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Markham's 150 Action Plan

Markham's 150 Action Plan

Markham’s Plan for Canada 150

The Council of the City of Markham has approved a Markham Celebrates Canada 150 Action Plan to engage our residents, businesses, visitors, and our institutions, and is aligned with the city’s Building Markham’s Future Together:  2015-2019 Strategic Plan.


Celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday by engaging and mobilizing our diverse and vibrant communities to showcase Markham as a premier city that is a leader in sustainability, inclusion, and innovation.


  • Foster national and community pride
  • Create lasting legacies in the community
  • Engage residents, businesses, stakeholders and partners of all ages
  • Increase awareness of Canada 150 activities taking place within our community and across the nation
  • Animate the city’s motto “Leading While Remembering” by reflecting on and celebrating Markham’s past and future

Four Key Components

  • Events Programming: One-time and existing programs delivered by City of Markham and partners
  • New Community Legacies: Projects implemented by the City of Markham that benefit the community over a lengthy period of time
  • Partnerships & Engagement: Strengthen partnerships and engage the community to take part in the celebration through neighbourhood-led projects
  • Branding & Awareness Building: Promote our plan and create excitement within our public realm

Canada 150 Committees & Sub-Committees

  • Markham’s Canada 150 Committee
  • International Partnership Sub-Committee
  • Neighbourhood Engagement Sub-Committee

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