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September 28, 2023

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  • October 4
    9:00 AM - 2:00 PM - General Committee Meeting at Heinzman House
  • October 10
    9:30 AM - 1:00 PM - General Committee Meeting
    7:00 PM - 9:00 PM - Development Services Public Meeting - City-Initiated Comprehensive Zoning By-law Project

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.

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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  • September 28  October 1 - Markham Fair Week
  • October 1  7 - Animal Health Week
  • October 7 - International Trigeminal Neuralgia Day

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Special screening of The Last Stitch

A pair of scissors. Text the last stitch.

Join us for one night only, enjoy a special screening of The Last Stitch, the story of one family’s journey preserving the art of traditional cheongsam making while finding a new home in Canada.

This story takes us from Shanghai to Hong Kong and Toronto, reflecting the history of the Chinese diaspora as well as the rise and fall of traditional craftsmanship.

Join us on Tuesday, October 3, 2023 at 7:30 PM at Flato Markham Theatre, with limited seats available!

A portion of the admission ticket will be donated to the Markham chapter of Cycling Without Age York Region.

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Markham Wins IPAC Innovation Award For Its Leadership In Digital Democracy

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The City of Markham is a digital democracy leader in Canada. So much so, it has claimed yet another award for its approach to the 2022 Markham Municipal Election, its fourth recognition this year alone!

The City recently received the prestigious Public Administration Excellence Innovation Award for its efforts on digital democracy from the Institute of Public Administration of Canada (IPAC) at its 76th anniversary conference in Ottawa.

The City of Markham was Canada’s first municipality to vote online, delivering an online voting program for six consecutive municipal elections since 2003. In 2022, Markham used technology like enhanced automation, artificial intelligence and advanced cryptography to streamline service delivery and help build trust in next-generation voting technology.

Awards received this year include the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) Peter J. Marshall Innovation Award, the Canadian Association of Municipal Administrators (CAMA) Willis Award for Innovation, and the Association of Municipal Managers, Clerks and Treasurers of Ontario (AMCTO) E.A. Danby Award for Municipal Administration.

Congratulations Markham!

Have your say! Apple Creek Boulevard Corridor Safety Improvements

Road with cars on it

With tens of thousands of cars on the roads in Markham every day, road safety is a big priority for us.

The City of Markham is improving road safety on Apple Creek Boulevard from Woodbine Avenue to Warden Avenue. We invite you to share your feedback and ideas that will be considered during the development of the detailed design.

Please visit our website for project updates and provide feedback at

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