March 17, 2008
Media Release

The Regional Municipality of York to host community meeting to address road improvements in Town of Markham

Meeting is the first of four to discuss alternative transportation options
 
NEWMARKET – Staff from The Regional Municipality of York’s Roads Transportation branch will be conducting a community meeting in the Town of Markham to discuss options for improving transportation on select roadways.  This is part of a larger transportation strategy to increase transit use, manage travel demand and promote alternative modes of travel.
 
When:  Wednesday, March 19th
 
Where: Brother Andre Catholic High School
  6160 16th Avenue, Town of Markham
(16th Avenue east of Main Street Markham North – near Fincham Avenue)
  Open House: 6 p.m.
  Presentations: 7p.m. to 9 p.m.
 
This community meeting is the first of four planned for the Town of Markham.  In addition to this east Markham venue, community meetings are scheduled for:
 
• The community of Milliken (April 2nd at the Milliken Mills Community Centre)
• The community of Thornhill (April 7th at the Thornhill Community Centre)
• The community of Unionville (April 14th at the Unionville Civic Centre)
 
Details of these meetings will be publicized when times have been confirmed.
 
York Region is currently undertaking Environmental Assessments for road improvements on:
• 16th Avenue - from Yonge Street to York-Durham Line
• Kennedy Road and McCowan Road - from Steeles Avenue to 16th Avenue
• Bayview Avenue - from John Street to Major Mackenzie Drive
• Leslie Street - from Steeles Avenue to Major Mackenzie Drive
More information on these projects is available as follows:
• Online at http://transitsupportiveroads.cenet.ca 
• By phone (for a printed copy) at 1-866-386-6225
• For pick-up at the York Region Administrative Centre or Town of Markham Offices
• By e-mail (requesting a copy) at mobal@ils.net
For more information on The Regional Municipality of York, please visit www.york.ca
 
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Media Contact: Michael Kemp, Corporate Communications, York Region
 Phone:  905 830-4444, ext. 1232 or Cell 905 251-6419
 Email: michael.kemp@york.ca

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