October 10, 2002

Public Service Announcement Community Calendar Listing

NEWMARKET As part of the York Rapid Transit Plan (YRTP) to create a network of rapid transit across the Regional Municipality of York, studies are underway in two major transit corridors and two connecting links to the City of Toronto.

The Markham North-South Link Environmental Assessment is examining a corridor extending from the Markham Centre, between Kennedy and Warden Avenues, south of Highway 7, to the new Sheppard Subway in the City of Toronto. Recent growth in Markham, combined with planned future growth in Markham Centre, has made this corridor an important priority. Past studies have identified the benefit of developing rapid transit in this corridor.

Residents and business owners are invited and encouraged to attend an upcoming Public Consultation Centre to express views on the needs, problems, issues and potential solutions regarding the Markham North-South link. The first Public Consultation Centre will be held:

Friday, October 25, 2002

Markville Mall, Lower Level

Town of Markham

5000 Highway 7 East (Highway 7 and McCowan Road)

2 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Future studies will include the Highway 7 Corridor, the Yonge Street Corridor and the Vaughan North-South Link.

For additional information on this study, visit the York Rapid Transit Plan Web site, located on the York Region home page at www.region.york.on.ca/yrtp

For more information on the Regional Municipality of York, the services we offer and links to our nine area municipalities, visit our Web site at www.region.york.on.ca

The Regional Municipality of York is committed to providing cost-effective, quality services that respond to the needs of our rapidly growing communities.  York Region is comprised of the following nine area municipalities:  Aurora, East Gwillimbury, Georgina, King, Markham, Newmarket, Richmond Hill, Vaughan and Whitchurch-Stouffville.  For more information, visit our Web site at:  www.region.york.on.ca

Contact: Patrick Casey, Senior Media Relations Specialist, York Region

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