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We’re updating the Markham Centre Secondary Plan – and we want to hear from you!

Last summer, we held a series of virtual interactive discussions to hear your thoughts on the future of Markham Centre. Nearly 200 people actively participated, and many others listened live on the City of Markham’s YouTube channel. We talked about what makes a great neighbourhood, the opportunities in Markham’s downtown, and how areas in Markham Centre could be more cohesive and connected. You shared many great ideas and important considerations for the future of Markham Centre. This helped us identify the themes to explore moving forward.

In September 2020, we held a virtual visioning workshop. You told us your top issues for the development of Markham Centre were:

Together, we refined a Vision and Guiding Principles to help inform Markham Centre’s development over the next 20-30 years. Now we need to determine what the Vision and Guiding Principles will look like in practice.

To start the discussion, our team has generated options that explore some potential directions and ideas for Markham Centre.

The first is a “business as usual” option that demonstrates the implications of how Markham Centre will evolve based on its current trajectory. The second is a preliminary concept that tests out an alternative trajectory for Markham Centre based on 8 big moves:

  • Prioritizing walking, cycling, and transit
  • Creating a network of neighbourhoods
  • Supporting varied built form and height
  • Focusing a transit node
  • Establishing the Greenway as a key public space
  • Putting parks and open spaces up front
  • Fostering a range of high-quality public spaces
  • Rethinking the civic district

We need your feedback on these ideas so we can draw on their best parts and refine a preferred concept. In keeping with Public Health’s recommendation of physical distancing and to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the City has adapted all in-person public engagement to online formats. Check out the quick videos below to learn more about our preliminary ideas and use the tools at the bottom of this page to provide your input.

Join our virtual community meeting via Zoom at 7 PM on June 10 or watch our livestream!

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87435294334?pwd=bktlSC83Z0Fqbk50MGNXUzRnaVFLdz09

Meeting ID: 874 3529 4334

Passcode: 032601

One tap mobile

+15873281099,,87435294334#,,,,*032601# Canada

+16473744685,,87435294334#,,,,*032601# Canada

Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kcSx9QiLmW


Or watch the livestream: https://youtu.be/rUqAlvXO51E




We’re updating the Markham Centre Secondary Plan – and we want to hear from you!

Last summer, we held a series of virtual interactive discussions to hear your thoughts on the future of Markham Centre. Nearly 200 people actively participated, and many others listened live on the City of Markham’s YouTube channel. We talked about what makes a great neighbourhood, the opportunities in Markham’s downtown, and how areas in Markham Centre could be more cohesive and connected. You shared many great ideas and important considerations for the future of Markham Centre. This helped us identify the themes to explore moving forward.

In September 2020, we held a virtual visioning workshop. You told us your top issues for the development of Markham Centre were:

Together, we refined a Vision and Guiding Principles to help inform Markham Centre’s development over the next 20-30 years. Now we need to determine what the Vision and Guiding Principles will look like in practice.

To start the discussion, our team has generated options that explore some potential directions and ideas for Markham Centre.

The first is a “business as usual” option that demonstrates the implications of how Markham Centre will evolve based on its current trajectory. The second is a preliminary concept that tests out an alternative trajectory for Markham Centre based on 8 big moves:

  • Prioritizing walking, cycling, and transit
  • Creating a network of neighbourhoods
  • Supporting varied built form and height
  • Focusing a transit node
  • Establishing the Greenway as a key public space
  • Putting parks and open spaces up front
  • Fostering a range of high-quality public spaces
  • Rethinking the civic district

We need your feedback on these ideas so we can draw on their best parts and refine a preferred concept. In keeping with Public Health’s recommendation of physical distancing and to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the City has adapted all in-person public engagement to online formats. Check out the quick videos below to learn more about our preliminary ideas and use the tools at the bottom of this page to provide your input.

Join our virtual community meeting via Zoom at 7 PM on June 10 or watch our livestream!

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87435294334?pwd=bktlSC83Z0Fqbk50MGNXUzRnaVFLdz09

Meeting ID: 874 3529 4334

Passcode: 032601

One tap mobile

+15873281099,,87435294334#,,,,*032601# Canada

+16473744685,,87435294334#,,,,*032601# Canada

Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kcSx9QiLmW


Or watch the livestream: https://youtu.be/rUqAlvXO51E