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Lasting Legacies

Lasting Legacies

Legacy Infrastructure Projects with Government of Canada

Markham celebrates Canada 150 with a number of legacy projects that will have lasting positive effects on our community.

Veterans Square

Veterans Square & Cenotaph Rehabilitation

The construction of a new memorial square to commemorate Markham’s war veterans and firefighters, rehabilitation of the existing cenotaph and development of a multi-functional civic square. Improvements to the associated walkways, lighting, seating and landscaping will be included to enhance the use of the space.

Expected completion: Fall 2017 – Spring 2018

Benjamin Thorne Tribute

Thornhill Community Centre and Library Entrance & Benjamin Thorne Tribute
Improvements to the landscaping and paving around the facility’s main entrance and the installation of new seating and plants to enhance the use of the space. Revitalization of the entrance includes the installation of a tribute monument to Benjamin Thorne, founder of Thornhill.

Expected completion: Fall 2017

Stiver Mill

Stiver Mill Landscape Revitalization – Phase 2

Improvements to the Stiver Mill site, including a new environmentally-friendly parking lot on the west side and extension of the boardwalk connecting Eureka Street to Main Street Unionville.

Expected completion: Fall 2017

John Daniel's Park Gateway

John Daniels Park Gateway Rehabilitation

Replacement of the gateway feature to the City of Markham, including a shade structure, water feature, new signage and lighting, bike racks and landscaping to enhance the use of the park.

Expected completion: March 2018

With support through the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program / Avec l’appui du Programme d’infrastructure communautiare de Canada 150.

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Community Legacy Projects

Stormwater pipes in a construction site

Flood Control Program – Phase 2B

Storm sewer upgrades in the West Thornhill neighbourhood to minimize the impacts of severe weather. Upon completion of Phase 2B, Grandview Park in West Thornhill will be transformed to include a new splash pad, skate park, ice pad and band shell to enhance the use of the space.

Expected Completion: Spring 2018


Showcasing Local Artists
Showcasing Local Artists

Five students from Unionville High School, led by Visual Arts Department Head Shane Clodd and Markham’s Public Realm Office, will be wrapping traffic boxes across the community with Canada 150-inspired designs. This artwork will beautify our neighbourhoods and leave a lasting Canada 150 legacy in our community.



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