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July 20, 2023

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  • July 26

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.

  • July 27

1:00 PM — 4:00 PM  Special Council Meeting

Members of the public have the option to attend either remotely via Zoom or in-person in the Council Chamber at the Civic Centre. Learn how to participate in meetings, email a written submission or request to speak.

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

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  • July - Plastic Free July

Plastic Free July is a global movement that encourages everyone to reduce or eliminate single-use plastics from their life to decrease pollution in streets, waterways and greenspaces.

Learn how you can be plastic free this July and beyond, visit Single-Use Plastics.

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Night at the Museum – Family movies this summer

Star light, star bright,
First star I see tonight,
I wish I may,
I wish I might,
See a movie under the stars tonight.

Night at the Museum is back for another summer of movies under the stars. The best part is that it’s free and just requires pre-registration. Gates open at 8 PM and movies start at 9:30 PM or sunset.

July 26 - Top Gun: Maverick sponsored by Tar Team Real Estate
August 9 - Turning Red sponsored by Markville Toyota
August 23 - The Super Mario Bros. Movie sponsored by Don Valley North Lexus

Learn more and register for each movie at

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Small changes make a big difference. Let a Plastic Free July kick start your summer!

Otter with hands in air. Text hands up if you are trying to go plastic-free.

Rethink, better yet, refuse single-use plastics for one month and see the difference your new habits make for environment and your wallet!

Here are some tips on how you can make a difference:

  1. Be ready. Keep several clean reusable mugs in your car when stopping for your morning coffee or grabbing a take out lunch.
  2. Be prepared. Add to your grocery list what single-use plastic items you need to switch out for reusable ones.
  3. Be local. This is a great time of year to shop farmer’s markets, bring your reusable shopping and produce bags.

For more tips visit

Lifeguards and Swim Instructors Wanted in Markham!

Hey, water enthusiasts! Are you ready to make a splash? The City of Markham is looking for a dynamic team of lifeguards and swim instructors to join our aquatic team this 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 1!

Learn more about what we can offer:

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Parking is a big part of Markham’s transportation network. It impacts our community, such as how people travel, where development occurs, affordability, land use and more.

So we’re creating a plan to meet your future parking needs and we want to hear from you. Join us at our pop-up events to learn more about the City of Markham’s Citywide Parking Strategy!

We’re holding three pop-up events this summer at community centres across the city.

  • July 27, 12 to 4 PM, Thornhill Community Centre
  • August 3, 3 to 7 PM, Cornell Community Centre
  • August 10, 3 to 7 PM, Milliken Mills Community Centre

We want to understand how you move around the city and how you wish to get around. Stay engaged and contribute to the conversation. Come provide your feedback and help shape our future!

Learn more at

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Markham Unleashes The Creativity of Unionville High School Students  

The City of Markham is delighted to partner with the York Region District School Board to showcase the creativity of local students.  

Our talented Information Technology students from Unionville High School have been hard at work, crafting captivating videos that will give you a front-row seat to the incredible services and initiatives offered by the City of Markham. 

Find the videos on our Instagram and Facebook pages. Stay tuned as more content is posted each week!

Here’s a sneak peak.

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