- City Guide - Markham
Markham is a city in the Regional Municipality of York, located within the Greater Toronto Area. The population is roughly 300,000, and it is the fourth largest community within the Greater Toronto Area after Toronto. Interestingly enough Markham recently changed its status from town to city on July 1, 2012.
Markham today is mainly driven by its tertiary industry, and Business services are currently the number one employer in Markham. A number of multinational companies also have their Canadian headquarters located in Markham including; Honda Canada, Advanced Micro Devices, American Express, Johnson & Johnson, Apple Inc., Avaya, IBM, Motorola, Oracle, Honeywell and Toshiba.
Markham has over 22 kilometers of scenic pathways, and 12 bridges that provide access for walkers, joggers and cyclists to enjoy some of the most beautiful areas in Markham.
Markham’s three main cultural attractions; Markham Museum, Markham Theatre and Varley Art Gallery. The citizens of Markham aim to keeping Markham beautiful by maintaining our parks and public green space. Get outside and enjoy Markham's beautiful parks and pathways! Markham offers residents and visitors many unique festivals and special events throughout the year. The city also plays host to exciting sports events, live music performances, film festivals, and celebrations of food and culture from around the world.
You are sure to find an activity suited to your leisure needs from a full calendar of fun.
Come be a part of Markham!