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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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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February 16, 2017

Sustainability a Priority for 2017 Budget

As we hit the mid-term mark of our current Council, we are pleased to have just adopted the 2017 budget. I would like to sincerely thank you – our community – for actively engaging in this year’s budget process. We asked you to ‘put your money where it matters’ through an interactive budget game to learn more about the services …

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January 19, 2017

2016 – A Year of Great Progress

Happy New Year! This is a great time to review the past year’s accomplishments, long-term goals and look forward to the year ahead. We have made good progress on Council’s 2014 to 2018 strategic priorities. You can view our progress report on our website. Our key focus areas and just a few examples of key initiatives and actions for 2016 …

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December 28, 2016

Great Progress – Looking Forward to a Promising Future

At this time of year, it’s great to reflect on the past year’s accomplishments and to look forward to the year ahead. A lot has happened in the Town of Newmarket over the past year or so and to say this is a unique and exciting time to be in our community would be an understatement. The Town has been …

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November 28, 2016

Leading Change: OMB Review Needs to be More Substantive

There’s no doubt that the Greek philosopher Heraclitus was right in that the only constant is change. One cannot step in the same river twice. On the heels of the American election, like it or not, we see a nation looking for change. Coming from the Newmarket Cenotaph on Remembrance Day, I couldn’t help but be reminded what our ancestors …

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