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Summer Art Camp @ the ART HUB

Location: Winged Canvas
185 Bullock Drive, Unit #1 Markham  map

In the summer, Markham's Art Hub transforms into the Kids Art Hub! Campers will enjoy countless innovative art projects, observe step-by-step demos, experience outdoor art, creative games, and artistic adventures with new friends! With a jam-packed summer ahead, our specialty drop-in art programs allow your kids to join the fun and express their creativity when it works for you! An unforgettable summer awaits.

So much fun your kids won’t even realize how much they are learning:
Art foundations: drawing, painting, and sculpting techniques
Creative problem solving skills
Conceptual skills and imagination building
Social skills, confidence, teamwork and the importance of good craftsmanship

Weekly Themes
July 23 - 27: Sculpture & 3D Art 
July 30 - Aug 3: Art with Live Animals
Aug 7 - 10 (4 days): Cartooning & Anime
Aug 13 - 17: A World of Art! 
Aug 20 - 24: Discover Painting
Aug 27 - 31: Fashion Design | NEW (Ages 8 - 13) 

Flexible Options & Hours:
Full week, full 5 days | 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.  (1 hour lunch break)  |  $418  ($388 Early bird)
Full week, 4 days Aug 7 - 10 | Full day- $338  |  Half day - $228
Drop in (space permitting) | Full day - $92  |  Half day - $62 
Full week, half days | Morning 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
or  Afternoon 1 - 4 p.m.  |  $278  ($258 Early bird)
Extended Hours: FREE early drop off: 8:30 a.m. |  Extended hours until 5:30 p.m. - $15 per day

For more information or to register, visit

Thursday Nights at the Bandstand Kicks Off
Another Summer of Great Music in Unionville

The popular free music series “Thursday Nights at the Bandstand” is held at Unionville’s Millennium Bandstand at the corner of Main Street and Fred Varley Drive.  map 

Organized by community-based Unionville Presents and funded by dedicated community spirited sponsors, the series attracts talented Canadian, International and local performers to the outdoor Millennium Bandstand for all to enjoy free of charge.

Performances run on Thursday evenings from June 14 to August 30, 2018 from 7:30 to 9 p.m.

The primarily Tribute band live music series has once again been put together with input from our audience. And this year 7 first timers to Thursday Nights will be performing! An outstanding live music line-up is for all to enjoy throughout the warm summer ahead of us.

On Thursday, July 19, 2018 Elton Rohn performs an Elton John Tribute.

Thornhill Garden & Horticultural Society
Monthly Meeting & Flower Show

Location: Thornhill Community Centre, 7755 Bayview Avenue  map

Our monthly meetings, open to all members and guests, feature some great speakers again this year.

These meetings are held the 3rd Wednesday of each month at the Thornhill Community Centre, 7755 Bayview Ave. (at John St.) in Thornhill. (A fully accessible facility.)  (No meetings are held in August, November and December.)

Flowers Shows are held concurrently with our general meetings in the months of May, June, July, September, and October.

Meetings start at 7:30 p.m. with a social time from 7:00 p.m. New members and guests are always welcomed at our monthly meetings and other events.

2018 Membership Fees are $25 / single or $35 / couple or family

July 18th - Pat de Valance - Presentation Topic - True North, Strong and Free - Native Plants

Music On Main Street Markham

Music on Main Street Markham

Every Friday night beginning June 30 until August 25, 2018, come visit Main Street Markham (map) for Music on Main and enjoy live music while you shop and dine. Shop, eat, and listen to your heart's content from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. every Friday - right here on the street!

Angus Glen Summer Five Miler

Friday, July 20, 2018

Angus Glen Golf Club
                    10080 Kennedy Road

Registration is now open for the Angus Glen Summer Five Miler held at the prestigious Angus Glen Golf Club taking place on Friday, July 20, 2018. The course features five miles of gorgeous golf cart path, and post-race IBBQ. Visit to learn more and to register.

Greek Summer Festival

St. Panteleimon, Anna & Paraskevi
Greek Orthodox Church
29th Annual Greek Summer Festival

July 20, 21, 22 & July 27, 28, 29, 2018

Location: 11323 Warden Avenue map

Authentic Greek Food

Live Music

Performances by Youth Dance Groups

& Kids Play Zone

Doors Open at 5 p.m.

Admission: Adults $5, Kids $3

Friday & Saturday: 5:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m.
Sunday: 5:00 p.m. to 12 a.m.

Contact Number: 905-887-7311

Varley Art Gallery Free Tours

The Varley Art Gallery of Markham
offers free tours of their current exhibitions
of Rufuge and Inscapes
on Saturdays and Sundays at 3 p.m.

Address: Main Street Unionville  map

Click here to get your tickets.

Thornhill Community Band
Markham Concert Band
Thornhill Community Band

Sunday, July 22, 2018

7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.

Location: Unionville Main Street Millennium Bandstand
    147 Main Street Unionville map

As part of our Concert Sundays series presented with the assistance of the City of Markham's Celebrate Markham grant program, the Markham Concert Band are proud to host the Thornhill Community Band for a FREE concert at the fabulous Unionville Millennium Bandstand.

Every Sunday evening until August 5th a different orchestra will take to the stage playing hits from the big band era along with some surprises along the way! Organized by the Markham Concert Band, catch a different concert Sundays at the Unionville Millennium Bandstand from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Contemporary Landscapes Group Show

Contemporary Landscapes Group Show

Exhibition Dates: Friday, July 13 to Sunday, August 12, 2018

Location: Winged Canvas Art Hub, 185 Bullock Drive  #1, Markham map

A twist on traditional ideas of landscape painting, the Contemporary Landscapes Group Show is an exploration of the different ways we understand and exist in our rapidly changing world.

This show features personally curated walls by participating artists Jennifer Arro, Simon Coates, Elena Dinissuk, Louise Garin, Nermine Hanna, Fei Lu, Martin Hirschberg, Vera Kisseleva, and Ron Stevens.

Apprenticeship Information Session

Thursday, July 19, 2018, 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. 

Apprenticeship is a hands-on training program for people who want to work in a skilled trade, that can lead to a rewarding career in a high demand market. 

This session discusses some of the skilled trades in Ontario, and the process for becoming an apprentice.

Location: Job Skills' Markham - 4961 Highway 7, suites 100 - 101 map

Call 905-948-9996 to book your Workshop. Pre-registration is required.

Second Career Information Session

Thursday, July 19, 2018, 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Second Career is an Ontario government program that helps you train for a new job. If you were laid off any time after January 1, 2005 you may be eligible to apply for Second Career. This session will provide step-by-step information about the eligibility and suitability criteria for Second Career and will discuss the financial support that may be available along with direction for next steps in the process.

Location: Job Skills' Markham - 4961 Highway 7, suites 100 - 101  map

Call 905-948-9996 to book your Information Session. Pre-registration is required.

Alex Chiu Annual Golf Tournament 2018

Thursday, July 19, 2018, 10 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Location: Angus Glen Golf Club, 10080 Kennedy Road 

Don’t miss your chance to golf in the 20th Annual Alex Chiu Golf Tournament held at Angus Glen Golf Club on Thursday, July 19. Enjoy a day of golf, great food, auctions and prizes to be won. Registration is now open and sponsorship opportunities available, contact Alicia Chiu at 905.475.2531 or

Sounds of Summer

Saturdays, July 7 to September 1, 2018

Introducing the Sounds of Summer

Join us every Saturday this summer in Downtown Markham as we celebrate with free live music events and DJ nights throughout Downtown Markham.
On Saturday, July 21
, 2018 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. TIGER LILLY performs at Milestones, 169 Enterprise Blvd., Markham. map

Wonderful World of Circus Upcoming Shows

Friday, July 20, 2018 at 3:30 p.m

Location: 2600 John Street, Unit 115  

Our shows are for all ages, so come along
and enjoy a day at the circus!

Tickets at the Door:  $20


E-Waste Recycling Event

Safely and responsibly recycle your unwanted electronics!

Sponsored by the Lions Club.

Saturday, July 21 & Sunday, July 22, 2018

8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Location: Aaniin Community Centre
5665 14th Ave map

Accepted materials:

- Cables; high and low grade wire including Christmas lights
- Cell Phones & Digital Cameras, Bluetooth, PDA's
- Circuit boards
- Commercial & Industrial Electronic Equipment
- E-Readers
- External Storage Media Devices (External Hard Drives, Floppy, CD/DVD/Blue Ray)
- GPS with any accessories
- Loose internal computer components
- Media Players (IPod, MP3, CD)
- Memory Chips, Sticks, USB Drives, Processors
- Mice, Keyboards, Webcams, Computer Speakers
- Monitors and Televisions (CRT, LCD, Plasma, Rear Projection, Console)
- Networking products (Routers, Switches, Patch Cables)
- Phones & Fax Machines (Cordless, Landline and Rotary included)
- Photocopiers (Table Top and Free Standing)
- Printers & Scanners (remove toner cartridges)
- Projectors (Includes Overhead)
- Radios, Speakers, Amplifiers, Electronic Music Equipment, Record Players, Cassette Players, Alarm Clocks (Tapes, VHS, Records, and 8 Tracks accepted)
- Security Surveillance Equipment (Home and Commercial Systems)
- Servers, including racks and cages
- Tablets  (Playbook, iPad)
- Video Game Systems & Controllers, Leap Frog, Vtech (Games Included)
- Not accepted as electronic waste:
- Furniture (i.e. TV stands)
- Household hazardous materials
- Medical devices
- Smoke alarms, carbon monoxide detectors (remove batteries) and dispose as garbage
- Toner cartridges (remove from printer before dropping off) return to manufacturer

Remove all batteries from electronic items,
Batteries can be disposed of safely at any Markham Recycling Depot, community centre or library,

Protect your privacy. Clear all personal information from computers, cell phones and electronics prior to drop off. The City is not responsible for personal information contained on your electronic devices.


Yoga in the Square

Every Sunday, June 10 to August 26, 2018

9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Bring your own yoga mat and join a fun and healthy workout
in the Millennium Square on Main Street Unionville. map

Stiver Mill Farmers' Market

The Stiver Mill Farmers' Market

Enjoy shopping for fresh fruits and vegetables every Sunday from June 10 to October 7, 2018 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Unionville’s Historic Stiver Mill at 9 Station Lane, Unionville (map)

Enjoy breakfast at the Market Grill and listen to some great music!

The Stiver Mill Farmers’ Market was originally started to bring awareness to the plight of the Stiver Mill. The City of Markham and the Federal Government came together after five years to support the restoration of the Stiver Mill. The newly renovated Stiver Mill, now called the Stiver Mill Cultural Centre, officially opened in June 2014. As Mayor Frank Scarpitti says “it is a showpiece”.

The newly renovated Stiver Mill includes a beautiful boardwalk running from Main Street Unionville, beside the Train Station and around the Stiver Mill. Enjoy a stroll on the boardwalk to the Farmers’ Market.

For more information, visit

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Monday, July 16, 2018

Risk of strong thunderstorms

         Daytime High: 30°C  Overnight Low: 20°C
         Chance of Precipitation: 40%
         Wind: 22 - 33 km/h S
         Sunrise: 5:50 a.m.   Sunset: 8:55 p.m.

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  More Upcoming Markham Events

Unionville Exotic Car Show

Sunday, July 29, 2018 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

 Main Street Unionville  map

Held on beautiful historic Main Street Unionville, exotic cars and vendors will line the street for all to see. 

A deejay and live entertainment will keep the crowd hopping!

Proceeds go to Hand Over Hand community organization, a not-for-profit organization dedicated
to fostering a community where people with disabilities will feel safe, accepted and supported through peer networks. 
Hand Over Hand provides free programs for youth with developmental disabilities in York Region.

Click here to view more exciting shows,
 events and festivals of 2018.


Movies Showing At
Our Local Movie Theatre,
Cineplex Odeon Markham & VIP

                   Hotel Translvania 3: Summer Vacation


                   Ant-Man and the Wasp

                   Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

                   Sicario: Day Of The Soldado

                   Animal World

                   Incredibles 2

                   Ocean's 8


                   Click here for movie show times.


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