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Real Estate Market

BMO Capital Markets have just released a report on Canada’s “Hot 3” – Calgary, Toronto and Vancouver – the three Canadian cities still experiencing boom-time conditions, with a combined year-over-year increase of 9 per cent in sales from June to August and were near pre-recession highs. Some reports have suggested that September sales have been ever stronger. Meanwhile, ...

Markham

One can easily see that Markham is a very developed township, with a population of over 300,000 (according to the 2011 Stats Can Census) and expansive commercial and residential development. But what many do not know is that Markham is one of Canada’s most significant high-tech epicenters, housing over 400 corporate head offices, including global giants Apple Inc, American Express and IBM Canada. ...

Dog Day

On top of the myriad amenities and events that our articles have detailed that illustrate how family-friendly of a community Markham is, it is also catered to furry critters alike. On Sunday, October 5, the Unionville Stiver Mill Farmers’ Market will be hosting its fifth annual Dog Day. All are welcome, including dogs, dog owners and dog fans. Global Pet Foods has provided a number of prizes ...

Smart Commute Week

If you are shopping for a new home, the so-called “liveability” factor of a community is very important. Areas such as Markham and Richmond Hill are often ranked high on the liveability scale, which is in part a result of Smart Commute, a program by Metrolinx and the municipalities of the Greater Toronto Hamilton Area that strives to reduce traffic congestion and to improve the overall ...

Market Watch August 2014

The Greater Toronto Area Realtors have just released the latest real estate sales figure. Last month, there were 7,600 transactions reported through the TorontoMLS system, which represents a 2.8 per cent increase from 7,391 last August. Further, the average selling price last month saw an 8.9 year-over-year increase to $546,303 from $501,677. The Director of Market Analysis at Toronto Real Estate ...

Sewing

Markham prides itself in the variety of classes and programs year-round, which have helped its residents of all ages develop strong friendships and discover new hobbies.  One such example is a children’s sewing class offered by the Markham Guild of Village Crafts near Markham Road and Highway 7, where students will be guided in making various projects. There are two classes offered, both ...

Markham Auto Classic

This week’s feature on things to do in the Markham area is geared towards car, motorcycle or truck enthusiasts. The Markham Auto Classic is will be back for its 15th annual run on Sunday, September 7 from 10am to 5pm on Main Street Markham, north of Highway 7.  Over 300 classic cars, trucks, motorcycles, street machines and race cars will be on display, and awards will be given to vehicles ...

Market Watch July 2014

The Greater Toronto Area Realtors have just released the latest real estate sales numbers. Last month, there were 9,198 sales transactions reported through the TorontoMLS system, which represents a 9.9 per cent increase from 8,367 in July 2013. The average selling price last month was $550,700, representing a 7.5 per cent year-over-year increase from $512,286. The average days on market (DOM) fell ...

Free Movie

Does your family enjoy watching movies? If so, Main Street Unionville’s Movies on Main Summer series line-up is a fun, new (or perhaps for some, old school) experience – watching movies on the big screen under the stars. There is no cost to attend.  Family favourites Lego Movie and Frozen will be played at the Millennium Bandstand, at the corner of Main Street Unionville and Carlton ...

Free Zumba Classes

If you are looking for different to try this summer, Markham is sure to have something for you. In this week’s post, we’re showcasing free Zumba classes offered by the Centre for Immigrant & Community Services (CICS).   Until August 29, this government-funded organization’s Markham location at 5284 Highway 7 East (on the east side of McCowan Road) will be holding the ...
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