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Movies on Main Street Unionville

Join us every other Wednesday for FREE outdoor movies in the park behind the Millennium Bandstand on Main Street Unionville map . So bring your blanket & chairs and get ready for a family fun movie underneath the stars! Bring your friends, families, and pets - It's going to be an incredible Summer series!


July 27 - Zootopia (2016)
August 10 - Inside Out (2015)
August 24 - Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016)

We will also have tons of giveaway prizes at each movie screening... So MARK YOU CALENDARS and get ready for an amazing Summer on Main Street Unionville!

*Movies will begin at dusk.

Meet Michael Saunders from the Toronto Blue Jays
 at Ed's Fine Imports

Thursday, July 28, 2016 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Location: Ed's Fine Imports
166 Bullock Drive Unit 4  map
Markham, ON

Ed's Fine Imports is hosting our second annual meet and greet with Toronto Blue Jays star Michael Saunders. A great chance to meet the Canadian born athlete and take a picture with him. 8 x 10 pictures will be provided at the table for $25 for Michael to Sign. We will also be selling Hats and Balls to get signed.

Contact: Ed Arabian
Phone: 905-489-0809
Contact Email:

Thursday Nights at the Bandstand Kicks Off Another Summer of Great Music in Unionville

The popular free music series “Thursday Nights at the Bandstand” is held at Unionville’s Millennium Bandstand at the corner of Main Street and Fred Varley Drive.  map

Organized by community-based Unionville Presents and funded by dedicated community spirited sponsors, the series attracts talented Canadian, International and local performers to the outdoor Millennium Bandstand for all to enjoy free of charge.

Performances run on Thursday evenings from June 9 to August 25, 2016 from 7:30 to 9 p.m.

From blues to jazz to funk to soul to vintage hits and classical guitar, award-winning musicians bring their unique sounds to life on the Millennium stage.

On July 28, 2016 Brass Transit performs a Chicago tribute.

Greek Summer Festival

 July 29, 30 & 31, 2016 at 7 p.m.

Join us for our 27th Annual Greek Summer Festival.

Location: St. Panteleimon Greek Orthodox Church
11359 Warden Ave.
(Just north of Elgin Mills)
Markham, Ontario
L6C 1M9

You will be entertained by H IIAPEA ~ PAREA

Come dance to Greek Music all Night!
Also live performances by community dance group.

 Tuesday, July 26 & Friday, July 29 - Free Entrance
Saturday & Sunday: Adult $5 & Child $3

Friday & Saturday: 5:00 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Sunday: 5:00 to 1:00 a.m.
July 26 at 7 p.m.

For more information please call 905-887-7311.

Summer Art Camp @ the ART HUB

Summer Art Camp @ the ART HUB

July 4 - September 2, 2016

Location: Winged Canvas Art Hub
91 Anderson Ave. #12 Markham map

Spend your summer at the Art Hub and enjoy countless innovative art projects, step-by-step demos, outdoor art, games, and meeting new friends!

So much fun your kids won’t even realize how much they are learning:

• Drawing and painting techniques
• Creative problem solving skills
• Art foundation and imagination building
• ​Choose your area of focus or try everything over one unforgettable summer!

Each week has its own focus, from Cartooning & Anime, to Drawing with Live Animals, to Outdoor Painting with half days and drop-ins hours available.

Beginners are welcome! Full camp week breakdowns on our website.

Register online or by calling the studio at (905) 205-1231 before our camp weeks fill up!

Winged Canvas Art Hub
91 Anderson Ave. #12 Markham, ON L6E 1A5
905-205-1231 |

Markham Food Fest presents Markham Food Fest

Saturday, July 30, 2016 at 12:00 p.m. to 11 p.m.
& Sunday, July 31, 2016 at 12:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Location: Metro Square Parking Lot
3636 Steeles Ave E, Markham, Ontario  map

Free admission

- Top 50 Asian street food vendors
- Live Music and performance
- Dancing competition
- Kids performance
- Free prize drawing
- Free giveaway
- Merchandise Sales
- Watermelon Eating Contest
- Pokémon Go Stops!

Tao Healing Calligraphy & Interactive Art Fair

The Tao Healing Calligraphy & Interactive Art Fair

Saturday, July 30, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
& Sunday, July 31, 2016 from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Location: Varley Art Gallery
216 Main Street Unionville  map

​T​he Tao Healing Calligraphy & Interactive Art Fair is a unique, fun and entertaining opportunity for the whole family to learn how to draw calligraphy - and how this sacred form of art can help heal themselves and others. ​

Free admission.

Sunday, July 31 & Monday, August 1, 2016

1 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

Location: Markham Fairgrounds
10801 McCowan Road  map

JAMBANA One World Festival has evolved tremendously as it represents Canada’s growing cultural diversity in its finest form, representing Canada’s Multicultural Communities through performances by internationally acclaimed bands, artists and JUNO Award winners. Feel rhythms of Reggae, World Beat, Salsa, Asian/South Asian flavours, Soca, R&B, Jazz and Gospel, Dance and Comedy. Experience the sights, sounds, taste and global diversity through JAMBANA™ One World Villages.

To learn more about the JAMBANA™ One World Festival experience, visit

Markham Classic Cruisers

Markham Classic Cruisers Weekly Cruise

Every Wednesday from 6 p.m. to dusk

Location: Markham Museum
9350 Markham Rd. map

Markham Classic Cruisers meet at the Markham Museum
 every Wednesday, from July 6 to September 14, 2016.

Displaying their Classic cars, trucks and motorcycles.

Come out and see us.

Dancing in the Park

June 22 – August 31, 2016

Grab your dancing shoes and head to the Markham Civic Centre Amphitheatre (map) every Wednesday this summer! Explore a different dance style each week.

Learn to dance from 7 to 8 p.m. Enjoy an open dance from 8 to 9 p.m. No registration required. FREE OF CHARGE!

Second Career Information Session

Wednesday, July 27, 2016, 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

Call 905-948-9996 to book your Information Session. Pre-registration is required.

Using Social Networking

Thursday, July 28, 2016, 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Discover how to use social networking to help you in your job search!

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

Call 905-948-9996 to book your Information Session.
Pre-registration is required.

Music on Main Street Markham!
– July & August

Location: Main Street Markham  map

July 29, August 5, 12, 19, 26, 2016

6 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Enjoy live music at 3 locations
while strolling our newly renovated Main Street.
Street sale too and more! Come see us now!

Please check stores for operating hours.
Please note: Main Street Markham will NOT be closed for this event.

Wonderful World of Circus Show

July 29, 2016, 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Location: 2600 John Street, Unit 115  map

Throughout the year we organize shows
with the participation of our students and affiliated performers. 

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

Tickets at the Door:  $15

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. 

Saturday, July 30, 2016 from 7:30 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

Location: Paintlounge, 118 Main Street Markham North  map

Price: $25


The Stiver Mill Farmers' Market

Every Sunday from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. at 9 Station Lane  (map)

 This unique farmers’ market is held in a park-like setting beside the Stiver Mill every Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. until October 9, 2016

The Stiver Mill Farmers’ Market was originally started to bring awareness to the plight of the Stiver Mill. The City of Markham and the Federal Government came together after five years to support the restoration of the Stiver Mill. The newly renovated Stiver Mill, now called the Stiver Mill Cultural Centre, officially opened in June 2014. As Mayor Frank Scarpitti says “it is a showpiece”.

Along with fresh fruit, vegetables, baked goods, honey, meat and crafts, there's live entertainment weekly.

Meet your friends and enjoy breakfast or lunch at the Market Grill.

The newly renovated Stiver Mill includes a beautiful boardwalk running from Main Street Unionville, beside the Train Station and around the Stiver Mill. Enjoy a stroll on the boardwalk to the Farmers’ Market. Hope to see you there opening day!

For more information, visit

Judi McIntyre, Business Manager
Stiver Mill Farmers’ Market

Concert Sundays at the Bandstand

Location: at Unionville’s Millennium Bandstand
 at the corner of Main Street Unionville and Fred Varley Drive.

Enjoy concert band music at the Bandstand every Sunday evening from June 26 to August 7, 2016 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Organized by the Markham Concert Band
through a Celebrate Markham grant,
 the bands are chosen from York Region and the GTA.

July 31, 2016 - UTSC Community Band

UTSC Community Band



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Pulse Dance Works
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National News, Business, Entertainment & Sports Headlines

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Boy, 15, bumped from Air Canada flight, ends up sleeping on airport floor
      A Nova Scotia man is calling on Air Canada to improve its policy around transporting minors after his grandson was bumped from a flight while travelling alone and had to sleep on the floor at Toronto's Pearson International Airport. >> full story

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Bouchard ousts Safarova in Montreal
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Argos' Ray will miss 3-5 weeks with sprained MCL
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     Daytime High: 30°C   Overnight: 20°C
     Chance of Precipitation: 60%

     Wind: 5 - 15 km/h W

     Sunrise: 6:02 a.m.   Sunset: 8:44 p.m.


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  More Upcoming Markham Events

Markham Jazz Festival

Markham Jazz Festival

August 18 - 21, 2016 


Visualizing a Culture for Strangers:
Chinese Export Paintings
of the Nineteenth Century

Visualizing a Culture for Strangers: Chinese Export Paintings of the Nineteenth Century

May 28 – September 6th, 2016

Location:  Varley Art Gallery
216 Main Street Unionville  map 

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Movies Now Showing at
Our New Local Movie Theatre,
Cineplex Odeon Markham & VIP

Star Trek Beyond
Ice Age: Collision Course