York Downs Golf & Country Club - Development Proposal Details

With so much history in the midst of the growing Unionville community, the details of the proposed York Downs Golf & Country Club redevelopment are of interest to many residents.  At the end of January 2017,  'Sixteenth Land Holdings Inc.' the developer group representing the builders for the YDGCC lands, held an information session, presenting their initial proposal details.

Some highlights of the presentation include:

  • Total property size = 417 acres, with 311 being available for development, the balance is green space
  • Development to be split into 3 stages of "East and West" plans, on each side of the north-to-south green space divide
  • Development includes everything from 70' single lots to high and low-rise residential, and a small portion for mixed-use commercial
  • Residential Units proposed:  West = 1,164, East = 1,257, for a total of 2,421 residential units
  • Density of this proposal is approx 19.2 units / hectare - compared to Angus Glen at 16.7/ha, Upper Unionville at 20/ha
  • Plan includes 5 'gateway' access points to Kennedy Road and 16th Ave, three of which closely align to some of the existing YDGCC roadways and access
  • One transit loop through the community is proposed
  • One Elementary school is proposed

York Downs Golf and Country Club - Development Proposal for Lot Sizes

Regional Transit Terminal Confirmed for Cornell Centre

The new Cornell Centre Regional Transit Terminal (RTT) Location

The City of Markham in conjunction with York Region has now confirmed the location of the new Regional Transit Terminal in the heart of Cornell.  With the land transfer completed recently, the terminal will now be located just South of Markham Stouffville Hospital, on the South side of Rose Way, one block East of Ninth Line.  

This is a fantastic location, central to Cornell and very easy walking access for a very large population in Eastern Markham.  The upcoming/updated Cornell Community Master Plan has designated the area surrounding the new RTT to be higher-density residential and mixed-use commercial/residential, and will be steps from the new employment centres in Markham.

This terminal will become the cornerstone of a transit-focused community, becoming a major point for the York Region Transit (YRT), VIVA and GO Transit lines.

Canadian Flag Giveaway! - Canada Day 2015

Hey Neighbours! Join us in celebrating Canada Day and show our national pride!

We are offering a FREE 3'x5' CANADIAN FLAG for our fellow neighbours in the Markham, Unionville and Stouffville communities!

We are proudly Canadian, and love our community - we've lived in Markham for over 43 years! Let's show our Canadian pride, and display a flag on your home this Canada Day - July 1st, 2015!

More details and sign-up sheet can be found here

Unionville Festival 2015 - June 5th - 7th 2015

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It's that time of the year again - as the longest day of the year approaches, we get to enjoy the annual Unionville Festival.   This year brings the 46th edition of the festival, with some changes from what you have seen in the past. 

Be sure to bring the kids out early on Saturday morning for the 10am start of the big parade.  Lots of space to watch, all the way up to Toogood Pond!

Krazy Kraft race at Toogood is always a thrill, and kicks off at 12:30pm Saturday.

Sunday highlights include the Funky 5K run at 8:30am, the 2k at 9:30am, and Family Fun in Crosby Park from 11am-3pm.

You will notice that this year there will be no Fireworks on Saturday night - due to lack of funding for this years event.  A bit of a disappointment, but let's hope we can get it back for next year.

Also missing is the infamous "beer garden" - while not specifically attributed to anything, it is safe to reason that the antics of some over-served, and under-aged patrons have likely led to the demise of this event.  Despite moving to various locations on the street over the years, it has continued to be hard to keep things in line for a friendly event.

You can see a full Event Schedule on the Unionville Festival website.

Hope to see you there!

It's time for the Cornell Community Garden Party!

On behalf of the Cornell Community Garden we would like to invite you to the Cornell Community Garden Party - A celebration of growth!

Sunday, June 22nd  2 - 5 p.m.

Join us at the Cornell Community Garden, a community-run food and flower garden supported by the City of Markham.

  • Welcome speech by Ward Councillor Colin Campbell
  • Activities for children and families
  • Silent auction with great prizes from local businesses
  • 50-50 draw
  • Free cake

Located at: Corner of Almira Ave and Murray Wilson Drive Please walk if possible