Markham - A New Direction
Markham has experienced dramatic growth and change for the past decade. For continuing enhance this beautiful city of cohesion for Markham citizens, strategics have been asked by residents, local businesses, and other interested parties to share their thoughts on Markham’s future direction through Click with Markham campaign.
A community sustainability plan, the Green Print, will guide the efforts around implementing the specific action plans for each strategic priority. This process will help city of Markham to meet the demands of a growing community in an economically, socially and environmentally sustainable way.
Here is the letter from the Mayor of Markham to give you an idea of future plans for Markham:
Markham has experienced dramatic growth and change during the past decade - and we need to prepare for and manage this change in years ahead. In 2007, recognizing that we must take the right setps toady to prepare for the future, Markham Council and senior staff identified six strategic priorities for Markham. Our goal: to ensure that Markham continues to be vibrant, successful and sustainable community.
First, to check that we were on the righ track, we launched Click with Markham, an innovative award-winning program. We asked residents, people who work in Markham and other stakeholders, to share their thoughts on our strategic priorties, the action plans associated with each priority, and concerns we may have overlooked. More than 5,000 people responded, making Click with Markham one of the most successful programs of its kind in Ontaio.
Based on this feeback, Council developed Markham's official strategic direction for the coming years. Our top six strategic priorities include:
As you read this report, you will learn more about these priorities and the specific actions we are taking to address them. Markham has a 200-year tradition of community leadership and participation. Now, with your support, we are Building Markham's Future Together.
Frank Scarpitti, Mayor
Markham Energy Retrofits Complete This Month!
Markham has implemented a number of energy efficiency retrofits at eight Town-owned facilities. Investments in these retrofits will provide these facilities with new energy efficient features* and reduce the Town’s operating energy costs. The following facilities were included:
1. Angus Glen Community Centre
2. 8100 Warden Avenue*
3. Markham Village Library
4. Rouge River Community Centre and Outdoor Pool
5. Markham Civic Centre
6. Armadale Community Centre
7. Thornhill Community Centre & Library
8. Thornlea Outdoor Pool
Energy Service Companies:
Johnson Controls LP
Siemens Building Technologies Ltd.
Construction: January 2010 – March 2011