All about Markham: Home to an ethnically rich population, the Chinese community is now the largest in Markham. With over 900 technology companies already based in Markham, and with the aim to be a major player in the 2015 PanAm Games, it’s easy to see why Markham has quickly become one of Ontario’s fastest growing cities. A mix of urban and suburban life, Markham is also notable for its rich heritage mainly seen through Main Street. Markham, as a whole, ties together modern and historic smaller neighbourhood that include Thornhill, Buttonville, Cornell, Markham Village, Milliken and Unionville.
Things to see in Markham: Shopaholics and savvy bargain hunters have hit gold with Pacific Mall. As “North America’s largest indoor Asian mall,” you’ll find stalls for everything from small gadget to jewellers and even car accessory shops. Art enthusiasts will be glad to hear that Markham is home to a number of art galleries; the McKay Art Centre runs a number of exhibits all year round. History buffs will also enjoy the Markham museum for its rich exhibits on Canadian history. Toogood Pond and Milne Dam Conservation Park are local favourites for hikers and bikers alike, while adrenaline junkies will love Joyride150, a 102,000 sq.ft indoor skatepark.