Who are the community makers?

Q Who is responsible for the development of this community?
Frank Scarpitti
on collaboration
Politicians

Politicians help guide how a city is shaped and reshaped over time. In Markham, inspired by visionary planners and developers, they used their policy-making skills to ensure a shared vision became reality.

Mary Frances Turner
on collaboration
Planners

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.

Mark Schollen
on collaboration
Residents

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.

Christopher Bratty
on collaboration
Developers

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.