Markham (Founded 1771)
Markham is a city in the Regional Municipality of York within the Greater Toronto Area of Southern Ontario, Canada. It is located approximately 30 km northeast of Downtown Toronto. Rich in historical, contemporary and modern architecture, Markham residences and businesses have afforded us many opportunities to showcase our talents and keep our customers coming back.
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Markham is Canada's 16th largest city. Markham changed its status from town to city on July 1, 2012. It is home to over 329,000 residents who live in many of Markham’s original 19th century communities such as Unionville, Thornhill, Markham Village, Buttonville, Berczy Village and many more, each with a distinctive character.
Markham covers an area of 82.04 sq mi. It is bounded by 5 municipalities; in the west is Vaughan with the boundary along Yonge Street between Steeles Avenue and Highway 7 and Richmond Hill with the boundary along Highway 7 from Yonge Street to Highway 404 and at Highway 404 from Highway 7 to 19th Avenue and Stouffville Road. In the south, it borders Toronto with the boundary along Steeles Avenue. In the North it borders Whitchurch–Stouffville with the boundary from Highway 404 to York-Durham Line between 19th Avenue and Stouffville Road. In the East it borders Pickering along the York-Durham Line.
Over the years we have completed many projects for residents, designers and businesses in the Markham area, perhaps most notably, Markham-Stouffville Hospital, Anne Murray’s residence (Canadian singer), Olfield Residence (Bulk Barn), Palmeri Publishing and the Bayview Golf and Country Club.
Fun Fact: Markham is home to Shouldice Hospital, one of the world's premier facilities for people suffering from hernias
Famous People From Markham:
- Andre De Grasse- track and field athlete
- Peter Reesor- lumber mill owner; founder of Markham
- Adam Gontier-former lead singer of Three Days Grace; current lead singer of Saint Asonia