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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 ...

Pan Am Games

Markham will be hosting the Pan Am/Parapan American Games, in July 2015. The Pan Am Games are the world’s third largest sporting event and are only exceeded in size by two other sporting events, the Olympic Summer Games and the Asian Games. The Pan Am Games will run take place from July 10 to 26, and the Parapan Am Games from August 7 to 15.  The local community is very excited about this ...

Market Watch

The Great Toronto Realtors have just released the latest sales report for the Greater Toronto Area. Last month, there were 10,180 sales transactions reported through the TorontoMLS system. This represents a 15.4 per cent increase compared to June 2013, which had 8,821 sales. There were also fewer active listings last month with 20,686 listings compared to 22,205 last year, which marks a 6.8 per cent ...

Markham Civic Centre

Continuing from our last post on leisurely activities to do within the Markham area, the Markham Civic Centre will be holding the 13th annual Night It Up! night market from July 11 to 13. This is a fun event that draws both locals and people all across the GTA that draws thousands of people every year. In fact, in 2012, the attendance reached a record of 120,000 visitors for the duration of the entire ...

Where to buy your Dream Home

By now you may have noticed a common theme in these articles: the importance of location (as the saying in real estate circles goes, “Location, location, location!”) This is true for a variety of reasons: convenience (such as closeness to highways), safety of the neighbourhood, value of the area, and the list goes on. One factor that is often overlooked is entertainment. You may be feeling ...

Taste of Asia

Markham has a full itinerary of events that its local residents enjoy year-round. Next weekend, on June 28th and 29th, the much-anticipated Taste of Asia street festival will be gracing Kennedy Road from Steeles Avenue north to Clayton Drive. This is an annual event hosted by the Association of Progressive Muslims of Ontario (APMO), the Federation of Chinese Canadians in Markham (FCCM) and the City ...

Markham Village Music Festival

With elementary and high school classes wrapping up, are you looking for ways to spend time with the family? If so, the Markham community has a number of events lined up for the summer that local residents look forward to every year.   Once such event is the Markham Village Music Festival, which will be back for its 37th run this year. The festival will take place on Main Street Markham from ...

House Hunting

Now that the warm spring weather is finally upon us, many are embarking on their hunt for a new place to call home. While Markham has a plethora of options in the resale sector, it is also where a number of new home builders have sites. With that comes an even greater variety in housing options for you. This can be easily verified by a quick drive through most of the main arteries of the township. ...

May Sales in Real Estate

Toronto Real Estate Board President Dianne Usher announced that both the number of home sales through the TorontoMLS system and the average selling price were up strongly in May compared to a year ago.  Total TorontoMLS sales for May 2014 amounted to 11,079 – a new high for the month of May. This result was up by 11.4 per cent compared to 9,946 sales reported in May 2013. The average selling ...

Market Watch April 2014

The Greater Toronto Realtors have just released the latest sales figures for the Greater Toronto Area. Last month, there were 9,706 sales reported through the TorontoMLS system, which represents a 1.8 per cent increase compared to April 2013. According to Toronto Real Estate Board President Diane Usher, “April marked the beginning of the spring market, during which time we generally see the ...
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