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August 3, 2023

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  • August 16

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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  • August 15 - India Independence Day

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Safeguarding Lives: A Closer Look at Traffic Safety in Markham

Traffic safety plays an important role in protecting both drivers and pedestrians in the City of Markham. Let's explore three key areas that show Markham's commitment to creating safer roads.

Construction worker directing traffic. Text says construction traffic safety is everyone's responsibility.

Firstly, construction zone safety is a major concern. During road repairs or new construction, signs and barriers are placed to alert drivers about potential hazards ahead. Reduced speed limits are imposed to prevent accidents and safeguard both construction workers and commuters. It's vital for drivers to be vigilant and follow the instructions in these zones, ensuring everyone's safety.

Speed monitor display. Text says be responsible, monitor your speedometer.

Secondly, speed display boards have proven to be effective tools in curbing reckless driving. These interactive boards display real-time vehicle speeds, prompting drivers to slow down and follow speed limits. By raising awareness about speeding, these boards foster a culture of responsible driving, especially in areas with higher pedestrian activity, like school zones.

Road watch street sign. Text says observe aggressive driving? Report it through road watch.

Lastly, the Road Watch program is a community-driven initiative empowering residents to actively participate in road safety. People can report instances of dangerous driving, helping authorities to take appropriate action. This collective effort ensures a safer environment for all road users and promotes responsible driving habits.

The City of Markham's focus on construction zone safety, speed display boards, and the Road Watch program reflects our dedication to enhancing traffic safety. Together we can all play our part in keeping the roads safe for everyone.

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Funding For Automotive & Mobility Technology Demonstration Zones

Mayor of Markham in group shot,

In case you missed it (#ICYMI), The Province of Ontario has awarded the cities of Markham and Vaughan $2.5 million in funding to develop two automotive technology and smart mobility Demonstration Zones that will provide opportunities for companies to test, pilot and showcase their products in a real-world environment.

In Markham, technology demonstrations will be conducted in Markham Centre, the City’s emerging downtown, home to York University’s new campus, with a focus on sustainability and technology. Markham’s Demonstration Zone will support automotive and mobility technology demonstrations, providing an opportunity for companies to respond to ongoing calls for applications with innovative solutions.
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What happened to July? It’s been a blur of camps, holidays and rain. Hard to believe that Fall program registration is around the corner.

Don’t let this one creep up on you as it’s the first registration day in our new Program Registration System! Have you made the switch and created your account?

Since August 15 is the first day of registration for residents, you’ll want to make sure that your account is created before then with your complete address.

Here’s a list of handy dates to keep in mind:

  • August 1 – Fall program are available for viewing in the new Program Registration System
  • August 15 at 6:30 AM – Fall general program registration begins. There are step-by-step instructions avaialble in English, Simiplified and Traditional Chinese and Tamil. 
  • August 22 at 6:30 AM – Fall swmming lessions registration begins.

Don’t miss out on all the great programs this Fall! Create your account today.

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