The award-winning City of Markham is the largest of nine communities in York Region, with a population of over 355,000 and a land area of 212 square kilometres. Of the 10,600 companies in Markham, there are more than 210 foreign companies located here, employing more than 28,000 people.
Some Interesting Facts about MARKHAM:
Markham is a multicultural community of over 65 cultures and languages. The municipality of Markham is the most diverse in Canada, with 72.3% of its population part of visible minority groups. In 2011, according to Statistics Canada, the average age for males was 38.6 and for females 40.5.
The City of Markham is known as the High-Tech Capital of Canada because it has the greatest concentration of high tech and life science companies in Canada, with over 1,100, a number of which are Fortune 500 businesses. Markham also hosts companies which are engaged in research & development, computer software, electronics, robotics, pharmaceuticals, health care, communication, manufacturing, and distribution. It is home to Canadian industry leaders, including IBM Canada, Sun Microsystems of Canada Inc., Apple Canada, AMD, Hewlitt Packard, GEAC, Toshiba of Canada Limited, Lucent Technologies, Compaq Canada Inc., AT&T Canada, SMTC Manufacturing Corporation, and many more. This is why Markham is also known as “The Silicon Valley of the North”.
More amazing facts about Markham: it has 207 sports fields, 81 baseball diamonds, 126 soccer fields, 65 tennis courts, 10 indoor skating facilities, 2 cricket pitches, 2 rugby fields, 7 bocci courts, 4 bowling green courts, a skate park and 12 golf courses, offering recreational activities throughout its many communities.