Revitalization of the Morgan Park pool and the baseball diamond
August, 2020 — Splash pad and Morgan Pool opened — Now closed for the season.
Community meeting held on January 24, 2019 - the architectural plans for the revitalization of the Morgan Park pool and the baseball diamond where presented and discussed. Below are the Lennox Architects' presentation and the link to the video presented by the architect. We will send more updates once they become available.
— Tender Award – late July 2020 *Pending Covid-19 implications
— Mobilize – August 2020 *Pending Weather *Pending Covid-19 implications to construction and contract administration
— Substantial Completion – late June 2021 *Pending Weather *Pending Covid-19 implications to construction and contract administration
Community Information Meeting held on May 16, 2019 to discuss theWismer Hammersley Park, a neighborhood park that will be built between Hammersley Boulevard and Battista Perri Drive, north of the existing woodlot
Applications for the Official Plan and Zoning By-law Amendment submitted by SmartCentres and Revera Inc. (Markham Main Street RR Inc) to permit a 6 storey retirement residence (7 storeys adjacent to Water Street).
The building proposes 308 units offering a continuum of care and range of suite sizes and care services. The proposal includes 162 parking spaces (120 underground). Access is provided primarily from Water St with a drop off from Main St N. Five of the heritage buildings are proposed to be retained as commercial uses with 12 Wilson Street being restored and incorporated into the retirement residence.
Thank you to all of you who attended our virtual community information meeting on April 19 & 28. The questions and comments submitted by participants at the community information meeting and by email are available below, as well as the sun and shadow study provided by the consultant:
This meeting will be open to the public and you are welcome to participate and make a verbal or written deputation.
The Heritage Committee meeting is not live streamed, but you can request to participate in the Zoom meeting. For Zoom access to this meeting only, please email Laura Gold and she will provide a link on the day of the meeting.
For further information on this application, please contact Peter Wokral, Senior Heritage Planner.
Proposal to facilitate 622 detached homes, 1683 townhouses and future development blocks for mixed use and residential mid-rise and high-rise uses, as well as blocks for parks, schools, open spacegreenwayand supporting road network.
Applications for the Official Plan and Zoning By-law Amendments submitted by Newdev Investments Limited to permit 32 stacked townhouse units with an underground parking garage at 5305 & 5307 Highway 7 East. This is the property on the south side of Hwy # 7- just east of the strip plaza - with a small white bungalow.
Applications for the Official Plan and Zoning By-law Amendments submitted by 10-20 Fincham Inc. to permit fourteen townhouse dwellings within a common element condominium and two freehold semi-dwellings at 10 and 20 Fincham Avenue.
After a brief discussion at the February 22, 2021 DSC meeting, Council referred the item to Markham Subcommittee for further consultation.
Markham Subcommittee members, City staff and residents met on April 20 to further discuss this application. Minutes are now posted.
The item will be presented to DSC, on May 3, 2021. Agenda is available on the City's portal
For further information on both applications, contact Aqsa Malik
1709 Bur Oak Avenue
Application for Zoning By-law Amendment submitted by Bur Oak (ARH) Developments Inc. to permit a 20-storey apartment building with a total of 242 apartment units at 1709 Bur Oak Avenue (File No: ZA 18 258912)
For information on the submitted applications, please contact Stacia Muradali
73 Main Street South, Markham
Official Plan amendment, Zoning By-law amendment, Draft Plan of Subdivision, and Site Plan Control applications for 73 Main Street South, submitted by Garden Homes (Markham) Inc. The applications are in support of a pair of semi-detached dwellings fronting Mill Street, and a 15 unit, three storey, town house development fronting 73 Main Street South.
Karen Rea has been a resident in Markham for the past 37 years and lives in Ward 4. Born in Birmingham, England. Karen immigrated to Canada in 1978 and became a Canadian Citizen 2 years later. Her father lives in Wales, and her mom lives in Nova Scotia. Upon coming to Canada, she finished school at Markham District High School and worked for TD Canada Trust in Markham for 10 years as supervisor, liability and loans applications processor, and Manager at the data processing centre. Later, Karen moved into the collections business as both a senior collector, supervisor, and as legal coordinator, until 2009 when she became a Real Estate Agent.
Since being first elected in 2014, Karen has been an advocate for all residents in Ward 4 and Markham, and the voice of residents on Council. Karen sits on a variety of boards; Markham sub-Committee, Environmental Issues Committee, Heritage Markham, Main Street Markham Committee, Storm Water Management Liaison Committee, Train Anti Whistling working group, Markham Village Train Station Community Centre Board, Markham Village Business Improvement Area Board, Budget Committee, Markham Arts Council, Markham Music Festival Committee, Thomson Court Board, Markham District Energy Board & Markham Enterprises Corporation.
She has taken a "Primer on Planning Course" through AMTCO and Site Plan Application course at York University.
Karen keeps connected with many residents via an e-newsletter and welcomes input and feedback from residents on important major topics. Subscribe to her e-newsletter.
Karen continues to be a School Mentor in the Big Brothers and Sisters Program, and has recently received 10 years of dedicated service for the "March Drive Volunteer" from The Kidney Foundation. Recently, she joined the Board of Directors at 360kids, an organization that provides programs and support to at-risk youth in York Region.
Karen Rea was very active looking after the interests of Markham residents prior to being elected and continues to be their voice on Council.
Thank you to the Lions for
your generous donation towards the renovation of
Morgan Pool — September 2020
photo 1 — From left to right: 1st Vice District Governor Lion Barry MacDonald, MLC President Scott Young, local Councillor Karen Rea, Director of Recreation Mary Creighton, Past Cabinet Secretary Lion Jim Doak
Black History Month Celebration— 2020
MFES Cadet Graduation— Members of Council, Graduates and Fire Chief Dave Decker
Bell Let's Talk— Councillor Karen Rea; Councillor Isa Lee; Mayor Scarpitti; Murray Marven, Bell; Councillor Reid McAlpine and Deputy Mayor Don Hamilton
Mayor Scarpitti Chinese New Year Dinner
Hon. Caroline Mulroney, Minister of Transportation; MPP Paul Calandra and Councillor Karen Rea
Councillor Rea, Members of Council and guests
National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women— Yellow Brick House
Visit to Reena— October 2019
From Left to Right: Fred Winegust, Reena Stakeholder Relations; Jason M., RCR Resident; Councillor Karen Rea and David Cohen, Member, Reena Government Relations Committee
I moved a motion on June 14 at the General Committee, seconded by Mayor Scarpitti, for staff to report back on mitigating options for the gypsy moths infestation.
We had a good discussion about the issue and staff will be coming back in about 7-10 days with a further update on any & all options on what can be done and what we need to do proactively to help mitigate going forward, as this could be a 1-4 year cycle and we are in year 2 of the cycle.
The Region retained a consultant to assist in all York region municipalities with the infestation and spraying was not recommended.
Staff have advised that there is a short supply of BTK as the infestation is across the Province. We were also advised that the narrow window to spray has passed. Spraying has to be done when the caterpillars are small and the weather conditions are favorable.
The minutes and video of the General Committee meeting will be posted soon at the City
All municipalities are experiencing a gypsy moth infestation, which could be year 2 of an estimated 4 year cycle. We have estimated approximately 18,000 trees are at risk of defoliation. City staff will be tracking defoliation levels in order to fully understand the hotspot locations. City staff has removed egg masses from over 6,000 trees earlier in the year to help control the infestation. The organic insecticide BTK is only effective when the caterpillars are small. We need everyone’s help to try and control the infestation. If you have an infested tree, burlap or duct tape bands (sticky side out) on the trunk of the tree will help keep the caterpillars from entering the tree canopy. The City is looking at all options to try and minimize the infestation if the cycle continues next year. For more details please check the City website at www.Markham.ca/trees .