For the 2020-2021 Winter season, the City of Markham launched a new City-wide Pathway Winter Maintenance Pilot Program. This program saw one pedestrian pathway in each of Markham’s eight wards cleared of snow, salted and sanded. This program is a result of the 2019 Winter Maintenance Council Review and is one of the ways the City encouraged people in the community to stay active in Markham this winter.
Residents were invited to participate in a survey on the program. The survey is now closed and the feedback will be reviewed by the Operations team and will be presented to Council for review and recommendation in 2021.
Pilot Pathway Locations:
Ward 1 – Royal Orchard Park from Kirk Drive to Royal Orchard Boulevard
Ward 2 - Ashton Meadow Park from Calvert Road to Rachel Crescent
Ward 3 – Quantztown Park from Carlton Rd to Houndsbrook Crescent
Ward 4 – Robinson Park from Lincoln Green Drive to Robinson Street
Ward 5 – Nicholas Miller Park from Appleview Road to Alfred Paterson Drive
Ward 6 – John Baird Woods Park from Mingay Avenue to Prebble Drive
Ward 7 – Featherstone Park from Middlefield Road to Featherstone Avenue
Ward 8 – Milliken Mills Park from Milliken Meadows Drive to Milliken Mills Community Centre
A gravel pathway in Milne Dam Conservation Park was also included as part of this pilot. This location roughly ran from inside the McCowan Road gate to the East end of the parking lot, however is not a hard surface pathway.