Markham’s 50th Anniversary

Celebrating excellence in the community

Throughout 2021, the City of Markham will be marking its 50th anniversary with a series of celebrations that will bring us together as a community, while physically apart.


  • Lining select streets in the community with commemorative banners co-designed by Unionville High School students that feature notable residents and landmarks

  • Marking Innovation Month in June by highlighting Markham’s tech industry leaders and long-standing local businesses

  • Activities that spotlight transformational moments in the community’s journey from a town into a modern city

  • Showcasing Markham’s achievements, history, diversity and community on social media using #Markham50

Watch for special virtual programming from Markham Public Library and the Markham Museum as they, too, celebrate their 50th anniversaries this year.

As part of their celebrations, Markham Public Library is bringing a few special birthday gifts to the community.

The roots of The Corporation of the City of Markham date back to the creation of the Regional Municipality of York on January 1, 1971 when Unionville, Milliken, Thornhill and Markham Village were consolidated to form the Town of Markham.

This is only the beginning of a very special year. Come back often for updates, as we celebrate all year long.

Celebrate with us by using #Markham50 on social media!

Markham’s 50th Anniversary
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