MARKHAM, ON – June 1, 2021 – The City of Markham will mark a special Innovation Month this year during the 50th anniversary of the City of Markham’s incorporation. Join Markham’s tech industry leaders, start-up entrepreneurs, homegrown businesses and academic institutions as we celebrate 50 years of excellence through a month-long social media campaign highlighting the talent, vision and key moments that were instrumental in transforming our community into one of Canada’s leading tech and innovation hubs. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube using #WeAreMarkham and #MarkhamInnovates for videos throughout the month of June.

“This year marks an important milestone for the City of Markham. To celebrate 50 years since our incorporation and to recognize June as Innovation Month, we are paying tribute to the many companies and academic institutions that have contributed to Markham’s ascent as a leading tech and innovation hub in Canada,” said Markham Mayor Frank Scarpitti. “For 50 years, Markham has been on the forefront of innovation and we look forward to sharing stories throughout the month of June from our business and academic communities that celebrate key achievements and collaborations. Markham is proud to be home to skilled talent and a robust and diverse ecosystem of companies that makes it an ideal place to invest and grow a business.”

The City of Markham celebrates “50 years of excellence” this year. The roots of The Corporation of the City of Markham date back to the creation of the Regional Municipality of York on January 1, 1971 when Unionville, Milliken, Thornhill and Markham Village were consolidated to form the Town of Markham.


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Markham Mayor Frank Scarpitti's Office:
Bryan Frois, Chief of Staff at bfrois@markham.ca or 416.567.1177.

All other media inquiries / interview requests for the City of Markham:
Jennifer Yap, Coordinator, Communications and Media Relations at jyap@markham.ca or 437.229.2450.

For COVID-19 announcements from the City of Markham:
Visit markham.ca/covid19 or listen to 105.9 The Region – Markham’s information and emergency radio station.

About Markham: Markham, an award-winning municipality with more than 351,000 residents and the largest of nine communities in York Region, is home to over 650 headquartered companies and more than 1,500 high tech and life science companies. Markham is a leader in attracting foreign direct investment with more than 234 foreign companies located in the City. Founded in the 1790s, today Markham is Canada’s most diverse community and enjoys a rich heritage, outstanding community planning and services, and a vibrant local economy.

Stay Connected: Visit our newsroom or search #MarkhamNews and #MarkhamEvents for the latest information on City programs, services and event.

MARKHAM, ON – June 1, 2021 – The City of Markham will mark a special Innovation Month this year during the 50th anniversary of the City of Markham’s incorporation. Join Markham’s tech industry leaders, start-up entrepreneurs, homegrown businesses and academic institutions as we celebrate 50 years of excellence through a month-long social media campaign highlighting the talent, vision and key moments that were instrumental in transforming our community into one of Canada’s leading tech and innovation hubs. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube using #WeAreMarkham and #MarkhamInnovates for videos throughout the month of June.

“This year marks an important milestone for the City of Markham. To celebrate 50 years since our incorporation and to recognize June as Innovation Month, we are paying tribute to the many companies and academic institutions that have contributed to Markham’s ascent as a leading tech and innovation hub in Canada,” said Markham Mayor Frank Scarpitti. “For 50 years, Markham has been on the forefront of innovation and we look forward to sharing stories throughout the month of June from our business and academic communities that celebrate key achievements and collaborations. Markham is proud to be home to skilled talent and a robust and diverse ecosystem of companies that makes it an ideal place to invest and grow a business.”

The City of Markham celebrates “50 years of excellence” this year. The roots of The Corporation of the City of Markham date back to the creation of the Regional Municipality of York on January 1, 1971 when Unionville, Milliken, Thornhill and Markham Village were consolidated to form the Town of Markham.


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Markham Mayor Frank Scarpitti's Office:
Bryan Frois, Chief of Staff at bfrois@markham.ca or 416.567.1177.

All other media inquiries / interview requests for the City of Markham:
Jennifer Yap, Coordinator, Communications and Media Relations at jyap@markham.ca or 437.229.2450.

For COVID-19 announcements from the City of Markham:
Visit markham.ca/covid19 or listen to 105.9 The Region – Markham’s information and emergency radio station.

About Markham: Markham, an award-winning municipality with more than 351,000 residents and the largest of nine communities in York Region, is home to over 650 headquartered companies and more than 1,500 high tech and life science companies. Markham is a leader in attracting foreign direct investment with more than 234 foreign companies located in the City. Founded in the 1790s, today Markham is Canada’s most diverse community and enjoys a rich heritage, outstanding community planning and services, and a vibrant local economy.

Stay Connected: Visit our newsroom or search #MarkhamNews and #MarkhamEvents for the latest information on City programs, services and event.