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City of Markham

Markham is a town in York Region, directly north of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. With a 2005 population of around 257,000, Markham is by far the largest incorporated town in North America and is part of the Greater Toronto Area. The first female mayor was Elma Walker.

City of Markham History

When Upper and Lower Canada were established in 1791, Colonel John Graves Simcoe was appointed the first Lieutenant-Governor of Upper Canada. Simcoe named the Township of Markham, Ontario, north of the Town of York (now Toronto), after his friend William Markham, the Archbishop of York.

Markham Township was originally surveyed in 1793-94, but not until 1801 was the township divided into 10 concession road (now numbered line roads) running north and south, with six sideroads running east/west (now numbered avenues).

Eventually, the boundaries of Markham occupied the area, as follows:

NORTH: Whitchurch Town Line (Between 19th Avenue and Stouffville Side Road)
SOUTH: Scarborough Town Line (Steeles Avenue)
EAST: Pickering Town Line
WEST: Vaughan Town Line (Yonge Street)

The boundaries of present day Markham are as follows:

Beginning at the southeastern corner, the boundary stretches northward along the York-Durham Line until approximately one half concession between 19th Avenue and Stouffville Side Road.
The boundary continues westward until it reaches highway 404, where it runs in a southerly direction until intersecting Regional Road Seven, (formerly King's Highway 7.) From this point it stretches westward following Langstaff Road until King's Highway 11, and travels south until Steeles Avenue East.

The Southern border straddles the centre line of Steeles Avenue East until it reaches the town's southeastern corner at the York-Durham Line. All boundaries and concessions are straight lines at slightly more than a right angle to each other, forming a geographical area roughly in the shape of two connected parallelograms.

In 1794, William Berczy led 75 German families from New York State to Markham Township, an area know as German Mills today. Each family was granted 200 acres (0.8 km?). Because of hardships, many returned to York and Niagara and the area became a ghost town. In 1797, because of the revolution in France in 1789, many nobility fled the country and set off for Canada to take advantage of free land grants in Upper Canada.

They were totally unprepared for survival under such crude conditions and most of them returned to their homeland. From 1803 to 1812, the largest group of settlers were Pennsylvania Germans, most of whom were Mennonites. These highly skilled craftsmen and knowledgeable farmers had the best chance for survival because they had already survived harsh conditions in Pennsylvania.

From 1830 on, many Irish, Scottish and English emigrated to Upper Canada to escape the famine and overpopulation of their homeland.

Markham's early years blended the rigours of homesteading with the development of agriculture-based industries. The many rivers and streams in the Township soon supported water-powered saw and grist mills and, later, woollen mills.

With improved transportation routes, such as Yonge Street and the growing population, urbanization increased. By 1857 most of the Township had been cleared of timber and was under cultivation. Villages like Thornhill, Unionville and Markham greatly expanded and new, specialized industries such as wagon works, tanneries, farm implement and furniture factories sprang up.

In 1871, the Toronto and Nipissing Railway Company, with stations in Unionville and Markham, officially opened its line from Scarborough to Uxbridge. Initially, the railway brought renewed prosperity and rapid development. Farmers and millers had a more convenient means of transporting their products to Toronto. Other merchants had easier access to supplies and business boomed. The first form of structured municipal government occurred in 1850 when the Township of Markham was created.

On November 20, 1872, the Warden of York County signed the By-law of Incorporation, which provided for the election of a Council for the Village of Markham. The Village of Markham grew to a population of 1100 by 1891.

The increased communication with Toronto brought on by the railway and further enhanced by the development of the telegraph, the telephone and the automobile, ultimately led to the demise of the villages in the Township after the turn of the century. Local industries were simply unable to compete with the larger manufacturers and suppliers of Toronto, and Markham soon reverted to a quiet, rural community.

Post War Growth

From 1945 onward, the face of Markham began to change rapidly. It was no longer a community whose inhabitants worked mainly within the area. It evolved into a fast-growing suburb, where the majority of its residents commuted into Toronto. As a result, rural Markham disappeared in the face of tremendous urban growth.

By 1969, the Township of Markham consisted of several villages, including Markham, Unionville, and parts of Thornhill. In 1971, the Regional Municipality of York was established by the Government of Ontario. Northern portions of Markham Township were annexed to the municipalities of Richmond Hill and Whitchurch-Stouffville, while the balance of Markham Township was incorporated in the Town of Markham and the present town boundaries set.

Modern Growth

In 1976, Markham's population was approximately 56,000. Since that time, the population has more than tripled. Explosive growth in new sub-divisions has lead to a jump in population since the 1980s. Much of Markham's farm land has disappeared, now found well north of 16th Avenue. Concerns from environmentalist and concerns with the future of the Oak Ridge's Moraine will impact the extent of growth of the northern portion of Markham.

At present, Markham comprises seven distinct communities: Markham Village, Cornell, Unionville, Wismer Common, Stouffville, Milliken and Thornhill. Since the 1980s the town has been recognized as a suburb of Toronto, though it has an independent economy.

Many high-tech industries have located in Markham for the relative abundance of land, low tax rates and good transportation routes. ATI Technologies, IBM Canada, Apple Computer Canada, Motorola Canada and many other well-known companies have chosen Markham as their home in Canada. Hence, the town has been branding itself as Canada's "High-Tech Capital".

Markham Household Moves - Moving As It Should Be

If you do a local move into an apartment or into your new home, it can be demanding on your time and emotions. We a can help minimize the demand. Remember no matter how big or small the job, we have the experience and the staff to handle all your local and residential moving needs in Markham.

We have a large fleet of clean, fully equipped moving vans and moving trucks, trained, courteous and uniformed personnel, and a reputation for quality in our industry. At our Markham Service Center we can be trusted to handle your move quickly, efficiently, safely and economically.

Whether we are moving a few pieces to an apartment or a mansion-full of furniture, we are anxious to show you the care that goes into every local move.

We offer Free Online Estimates and Moving Supplies with Free Delivery. One of our professionally trained consultants is available to come to your home, at your convenience, to plan your move.

Our company provides the following service:

  • moving of goods without size and weight restrictions
  • pick-up and delivery of load on the scheduled date
  • complete loading and unloading, this is a Door to Door service
  • disassembly and reassembly of household furniture
  • usage of packing material which ensures the safety and integrity of goods during the move
  • moving boxes.

At "TRANS MOVING TORONTO", we try to provide you with the most professional and fastest move possible because we know that your time is money.

We are ready to pick up and delivery your stuff and vehicle from any location in Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta.

When it comes to choosing local movers, don't overlook Trans Moving Toronto.

We provide professional assistance in the flat or office move in MARKHAM, assembly / disassembly and packing (using modern materials), furniture, delicate move fragile items, equipment and musical instruments. Any object, regardless of the size and weight will be delivered to destination without any damage - for you specialized furniture vans to ensure the complete safety of customer's property.

Our customers will surprise speed freight - if the application was accepted by the operator before the lunch break - the whole amount of work performed on the same day.

Separately, we draw attention to the provision of services appraiser in MARKHAM, with which you can advance to make a calculation of future expenses of its cargo. As for payment - it is after providing a full list of services specified in the contract and the client chooses is acceptable to him form: cash or cashless payments. There is a flexible system of discounts.

It is quite clear: to make the move went without any problems to seek assistance from professionals.

The main principle of Transmoving in MARKHAM - all shipped items brought to you in a new place in the form they were at the time of packing.

Speed and quality - our corporate identity!

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