York University

The Reality

York University opens in Markham Centre in 2021. This is great news for Markham.

The Challenge

We need housing, transportation, recreational and health facilities for 6,000 new students and staff.

The Opportunity

Planning for new community facilities and services near the York campus must begin now:

  • Work with developers to include student-friendly housing options in Markham Centre while protecting local communities from the impacts of illegal rooming houses and unsafe basement apartments
  • Ensure that road, parking and transit infrastructure adequately serves the new campus
  • Develop partnerships with the YMCA, the Markham Pan Am Centre and local health care providers to serve the York University community

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