Urban Design Documents
Markham Built Form, Height, and Massing Principles
A guide to inform the future of Markham’s built form. The Markham Built Form, Height, and Massing Principles [PDF] document assembles a number of ‘best practices’ that can be employed in creating walkable, connected, and transit-supportive neighbourhoods and communities.
Trees for Tomorrow: Streetscape Manual
A manual aimed to preserve existing trees and canopy cover for development applications and City boulevards. The Trees for Tomorrow: Streetscape Manual [PDF] provides specifications, details, and education for staff, developers, contractors, and residents.
Accessibility Design Guidelines
A guideline providing practical examples of solutions that can optimize accessibility for new construction or the renovation of existing facilities owned or leased by Markham.
A City-wide tool to encourage site and building design in a manner that minimizes the risk of strikes/collisions to birds residing in and migrating through Markham.
Drive-Through Facilities Design Guideline
A design guideline that looks to promote, properly assess, and achieve appropriate forms of drive-through development. The Drive-Through Facilities Design Guideline document assists in regulating the layout, built form, and appearance of drive-through facilities as well as in mitigating any adverse impacts.
Shared Places Our Spaces: Markham’s Public Realm Draft Strategy
Markham’s strategic plan for achieving successful public realm with public spaces that are well planned, designed, and managed.