Ward 2 E-Newsletter | April 22nd, 2024
Access Council & Committee Meetings and view a list of Proclamations at markham.ca.
Compost Giveaway 2024

Starting from today (April 22), residents are invited to register online to pick-up two free bags of compost at one of the events listed below:


Wednesday May 1st

Angus Glen Community Centre (North Parking Lot), 8:00am to 4:00pm


Friday May 3rd

Thornhill Community Centre (North Parking Lot), 8:00am to 4:00pm


Saturday May 4th

8100 Warden Avenue (Parking Lot), 8:00am to 4:00pm


Wednesday May 8th

Angus Glen Community Centre (North Parking Lot) 8:00am to 4:00pm


Friday May 10th

Thornhill Community Centre (North Parking Lot) 8:00am to 4:00pm


Saturday May 11th

8100 Warden Avenue (Parking Lot) 8:00am to 4:00pm


How to Register Online for Compost Giveaway – Starting TODAY

  1. Create an account in Markham’s Program Registration and Facility Booking system at markham.ca/RegisterNow
    1. On this site, you’ll find step-by-step instructions on how to create an account and access to the new system
  2. Log into the system with your email and password
    1. Go to the Programs & Activities tab and select Special Events;
    2. Choose a pickup date and location. Spaces are limited and distributed on a first come, first serve basis; no payment required
  3. Once you have registered, you will receive a Booking Confirmation email with Registration Confirmation attached. You will need this email when picking up the compost

  4. If you miss your registration pickup date, you must register again for another date, subject to availability


What You Need to Know Before You Go

  • Must register prior to arrival – maximum one (1) registration per household

  • Bring proof of registration with you for pickup

  • Two (2) bags ONLY per registration, while supplies last

  • Compost is available for Markham residents only – not for commercial use

  • Pickup events are rain or shine
Markham Celebrates Earth Month!  

The City of Markham marked Earth Day this year with a vibrant celebration on April 20 at Markham Centre, right in Downtown Markham. As the Vice-Chair of the City's Environment and Sustainability Committee, Councillor Lau took center stage as the emcee, adding to the excitement of the event. Open to all ages, this free gathering offered a mix of fun and educational activities centered around environmental initiatives.

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We’re thrilled to have received recognition for our fiscal accountability and transparency from C.D. Howe Institute!

We received an A- grade, making us the only Ontario municipality to achieve this mark, placing us in the top 5 of 32 major Canadian municipalities that were included in their report.

This is the fourth consecutive time we have earned this A- grade.
The City of Markham opens its doors once again on June 8, from 10 AM to 5 PM, as Doors Open returns for 2024!

Doors Open provides an insider’s look into our many historic and contemporary buildings. Featuring locations that are often not open to the public and offers you the opportunity to explore Markham’s unique and sometimes hidden architectural treasures.

To learn more and plan your adventure, visit: markham.ca/DoorsOpen
Did you know? In 2018, 63% of Markham residents lived within a walkable distance of transit stops during rush hour? Fast forward to 2022, that figure has increased to 81%!
Hey, Markham, have you heard? 

We have a lot to be proud of! We are a leader in innovation, sustainability, financial management and community building. Over the next few weeks, we will showcase some of our accomplishments from 2023. 

Follow along as we take you on our Strategic Plan Accomplishments journey.

Learn more at: markham.ca/StrategicPlan

Markham Animal Adoption and Education Centre is ready to help you find your new best friend!


Formerly known as Markham Cat Adoption and Education Centre, we will now host adoption weekends where you can find cats, small dogs, bunnies and other furry friends, subject to availability.


Learn more: markham.ca/AnimalAdoption

We are thrilled to be named one of the Smart21 Communities of the Year for 2024 by the Intelligent Community Forum!

This is the fourth time the City has received this global honour.

Learn more: bit.ly/3xvkN8a
There are many ways to experience Markham, whether on foot, or on wheels.
Did you know? Between 2019 and 2022, the City of Markham saw a 13 km increase of bicycle paths and lanes throughout the city.
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Get ready for a summer filled with learning and fun with MPL Summer Camps!


From STEAM adventures and coding fun to game design and public speaking skills, we've got something for every child.

Explore a selection of more than 15 camps: https://markhampubliclibrary.ca/mplsummercamps/

- York Region News -
The York Region Nutritious Food Basket is a tool to calculate the cost of healthy eating for families and individuals.

We all have a role to play to address food insecurity. 

Learn more at york.ca/FoodInsecurity
Do you sell homemade food on Marketplace? Home-based food businesses that operate online must be inspected. York Region Public Health is here to help!
Learn more at york.ca/FoodOperators
Did you know there are more seniors than children in York Region? 
The 2024 to 2027 York Region Plan to Support Seniors: Navigating Forward Together aims to enhance the health and well-being of our aging population and their ability to age in the right place for their personal preferences, circumstances, and care needs. 

Learn more at york.ca/PlanforSeniors
- Councillor Lau in the Community -
Councillor Lau in The Commemoration Anniversary of The Armenian Genocide, expressing gratitude to the Armenian National Committee of Toronto for their unwavering commitment to preserving the memory of the millions lost in this tragic chapter of history. 
Ward 2 Councillor Ritch Lau
City of Markham
Markham Civic Centre, 101 Town Centre Boulevard Markham, Ontario, L3R 9W3
Tel: (905)-479-7763
If you have any municipal inquiries or concerns, please email our Contact Centre at customerservice@markham.ca or call 905.477.5530. 
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