Schools
Public High Schools
Catholic Elementary Schools
Catholic High Schools
Universities & Colleges
Markham Public Libraries
Community Centres
Fitness Centres
Day Camps
Medical Clinics & Centres
Seniors Services & Housing
Day Care Centres
Waste Management

Visiting Markham

Shopping Centres
Bed / Breakfast Accommodations
Car Rentals
Golf Courses / Driving Ranges
Spas & Salons
Varley Art Gallery
Markham Museum
Markham Theatre