Markham

Markham is a large but picturesque community in the GTA. With great commuter links to Toronto, it's the ideal place for professionals looking for real estate away from the bustle of the big city.


Markham, the fourth largest comunity in the GTA, is the "Hi-Tech Capital" of Canada boasting over 900 companies that work within the tech industry.

With a history of rich economic development paired with a culturally diverse community, Markham has something to offer everyone.

The town is extremely accessible - ideal for buyers or sellers who need to commute into Toronto for work, which is less than half an hour away.

For those interested in arts and culture, Markham is home to several theatres, some of which are quite well-known and critically acclaimed, and a sizeable public library system.

With access to York Region Transit, Highway 407, and gorgeous homes on beautiful lots, you could find your dream home in Markham!

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The average cost of purchasing a home in Markham is around $1,088,433 (YTD 2017) depending on the type of home you purchase and its location within the community. Regardless of your budget, any buyer is likely to find their dream home in the picturesque community of Markham.

Prices in the area can fluctuate depending on the community you're looking in. To learn more about communities in Markham, click the links below:

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History

Markham was named after William Markham, the Archbishop of York. Settlement in the town first began when German artist and developer William Berczy led approximately 64 families to North America. Though the group was initially intent upon New York, financial disputes led Berczy to negotiation for 64,000 acres in Markham township.

By 1830, Irish, English, and Scottish families began to settle in the community. An agricultural industry began to develop as gristmills and wood mills appeared on Markham's variety of rivers. Roads began to develop and construction was completed on Yonge Street in the 1800s. The town saw the population increase and felt the continued effects of urbanization. Villages grew and by 1871 the first railway line reaching to Markham was built.

100 years later, Marhkham was incorpated into a town as its population soared. What began as a largely agriculture community began to transform after World War II when the town started to feel the effects of urbanization from Toronto.

Once the Highway 404 was finished in the 1970s, urban development rapidly expanded in Markham. By the mid 70s Markham's population was 56,000. The population has rapidly increased since then and much of Markham's farm land disappeared. Markham now consists pf six communities including Markham Village, Miliken, Thornhill, Buttonville, and Unionville.

Today, Markham is Canada's Hi-Tech Capital and is home to the head offices of IBM Canada, Apple Computer Canada and many other well-known companies.

Arts & Culture

Markham is a vibrant community rich with cultural diversity and located a stones throw away from downtown Toronto.

Whether you're looking for something to do on your own or with the whole family, Markham has something for you.

With a large number of cultural festivals and activities, including the Markham Fair, Markham Museum, and Reesor Farm Market, celebrate the history of your community. For theatre buffs, Markham has plenty to offer.

There are a number of theatres and acting troups within the city including the critically acclaimed Markham Little Theatre. Productions range from dramas to comedys to thrillers, intriguing theatre go-ers of all tastes.

With no lack of art shows and galleries, there is no need to go into the city when you live in the highly creative town of Markham. One of Markham's main galleries, The Varley Art Gallery, features year-round exhibits from a number of local and international artists.

Perhaps most impressive is Markham's public library system. With 6 branches and over 600,000 books in its collection, a new book is never far away.

Summer reading clubs provide interested literary minds with a venue in which to discuss the latest novels.

Education

Aileen Willowbrook

Type Name Website Ranking
Elementary Willowbrook P.S. Site Rank
Elementary Bayview Fairways P.S. Site Rank
Elementary St. Rene Goupil-St. Luke C.E.S. Site Rank
Secondary St. Roberts Catholic H.S.  Site Rank
Secondary Thornlea S.S. Site Rank

Angus Glen

Type Name Website Ranking
Elementary Armadale P.S. Site Rank
Elementary Ashton Meadows Site Rank
Elementary Boxwood P.S. Site Rank
Elementary Castlemore P.S. Site Rank
Elementary William Berczy P.S. Site Rank
Secondary Markham District  H.S. Site Rank
Secondary Markville S.S. Site Rank
Secondary Miliken Mills H.S. Site Rank
Secondary St. Augustine H.S Site Rank
Secondary St. Robert H.S Site Rank
Secondary Unionville H.S. Site Rank

Bayview Fairway

Type Name Website Ranking
Elementary Bayview Fairways PS Site Rank
Elementary Yorkhill E.S.  Site Rank

Elementary Woodlawn P.S. Site Unranked
Secondary Thornlea S.S.  Site Rank

Bayview Glen

Type Name Website Rating
Elementary Bayview Glen P.S. Site Rank
Elementary German Mills P.S. Site Rank
Elementary Woodland P.S.  Site Unranked
Secondary Thornlea S.S. Site Rank
Secondary Westmount Collegiate Site Rank
Secondary St. Augustine C.H.S. Site Rank
Secondary St. Elizabeth C.H.S. Site Rank

Berczy

Type Name Website Ranking
Elementary Stonebridge P.S. Site Rank
Elementary All Saints Catholic School Site Rank
Elementary Sir John A Macdonald Site Rank
Elementary Sir Wilfrid Laurier  Site Rank
Secondary Pierre Elliott Trudeau H.S. Site Rank

Box Grove

Type Name Website Ranking
Elementary David Suzuki P.S. Site Rank
Elementary Fred Varley P.S. Site Unranked
Elementary Sam Chapman P.S. Site Unranked
Elementary Legacy P.S. Site Rank
Secondary Markham District H.S. Site Rank

Bullock

Type Name Website Ranking
Elementary Roy H Crosby P.S. Site Rank
Elementary James Robinson P.S. Site Rank
Elementary Reesor Park P.S. Site Rank
Elementary Franklin Street P.S. Site Rank
Secondary Markville S.S. Site Rank
Secondary Pierre Elliott Trudeau H.S. Site Rank

Buttonville

Type Name Website Ranking
Elementary Buttonville P.S. Site Rank
Elementary Sir John A Macdonald Site Rank
Elementary Sir Wilfrid Laurier Site Unranked
Secondary Unionville H.S. Site Rank
Secondary Pierre Elliott Trudeau H.S. Site Rank

Cachet

Type Name Website Ranking
Elementary Ashton Meadows P.S. Site Rank
Elementary St. Monica C.E.S. Site Rank
Elementary Sir John A. Macdonald Site Rank
Elementary Sir Wilfrid Laurier Site Unranked
Secondary Pierre Elliott Trudeau H.S. Site Rank
Secondary St. Augustine H.S. Site Rank

Cathedraltown

Type Name Website Ranking
Elementary Sir John A Macdonald Site Rank
Elementary Sir Wilfrid Laurier  Site Unranked
Secondary Pierre Elliott Trudeau H.S. Site Rank
Secondary Richmond Green  Site Rank

Cedar Grove

Type Name Website Ranking
Elementary Little Rouge P.S. Site Rank
Elementary Sam Chapman P.S. Site Unranked
Secondary Pierre Elliott Trudeau H.S. Site Rank
Secondary Father Michael McGivney C.A.H.S. Site Rank

Cedarwood

Type Name Website Ranking
Elementary Cedarwood P.S. Site Rank
Elementary Coppard Glen P.S.  Site Rank
Secondary Markham District H.S. Site Rank
Secondary Middlefield C.I. Site Rank

Commerce Valley

Type Name Website Rating
Elementary Doncrest P.S. Site Rank
Elementary Adrienne Clarkson P.S. Site Rank
Secondary Thornlea S.S. Site Rank
Secondary St. Robert Catholic School Site Rank

Cornell

Type Name Website Ranking
Elementary Black Walnut P.S. Site Rank
Elementary Fred Varley P.S. Site Unranked
Elementary Sam Chapman P.S. Site Unranked
Elementary St. Joseph Site Rank
Secondary Pierre Elliott Trudeau Site Rank
Secondary Unionville S.S. Site Rank

Devil's Elbow

Type Name Website Ranking
Elementary Unionville P.S. Site      Rank
Elementary Sir John A Macdonald Site Unranked
Elementary Sir Wilfrid Laurier  Site Unranked
Secondary Pierre Elliott Trudeau H.S. Site Rank
Secondary Unionville H.S. Site Rank

German Mills

Type Name Website Ranking
Elementary Yorkhill P.S.  Site Rank
Elementary Woodlawn P.S.  Site Unranked
Elementary German Mills P.S. Site Rank
Elementary St. Michael Catholic Academy Site Rank
Elementary St. Rene Goupil-St.Luke Elementary School Site Rank
Secondary Westmount C.I.  Site Rank
Secondary Thornlea S.S. Site Rank

Grandview

Type Name Website Ranking
Elementary Henderson Avenue P.S. Site Rank
Elementary Yorkhill E.S. Site Rank
Elementary Woodland P.S. Site Unranked
Secondary Thornhill S.S.  Site Rank
Secondary Thornlea S.S.  Site Rank

Langstaff South

Type Name Website Rank
Elementary Stornoway Crescent Public School Site Unranked
Elementary Willowbrook Public School Site Rank
Elementary Yorkhill Elementary School Site  Rank
Elementary Woodland Public School  Site Unranked
Secondary Thornlea Secondary School Site Rank
Secondary Westmount Collegiate Institute Site Rank

Legacy

Type Name Website Ranking
Elementary Reesor Park P.S. Site Unranked
Elementary Legacy P.S. Site Rank
Elementary Franklin Street P.S. Site Rank
Secondary Pierre Elliott Trudeau Site Rank
Secondary Markham District H.S. Site Rank

Markville

Type Name Website Ranking
Elementary Reesor Park P.S. Site Rank
Elementary Franklin St. P.S. Site Rank
Elementary Central Park P.S. Site Rank
Elementary St. Edwards C.S. Site Unrank
Secondary Pierre Elliott Trudeau Site Rank
Secondary Markville S.S. Site Rank

Milliken Mills West

Type Name Website Ranking
Elementary Coppard Glen P.S. Site Rank
Elementary Highgate P.S. Site Rank
Elementary Milliken Mills P.S. Site Rank
Elementary St. Benedict C.E.S. Site Rank
Elementary St. Francis Xaview C.E.S. Site Rank
Elementary St. Vincent de Paul C.E.S. Site Rank
Elementary Mother Teresa C.E.S. Site Rank
Secondary Father Michael McGivney C.A. Site Rank
Secondary Unionville H.S. Site Rank
Secondary Milliken Mills H.S. Site Rank
Secondary Pierre Elliott Trudeau H.S Site Rank

Rouge Fairways

Type Name Website Ranking
Elementary Boxwood P.S. Site Rank
Elementary  Reesor Park P.S. Site Rank
Elementary  Franklin Street P.S. Site Rank
Secondary Markham District H.S. Site Rank
Secondary Pierre Elliott Trudeau H.S. Site Rank
 Secondary Unionville H.S. Site  Rank

Rouge River

Type Name Website Ranking
Elementary Boxwood P.S. Site Rank
Elementary Reesor Park P.S. Site Rank
Elementary Franklin Street P.S. Site Rank
Secondary Markham District H.S. Site Rank
Secondary Pierre Elliott Trudeau H.S. Site Rank
 Secondary Unionville H.S. Site  Rank

Royal Orchard

Type Name Website Ranking
Elementary Baythorn P.S. Site Rank
Elementary Yorkhill E.S. Site Rank
Elementary Woodland P.S. Site Unranked
Secondary Thornhill S.S.  Site Rank
Secondary Thornlea S.S.  Site Rank
Secondary Westmount C.I. Site Rank

Rural Markham

Type Name Website Ranking
Elementary Glad Park Public School Site Rank
Elementary Sir John A. Macdonald Public School Site Rank
Elementary Sir Wilfrid Laurier Public School Site Rank
Secondary Stouffville District Secondary School Site Rank
Secondary Pierre Elliott Trudeau High School Site Rank

Sherwood Amberglen

Type Name Website Ranking
Elementary William Armstrong P.S. Site Rank
Elementary Reesor Park P.S. Site Rank
Elementary Franklin Street P.S. Site Rank
Elementary St. Edwards C.E.S. Site Rank
Secondary Markham District Site Rank
Secondary Pierre Elliott Trudeau H.S. Site Rank
Secondary Unionville H.S. Site Rank

Thornhill

Type Name Website Ranking
Elementary William Armstrong P.S. Site Rank
Elementary Reesor Park P.S. Site Rank
Elementary Franklin Street P.S. Site Rank
Secondary Markham District H.S. Site Rank
Secondary Pierre Elliott Trudeau H.S. Site Rank
Secondary Unionville H.S. Site Rank

Thornlea

Type Name Website Ranking
Elementary Yorkhill P.S.  Site Rank
Elementary Woodland P.S.  Site Unranked
Elementary Bayview Fairways P.S. Site Rank
Secondary Westmount C.I.  Site Rank
Secondary Thornlea S.S. Site Rank

Unionville

Type Name Website Ranking
Elementary Parkview P.S. Site Rank
Elementary Sir John A. Macdonald PS Site Rank
Elementary Sir Wilfrid Laurier P.S. Site Unranked
Secondary Pierre Elliott Trudeau H.S. Site Rank
Secondary Unionville H.S. Site Rank

Victoria Manor Jennings Gate

Type Name Website Ranking
Elementary Unionville P.S. Site Rank
Elementary Sir John A. Macdonald PS Site Rank
Elementary Sir Wilfrid Laurier P.S. Site Unranked
Secondary Pierre Elliott Trudeau H.S. Site Rank
Secondary Unionville H.S. Site Rank

Victoria Square

Type Name Website Ranking
Elementary Glad Park Public School Site Rank
Elementary Sir John A. Macdonald Public School Site Rank
Elementary Sir Wilfrid Laurier Public School Site  Rank
Secondary Stouffville District Secondary School Site Rank
Secondary Pierre Elliott Trudeau High School Site Rank

Vinegar Hill

Type Name Website Ranking
Elementary Roy H. Crosby Public School Site Rank
Elementary  James Robinson Public School Site Rank
Elementary Reesor Park P.S. Site Rank
Elementary Franklin St. P.S. Site Rank
Secondary Markville S.S. Site Rank
Secondary Pierre Elliott Trudeau H.S Site Rank
Secondary Unionville H.S. Site Rank

Wismer

School Type School Name Website Rank
Elementary Wismer Public School Site Rank
Elementary Fred Varley Public School Site Unranked
Elementary Sam Chapman Public School Site Unranked
Secondary Pierre Elliott Trudeau H.S. Site Rank
Secondary Bur Oak Secondary School Site Rank
Secondary Unionville High School Site Rank

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