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Residents learn about York Region’s growing urban centres

Markham Centre

Residents participated recently in a unique opportunity to learn about community planning and economic development. Markham Centre is one of York Region’s four urban centres where growth is being directed. To see city building taking place right before your eyes, Paul Freeman York Region’s Chief Planner is hosting a series of walking tours.  Over the past few weeks, walking tours were held in the Vaughan Metropolitan Centre and Markham Centre.

Over the past 20 years, Markham Centre has evolved into a vibrant location for people of all ages to live, work, play, shop and access services all connected with transportation options to develop into a complete community.

This new city centre is home to the Pan Am Centre, Markham Civic Centre, future York University campus, headquarters of companies, hotels and the list goes on.  But have you ever wondered what happens behind-the-scenes to transform an urban centre?

This city centre has been built from the ground up. The 45 minute tour included stops within the Downtown Markham Presentation Centre, Pride of Canada Carousel and Cineplex Cinemas.

Markham Centre

Interested to learn more?

Did you know, York Region is currently undertaking the Municipal Comprehensive Review (MCR) process to update the Regional Official Plan. The updated Official Plan will guide decisions on land use planning and infrastructure delivery, while building on direction provided through provincial planning documents.

Use york.ca/mcrgetinvolved to stay informed and learn how you can contribute.

This is your opportunity to inform the Region on plans that matter most to you and your family.

Join us in the spring for more walking tours in Richmond Hill and Newmarket.



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