Meetings & Minutes

URA Meetings & Minutes from 2015 to present day.
20232024
Jan 9th Members Meeting. Guest speakers Graham Churchill on managing growth and protecting Greenbelt. Councilor McAlpine on Bil 23.
May 30th Members Meeting. Guest speaker Mayor Scarpitti. Questions provided beforehand by the Board, and by members at the meeting.
May 30th Members Meeting Minutes. Mayor Frank Scarpitti keynote speaker.
October 2nd Members Meeting. CF Markville development proposal. Lincoln Lo.
Annual General Meeting 2023. Board election for 2023, president, membership, and treasurer reports for 2023, amendment to constitution.
Dec 4th Members Meeting. Guest speakers Gabriela Ansari-Correa and Jennifer Wong, Presentation City of Markham Home Environmental Initiatives.
March 5th Members Meeting Minutes. Economic Development and Culture Strategy. Councilor Updates.
Feb 5th Members Meeting. New Board member. 2024 Budget. Hilton update.
Jan 9th Members Meeting. New Board Member. York Downs Update. Councilor Updates. MappiT. Pedestrian Crossings. 2024 Focus Items.
20222021
January 10th 2022 Minutes. Vacant House Tax, 2022 Budget overview, Affordable Housing.

February 7th 2022 Minutes. Plus Urban Forestry Update (Trees etc) by City staff.

March 07-2022 Minutes. Alick Siu tribute. Main Street streetscape plans.

April 04-2022 Minutes. Randy Peddigrew on Markham Centre Secondary Plan.

Provincial Candidate Meeting 2022 May 24th. Via Zoom, 2 of 4 candidates attended.

September 26th Municipal Candidates Meeting. Pan Am Centre in person, 5 of 6 registered candidates attended.

Nov 7th 2022 AGM. Board election for 2023, president, membership, and treasurer reports for 2022.

Nov 7th Members Meeting. Councilor updates, Main Street Unionville updates.
Dec 6th 2021 Members Meeting Minutes.
* Presentations: Reflections on COP26, Power House Hybrid,
Greenbox Pilot Program.
* “Green Box” by Richard Laszlo.

November 1st 2021 Annual General Meeting. Board elections, membership & treasurer reports, and November 1st 2021 Members Meeting.

-September 7, 2021. Federal All-Candidates Meeting. No minutes taken. Bob Saroya, Paul Chiang and Elvin Kao.

– June 7th 2021. Marg Wouters.
Land Use Planning, Markham Whitebelt, YR population doubling.

– May 3rd 2021. Mayor Scarpitti.
MZOs, Growth, Housing, Main St Streetscape, Subway extension.

April 14, 2021. Markham Municipal Energy Plan – “Getting to Zero”. Presentation by Graham Seaman, Director of Sustainability and Asset Management

– April 12th 2021. Guest speaker, Graham Seaman, Markham’s Municipal Energy Plan.

– March 1st 2021. Main Street Unionville update by BIA executive director Sara Sterling.

February 1, 2021. Winter Road Maintenance, Markham Centre Secondary Plan, Toogood Pond skating
20202019
December 7, 2020. Kingdom Developments (Sheridan Nurseries), Bill 229 and Conservation Authorities

November 2, 2020. Member Meeting. Markham Centre Secondary Plan, 28 Main St.

November 2, 2020 AGM. President’s report, Treasurer’s report, membership report, election

October 5, 2020. Markham Centre Secondary Plan, Floodplain mapping, Road Widenings, York University Campus Student Housing – Rockport Group

September 14, 2020. 16th Avenue Widening, Arterial Road Widening, Times Group, Aryeh Group, Markham Secondary Plan, Unionville Main St. Revitalization

March 2, 2020. Waste Management and Single Use Plastics, 28 Main Street, Arterial Road Widenings

February 3, 2020. Main Street Streetscape Project, Arterial Road Widenings

January 6, 2020. Winter Operations and Survey, 28 Main St., Arterial Road Widening, GO Transit Service
November 4, 2019 Member Meeting. Unionville Main St. condo development by Watford Group,

November 4, 2019 AGM. President’s report, Treasurer’s report, membership report, election

-October 7, 2019. Federal All-Candidates Meeting. No minutes taken

-September 9, 2019. Federal All-Candidates Meeting. No minutes taken.

-May 9, 2019. Presentation by Mike Killingsworth, City of Markham, on bylaw enforcement. No minutes taken.

-April 8, 2019. Q&A with Mayor Frank Scarpitti. No minutes taken

-March 25, 2019. Q&A session with York Region Chair Wayne Emerson. No minutes taken.

January 21, 2019. Times Group, Bill 66 (Restoring our Competitiveness), Regional Government Review
20182017
November 5, 2018 Members Meeting. Unionville GO Station, York Downs Update

November 5, 2018 AGM. President’s report, Treasurer’s report, membership report, election

-October 1, 2018. Ward 3 All-Candidates Meeting. No minutes taken.

-September 17, 2018. Workshop with transportation specialists on arterial road widenings in Markham. No minutes taken.

-April 19, 2018. Q&A session with Mayor Frank Scarpitti. No minutes taken.

March 13, 2018. York Downs Redevelopment, Watford Residence Development for 162-194 Main St, Stiver House application-206 Main St.

February 5, 2018. Affordable Housing Inclusion Bylaw, York Downs Redevelopment

January 15, 2018. York Downs, Unionville Home Society redevelopment, Unionville BIA, York University campus design, York Region Police Community Liaison Committee
November 6, 2017 Members Meeting. York Downs update, GO Train electrification, New Zoning Bylaw, Briarwood Farm redevelopment, York Region Transportation Master Plan

November 6, 2017 AGM. President’s report, Treasurer’s report, membership report, election

October 2, 2017. Room Houses and Short Term Accommodations, York Downs, Briarwood Farm

September 7, 2017. York Downs, Section 37, Whistle cessation, Committee of Adjustment, Building Bylaw, Unionville Home Society

May 15, 2017. York Downs, Housing Forum, Vacant Houses, Times Group, Tree Preservation, 47&51 Gainsville Ave.

April 3, 2017. Housing Forum

-February 6, 2017. Q&A session with Markham Mayor Frank Scarpitti. No minutes taken.

January 9, 2017. Anti-SLAPP Protection, Tree Preservation, OMB Review, Public Realm Community Board Pilot
20162015
November 7, 2016 Members Meeting. Main Street Vision, Toogood Pond Ice Maintenance, 2025 Unionville GO Hub, Markham Public Realm

November 7, 2016 AGM. President’s report, Treasurer’s report, membership report, election

October 3, 2016. Unionville Home Society, Secondary Suites, Rooming Houses and Short Term Accommodations, Main St. Vision

September 8, 2016. OMB Reform, Signage Bylaw, Tree Preservation, Bylaw review and update

June 6, 2016. OMB Reform, Main St. Vision, Transportation Master Plan, Comprehensive Bylaw Reform

May 2, 2016. Zoning Bylaw, Tree Preservation, Toogood Pond skating, OMB Reform

April 4, 2016. Unionville Home Society, Markham Energy Corporation Director Compensation, Comprehensive Zoning Bylaw, Briarwood Farms

March 7, 2016. Briarwood Farms, GO Train Anti-whistle, Unionville Home Society, York Downs, York Region Transportation Plan

February 1, 2016. New zoning bylaw, York University, Tree Preservation, GO Train whistle

January 18, 2016. Main St. Vision, Toogood Pond skating, Fred Varley Drive development, Zoning Bylaw, York University, Highway 7 Developments, GO Train Horn, Unionville Home Society
November 2, 2015 Members Meeting. Main St. Vision, Toogood Skating, GO Train anti-horn, Zoning Bylaw

November 2, 2015 AGM. President’s report, Treasurer’s report, membership report, election

-October 5, 2015. Federal All Candidates Meeting. No minutes taken.

June 1, 2015. York University, Times development Village Parkway, GO Train anti-horn, Wyview Group

May 4, 2015. Main St. vision, GO Train anti-horn, provincial rapid transit, Markham population forecasting, presentation by Markham District Energy

March 2, 2015. Main St Vision Plan, Times Development Village Parkway, GO Train anti-whistle, Markham Arena, Toogood Pond Ice Rink

February 2, 2015. Main St. vision, Times development Village Parkway, GO Train anti-whistle, Markham Arena, Toogood Pond Ice Rink

January 5, 2015. Main St vision, Times development Village Parkway, Rooming Houses, GO Train whistle, Markham Hockey Arena