Our community members are diverse (in fact, Markham is the most diverse city in the Western World's most diverse nation), multi-lingual (2/3 of Markham's population speaks two or more languages), highly educated (60% of Markham's work force has a post secondary education), well-employed (likely in one of more than 10,000 companies located here) and incredibly trend conscious.
On any given weekend in Downtown Markham, visitors will likely observe line-ups of "sneakerheads" awaiting a limited edition shoe release from one of our boutique stores, or find themselves admiring the never-ending parade of luxury cars that pull into one of our art-adorned parking garages on their way to work, class, or dinner and a VIP movie.
The Remington Group develops a wide range of residential products, and an abnormally large ratio of 2- and 3-Bedroom condominium suites is attracting a variety of family households, from young professionals and empty nesters to small families in search of an urban lifestyle.
The City of Markham is the largest of nine municipalities in York Region with a population of more than 355,000. Designed to set new standards for sustainable urban development in the 905 with higher density, innovative mixed-use buildings, pedestrian-friendly streetscapes, and world-class parks and amenities, Downtown Markham is the heart of Markham Centre, York Region's 988-acre hub of innovation and public engagement.
In 2016, two out of three Canadians lived within 100 kilometres of the Canada-United States border, with more than 6 million Canadians living in the Greater Toronto Area alone. Young people are flocking to the Toronto region from around the world in search of better job opportunities, globally top-ranked education and quality of life, and to join a burgeoning cultural scene.
As Canada's High Tech Capital, Markham employs more than 37,000 people in tech and life sciences and has the lowest industrial tax rates in the GTA. Downtown Markham is now home to offices of Under Armour, Aviva Canada, Worley Parsons, Traveler's Insurance, Jonas Software, and Honeywell, with many more to come.