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Markham Centre - Table outlining specifics in Markham Centre
Description of Items
|Size (Land Area)
||20,000 units (condominiums and townhouses)
||3 elementary, 1 secondary
York Region Population & Employment for City of Markham - 2010*
Development Projections currently under review
Refer to Fast Facts for more facts about the Markham Centre development.
- Markham Centre is planned as Markham's new downtown core, based on the principles of New Urbanism and Smart Growth.
- The Centre is located on more than 900 acres of largely undeveloped land in the geographic heart of Markham.
- Markham Centre is bordered by Highway 407 to the south; Kennedy Road to the east; Highway 7 to the north and Rodick Road to the West. Boundaries are approximate-see map.
- The key to the Markham Centre vision is the development and implementation of a rapid-transit system to move people to and throughout the downtown core.
Markham Centre is currently home to:
- Markham Civic Centre;
- Markham Theatre;
- Unionville Secondary School for the Arts;
- Bill Crothers Secondary School for Athletics
- IBM Canada;
- Honeywell Canada
- District Energy
- Hilton Suites Toronto/Markham Conference Centre & Spa
- YMCA Markham Rudy Bratty Centre
- Circa - Tridel/Dorsay Developments, Residential condominiums / townhomes
- Liberty Development Corporation - Residential / Commercial
- Times Majestic Court - Majestic Court Residential, retail and local park
- The Remington Group will be developing Downtown Markham, located south side of the Rouge Valley, north of Highway 407, east of Warden Avenue and west of Kennedy Road on 243 acres. Built around a 10-acre urban park, to include nearly 4,000 apartments and townhouse units and 515,000 square feet of commercial space. Phase 1 construction began in 2007.
- Time Group Inc. will be developing Markham Uptown located on south side of Highway 7, between Warden Avenue and Sheridan Nurseries on 88 acres, including approximately 23 acres of Rouge River Valleyland. Is to include 4,500 residential units, 440,000 sq.ft. of office and 300,000 sq.ft. of retail/ commercial
- Markham's population is predicted to grow to 281,000 in 2011, from 223,000 in January 2002.
- Markham's employment numbers are predicted to increase to 169,000 in 2011, from 119,000 in 2001.
- Markham Centre Status of Development [PDF- 2.03MB] available here.