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August 17, 2023

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  • August 30

7:00 PM — 11:00 PM - Electronic Committee of Adjustment Meeting (Held virtually)

Committee of Adjustment mainpage has general info on how to participate in virtual meetings and COA Meeting Agendas, Minutes & Staff Reports page which would provide specific meeting date information and materials.

For more information, contact the COA Secretary-Treasurer at or 905.477.7000 extension 4721

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ICYMI: Markham to host the Little Native Hockey League Tournament, Cultural Festival, and Gala Celebration in March 2024

In case you missed it, The City of Markham, together with Destination Markham Corporation, has been selected by the Little Native Hockey League (LNHL) as the successful host city for the LNHL 2024 Hockey Tournament, Cultural Festival, and Gala Celebration. This will be the first time it is held in Markham on the special occasion of its 50th anniversary in 2024.

Taking place over 2024 March Break, the annual hockey tournament will bring more than 3,500 young Indigenous athletes, families and spectators together from across Ontario to Markham to celebrate the game of hockey and celebration of the Indigenous culture. The LNHL Tournament will be spread across the City’s 10 different ice rinks throughout the March Break week.

You won’t want to miss this! Stay tuned for more information.

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Save the date! Markham-Milliken Children’s Festival

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Join us on Saturday, September 9, 2023 for the Markham-Milliken Children’s Festival, presented by Tim Hortons, from 10 AM to 6:30 PM.

The fun takes place outside of Aaniin Community Centre – 5665 14th Ave.

Many fun, free activities and live entertainment for the whole family including:

  • Mini putt
  • Building blocks
  • Bubble zone
  • STEM and interactive activities, and more!

Play-All-Day Passes for Children

Play-All-Day Passes will be available for purchase starting the week of August 21. A Play-All-Day Pass gives children access to all rides and inflatables!

Play-All-Day Pass: $10 plus tax before September 9, and $14 plus tax on the Festival day onsite.

Learn more:

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Road Closure Notification

Birchmount Rd will be closed from Aviva Way (North entrance) to Royal Citizen Court, from August 14 to September 1, to complete construction activities for Markham District Energy. Detours will be in place.

Local traffic will be able to access businesses in the area.

Map illustrating Birchmount Rd closed from Aviva Way (North entrance) to Royal Citizen Court.

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Lifeguard and Swim Instructor Hiring Period Extended!

The City of Markham is actively hiring lifeguards and swim instructors for the fall.

As a lifeguard, you'll be the unsung hero of the water world, the mighty protector of all swimmers. Your job? Keeping our pools safe, cool, and cannonball-friendly.

Working in Markham means joining a community of fun-loving aqua enthusiasts. Flexible schedules, a supportive team, great perks, and the chance to splash around every day make this opportunity one you won't want to miss.

So, if you're up for a rewarding opportunity, apply by August 25!

Learn more about what we can offer:

Fall Program Registration has begun!

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And we’re off!

Fall general program registration started on August 15 in the City’s NEW Program Registration System. The true test of the new system came at 6:30 AM when registration started with 3200 residents in queue. Within 10 minutes that was cleared with an average wait time of 3 minutes. 9000 registrations were processed without system slowdowns or challenges. Staff were on standby to assist residents and the feedback has been overwhelmingly positive. 

Don’t forget, swimming lessons registration is also coming up in the new program registration system, starting August 22.

Thank you Markham for making the switch!

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