Age Friendly Design Guidelines

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The City of Markham is developing new Age-Friendly Design Guidelines and we want to hear from you as we help make Markham a great place for everyone - from 0-99!

The Markham Age-Friendly Design Guidelines will provide design direction for new and redeveloping communities, focusing on three scales: the unit, the building and the neighbourhood.

We want to know how you live, work and play in Markham – whether you are a local teen, a young family new to the community or an older adult looking to age-in-place. Tell us how we can make homes, buildings and neighbourhoods safer, more social and more accessible for everyone, regardless of their age or ability.

The City of Markham is developing new Age-Friendly Design Guidelines and we want to hear from you as we help make Markham a great place for everyone - from 0-99!

The Markham Age-Friendly Design Guidelines will provide design direction for new and redeveloping communities, focusing on three scales: the unit, the building and the neighbourhood.

We want to know how you live, work and play in Markham – whether you are a local teen, a young family new to the community or an older adult looking to age-in-place. Tell us how we can make homes, buildings and neighbourhoods safer, more social and more accessible for everyone, regardless of their age or ability.

  • DRAFT Markham Age Friendly Design Guidelines Document Released

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    The DRAFT Markham Age-Friendly Design Guidelines have just been released to the public.

    Click here to access the guideline document: https://yourvoicemarkham.ca/25994/widgets/111165/documents/84031


    The document has been formatted to meet all AODA requirements.

  • Public Open House #2 - Wednesday April 13th, 2022 - Completed

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    We heard you!

    Thank you for sharing your ideas on how to make Markham a more Age-Friendly city.

    We invite you to join us on Wednesday April 13th at 6 PM to learn about what we've heard so far, and to learn about the progress we have made on the Age-Friendly Design Guidelines.

    Watch a recording of the event here:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=00ToeJDAd3Q

  • Engagement Summary

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    In order to make this a reality, the City of Markham is developing a set of Age-Friendly Design Guidelines to help make Markham an age-friendly city.

    During the development of these guidelines, the the project team engaged with staff, council, key stakeholders and members of the community to get a better understanding of the daily needs of residents, and current barriers and opportunities for age-friendly design in the community.

    Over 638 stakeholders and members of the public were reached/engaged during phase 2 and 3 of the process through interviews, workshops, meetings, public events and online engagement tools hosted on the City’s ‘YourVoiceMarkham’ engagement platform.

    This Engagement Summary highlights the key findings to date.

    https://yourvoicemarkham.ca/25994/widgets/111165/documents/78867


  • Stage 2 Report Released

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    The Markham Age-Friendly Design Guidelines Stage 2 Report has just been released. This report outlines the importance of age-friendly design, provides an exploration into existing age-friendly policies at all levels of government, and examines global best practices and case studies in age-friendly design.

    The document has been formatted to meet all AODA requirements.


    https://yourvoicemarkham.ca/25994/widgets/111165/documents/77132


  • Virtual Open House - Thursday, January 20, 2022 | 6 to 7:30 PM

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    Join us at the Markham Age-Friendly Design Guidelines Virtual Open House on January 20, 2022 from 6 to 7:30 PM.

    This online event will feature a presentation of the Age-Friendly Design Guidelines project and process - as well as an opportunity to talk to the project team and share your ideas for an age-friendly Markham. An online survey will be shared after the event for you to provide further input into the process.

    The virtual open house is free to attend. Registration is required.

    https://us06web.zoom.us/j/86336981900?pwd=bjFUcmE5S1o3ejY2OWhZWHlkc2dWdz09


    Register today:

    https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/age-friendly-design-guidelines-open-house-tickets-227805962767

    Please note that the Open House will be recorded and closed captioning will be provided.

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