Fire Prevention Week – Oct 10-14, 2017

ire Prevention Week - October 10-14, 2017

In a fire, seconds count. Seconds can mean the difference between escaping safely from a fire or having a life end in tragedy.

That’s why this year’s Fire Prevention Week theme: “Every Second Counts: Plan 2 Ways Out!” is so important. It reinforces why everyone needs to have an escape plan.

Join us at one of the various events that Markham Fire & Emergency Services will be hosting throughout Fire Prevention Week to educate the community about fire safety.

Fire Prevention Pop-ups

Talk fire safety and home, business and transit evacuations.

Tuesday, October 10
7 AM – 9 AM: MountJoy Train Station – 1801 Bur Oak Avenue
11 AM – 1 PM: HomeDepot – 1201 Castlemore Avenue

Wednesday, October 11
7 AM – 9 AM: MarkhamGO Station – 214 Main Street Markham
11 AM – 1 PM: Costco– 1 Yorktech Drive

Thursday, October 12
7 AM – 9 AM: UnionvilleGO Station – 7970 Kennedy Road
11 AM – 1 PM: Costco– 65 Kirkham Drive

Friday, October 13
11 AM -1 PM: Home Depot – 50Kirkham Drive or 3155Highway 7

Open House @ Fire Station 91

Saturday, October 14
10 AM – 2 PM: 7801Bayview Avenue

Get to know your fire department and learn to make your home fire safe! Join Markham Fire & Emergency Services for a day of activities, giveaways and family fun!

Activities include:

  • Station tours
  • Fire hose target practice
  • Emergency preparedness
  • Fire extinguisher training
  • And more!

Hot dogs and light refreshments will be served. The first 200 families will receive a FREE Red Oak sapling to plant on their property as a meeting place during emergencies!

Additional parking available at Thornhill Community Centre and Library, located at 7755 Bayview Avenue.


Doors Open Markham

Saturday, September 30, 2017 | 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Markham celebrates Canada 150! This year’s FREE Doors Open Markham event marks this significant milestone in our nation’s history. Our sites include historical places that reflect our community’s past as well as sites and programs that represent the diverse cultures that contribute to the City of Markham of today.

Doors Open Markham is a celebration of community heritage and culture. It provides residents and visitors with an opportunity to explore, on this one special day, the City’s unique and sometimes hidden architectural treasures, many of which are not normally open to the general public.

Sites To Visit:

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Markham EXPO 150

Come join us on Sept 9th & 10th to celebrate Canada 150!

Free Events for All Ages!

Markham Expo 150 will feature an incredible line-up of live entertainment, musical performances, food trucks and vendors, local celebrities and heritage achievements here in the City of Markham. The main event will be on Sunday, September 10 – a day-long celebration, ending with performances by Jessica Mitchell, Tyler Shaw and the Barenaked Ladies, provided by ONTour Concert Series.

Emergency Pool Closure – Milliken Mills Pool

As a result of a mandatory emergency repair, Milliken Mills Pool will be shutdown from Monday July 31st to Monday August 7th.   We will re-open on Tuesday August 8th.  The reason for this shutdown is to repair a significant leak in one of the main water pipes.  It is unfortunate that the community centre has to close but necessary before the situation worsens.

Should you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Pool shift supervisor on duty at the pool desk or ext. 3328:

  • Earlybird swims from Monday to Friday – Kenny Leung
  • Monday to Friday day time – Felix Sun
  • Monday to Friday evenings – Harish Kahndavel

– Bindi Patel, Pool Supervisor, 905-477-6410 ext. 3329 or

Thank you for your support during this emergency pool closure.

Night It Up! 2017

Date: July 14 – 17 , 2017

Location: Markham Civic Centre, 101 Town Centre Blvd.

An annual night market featuring Asian food and local performers and vendors. Organized by Power Unit Youth  Organization, Night It Up! is unique in their mission to encourage youth development while maintaining their     commitment towards the community. All on-site proceeds this year go to ALS Double Play.

New to this year’s Night It Up! they are bringing the first Drone Light Show to Markham in Celebration of Canada 150. It will be quite a sight at the night market!

As a long-standing supporter of Power Unit Youth Organization & Night It Up!, I have seen both the youth and this festival grow and be great contributors to our community. Come out this weekend to have some fun and show your support! Hope to see you there.

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