January 31, 2018

Looking Forward to Our Future

Since my first election as your councillor in 2000, I have seen many significant changes in our community as our vision of the “Renewal of Newmarket” has built upon our rich history to create a solid foundation for our future. A future that holds out opportunities for our children, grandchildren and the generations that will follow them. As I look …

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December 28, 2017

Newmarket Has Accomplished Much In 2017

With the holiday season upon us and 2017 coming to an end, it is the perfect time to reflect on another very memorable year. While the Town of Newmarket has had too many accomplishments to include here, I would like to look back at some of the highlights: In 2017, we continued to see major transformations in our urban corridors …

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November 22, 2017

Celestica Plans to Move Toronto Manufacturing Operations To Newmarket

Earlier this month, Newmarket had the pleasure of officially welcoming Celestica – a leader in design, manufacturing and supply chain solutions for the world’s most innovative companies to our community. Over the next few years, Celestica will relocate their manufacturing operations from Toronto to Harry Walker Parkway, Newmarket. This will mean the relocation of approximately 500 jobs to Newmarket. Celestica …

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October 19, 2017

Newmarket Remembers

Every year we wear our poppies with pride and share in a moment of silence on November 11 to honour those who bravely fought for our country and our freedom. While Newmarket was only a small village of under 3,000 people during the First World War, our response to the war was mighty. More than 470 Newmarket residents enlisted during …

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September 21, 2017

Setting The Stage For An Extraordinary Future

In Newmarket we have a vision to be well beyond the ordinary.  To be an extraordinary community, at times, we must make bold, future-focused decisions. Over the past decade we have taken many steps to transform our community. I often hear there is ‘something special about Newmarket.’ I believe what makes us unique and sets us apart is our unwavering …

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August 24, 2017

Creating A More Livable Community Through Alternate Modes Of Transportation

With summer in full swing, it provides the perfect opportunity for all of us to get outside, enjoy our community and explore alternate modes of transportation. This includes biking, walking, carpooling and taking public transit. As we look to the future and continue to concentrate the majority of our growth in Newmarket’s urban centres (Davis Drive and Yonge Street), this …

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July 18, 2017

Community Safety & Traffic Management Continue To Be Priorities

Newmarket has continuously been recognized as one of the best places to live in Canada according to a national survey conducted each year by MoneySense Magazine. This is based on a number of factors that combine to make a community a great place to live. One of the primary factors that play a large role in the overall quality of …

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June 22, 2017

Marketing Our Growth Corridors, Planning Our Future

This week we officially opened the Keith Bridge on Davis Drive and revealed a public artwork installation that tells the story of the history of transportation in Newmarket, dating back 10,000 years. This public art was made possible by the expansion of the Keith Bridge to accommodate the Viva Rapid Transit system. Both public art and an advanced transit system …

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May 17, 2017

150 Years Of Being Canadian

This is a very special year for Newmarket as we are united with all Canadians from coast-to-coast to acknowledge the 150th birthday of Canada. This is a time to reflect back and look forward. If we were to write the story of Newmarket it would be a tale rich in history and heritage. In the mid- 1800s, we became known …

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April 20, 2017

Working Together To Deliver Quality Healthcare

Southlake Regional Health Centre’s President and CEO, Dr. Dave Williams, recently made a deputation to Council, providing an update on our hospital and its commitment to delivering the ultimate patient experience. As Dr. Williams presented an overview of recent progress, I was struck both by the growing number of patients that Southlake cares for and how much delivering quality care …

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