The meteoric rise of Markham

City Of Markham

Select a decade to learn about key development within the city

Markham GO Station

Built in 1871 by Toronto and Nipissing Railway and last used by CN Rail in the 1990s and restored in 2000 as active GO station and community use.

York University

The plan: a 10-storey building on 5 acres that will become the York University Markham Centre Campus. Located at the southeast corner of Enterprise Boulevard and Rivis Road, the Campus will offer 4,200 students access to more than 20 degree programs.

FLATO Markham Theatre for the Performing Arts

171 Town Centre Boulevard

Completed in 1985, the FLATO is a public arts complex with a 500-seat capacity and a mulit-level lobby, and is best known for staging events in the performing arts and drama.

Highway 407

Highway 407 helps relieve congestion and helps the efficient movement of people and goods through the Greater Toronto Area. Markham, among other communities, benefits from local job creation, opportunities for businesses, and reduced congestion.

Highway 404

The completion of Hwy. 404 during the mid-1970s accelerated urban development in Markham.

City of Markham Civic Centre

101 Town Centre Boulevard

The Markham Civic Centre, which opened in 1990, is a brick and glass structure that houses City Hall and is adjacent to an 11.5-hectare park with a large pond reflecting the south façade.

Unionville Station

155 YMCA Boulevard

Built in 1871 by the Toronto and Nipissing Railway, later by Via Rail and by GO Transit from 1982 to 1991; it was sold to the city in 1989 and restored as a community centre within the historic Unionville Main Street area. The building features classic Canadian Railway Style found in Markham and (old) Unionville Stations.

Highway 7

In 1920, in response to growing demands to improve the provincial highway system, a Royal Commission investigated the increasing automobile and truck traffic. Five years later (in 1925), the construction of Highway 7 reached Markham Village.

Highway 7 was made the second main artery for York Region's VIVA rapid transit service in 2005. (Construction began in 2010, completed January 2015) Bayview Ave. to Warden Ave.

YMCA Markham

101 YMCA Boulevard

This spacious, 60,000 sq-ft. facility is a true community meeting place, with a full-featured health and fitness centre, as well as school break and summer camps programs.

Cornell Community Centre and Library

3201 Bur Oak Avenue

This facility, which opened in 2012, features a multi-level, fully-equipped health and fitness centre, an indoor playground, a youth centre, three pool areas including a therapy pool, water slide and splash pad, a triple gym.

Pan Am/Parapan Am Markham - Aquatics and Field House

3201 Bur Oak Avenue

Opened in time for the 2015 Pan-Am Games, this world-class aquatics and recreational facility features an Olympic-size pool, badminton courts, warm up and spectator areas.

VivaNext Terminal

VivaNext is designing a new transit terminal near Hwy. 7 East and Ninth Line in the City of Markham. This 11-bay, open-air building will feature modern architecture and sustainable, cyclist and pedestrian-friendly design. A transit hub within walking distance to Markham-Stouffville Hospital and Cornell Community Centre and Library, Cornell Terminal will be complete by the end of 2018.

People power

A City of Markham projection from 2010 tracking the growth of population.

Professional Power

A City of Markham projection from 2010 tracking the growth of employment.