Discover Markham Your Way

Welcome to Markham!

We invite you to explore the many neighbourhoods, cuisines, shops and experiences Markham has to offer. Our blog below has some suggestions on where to get started, but as your Markham journey unfolds, we are sure you will discover many more.

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Welcome to the Neighbourhood: Cornell

Located in east Markham, Cornell is largely a residential area with essential services for residents and tourists alike. Markham-Stouffville Hospital is found in this neighbourhood of Markham, along with other …
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Markham Fair in a Flash

Sadly, due to the COVID-19 restrictions and uncertainty last fall, the Markham Fair was unable to happen. But luckily this year, from September 30th to October 3rd the Markham Fair …
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The Great Taste of Ontario

Ontario is known for diversity in all aspects: people, activities, landscapes and most importantly, food! When in Ontario, one thing is for sure, no matter what your cravings are, there …
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Welcome to the Neighbourhood: Berczy Village

Named after a founder of Markham, Berczy Village can be found north of central Markham. This residential community is known for its parks and its commutability to almost anywhere in …
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What’s your Markham?

Are we missing your favourite places in Markham? Whether you are a visitor, a resident, or simply pass-through Markham, we want to hear from you! From restaurants to parks to …
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Be Our Guest: The Active Family

It is sometimes difficult to find an activity that everyone in the family will enjoy. Biking, climbing, horse-back riding and more, Markham has a wide range of activities to get …
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A Family’s Guide to Markham

There is no better way to spend the day than with your family! No matter what type of family you are, there is something in Markham that your whole family …
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Hollywood in Markham

It is usually Toronto and Vancouver that get the film location credits in Canada, but did you know that many movies and television shows are filmed on location in Markham? …
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Best Places to see the Sunset

Many people say that a sunset is an end, but a sunset is the start to something beautiful. Visit these top spots to see a sunset for some unforgettable memories, …
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Relax and Recharge in Markham

relax ri-ˈlaks ● verb : to make less tense or rigid : (https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/relax ) Markham has an abundance of services designed to help people relax and recharge from the hustle …
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Shop ‘Till you Drop in Markham

In Markham, you can find every type of shopping out there! From big brand names to a family-owned boutique, Markham is the perfect destination for a shopping trip. Below are …
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For The Creative Minds

Say goodbye to the everyday blues and stimulate your mind with these creative activities that you, your friends and family will enjoy! Get inspired, learn a new skill, and most …
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Day Guide: Main Street Markham

The original Main Street in Markham was once the epicentre of one of the oldest communities in Ontario. Fast forward to today, and Main Street Markham is the centre of …
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Welcome to the Neighbourhood: Middlefield

This largely residential area is located along the south border of Markham. It boasts many places to eat as well as many outdoor parks and accessible trails for everyone to …
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For The Kids

Everyone is a child at heart, especially the kids. This blog is all about kids and what kids can do in Markham. From things to do on a rainy day …
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Welcome to the Neighbourhood: Boxgrove

Located in the southeast area of Markham, Boxgrove is largely a residential area. Boxgrove is surrounded by green spaces and has many wonderful parks, trails, and shopping plazas for all …
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For The Nature Lovers

Get outside and explore all the natural things Markham has to offer! Check out these places to fully immerse yourself in Markham’s natural environment. TRAILS & PARKS With dozens of …
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Be Our Guest: With Your Furry Friends

You don’t need to leave your fur baby at home on your next trip to Markham, bring them along and enjoy doing so many things together! Photo: @its_hope_and_louie TO STAY …
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Day Guide: Main Street Unionville

Spend a day on historic Main Street Unionville with family and friends for a day of unforgettable memories. With plenty of things to see and do, places to eat, and …
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Weekend Guide: A Couples Getaway in Downtown Markham

You’re wondering what to do this weekend? Or any weekend? Here are some tips on what you can… Stay – Eat – Do in Markham! TO STAY TO EAT TO …
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Gilmore Girls Self-Guided Tour

Rory and Lorelai went on many adventures during the 7 seasons of the popular Gilmore Girls series. But did you know that they filmed the pilot episode right here in …
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Must Taste: Top Ice Cream Spots in Markham

You scream, I scream, we all scream for ice cream! Check out these unbelievably delicious ice cream spots in Markham!   Have more ice cream spots to share? Email marketing@visitmarkham.ca …
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We’ve Got the Dirt on Farms in Markham!

Old MacDonald had a farm, E-I-E-I-O! Markham has many farms to choose from with different activities to do at each. Picking your own strawberries, going through a corn maze, or …
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Top Instagrammable Cafes in Markham

Who doesn’t love a good photo-op and a delicious treat? Get out your camera and visit these Instagram worthy cafes in Markham! Have more Instagrammable cafes to share? Email marketing@visitmarkham.ca …
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Get long weekend ready!

Wondering what to do with your family this long weekend? Wonder no more. In this post we explore a number of fun escapes that include a bit of adventure, opportunities …
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Golf in Markham

It’s officially Golf Season in Markham! Visit your favourite local course, practice your swing, and enjoy the beautiful weather.  Markham is home to renowned championship golf and courses suitable to …
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Discover Markham’s “Open Streets” this Summer!

What better way to get out and about and enjoy the fresh air, than when there are events and street closures giving you extra space to get outside safely! For …
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Top Brunch Spots in Markham

brunch noun Pron. \ ˈbrənch \ [ Definition of brunch: a meal usually taken late in the morning that combines a late breakfast and an early lunch. ] Sunday’s are …
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Rainy Day Activities

Why stay in when there are so many fun and exciting things to do in Markham. It is time to get excited for rainy days! There are things to do …
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Cycle Markham This Summer!

With over 400 kilometers of road and trail cycling routes, the City of Markham is the destination to dust off your bike and get active! For a quick and easy …
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Top 5 Patios in Markham

Patio dining is here and we could not be more excited! Grab a friend, sit under the sun, and indulge in some delicious local cuisine. Where to first? We’ve made …
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Together Apart Summer Cirque

The highlight of your summer in Markham is here! Get ready to walk into a modern take on tales of the past at Together Apart, Summer Cirque July 1 – July …
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Thai Food Takeout Ideas!

Although Markham is still in lockdown, we are lucky as a community that there are still many virtual activities we can take part in safely from our own homes, amazing …
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Our Markham Farmers’ Markets are back!

Farmers Markets are coming back to Markham for the 2021 season. Visit them to buy fresh, local food grown right here in Markham! Main Street Markham Location: 132 Robinson St, …
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Get Outside, Markham!

Destination Markham understands the social, physical, and mental health benefits of staying active and engaged. The City of Markham will continue to provide fun, educational, creative and active programs for …
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Be Our Valentine!

Essence of Unionville – The Hilton Pre-order your Valentine’s dinner for takeout or delivery (Uber Eats or Doordash) with Essence of Unionville! View 3 and 4 course menus here: www.essenceofunionville.com/menus …
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Discover Markham’s Hidden Gems

Markham residents are passionate about supporting local businesses, and have unique insight into local neighbourhoods and eateries. Several high-profile influencers also call Markham home, and have their own hidden gems! …
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Discover Highway 7 Restaurants with the Food Sheikhers!

Markham residents are passionate about supporting local businesses, and have unique insight into local neighbourhoods and eateries. The FoodSheikhers (www.foodsheikhers.com) are food and travel bloggers that live in downtown Markham. …
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Staycation in a SAFE TRAVELS Certified Hotel

During these unprecedented times, organizations have been working hard to support the hospitality and tourism industry. One way has been communicating with traveller’s high levels of safety and cleanliness standards …
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Markham through the eyes of a resident photographer!

Markham residents are passionate about supporting local businesses, and have unique insight into local neighbourhoods and eateries. Mike is a Canadian photographer and outdoors enthusiast who splits his time between …
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Local Staycations

Markham hotels have been doing their part to keep us safe: from enhanced cleaning protocols to virtual check-ins. What about staying home, staying safe, and considering these amazing staycation packages …
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Regional Chinese Food in Markham

Markham is one of the most diverse and multicultural cities in Canada, and we are lucky to be able to have a strong representation of regional Chinese cuisine right in …
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Virtual Diwali and South Asian Cuisine

2020 has brought us many firsts, and as people celebrated a socially distant and virtual Diwali, we are more thankful for our community and residents as we strive to keep …
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Hungry Jo’s 5 Local Gems!

Markham residents are passionate about supporting local businesses, and have unique insight into local neighbourhoods and eateries. HungryJo is a local Markham resident and “OG” Instagram Foodie. With local influencers, …
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Explore Historic Unionville!

For all our residents who are looking for something a bit more spur of the moment and unplanned, we would recommend spending the afternoon in Unionville. Historic Unionville Main Street …
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Discover Main Street Markham!

Main Street Markham is the original Main Street of the Village of Markham – one of Ontario’s oldest communities! There is plenty to discover, with a variety of old and …
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Arts & Culture in Markham

Markham is Canada’s most diverse community, with a rich cultural heritage.  There are several stunning galleries and museums, indoor and outdoor exhibitions for residents and visitors to enjoy. Varley Art …
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Great Taste of Ontario

What is the Great Taste of Ontario? The great taste of Ontario is a provincial recovery program involving over 80 partners, designed to push Ontarians to rediscover the province and …
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Camila’s Top 5 Noodle Spots!

Markham residents are passionate about supporting local businesses, and have unique insight into local neighbourhoods, and eateries. @Camycatnip (Camila) is a local Markham resident who started her Instagram account as …
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Comfort Soup for the Soul

This year has been full of challenges and obstacles- sweater weather has taken a chillier note, and not too soon we might even hear the first notes of the weather …
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Fall back in love with Downtown Markham

Fall is in the air, and if you take a deep breath through your mask you can almost get that hint of crispness that evokes memories of life before Covid-19. …
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Our Hotels ready to welcome you back!

Hotels ready to welcome you back! With strict hygiene and safety protocols, new socially distant spaces and PPE for staff, Markham Hotels are doing their utmost to keep #MarkhamSafe. Pandemic …
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Persian Neighbour
hood Feature

The days are getting shorter in Markham, and although we gained an additional hour of sleep over the weekend, maybe we all need a little bit of inspiration on what …
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hood Feature

Fall in love with Markham!

There is a distinct crispness in the air, and with everything we have gone through in 2020, sometimes all we need to do is stop, take a deep breath, and …
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