The Community Builders
Who are the community makers?
Urban planners help create communities and revitalize towns, cities and counties. In Markham, they helped create a long-term plan for growth and revitalization. This was about finding the best use of land and resources for residential, commercial and recreational purposes.
In a region that disdained anything high-rise, residents came to embrace - and applaud - new tenets of development that would forever alter their surroundings and enhance their very way of life.
Developers buy land, finance real estate deals, build projects, create, control, and orchestrate the process of development from beginning to end. In Markham, they understood the region’s potential as a mixed-use community of the future. To do this, developers had to re-think development.