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Everything about Markham
Markham, with the motto of “leading while remembering” and nickname of “the high-tech capital” is a city in the regional municipality of York in Southern Ontario state, country of Canada. It’s just 30km away from Downtown Toronto in the northeast of Toronto downtown. Markham has the largest population in the York region, and as of 2016 has a population of over 324, 940 people. From the point of population, Markham has the fourth largest population in the Greater Toronto Area which is famously known as GTA and in the country of Canada has the 16th largest population of the country. This beautiful city has been settled in 1794 and since then till 1872 was considered as a village and then until 1972 was considered as a town and from 2012 has been incorporated as a city.
Life in Markham
Markham is a very beautiful and modern city for living. The infrastructure is modern and superb and you can enjoy nice and pleasant weather in this city.
This city is full of great and beautiful parks and pathways which you enjoy and have pleasure inside them and enjoy fresh weather and rare and beautiful trees and plants.
Safety and security are superb and you live your dream life in this city, Markham as an international city has a diverse range of nationalities in itself so you can enjoy a very rich and vibrant city and culture while living in the Markham.
There a lot of attractions in the Markham which some of them include:
- Frederick Horseman Varley Art Gallery
- Heintzman House
- Markham Musem
- Markham Village
And a lot more which you can enjoy and try new experiences and learn.
As an international city, annually many events happen here which some of the most famous annual events in the city of Markham include:
- Nigh it up!
- Night Market
- Taste of Asia Festival
And many more which happens here in this international and modern city and adds to its rich and diverse vibrant life and culture.
There are a lot of things which you can do in Markham to have fun and enjoy your life, one of the best ways to have fun and enjoy your life fully is Markham entertainment and game clubs and centers, some of the best and most famous Markham game and entertainment centers include:
- Hub Climbing
- Pride of Canada Carousel
- iDarts Toronto
- Golf Wing Virtual Golf and Restaurant
- Akiba Kissa Mango Cafe
- Kidz Station
- Busy Bodies Playground
Also, you can enjoy attractions and shopping centers and art galleries in Markham, there are a lot of options for entertainment and choice is yours.
Buying property in Markham
Markham has a diverse and thriving property market. The average house price in Markham is $1,088,023, the annual growth price of the house in the Markham is 20%, the quarter growth us 3 1% and monthly growth price is 3.6% so to summarize here is what you should know from the Markham property market
- Average property house: $1.1M
- Annual change in price: +20%
- Quarterly change in price: +3.1%
- Monthly change in price: +3.6%
Markham is the 8th most expensive city in the GTA area, 7th fastest growing market, 6th fastest-selling, and 15th highest turnover city among 23 cities in the Great Toronto Area. ( GTA ).
From apartments and towers to super-luxury properties and palaces, you can find all types of properties in Markham based on your own budget and priorities. Markham has one of the best and most vibrant property markets of the GTA and Canada and you can buy or rent your perfect property in the wide and diverse property market of the Markham.
The population of Markham has grown exponentially over the last few years in which according to the 2011 Canadian census, the population of the city was 301,709 and till 2016 the population of the city has grown into 328, 966. From 2006 till 2016 the population of Markham has grown over 16% which is more than 3 times faster than the country of Canada average growth of population. The average growth in the population shows we will see more population than ever in the history of the city in the future and shows its popularity among GTA and Canada as a whole as a nice and beautiful city that can absorb different people from all over the country and the World.
Markham is an international city in which people from different ethnicities and nationalities live in this city and based on 2016 Canadian census minorities are as follows:
- Chinese ( 46.5% )
- Indian ( 10.1% )
- Canadaian ( 6.5% )
- English ( 6.3% )
- Scottish ( 4.5% )
- Sri Lanka ( 4.4% )
- Irish ( 4.2% )
- Italian ( 3.7% )
- Flipino ( 3.1% )
- And Iranian ( 2.5% )
According to the 2016 Candian census, 87% of Markham’s population are Canadian citizens and nearly 6% of the city population are recent immigrants which have been immigrated to the city of Markham from 2011 till 2016.
Public Transportation: Roads and Transit
Markham as a modern city enjoys a modern transportation infrastructure from roads to trains, buses, and airplanes you have all the essential options at your hand when considering transportation in the city of Markham.
Important highways are:
- Highway 404: from Toronto to south of Lake Simcoe
- Highway 407: this important highway connects the north of Toronto and Markham to Burlington and Oshawa
The main railroad is the GO Transit Stouffville line which connects Lincolville to downtown Toronto.
This railroad offers full-service train services to the Markham population all day long and is the main railroad of the city of Markham.
York Region Transit ( YRT ) and Toronto Transit Commission ( TTC ) provides bus services to the Markham and the GO Transit provides train services to the Markham.
Also, Markham airport which has been located in the north of Markham provides air transport services to Markham.
Retail and Shopping Centers
Markham is home to some of the best and biggest malls and shopping centers. So if you love shopping and enjoying shopping centers then Markham is an awesome city for this purpose.
The most important and biggest malls and shopping centers of Markham include:
- King Square Shopping Mall
- CF Markville
- Pacific Mall
- Langham Square
- First Markham Place
- Woodside Power Center
Also along with these big malls and shopping centers, there are a number of smaller ones in the Markham which some of them are:
- Albion Mall
- Gelderland Center
- Markham Town Square
- Metro Square
- Peachtree Center
- New Kennedy Square
- The Shops On Steel and 404
- Thornhill Square Shopping center
So Markham is full of small and big malls and shopping centers which you can use and have fun in your everyday life in this city.
As a modern city with modern and new infrastructure and international city, you can expect the highest quality of healthcare services in Markham, some of the most famous and best hospitals of Markham include:
- Markham Stouffville Hospital
- Shouldice Hospital
- MCI Medical Clinics Inc
- Central Local Health Integration
- Anthony Heath Care
- Toronto Safe Circumcision Clinic
- Lucas Dr. Jan Pietre
The Healthcare system in Markham is very advanced and sophisticated and you can expect nothing but the best possible services from the healthcare system of Markham.
Parks and pathways are maintained and operated by the city’s operations department.
There are a number of beautiful parks and pathways in the Markham which you can use and have pleasure inside them which some of the best and most important Markham parks and pathways include:
- Scenic pathways running over 22 km over the region
- Markham’s green space which is famous for its very beautiful nature and rare plants inside it
- Aldergrove Park
- Alfred Patterson Pond
- Amber Glen Park
- Annswell Park
- Appleview Parkette
- Armadale Park
- Armstrong Park
- Arthur Lismer Park
In Martham there are a lot of parks big and small with beautiful nature and plants which are located all over the city so wherever you are in the city, you can find one or more beautiful park around yourself to walk and enjoy and make a good day of enjoying nature for yourself.
The education infrastructure in the city of Markham is very great and modern. Markham has a number of both public and Catholic high schools in which offer the best educational services to their students, high schools of Markham both public and Catholic high schools have the highest standards of education and are among the best high schools nationwide and have some of the highest rate graduates attending universities in the country.
Also, Markham enjoys some of the best universities in the country, Seneca College has a campus in Markham in the business district of the city. This college has been opened since 2005 in this location and offers both part-time and full-time programs to its students. This college offers a lot of diverse programs to choose from business, marketing, and tourism to finance, human resources, technology, and information technology, and services known as ITC are all offered in this college.
Also, Confucius Institute of York has its own plan to its campus in the city of Markham.
As mentioned at the beginning of the article, Markham today is famous as the high-tech capital of Canada and some of the important high tech companies of the World and Canada have their own head offices in Canada here in the city of Markham. Some of these companies are:
- Genesis Microchip
- And ADM
To give you a sense of what it means to be known as the high tech capital of Canada, over 1100 high technology and life science companies have offices in Markham and have employed more than 20% of the all workforce population of the city.
So if you are an expert in technology or have the skills in this area, the city of Markham as the high tech capital of Canada can be your ultimate destination for living and work.
Tourism and Hotels
There are a lot of attractions in this city which you can take time and enjoy some of the most famous attractions in the Markham include:
- Markham Musem
- Markham Village
- Frederick Horseman Valrey Art Gallery
- Markham Heritage Estates
- Main Street Markham
- Main Street Unionville
- Thornhill Village
- Reesor Farm Market
- Markham GO Station
These are just some of the best and most famous Markham attractions which you can enjoy and experience in the beautiful city of Markham.
As a modern and international city, Markham is full of great and luxury hotels with different range of prices and services for all types of people and needs, the best and most famous Markham hotels are:
- Homewood Suites by Hilton Toronto-Markham
- Hilton Suit Toronto-Markham Conference Center & Spa
- Edward Hotel Markham
- Park Inn Radisson Toronto-Markham
- Monte Carlo Inn Markham
- TownePlace Suites by Marriott Toronto Northeast/Markham
- Courtyard by Marriott Toronto Markham
There are a lot of luxury national, local, and international hotels in Markham so you have many options to choose from and experience a luxury stay in your Markham travel.