Markham is the 4th largest city within GTA(Greater Toronto Area). Part of the regional municipality of York, Markham is now Canada’s 16th largest city with a population of 328,966(2016 census).
The city got its name from the first Lieutenant-Governor of Upper Canada, John Graves Simcoe (in Office 1791 – 1796), who named the area after his friend, William Markham, the Archbishop of York.
The first settlement in Markham occurred when William Berczy, a German artist and developer, led a group of approximately sixty-four German families to North America. Markham was first surveyed as a township in 1793.
After highway 404 was completed in 1970’s, urbanization accelerated in Markham.
Nicknamed “The High-tech Capital”, Markham has Canadian headquarters of a number of multinational companies, including: IBM, Honda Canada, Hyundai, Advanced Micro Devices, Johnson & Johnson, Avaya, IBM, Motorola, Oracle, Toshiba, Toyota Financial Services and Honeywell.
COMMUNITIES IN MARKHAM
- Angus Glen
Bayview Fairway – Bayview Country Club Estates
- Bayview Glen
- Berczy Village
- Box Grove
- Cedar Grove
- Markham Village
Milliken Mills East
Milliken Mills West
Old Markham Village
Rouge River Estates
Victoria Manor-Jenings Gate
|Other visible minority||1,995||0.7%|
|Multiple visible minority||5,805||1.9%|