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July 6, 2023

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  • July 12

7:00 — 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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  • 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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Markham's Spectacular 2023 Canada Day Celebration

Our annual Canada Day celebration was an enormous success, attracting thousands of enthusiastic attendees from both Markham and beyond!

The event had a wide range of captivating entertainment, mouthwatering food, exciting music performances, and an awe-inspiring fireworks display that capped off an unforgettable day!

Stay tuned for upcoming events like the Markham-Milliken Children’s Festival, coming up Saturday, September 9, another signature City event that will put smiles on the faces of families!

Relive the magic of Canada Day 2023 by browsing through our Canada Day Flickr album.


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It's time, cut your grass

If your grass is taller than your iPhone, it’s time to cut it.

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Get into those summer chore routines, like cutting the grass. Our By-Law Officers are getting an increase in complaints under the Keep Markham Beautiful By-Law. No portion of the ground cover (ie. grass and weeds) can exceed 15 CM (6 inches).

Do your lawn (and your neighbours) a favour and tidy up the yard.

Keep it down. Loud music is not everyone’s forte

Winter’s are long, we get it, we’ve waited for this. Summer is here and people begin to enjoy their time outdoors. We want to remind you that noise outdoors has its time limits.

Playing loud music outdoors is not allowed from 5:00 PM to 7:00 AM the following day (9:00 AM on Sundays).

Shouting, whistling and singing is not allowed after 11:00 PM.

Fridays and Saturdays are an exception to the above: noise is permitted until 11:00 PM.

We break it down in the chart below:

Days of the week

Prohibited Times

Permitted Times

Monday to Thursday

5 PM one day to 7 AM the next day

7 AM to 5 PM


11 PM one day to 7 AM the next day

7 AM to 11 PM


11 PM one day to 9 AM the next day

7 AM to 11 PM


5 PM one day to 7 AM the next day

9 AM to 5 PM

To learn more about Markham's by-law, visit

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City of Markham Contact Centre - We're here to help you!

The Contact Centre is the City of Markham's centralized customer service centre. Call us with your questions or concerns regarding most City of Markham services.

Your inquiries are answered in a timely manner by knowledgeable and caring customer service staff.

If action is required, we will take the details of your inquiry, open a file to track its progress and send it to the appropriate department for action.

Here’s how you can reach us:

Our hours of operation are Monday to Friday, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM (excluding statutory holidays).

Don’t forget, we just launched our newly updated artificial intelligence-enabled Virtual Assistant 2.0. This offers users 24/7 access to a wide range of topics, anytime, anywhere and on any device.

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Click the refreshed Virtual Assistant icon found across our entire website to try it.

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