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Cornell was conceived in the 1990s planning process by the Town of Markham. Unlike other Markham communities, Cornell is a planned community.

Cornell's name was selected in the 1990s from a suggestion by local lawyer Paul Mingay.Mingay's family roots can be traced back to Susan Emily Cornell, a descendant of William Cornell, settler of Scarborough, Ontario. Later Cornells settled in Markham, Ontario and married into the Reesor family. William Cornell immigrated to Canada from Rhode Island is a distant relative of Ezra Cornell, founder of Cornell University.

Most of the houses are townhomes, semi-detached or detached houses with garages at the rear. The communities are built with central amenities in order to contain suburban sprawl. Cornell was seen by the Markham Town Council as a way to deter the ongoing sprawl by encouraging residential density. The community, particularly Cornell Village, is an example of new urbanism, designed as a walkable neighborhood with a variety of housing types and retail. Cornell Village, between Highway 7 and 16th Avenue, is fully populated with medium density residential. The southern section of Cornell (south of Highway 7), however, is not populated, and remains as a wild field and a farm.

The development is not far from the proposed Pickering Airport and once one of the sites for landfills in the Greater Toronto Area. Toronto/Markham Airport is located north in Dickson Hill, Ontario. This area is mianly served by Toronto Pearson International Airport for normal civilian air travel.

The Markham Stouffville Hospital Terminal is a temporary terminal serving Cornell and the nearby areas. The York Region Transit authority is currently building a permanent bus terminal, namely Cornell Terminal, located at the Don Cousens Way and Highway 7. The temporary terminal at Markham Stouffville Hospital will shut down upon completion of the new terminal. The completion date is not yet to be known.

There is also one VIVA line serving the area, namely Viva Purple. Viva Purple terminates at the Markham Stouffville Hospital as well, with plans in the future stretching to Cornell Permanent Terminal. Viva Green, currently ending at McCowan Vivastation, is also planned to extend its service into Cornell via the Highway 7 corridor.

Parks and Recreation

  • Cornell Village Park
  • Donald Cousens Parkway North Berm and Flatlands


Most children in the area are bused to schools outside Cornell. There are no official plans for schools to be built in the area until more development in the area is completed.

  • Cornell Village Public School: accepts students mostly from Cornell.
  • Little Rouge Public School: located just in Upper Cornell. Students living in Grand Cornell, Cornell Rouge, Cornell and Upper Cornell and students from the farmlands northeast of Markham attend Little Rouge Public School.

Local Attractions

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Teaming up with a REALTOR® provides you with invaluable access to professional real estate expertise and knowledge. You benefit because: Your representative can help determine your buying power and refer you to lenders best qualified to maximize your loan and minimize your cost. Your REALTOR® has full access to all the features of the Multiple Listing Service®, Canada's most powerful ... Read More...
Posted by Andy Kayser on 2013-10-16

Construction and Expansion

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Fabulous opportunity to live on the Yonge subway line in Downtown Toronto! Totem Condos is an iconic new building rising up just paces from the corner of Wellesley and Yonge St in downtown Toronto.  The building will be directly connected to the Wellesley subway station, allowing residents of Totem Condos to access the subway from within the building lobby, and never have to step outside! ... Read More...
Posted by William Cheng on 2014-03-24
Saying that Dundas Square to Toronto is Times Square to New York wouldn't be an exaggeration.  Dundas Square is a beautiful open public space teeming with the city's hottest summer events and shows.  Situated right across from Toronto's iconic "Go To" shopping mall The Eaton Centre, and only 5 minutes walk from Ryerson University, Dundas Square is a natural gathering spot for busy Torontonians. ... Read More...
Posted by William Cheng on 2014-02-01

Community Events

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First Time Home Buyer Seminar Are you looking for your first home?  Do you know where to start?  Do you have questions? Then join Emerald Wang and Nicholas Chan at a first time home buyers seminar that will answer all your questions about buying your first home.  Learn about topics such as: Budeting and Saving for your First Home Obtaining a Mortgage and Importance of a Pre-Approval Incentives ... Read More...
Posted by Nicholas Chan on 2014-04-11

Market Reports and Conditions

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LTT Major Part of Budget Debate While TREB’s efforts succeeded in making action on the Land Transfer Tax a major and central part of City Council’s 2014 budgetary debate, unfortunately, City Council chose not to proceed with a cut in the Land Transfer Tax with the 2014 budget.  Nevertheless, TREB’s efforts made significant accomplishments, which moved this issue forward in ... Read More...
Posted by Rudy Reznik on 2014-02-02
TORONTO, March 18, 2013 – Greater Toronto Area REALTORS® reported 3,594 transactions through the TorontoMLS system during the first 14 days of March 2013 – down 11.5 per cent compared to the same period last year. The number of new listings was up by less than two per cent. “With sales down and listings up slightly, the GTA market was better supplied in the first half of March ... Read More...
Posted by Cornel Paraschiv on 2013-03-20

Restaurants / Bars / Coffee Houses

Chatime at Pacific Mall   Chatime finally opened up in Pacific Mall on June 13, 2014. Another competitor among the many many bubble tea shops there. The good thing of having a Chatime at Pacific Mall is that if the Chatime on Warden and Steeles is extremely busy as usual, you can go over to Pacific Mall where the line is A LOT shorter. Another thing, is that if you change your ... Read More...
Posted by Sabrina Wong on 2014-09-16
Finally a Chatime closer to work!! This could be a bad thing since I love bubble tea so much. This Markham location at Commerce Gate opened on Valentine's Day. Maybe because they are new still, they are not as busy as the one on Warden and Steeles. Not like I'm complaining since I don't like the long wait. The only difference with this Chatime is that it's bigger so you can sit there like ... Read More...
Posted by Sabrina Wong on 2014-03-25


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Pre-packaged Thanksgiving Dinner   Do you love to host parties, but too tired to cook? Or is it your turn to host Thanksgiving at your place? Regardless of what the reason is, here are some fantastic options for you to choose from no matter what your budget is: Longos – They usually provide Turkey Kit during the times of Thanksgiving and Christmas. The Turkey Kit is $99.99 and serves ... Read More...
Posted by Sabrina Wong on 2014-10-09
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Posted by Andy Kayser on 2013-02-08
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