Markham's vision for a unique downtown core is becoming a reality. Located on the edge of the picturesque Rouge River Valley, Markham Centre will combine the excitement and energy of a city with the intimacy and comfort of a small city. Markham Centre is the ideal location for your business and the reasons are:
1. Markham Centre is the Heart of Canada’s High-Tech Capital
Markham has one of the largest concentrations of high technology firms in Canada, with over 900 high tech and life science businesses.
2. Low Taxes
Markham industrial and commercial realty taxes rank consistently among the lowest in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). In some cases 40% less than our neighbouring municipalities.
3. World Class Communications Infrastructure
Markham’s telecommunications infrastructure matches or exceeds that available in major cities in the U.S. and around the world. Markham has state-of-the-art multiple fibre-optic lines integrated into a national and global network.
4. Corporate Headquarter Centre
Markham’s pro-business environment and outstanding lifestyle amenities have made it home to Fortune 500 companies. Over 400 renowned corporations’ headquarters in Markham: IBM, Motorola, Honeywell, and District Energy that are already doing business in Markham Centre.
5. Prime Office Space
Markham Centre has a diverse supply of Class “A” office space and over 65 acres of available office land. Our online vacant land database can facilitate your search.
6. Superior Location and Accessibility
Located in the heart of the Greater Toronto Area, Markham Centre is within one day’s drive of 140 million North American consumers. Markham Centre businesses are served by excellent infrastructures: Highway 407, 404, 7, VIVA – High speed transit, and Lester B. Pearson International Airport.
7. Highly Educated and Diversified Labour Force
Over sixty percent of the work force has post-secondary education. Seneca College Campus in Markham and the City’s close proximity to Canada’s major universities and colleges provides a continuous supply of new graduates.
8. Active Business Networks
The Markham Board of Trade (The Voice of Business), the York Technology Association, and the various Chinese Business Associations are examples of local business organizations that represent the interest of Markham’s 8,400 businesses. These organizations support and facilitate business networking and investment opportunities.
9. An Award-Winning Community
Markham is an award winning community with a number of amenities:
- 1,700 acres of Parkland Open Space
- 12 golf courses (including Angus Glenn home to the 2002 and 2007 Bell Canadian Open)
- 18 high quality recreation and community centres
- Metropolitan calibre theatre, historical museum, art gallery and programs
10. Access to Business Resources and Services
Markham supports and facilitates economic activities and investment opportunities to help grow a strong economy through the offering of the following business resources and services:
11. Civic Commitment to Quality and Growth
Markham’s community vision is to be the leading Canadian municipality – embracing technological innovation, celebrating diversity, characterized by vibrant and healthy communities - preserving the past, building for the future. The City’s Corporate mission is to work with the community to provide high quality municipal services that meet, if not exceed, the expectations of City residents and businesses