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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March 17, 2017

Economic Development Strategy Will Shine The Light On A Bright Future

Recently, Newmarket’s Economic Development Advisory Committee (NEDAC) took another look at our Economic Development Strategy which was originally created in 2010. In light of changing economic circumstances and emerging new trends and priorities, the strategy was updated to fully reflect the current conditions. This document will act as our roadmap to help drive innovation and ensure a solid foundation for …

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October 26, 2016

Economic Development, Rogers Hometown Hockey

Although Thanksgiving is now over, the annual holiday allows us to take some much-needed time out of our busy and complicated lives to stop and reflect. Here at the Town of Newmarket, there is no shortage of achievements to acknowledge and celebrate. At our meeting on October 3, our Council provided unanimous support for the Town’s second Economic Development Strategy. …

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September 26, 2016

Renewing Newmarket with a Splash of Culture

There’s never been a better time to be a Newmarket resident. With the completion of our renaissance renovations of the Old Town Hall and the reopening last week, the Town of Newmarket celebrates another milestone in our Cultural Master Plan. As part of the transformation and renewal of Newmarket, this landmark also plays a key role in the revitalization of …

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August 26, 2016

Working Together With the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO)

I recently attended the Association of Municipalities Ontario (AMO) conference in Windsor. I joined more than 1,800 participants from municipal, provincial and federal levels of government to work collectively on municipal challenges and plan for the future. Speakers and delegates included Ontario’s Premier, the Honourable, Kathleen Wynne, the leaders of the opposition and the Minister of Municipal Affairs, Bill Mauro. …

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June 17, 2016

FCM the National Voice for Local Government

Recently I attended the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) conference. FCM is the national voice for Canada’s local governments. FCM membership includes more than 2000 local governments representing 90 per cent of the Canadian population. FCM has a strong voice with the federal government and members, including the Town of Newmarket, collectively bring forward issues that impact municipalities at a …

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March 14, 2016

Newmarket and The Internet of Things

At the end of February I visited the Prime Minister in Ottawa with a delegation from York Region Council, and just last week I was at Queen’s Park with the GTHA Mayors and Regional Chairs to speak with government officials on Newmarket’s priorities to position us for the future. Why is it important that we have a voice at all …

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January 21, 2016

Newmarket Public Library – Beyond Just Books

As we begin the New Year, Newmarket will continue to be driven by creativity and innovation. The Newmarket Public Library (NPL) is representative of the overall direction of our community to be a progressive, future-focused town offering modern services. Recognizing the value and importance of the library in our community, this year, NPL hours will be expanded to include year-round …

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July 27, 2015

Davis Drive 2015 July Update

The vivaNext Rapidway is coming along as we can see from the flurry of activity on Davis Drive. As the transformation starts to unfold, it comes with some challenges such as traffic, construction and businesses who are feeling the pinch. Great citizens of Newmarket, I’m asking you to get out there on Davis Drive and support your local businesses. Look …

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June 19, 2015

Getting Connected Part 2

Getting connected resonates on so many levels with your Council’s Strategic Priorities and our community’s goals. Whether it’s getting connected physically through transit and trails, by technology with high-speed broadband connectivity, or in the most real sense, getting connected to each other through recreation, culture and volunteerism, it is a theme that will lead us to a promising future. Active, …

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