Markham, Ontario

city in Ontario, Canada

Markham, Ontario is a city in Regional Municipality of York, in the Greater Toronto Area of Southern Ontario, Canada. There are twice as many people there as in 1990. 261,573 people live in Markham. It is the 4th largest town in the Greater Toronto Area, after Toronto, Mississauga, and Brampton.

City of Markham
Town
Markham Civic Centre
Markham Civic Centre
Motto(s): 
Leading While Remembering
Map showing Markham's location in York Region
Map showing Markham's location in York Region
Coordinates: Coordinates: 43°53′N 79°15′W / 43.883°N 79.250°W / 43.883; -79.250
Country Canada
Province Ontario
Regional MunicipalityYork Region
Communities
Settled1794
Incorporated1972 (town)
Government
 • MayorFrank Scarpitti
 • Deputy MayorJack Heath
 • Regional CouncillorsJim Jones, Tony Wong, Gordon Landon
 • MPs
 • MPPs
Area
 • Total212.47 km2 (82.04 sq mi)
Population
 (2006)[1]
 • Total261,573 (Ranked 16th)
Time zoneUTC-5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
Area code(s)905, 289
ISO 3166-2CA-ON
Websitewww.markham.ca

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Community highlights for Markham". 2006 Community Profiles. Statistics Canada. 2007-03-13. Retrieved 2007-03-13.