Markham Civic Centre Ice Rink NOW OPEN!


News: Opening, Friday, December 8!

The City of Markham maintains the outdoor skating facility at the Civic Centre (weather permitting) for you and your family to enjoy. Shinny hockey is not permitted.

Location: 101 Town Centre Boulevard, north-west corner of Highway 7 and Warden Ave

Hours of Operation:

  • 10 AM – 10 PM daily except Wednesdays
  • 12 PM – 10 PM Wednesdays

Skate Rentals:

Skate Rentals are available at the Markham Civic Centre on:

  • Fridays 4 PM – 10 PM
  • Saturdays 10 AM – 10 PM
  • Sundays 10 AM – 8 PM

For more rental information, visit

Markham Life Magazine Your Community Parks & Recreation Guide

Markham Life Winter 2017-2018 cover

Markham Life magazine is the City of Markham’s Official Publication. This quarterly magazine provides readers with all the information they need about out municipality. This is your go-to source for everything!

  • Register for programs, camps and activities,
  • learn about upcoming events,
  • find out what happened at key events around the City, and
  • stay updated on important Markham projects, plans and endeavors.

This magazine is delivered to all households in Markham through the Economist & Sun and Thornhill Liberal newpapers. You can also download a copy using the link below or view our interactive PDF online.

If you do not receive the magazine at home, please contact Metroland Media directly and provide them with your home address. Call 1-855-853-5613, or email

Register for Spring Programs:


Census 2016 Names Markham the Most Diverse Community in the GTA

Markham’s rich cultural and ethnic diversity is on display today, as Statistics Canada released their 2016 Census data, dubbing the City the most diverse in all of the GTA. The data revealed that nearly 80 per cent of Markham residents self-identify as visible minorities.

The City of Markham is Canada’s most diverse city, with about half of the population coming to the community from outside of Canada, nearly 60 per cent of residents speaking a first language other than English and 77.9 per cent of residents identifying themselves as a visible minority. Markham thrives and continues to lead because of our diversity and focus on inclusion.

The City is committed to the benefits of diversity through our Diversity Action Plan: Everyone Welcome. Diversity is one of our four strategic priorities in Building Markham’s Future Together: Strategic Plan 2015-2019.

The City of Markham works to promote diversity at home and across Canada as a long standing member of the Canadian Coalition of Municipalities Against Racism and Discrimination.


Scaryfest 2017

October 27, 28 & 29, 2017

Join us as we transform our 25-acre site into a ghoulishly grand Halloween town –  perfect for children 10 and under! With your treat bag in tow, trick-or-treat around the Museum grounds where you will encounter lively and not-so-lively characters! Have your fortune told by our Fortune Teller, try out some Super Hero Science, and dance the night away at our Monster Mash Bash!

Come in costume, have fun and enjoy the family activities.


  • Friday, October 27 from 2 PM to 6 PM
  • Saturday, October 28 & Sunday, October 29 from 1 PM to 7 PM

*Last entry is 30 minutes before closing


  • $8 per person (Children under 24 months of age are free)
  • Credit, debit and cash accepted at the door
    *Parent or guardian supervision is required

Purchase your admission early

Skip the line, pay online! Purchase admission to the event ahead of time using EZ Reg:

  • Friday, October 27: Barcode 315016
  • Saturday, October 28: Barcode 315017
  • Sunday, October 29: Barcode 315018

Directions & Parking

Get directions to the Markham Museum, which is located steps away from the heart of historic Main Street Markham.

Parking at the Museum is limited. Additional space is available within walking distance at the Mount Joy GO Station (north of Markham Museum on the east side of Markham Road).

Waste Reduction Week in Canada

October 16-22, 2017

The City of Markham encourages each resident to practice essential habits of reducing, reusing and recycling in their homes, workplaces and schools.

Reducing waste saves our natural resources and creates jobs, providing for future generations.

Get involved in Waste Reduction Week!


  • Be a Zero Hero – reduce the amount of garbage your household produces. Think about what products you purchase and its packaging. Is it recyclable?


  • Clean out your closet and donate all your unwanted clothing, bedding, damaged items, even single socks and shoes! Look for Markham’s textile donation containers throughout the City to drop off all of your bagged textiles. If they aren’t resold, they will be recycled.Markham's textile donation container


  • Visit Markham’s Recycling Depots – the depots accept many recyclable items not accepted at the curb, such as Styrofoam, plastic bags and metal!
  • Fall Clean Up Days are approaching – check your collection schedule! Many household items can be donated or recycled instead of landfill!
    • Large household items in good condition and some renovation material can be donated to the Markham ReStore. Small furniture and household items in good condition can be donated to the Salvation Army Thrift Store.
    • Bring your electronics and hazardous material to the Household Hazardous Waste and Electronics Recycling Depot to be responsibly recycled.
    • Large appliances can be collected at your curb by appointment only. Booking an appointment ensures broken appliances are properly dismantled, recycling both metal and CFC Freon. Call 905-477-5530.