Markham is the fourth most populous city in the GTA, as well as being Canada’s 16th largest city. Originally an agricultural community, and home to German settlers, Markham has shifted over the 19th and 20th centuries into a more business oriented city, with growing urban development.
In the 19th century, Markham was a bustling community filled with mills, breweries, and distilleries. Also originally home to a large provider of wagons and horse carriages, Markham used to be even busier than Toronto (known at the time as York). These industries gave way to farming, but Markham has seen a new boom in the economy, and is flourishing again in areas such as manufacturing and tech.
Many multinational companies have their headquarters in Markham, including: Honda Canada, Hyundai, Toshiba, Toyota Financial Services, Honeywell, Johnson & Johnson, Avaya, and Motorola. With so many tech companies, Markham refers to itself as “Canada’s Hi-Tech Capital.”
Markham hasn’t forgotten its agricultural roots, and celebrates them with the Markham Fair. Markham also has a vibrant performing arts scene, with several performing arts groups, and the Markham Theatre for the Performing Arts.
For those who want a taste of the old Markham, the city has preserved many heritage sites, such as:
- Markham Museum
- Markham Village
- Reesor Farm Market
- Thornhill Village
- Cathedral of the Transformation
- Heritage streets such as Main Street Markham, or Main Street Unionville.
For those who love the country, Markham is still home to some active farms in the northern part of the city, as well as many beautiful walking and cycling trails. There are also farms within the city perfect for visiting with your family, such as Whittamore’s Farm or Forsythe Family Farms.
Markham is home to Pacific Mall, a 450 shop mall, which forms the second largest Chinese shopping area in Canada. There are many Chinese shops, excellent restaurants, and supermarkets.
Annual events to enjoy in Markham include:
- Nightitup! Night Market
- Taste of Asia Festival
- Markham Jazz Festival
- Unionville Festival
- Markham Festival of Lights
- Markham Santa Claus Parade
With so much going on, Markham is a great city to live, work, play, and raise a family. Our certified and professional craftsmen at In the Backyard are happy to serve the city of Markham, providing ready-made or custom crafted sheds, garages, and plant beds, as well as additions and accessories.
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