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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 map

The Pride of Canada Carousel, a 50-foot,
one-of-a-kind merry-go-round
featuring 44 rideable sculptures.

Cost: $2 per ride

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

* weather permitting

University Series: Applying for University Scholarships at Unionville Library

Wednesday, September 27, 2017, 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Unionville Library, 15 Library Lane  map

Cost:  Free

Before heading to university, students should know the importance of scholarship research and writing. Having a track record of scholarship attainment is a great asset for students entering competitive employment opportunities after university or for those who wish to apply to graduate, law, medical school, teachers college, etc. Strong scholarship writing skills can also help offset the cost of university tuition. This event will explain where scholarship opportunities can be found and how students can put together a stellar application.

Register at

Event Organizer: Markham Public Library 
Telephone: 905-513-7977 extension 2856 
Email Contact:
Website Address:

Ontario Electricity Support Program(OESP) Information Session

(joint project between Markham Public Library
and The Housing Help Centre)

Thursday, September 28, 2017, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Thornhill Community Centre Library
          7755 Bayview Ave.  map

The OESP is an Ontario Energy Board program which lowers electricity bills for lower-income households.

The OESP provides a monthly credit to eligible customers based on household income and size.

The OESP credits are applied directly to eligible customers’ bills.

Language: Presented in Farsi

Registration: At no cost for newcomers.                    

For more information, or to register: call Mehrnoush Harirchian: 416.414.6779, or email:

Target Audience:  Farsi speaking newcomers. Senior friendly.


Workshop content:

Ontario Electricity Support Program will cover topics such as:
 · Who can apply
 · What if I don’t have an electricity account?
 · How much will the monthly on-bill credit amount be?
 · Participants will learn ways to obtain support from the public library, and discover library services and resources

Healthcare Recruitment Event

Thursday, Sept. 28th, 2017, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Location: Employment Source Markham
JVS Toronto
3780 14th Ave., Suite 110  map
At the north-east corner of Warden and 14th Avenue in Markham

5 Employers Hiring for Full-Time and Part-Time Positions

• PSWs
• PSWs (Cantonese and Mandarin speaking)
• RNs
• RPNs
• Cleaners

• PSW, RPN or RN Certification from a recognized college
• Previous relevant experience is an asset

Submit your resume to:
An associate will conduct a short pre-screening interview
by phone prior to the event.

Markham Fair

Thursday, September 28 to Sunday, October 1, 2017

10801 McCowan Road  map

The Markham Fair is one of the Canada oldest country fairs. Since 1844 the fair has been providing the community with a showcase for talents and products in a friendly competitive spirit. With over 700 volunteers working on more than 70 committees, Markham Fair is the largest community based volunteer organization in Canada.

Markham Fair occurs annually on the weekend before Thanksgiving, and hosts upwards of 60,000 attendees. Approximately 3,000 exhibitors will enter more than 12,000 items, which will be judged and put on display during the fair.

As well as the competitive displays, the community is further brought together to enjoy various forms of entertainment such as horse pull, demolition derby, tractor pull, midway rides and displays of farm animals.

Free Parking.

Adults $15, Seniors $10, Child 12 & under $5, Children 4 and under free.

Fair Hours: Thursday to Saturday  9 a.m. to 10 p.m.
                 Sunday  9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The Markham Fair is located on the Markham Fairgrounds at 10801 McCowan Road (6 km north of Highway 7).  map

There's plenty more happening during the Markham Fair, check out the complete Event List at

Canada Diwali


Friday, September 29th, 2017 starting at 5 p.m.
& Saturday, September 30th, 2017 starting at 12 p.m.

Location: Markham Civic Centre, 101 Town Centre Blvd. map

Diwalicious is a free festival in Markham to celebrate Diwali. Known as the festival of lights, Diwali signifies the victory of good over evil. The tradition of lighting earthen lamps followed on this day serves as a promise to turn darkness into light and spread peace and prosperity.

There is free admission and thousands of people are expected to attend. Diwalicious will feature delicious festive foods, including food vendors such as Adrak and Khazana. Mahalaxshmi Iyer, Kathak Rockers and many more will be performing throughout the event. The event will also feature a fusion of Canadian art and Indian culture, and a recipe competition, Recipe Dil Se.

The festival is organized by Indo Canada Arts Council, a federally registered not-for-profit organization dedicated in promoting and recognizing the various cultural and art forms between India and Canada.

For more information such as performance schedules, please visit

Student & Teacher Art Show

2017 Winged Canvas Art Hub
Student & Teacher Art Show

September 15 - October 5, 2017

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

We're excited to announce our 2017 Student & Teacher Art Show! The show will feature artwork from all of our students as well as staff. Current AND past students have an opportunity to display their artwork in our Gallery and Monet Studio. Artists 12 years or older can sell their artwork at the show, but all ages are welcome to participate in the exhibition.

Xiaojing Yan Art Exhibition

Out from among the tranquil woods   

September 23, 2017 – January 7, 2018

216 Main Street Unionville (at Carlton Road) map 

Markham-based Xiaojing Yan is known for her intricate sculptural installations that explore the intersections of the natural and cultural worlds. Her work is at once simple and complex; concrete and abstract; personal and universal. The material qualities of her work, significant on both aesthetic and conceptual levels, are at the core of her practice. She transforms lingzhi mushrooms, star anise, freshwater pearls and cicadae, among others, to explore traditional Chinese mythology and folklore. Ultimately, Yan revisits her own identity as a first generation Canadian, while offering contemporary perspectives on issues of mortality, belonging and contemplation.

About the Artist

Xiaojing Yan is a Chinese-Canadian artist working and living in Markham, ON.  She received an M.F.A on Sculpture from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, USA and a  B.F.A from Nanjing Arts Institution, China.

Yan’s work has been exhibited in galleries and museums internationally. Yan has exhibited at Durham Art Gallery, Durham; Katzman Contemporary, Toronto; The Latcham Gallery, Stouffville; Mississauga Art Gallery, Mississauga; Lonsdale Gallery, Toronto; TRUCK Contemporary Art, Calgary; Plug In Contemporary, Winnipeg; Surrey Art Gallery, Surrey; Glenhyrst Art Gallery of Brant, Brantford; Artspace, Peterborough; and many more. Her work was also featured at Art Toronto twice in 2012 and 2014. Varley Art Gallery in Markham, Ontario will present her major solo exhibition in 2017; and Suzhou Museum will present her first solo museum exhibition in China in January 2018.

Yan’s work has been included in many collections and has done many public art projects . Recent projects include:  Cloudscape in collection by Seneca College at Newnham Campus, Toronto; Moon Gate, a public sculpture, commissioned by Jinji Lake Art Museum, Suzhou, China; Sound of the Rain, a public wall sculpture, recently commissioned by Elora Centre for the Arts.

Yan is also a recipient of numerous awards and grants, including the 2014 Outstanding Young Alumni Award from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, the 2013 Mandarin Profile Awards of Fairchild TV, Project Grant from the Canadian Council for the Arts, and The Chalmers Arts Fellowship and Mid-career Grant from Ontario Arts Council.

The artist gratefully acknowledges the support of the Chalmers Arts Fellowships program administered by the Ontario Arts Council. 

Robert Charlebois

Robert Charlebois' Rock’Oustic

Thursday, September 28, 2017 at 8:00 p.m.

Location: FLATO Markham Theatre, 171 Town Centre Boulevard  map

Robert Charlebois brings to the stage his new show Rock’Oustic a musical tour-de-force that is part acoustic and all rock.  Order of Canada recipient, Charlebois influenced an entire generation of musicians and changed Quebec’s musical landscape in 1968 with nothing more than an electric guitar, an idea and his words.  With such hits as “Lindberg”, “Conception” and “Frog Song”, Charlebois has established himself in the world’s francophone community as an essential figure in rock and roll.

Tickets: Prime: $80
            Regular: $70
            Youth: $15
Event Organizer: FLATO Markham Theatre 
Telephone: 905.305.7469 
Email Contact: 
Website Address:

PechaKucha Night Markham Vol. 16

PechaKucha Night Markham Vol. 16

Friday, September 29, 2017, 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Location: Markham Village Library, 6031 Highway 7 map

Connect with Markham’s creative communities at PechaKucha Markham! We know what you’re asking: What is a PechaKucha? PechaKucha (the Japanese word for chit-chat) is not your typical slide show: presenters share their ideas in 20 slides x 20 seconds each, no exceptions. 

The Markham Public Library and the Varley Art Gallery have partnered to host Markham’s PechaKucha nights, featuring artists, thinkers and innovators from Markham and beyond. The event is the official launch to Culture Days in Markham and a celebration for Markham Reads. 

Culture Days is a non-profit organization that raises the awareness, accessibility, and engagement of Canadians in the arts and cultural life of their communities. 

Markham Reads is an annual celebration that gets everyone in Markham reading (and discussing!) the same book. Pick up your copy (announced September 1st) and join us for some amazing workshops and events throughout October. 

Tickets available Sept. 1 at and will sell out fast! 

Admission is Pay What You Want so please give generously. $1 from each attendee's donation is contributed towards the Global PechaKucha Night fund to support the over 900 cities holding these events around the world. 

Grab a glass of beer or wine (cash bar), and enjoy complimentary appetizers and music. Stick around for the Post-PK party for more meeting and mingling! 
Refreshments provided by: 
Smash Kitchen and Bar 
Mr. Black Coffee, Your Coffee Butler 
The Cupcake Line 

For more information and to see past presentations, visit  

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Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Mainly sunny

         Daytime High: 31°C   Overnight: 19°C
         Chance of Precipitation: 20%
         Wind: 6 - 12 km/h S
         Sunrise: 7:09 a.m.  
         Sunset: 7:07 p.m.
         UV: 3 Low Risk
         Pollen: Low

The Next 3 Day Weather Forecast
September 27
September 28

September 29

Chance of
a shower
A few

High  27°C

High  18°C

High  17°C

Low   13°C

Low   10°C

Low    9°C


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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.

 Click here to view more exciting shows,
 events and festivals of 2017.

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

The Lego Ninjago Movie

Kingsman: The Golden Circle


The Sinking City: Capsule Odyssey

The Hitman's Bodyguard

The Adventurers

Annabelle: Creation

The Emoji Movie

Wolf Warrior 2

American Made


 Click here for movie show times.


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