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About Markham

Located in the south of Toronto Ontario, Markham is also a part of the region called “the Greater Toronto Area”. Being a municipality surrounded by the hills in the bank of Don and Rouge Rivers, Markham is an active cultural and entertainment centre. When the city had a population of ethnic diversity and was a small village, it started to develop and had a modern infrastructure as from 1840. Most of the old buildings date from this era and are centred especially on Main Street Unionville, an heritage street.

Markham is also a technological city, in which you can see both the rising skyscrapers and the houses dating back to the 19. century at the same time. In this city that you can find cultural venues, parks and many areas that you can do sports activities; you can also go fishing, use cycling and walking tracks, birdwatch and take advantage of the areas that you can do may other activities such as golf, skateboarding, etc. The most popular picnic areas of the region are:  Milne Conservation Area, Toogood Pond, German Mills, Pomona Mills Park, and Rouge Park. Apart from these areas that you can enjoy the nature and outdoor sports, the historic and cultural venues are: Unionville Teatre Company, Kindred Spirits Orchestra, Flato Markham Theatre, Frederick Horsman Varley Art Gallery, Transfiguration Cathedral; made of 10350 wooden laths, and Markham Museum; an open air museum with a total area of 25 decares.

The closest airport to the city is Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport if you would like to arrive Markham by plane. The distance between the airport and the city is 43 kilometres and you can arrive the city by rental cars, taxis and buses.

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