As many of you know me by now, I am ALWAYS on the MOVE. This week, I am driving the 2022 Mazda MX-5 GT RF with manual gearbox to roam around different places. This time, I have decided to drive around the city that I grew up with, which is City of Markham. And there is a new spot that I discovered located in Vaughan. Follow along!
City of Markham is home to 354,000 people and it’s a place to grow and the city focus on unity and diversity which I appreciate.
And as part of my travel segment “Ontario Travel Series“, you can check out the places and photos that I have visited and explored while driving this Mazda MX-5 GT RF. Perhaps my visit to these places/events will give you inspiration to explore and experience yourself with your loved ones! Enjoy!
The 2022 Mazda MX-5 GT RF was provided by Mazda Canada so that I can be On the MOVE to explore Ontario. However, as always, the opinions expressed in this post is entirely my own.
Now, let’s explore! Follow my journey!
Markham Civic Centre – Markham, Ontario, Canada
Address: 101 Town Centre Blvd, Markham, ON L3R 9W3
Phone: (905) 477-7000
Architect: Arthur Erickson
Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/cT7TjT1Dm8PBeTFVA
The Markham Civic Centre is the city hall of the city of Markham, Ontario. The Flato Theatre is located beside the city hall, it’s an indoor building for hosting live concerts, musicals, awards shows and other entertainment purposes. What I like about this place is that…it’s more than just a city hall. There is a water fountain, a big man-made pond at the front to watch for geese and other birds and in winter turns into a skating rink. There are art installations that you can check out as well.
Flato Markham Theatre – Markham, Ontario, Canada
Address: 171 Town Centre Blvd, Markham, ON L3R 8G5
Phone: (905) 305-7469
Seating capacity: 527
Construction started: 1983
Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/rRxKX3LYxXJjQPE66
The Flato Markham Theatre is a public arts complex and is located right beside the Markham City Centre. The theatre initially opened in 1985 for local and school based productions and is best known for its performances in performing arts and drama and concerts.
Stiver Mill Community Centre (Main Street Unionville) – Markham, Ontario, Canada
Address: 9 Station Lane, Unionville, ON, L3R 1R5
Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/TcKRgVQg1fow8obr9
Stiver Mill is located in the heart of historic Main Street, Unionville. It is one of the Markham’s last standing grain elevator and feed mill with some of its original equipment still intact.
Markham GO Station – Markham, Ontario, Canada
Address: 214 Main St N, Markham, ON L3P 1Y5
Parking: 413 spaces
Station code: GO Transit: 00123
Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/4yampwGYjRgxVfro6
I have fond memories of this historic Markham GO Station when I used to take the GO Train to work. Who would have thought that you can walk back in time and walk inside this historic train station that was built in the 1800s and we can still use it to commute daily during the present times?
I think what’s special about Markham is the fact that it has 2 Main Streets that are located very close to each other with each main street preserved its historic character and vibe. From the Victorian buildings to the “Shop Local! Support Local”, it builds a strong community that supports each other in the area.
I luv both Unionville Main Street and Markham Main Street. Each has it’s own flavour and style.
Vaughan Metropolitan Centre – Vaughan, Ontario, Canada
Address: 3150 Hwy 7, Vaughan, ON L4K 4R6
Parking: 900 spaces
Opened: December 17, 2017
Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/GcT76mc22SPF5dgS6
Vaughan Metropolitan Centre is a rapid transit station in Vaughan, Ontario, Canada. It was opened on December 17, 2017 and it is the north terminus of the western section of the Toronto subway’s Line 1 Yonge–University.
I think this community is a hidden gem right now! I didn’t know about this area until I was joyriding with the MX-5 and realized there are condos being built and subway station is operating. It’s conveniently located close to the shopping plazas, the famous UFO looking movie theatre and the highway.