Markham is a city in the Regional Municipality of York and lies within the GTA. With a population just over 300,000, this city is the fourth largest neighbourhood within the Greater Toronto Area after Toronto, Mississauga and Brampton. On July 1, 2012, Markham changed its status from town to city.
This city received its name after the 18th century first Lieutenant-Governor of Upper Canada, John Graves Simcoe, who named the region after his friend, William Markham, the Archbishop of York from 1776 to 1807.
Real estate in Markham is on the rise, this town has recently passed the 300,000 population mark and is known as one of the most multicultural communities in the Greater Toronto Area. Markham Centre, located on the northwest intersection of Warden and Highway 7, is the chief of government for Markham which has four key population centres consisting of Markham Village, Thornhill Village, Unionville Village and Milliken Mills.
The City of Markham proudly declares itself to be the “High-Tech Capital of Canada” since Apple, ATT, I.B.M., and Toshiba, are just a few of the multinational companies that are headquartered here. Honda Canada, American Express Canada, Td Waterhouse and Allstate Insurance also have headquarters in Markham. The highly honoured Markham-Stouffville Hospital is also one of the mainstays of this neighbourhood.
Markham is also satisfied of its three landmark heritage conservation districts known as Markham Village, Unionville Village and Thornhill Village.