The Vision

I-Metro-E :: City Region Downtown Relief Line

Transport/Transit is the most important infrastructure concerns and it is the area that our residents believe has the biggest impact on a City Region’s competitiveness and quality of life. Integrating urban planning, public transit, the environment and land use together are very important as they are all inextricably linked. "A competitive rail transit network is a competitive economy." Two million people and jobs live within a 4km radius of the 46.5km I-METRO-E line and will be growing to

The Competitve Economy :: 407 Transitway

The GTA Region is 140 kms wide by 35 kms high. The high-speed 407 train system needs to be designed to cover this 140 kms distance in one hour including all the 407 station stops along the way. The 407 station stops should to be developed as TDD destination communities. Gridlock cost the GTA economy more than $11 billion a year and this will cost the GTA Economy $15 billion by 2018. People should be able to transfer

North of Seven :: Yonge Subway Extension

In the 2014 Budget, the Ontario Government plans on building the Yonge Subway extension, electrifing all the GO Transit lines, moving to an all day train service with operating frequencies of 15 minutes within the next 10 years. Toronto is insisting that the downtown relief line must be built first before they will allow the Yonge Subway Extension to Hwy 7 to happen. Extension of the Yonge Subway is environmentally friendly, cost efficient and the least disruptive to

Creating “A Sense of Place” :: TDD Stations

The way we perceive our communities is in large part due to the design of the built environment and the degree to which it fosters a livable city. Design choices not only affect our perception of “place” but also the way we use it. While opinions of aesthetics vary from person to person, there are some core design strategies that promote vibrant neighborhoods, livable communities and cities regardless of the chosen style and or aesthetic. There is a huge

Fields of Green :: Open Space & Sport Fields

We need to take advantage of all open space that is available in Markham. We can turn it into a magnificent endless green space for our residents, while respecting nature and wildlife. All open-space systems reinforce sustainability goals. Making Markham and the surrounding area as green as possible provides wildlife habitants, protects agricultural lands and improves air quality. Open space supports diversity, by creating a variety of green softening effects within urban landscapes while helping to enhancing our quality

Culture of Character :: “MISTA”

The Olympic Training Center main purpose is to centralize the infrastructure required for athlete’s development. It will centralize the infrastructure required to teach, train, support a health and wellness centre, sport science, research, sports medicine, dietary programs and develop athletes. An Olympic Training Center is a space for athlete training with the help of professionals and scientific education, in addition to equipment and facilities. A private sector funded driven initiative with public sector involvement. MISTA will serve the needs of Markham, GTA municipalities, local/GTA

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2014 Municipal Early Voting and Election Day Information

The City of Markham offers eligible voters the opportunity to cast a ballot prior to Voting Day. Eligible voters can vote in person at any of the early voting locations regardless of where they live in Markham.
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