About the Neighbourhood
The greater Markham Village area consists of a web of neighbourhoods south of 16th Avenue, north of Highway 407, west of 9th Line and east of McCowan Road. These place names include both Markham Village as well as Old Markham Village, Vinegar Hill, Sherwood-Amberglen, Bullock and Raymerville.. These enclaves area shares neighbourhood characteristics including a lush topography characterized by lots of trees, winding roads, hills and valleys, streets without sidewalks, neighbourhood shopping plazas, quaint little parks and a variety of detached homes situated on large lots. Markham Village is a distinctly family oriented neighbourhood which is evident right away with the traffic calmed streets, designated bicycle routes and and the number of basketball hoops and ball hockey nets that proliferate on the driveways of area homes. Main Street, in Old Markham Village was the former downtown for the Village of Markham. This historic shopping area has been nicely preserved and is run by a volunteer Business Improvement Association. Events are held year-round events on Main Street: Signature evens that are eagerly looked forward to each year include: Festival of Lights, Markham Village Music Festival and throughout the summer Friday Night Music on Main and Main Street Farmers’ Market.