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A Bench in the Sun

Markham Little Theatre
"A Bench in the Sun"

September 19 - 22, 2018 at 8 p.m.

Location: Markham Little Theatre's BACKSTAGE
9350 Markham Road

Impeccably dressed Harold and pajama-wearing Burt spend their days philosophizing and bickering on the garden bench of their retirement home. When a once-famous actress moves in, giving the men something else to squabble over, they learn that their building is about to be sold. The two join forces with the newcomer to prevent the move in this delightful show of reflection and friendship.

***Special Location***
Performances of A Bench in the Sun will be held at Markham Little Theatre's BACKSTAGE on the Markham Museum Grounds (9350 Markham Road)

Ticket Prices:
$26 — Wednesdays and Thursdays
$28 — Fridays and Saturdays

***For A Bench in the Sun, seating is General Admission (not assigned)*** 
Event Organizer: Markham Little Theatre
Telephone: 905.305.7469
Email Contact:

Thornhill Garden & Horticultural Society
Monthly Meeting

Location: Thornhill Community Centre
7755 Bayview Avenue  map

Our monthly meetings, open to all members and guests, feature some great speakers again this year.

These meetings are held the 3rd Wednesday of each month at the Thornhill Community Centre, 7755 Bayview Ave. (at John St.) in Thornhill. (A fully accessible facility.)  (No meetings are held in August, November and December.)

Flowers Shows are held concurrently with our general meetings in the months of May, June, July, September, and October.

Meetings start at 7:30 p.m. with a social time from 7:00 p.m. New members and guests are always welcomed at our monthly meetings and other events.

2018 Membership Fees are $25 / single or $35 / couple or family

Speakers' Presentation:
Wednesday, September 19th, 2018
Guest Speaker: Wolfegang Bonham
Presentation Topic: Garden Design for After Dark

Someone Like You

Someone Like You: The Adele Songbook

Thursday, September 20, 2018

7:30 p.m.  to  9:30 p.m.

Location: FLATO Markham Theatre
171 Town Centre Blvd.  map

A former X Factor UK Finalist, the outstanding KATIE MARKHAM was hand-picked by Adele herself on Graham Norton’s BBC ADELE Special where she met the star and sang with her on stage.  Katie was asked to star in SOMEONE LIKE YOU: THE ADELE SONGBOOK.  With a show-stopping voice and captivating charisma she delivers an enthralling concert that faithfully recreates the magic of Adele's three record-breaking albums, “19”, “ 21” and “25”, including the smash-hits “ Chasing Pavements”, “Make You Feel My Love”, “Set Fire To The Rain”, “Someone Like You”, “Hello”, “Rolling In The Deep” and the multi-million seller “Skyfall”, as well as a selection of songs by some of the legends that inspired Adele.

This UK concert production features a seven-piece band of great voices and players that recreates and celebrates the magic of Adele’s music.  Following a sell-out tour of UK theatres SOMEONE LIKE YOU: THE ADELE SONGBOOK hits Canadian soil with its immaculate celebration of one of our generation’s finest singer-songwriters.

Ticket Price: $52.02 (inclusive of taxes and fees)

Event Organizer: Rock.It Boy Entertainment
Telephone: 905.305.7469

Art Mentorship & Tutoring (Kids) @ The Art Hub

Location: Winged Canvas, 185 Bullock Drive, Unit #1 Markham  map

Art Mentorship is a semi-private tutoring style program that is taught one-on-one style with lessons tailored to each child’s individual needs. Unlike group-style lessons where everyone does the same lesson step by step, Art Mentorship allows for more self-directed and personalized learning. Art Mentorship for kids has a student teacher ratio of 1:3. In the first class, students will set personal learning goals with their instructor. For faster improvement, students are encouraged to complete work from home to make the most of their studio time. Completed or artwork in progress can be brought in for professional critique. Lessons can be booked by appointment at a minimum of 4 sessions.

Beth Dawson  |  Tue 6:15 - 7:45 p.m.

Alyssa Wongso | Fri 6:15 - 7:45 p.m.
Arruniya Mohendran  |  Sat 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.

For more information or to register, visit:

Markham Diversity Festival

Markham Diversity Festival

Saturday, September 22, 2018

11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Location: Aaniin Community Centre and Library
5665 14th Ave.

Markham Diversity Festival is an outdoor event, FREE admission, on Saturday, September 22, 2018, from 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the newest community centre on the beautiful and spacious grounds of the Aaniin Community Centre and Library located at 5665 14th Ave, Markham.

The festivities will include a variety of participatory activities for all ages to enjoy. In an effort to celebrate diversity in the Markham region, Moksha Canada strives to recognize unique differences across cultures by recognizing the many cultures and lifestyles are represented in the region. We are all one, regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, age, physical abilities, religious beliefs, political beliefs, or other ideologies.

The Markham Diversity Festival promotes our region’s rich, diverse culture and heritage through food and flavours by showcasing foods from different ethnic countries that bring out the rich tastes and traditions from our increasingly diverse region. The festival also celebrates harmony through different multicultural performances. Sponsors will want to reach out to event goers, coming primarily from communities surrounding the GTA, including students, families, and seniors.

The Markham Diversity Festival is a major showcase event that reflects and celebrates our cultural diversity and heritage, while also removing barriers to ethnic food, music, crafts, and art in order to promote intercultural, intergenerational understanding.

Global Food Village
Live Musical Performances
Cultural Attire Display
Dance Competitions
A Drum-Village for Children
Kids Play Zone
Arts & Crafts Booth Sales
Art Exhibitions
Multicultural Fashion Show
Cultural Displays
Vendor Exhibitions
Networking Opportunities
And Much More!!!

2018 Canada Cup Table Tennis

Saturday, September 22 & Sunday, September 23, 2018

Location: Markham Pan Am Centre
16 Main Street Unionville map

Table Tennis Canada will be hosting
the 2018 Canada Cup at the Markham Pan Am Centre.

Doors Open Markham

Saturday, September 22, 2018

10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Locations: Markham, Thornhill, Milliken, and Unionville 

Doors Open Markham is a FREE annual community-wide event that showcases locations in Markham that are not generally open to the public. It is a celebration of community heritage and culture, providing residents and visitors with an opportunity to explore, on this one special day, the City’s unique and sometimes hidden architectural treasures. Last year, over 6,000 visitors had an opportunity to have a peek inside a great selection of places on interest.

This year’s Ontario Heritage Trust theme for Doors Open Ontario is “Towards a Fair and Just Society.”

On Saturday, September 22 between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., learn about Markham, its rich history, and the process through which Markham has developed into a blossoming community. Visit sites that interest you, take part in tours, demos, and presentations that demonstrate our civic motto: Leading while Remembering.

The 2018 Visitor Sites have been selected to appeal to a wide audience. Kids will love the Markham Train Station and Fire Hall. Architecture enthusiasts can marvel at the modernist architecture of the Wong Dai Sin Temple and the brand new Aanin Community Centre & Library. Those that enjoy something that evokes Markham’s past can visit the historic Thornhill Village Library and the McKay Art Centre. And, tying in with the provincial theme, the Ladies Golf Club of Toronto, founded by women for women in 1924 is a not-to-be missed highlight. These are only a few of the sites for 2018. For the complete list, click here 
for the Site List. 

A Free, Family-Friendly Event! 

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

Main Street Markham Farmers' Market

 Every Saturday from May 12 – October 6, 2018

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

Our award-winning market is a great place to enjoy amazing local products and live entertainment. Find fresh, locally-grown fruits and vegetables, baked goods, preserves, flowers and much, much more, all well listening to live performances – this year, featuring new musicians and performers! The market’s merchants guarantee quality products and competitive pricing. Support local producers and small businesses in Markham!

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

Event Organizer: MVBIA
Telephone: 905-472-2462
Email Contact:
Website Address:

World Music Concert

World Music Concert of the
International Music Education Center Canada

Sunday, September 23, 2018

6:00 p.m. -10:00 p.m.

Location: FLATO Markham Theatre
171 Town Centre Blvd. map

“World Music Concert”:  International musicians from China, Mexico, US, Cuba. Canadian musicians from the communities of Argentina, Spanish, Indonesian, Armenian, Indian, Chinese, and other multi-communities.

Tickets: VIP $88, Regular $30, Early Bird $25 before August 21, 2018

For more information, visit

Markham Cycling Day

Sunday, September 23, 2018

8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Location: Markham Civic Centre
101 Town Centre Blvd. map

Cost: FREE

Now in its 11th year, Markham Cycling Day is York Region’s largest public cycling event. It features the Tour de Markham, comprising of 10 km, 25 km and 50 km cycling routes across the City open to youth, adults, seniors and families. It also features bicycle races for children and youth ages 3-10. In addition, we provide a meal, give-a-ways, raffle prizes and entertainment.

All events are FREE!

Event Organizer: Cycling and Pedestrian Advisory Committee
Telephone: (905) 477-7000


Ladies Morning Craft Classes

September 12 - November 14, 2018

Location:  Markham Missionary Church
5438 Major Mackenzie Dr. E.  map

Join us every Wednesday morning from 9:15  - 11:15 a.m. starting September 12 - November 14 to “craft ’n chat”. Bring your own project or just come to visit! We have ladies willing to help with knitting/crocheting, stained glass, stamping/cardmaking, etc. There will also be refreshments and a weekly devotional.

ALL are welcome!

Register by email to Downloadable forms are available at The registration fee is $20.
Nursery and childcare is available for children 0 – 5 years old. $5/child for 10 weeks.

Markham Employment Expo

Thursday, September 20, 2018 from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Location: Toronto Marriott Markham
170 Enterprise Blvd. Markham  map

If you are looking for a new career opportunities, the Employment Expo is your one stop connection to connect with employers that are looking to hire!

Find a job and explore your employment, career and training options!

Whether you are looking for a new Job, thinking about a career change or upgrading your skills, be sure to register to attend.


A Taste of Godspell

Thursday, September 20, 2018 from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Location: The Markham Wesley Centre
22 Esna Park Drive, Markham  map

Presenting a magical evening preview of the first MULTICULTURAL MUSICAL ever!

Featuring music from this legendary Broadway stage play & the motion picture it inspired. The Gospel of Matthew comes to life in this dynamic film story of Jesus and a community of actors singing and dancing in the streets of New York.

Live music and dancing by Brock Burford & Shirley Tam, singing music from “GODSPELL” in English and Cantonese, accompanied by Shirley Tam’s renowned “line dancers”.

This evening is a preview of the greatest musical event of our lifetime, coming in May, 2019 to The Markham Wesley Centre. A MULTICULTURAL CAST will be showcased in this famous faith musical presented on Broadway for 7 years.


Location: Winged Canvas, 185 Bullock Drive, Unit #1 Markham map

Also known as our Right Brain Lab, Art for Kids is a class designed to teach young minds beginner drawing and painting techniques, good craftsmanship, and creative problem solving. Students will work in a variety of wet and dry mediums exploring both 2D and 3D art as well as lettering, creative storytelling, and design. Lessons are step by step in a small group setting, so this is the ideal beginner art class for children age 5 - 7.

Our goal is to build a solid art foundation and appreciation for visual arts so that each student is well primed for future creative studies. We draw inspiration from nature, culture, and iconic artists like MC Escher and Walt Disney. 

Friday: 4:30 - 6:00 p.m.
Saturday 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.  
Sunday 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.  

For more information or to register, visit

Apprenticeship Information Session

Friday, September 21, 2018, 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. 

Apprenticeship is a hands-on training program for people who want to work in a skilled trade, that can lead to a rewarding career in a high demand market. 

This session discusses some of the skilled trades in Ontario, and the process for becoming an apprentice.

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

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

Edward Abela Open House

Edward Abela Painting

Art Studio Open House

Saturday, September 22 & Sunday, September 23, 2018

11 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

72 Bruce Creek Drive, Markham  map

Markham's 34th Annual Applefest

Saturday, September, 22 & Sunday, September 23, 2018

10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Location: Markham Museum, 9350 Highway 48  map

This year marks our 34th annual Applefest! There will be exhibitions, rides and games, family fun activities for all to enjoy. Only during Applefest will the Museum's own Cider Mill be demonstrating and producing fresh apple cider for everyone to sample and to purchase. Specialty food trucks and vendors also available only at Applefest. Preregister now on EZ Reg to skip the line! Barcode: 335687

Join us at our tastiest event of the year!

Little Train Ride
Apple Cider**
Specialty Food trucks and vendors
Accessibility Fair

** Please note our apple cider is not pasteurized.

There will not be any guided tours during Applefest on September 22 & 23.

Price: $8/person (All Activities/Rides included)
         Free for children under 2 years of age
         Pay at door. Credit, debit, and cash accepted.

Parking is limited. Additional parking available at Mount Joy Go Station


Geared for Growing

Learn about simple machines at the core of every tool used to plant, cultivate and harvest. Uncover the secret agricultural research facility that once operated in Markham. Identify the roles of science and engineering in the continuous improvement of farm practices in our community. Test your own innovations to support our local food supply in the future.

From the Ground Up

This exhibition showcases archaeological discoveries from multiple excavations at Markham Museum from 1968 to 2009. Catch a glimpse of Markham’s transition from a small village into a city of more than 350,000 as we reveal the cultural legacy of Markham’s pottery industry from the ground up.

For more information visit

Tel: 905-305-5970

Email Contact:

little train ride

apple treats

Serene Saturday Meditation at Cornell Library

  Saturday, September 22, 2018

11:30 a.m.  to  12:30 p.m.

Location: Cornell Library, 3201 Bur Oak Avenue 

Cost: Free

The focus of the workshop will be on meditation and the benefits that are achieved through mediation i.e. manage stress, anxiety, help with depression, managing emotions, calm the mind etc. Participants will be encouraged to talk about their experiences and will be encouraged to continue the breathing and meditation everyday at home. The aim of the workshop is to let people know that there are do at home strategies that they can use when they are feeling stressed, frustrated, unhappy and how they can using the breathing and meditation techniques to turn their emotions around and lead a happy, enthusiastic and energized life.

Event Organizer: Markham Public Library
Telephone: 905 513 7977 extension 3454
Email Contact:
Website Address:

The Stiver Mill Farmers' Market

Enjoy shopping for fresh fruits and vegetables every Sunday from June 10 to October 7, 2018 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Unionville’s Historic Stiver Mill at 9 Station Lane, Unionville (map)

Enjoy breakfast at the Market Grill and listen to some great music!

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”.

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.

For more information, visit

Tai Chi Journey Open House

Sunday, September 23, 2018

10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Tai Chi Journey
#1 - 39 Glen Cameron Road, Thornhill

Tai Chi Journey is a Thornhill community friendly Tai Chi club. Our members have noticed the positive effect of this gentle exercise to their health and enjoy being part of our club. We invite those who are interested in learning Tai Chi for health improvement, relaxation and fun to join us. Fit for all ages and suitable for all levels. You're welcome for free trial outs without any obligations. You are offered 2 free Tai Chi classes of your choice in the month of September.


Contact Email:

Family Sundays

Family Sundays at Markham Museum

10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Location: Markham Museum, 9350 Markham Road  map

Join us as we celebrate our newest exhibition, Geared for Growing through hands on exploration of our 25 acre site. Each month boasts different themes relating to the science behind agriculture, along with either a fun craft to take home, or an interactive experience that your family will remember forever!

Click here for the monthly Family Sundays schedule and the descriptions of the program!

General Admission Fees:
Adults $6
Seniors (65 years & over) $5
Students (High School) $5
Children (Ages 2 to 12) $4
Family of Four (Maximum 2 Adults) $17
Tax not included

Event Organizer: Markham Museum  
Telephone: 905-305-5970 
Email Contact: 
Website Address:

Winged Canvas


Hogan Landscaping

John Procenko Real Estate Team
Professional. Proactive. Procenko Real Estate

Kimberly Clark, Broker

Direct: 647-293-8632
Office: 905-471-2121


Clean and Care Services
Clean and Care Services

Pulse Dance Works

Sher's 5 Star Catering


National News, Business, Entertainment & Sports Headlines

'I'm getting ripped off': A look inside Ticketmaster's price-hiking bag of tricks
       Buying a ticket for Saturday's Bruno Mars concert in Toronto was probably never going to be cheap, but what many of the star's 17,000 fans who scored a seat might not realize is it wasn't just scalpers driving up prices. >> full story

Bryan Adams to MPs: Give artists more control over their work

       Canadian singer-songwriter Bryan Adams wants the federal government to amend the Copyright Act to give artists more ability to regain control of their scripts and songs after they've been sold to a company. >> full story

Highlighted News & Sports Headlines by CBC and TSN
Tavares scores twice in debut as Maple Leafs beat Sens
         John Tavares talked after Tuesday's morning skate about how he always gets butterflies before a game, no matter the time of year. Those jitters were probably gone fairly early into the star centre's pre-season debut with his new team. Tavares buried his first two goals with the Maple Leafs and added an assist as Toronto defeated the Ottawa Senators 4-1 on Tuesday. >> full story
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       Toronto FC is saying all the right things in the buildup to the inaugural Campeones Cup. A midweek one-off game with Mexican champion Tigres UANL, in the midst of a desperate chase to make the MLS playoffs, is hardly a welcome addition to TFC's already crowded calendar. It's a game you can see on TSN1 and Wednesday at 8:30 p.m.
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  Today's Markham Weather Forecast

Wednesday, September 19, 2018



         Daytime High: 22°C  Overnight Low: 14°C
         Chance of Precipitation: 10%
         Wind: 10 - 21 km/h S
         Sunrise: 7:02 a.m.   Sunset: 7:19 p.m.

The Next 3 Day Weather Forecast
September 20
September 21

September 22

Sunny Risk of a thunderstorm Sunny
Cloudy with
Risk of a

High    22°C

High    29°C

High   16°C

Low     20°C Low     11°C Low     8°C


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  More Upcoming Markham Events

Markham Fair

Thurs., Sept. 27 to Sun., Sept. 30, 2018

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). 

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

Click here to view more exciting shows,
 events and festivals of 2018.

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

                   Crazy Rich Asians


                   L Storm

                   The Meg

                   Mission Impossible: Fallout

                   Go Brother

                   Incredibles 2

                   The Nun


                   The Predator

                   A Simple Favor

                   Click here for movie show times.


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