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Markham (/ˈmɑːrkəm/) is a city in the Regional Municipality of York within the Greater Toronto Area of Southern Ontario, Canada. At the 2011 Canadian census it had a population of 301,709. Markham's population in 2015 was estimated at 342,000 through The Region of York population census data monitoring. The city is the fourth-largest community within the Greater Toronto Area after Toronto, Mississauga and Brampton and is the York region's largest municipality. Markham is also Canada's 16th largest city. Markham changed its status from town to city on July 1, 2012. The city gained its name from the first Lieutenant-Governor of Upper Canada, John Graves Simcoe (in office 1791–1796), who named the area after his friend, William Markham, the Archbishop of York from 1776 to 1807. The first European settlement in Markham occurred when William Berczy, a German artist and developer, led a group of approximately sixty-four German families to North America. While they planned to settle in New York, disputes over finances and land tenure led Berczy to negotiate with Simcoe for 64,000 acres (260 km2) in Markham Township in 1794. Through much of Markham's history the community has been described as an agricultural community. A turn towards a more urbanized community within the township began after World War II when the township began to feel the effects of urban encroachment from Toronto. The completion of Highway 404 during the mid-1970s accelerated urban development in Markham. As of 2013 tertiary industry mainly drives Markham. As of 2010 "business services" employed the largest proportion of workers in Markham – nearly 22% of its labour force.The city also has over 1,100 technology and life-sciences companies, with IBM as the city's largest employer. A number of multinational companies also have their Canadian headquarters located in Markham, including: Honda Canada, Hyundai, Advanced Micro Devices,American Express,Johnson & Johnson,Avaya,IBM,Motorola,Oracle,Toshiba,Toyota Financial Services and Honeywell.

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This warm abode of Markham is a delightful place to visit in Canada. Markham is located at a short trip away from Toronto a major city in Canada. Add Toronto to your vacation plan, it has an interesting bunch of activities to do on your visit like Toronto Eaton Centre, Cn Tower, Casa Loma. 1-2 days is an ideal duration of visit to Markham.

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Facts and Stats for Markham*

  • Pollution Statistics in Markham

    Know the pollution level of Markham before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 2.5 (Very Low)
    • Water Pollution 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 17.5 (Very Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 15.91 (Very Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 4.55 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 13.64 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 25 (Low)
  • Markham: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Markham for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Markham.

    • Burglary and Theft 25.78 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 19.53 (Very Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 18.94 (Very Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 12.88 (Very Low)
    • Car Stealing 18.18 (Very Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 26.52 (Low)
    • Attacks 15.63 (Very Low)
    • Drug offense 22.73 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 87.88 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 65.91 (High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 17.42 (Very Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 10.61 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 27.27 (Low)
  • Living in Markham - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Markham is 214.72 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 78.41 (High)
    • Climate Index 57.24 (Moderate)
    • Pollution Index 8.53 (Very Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 39.2 (Moderate)
    • Cost of Living Index 60.4 (Low)
    • Health Care Index 78.09 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 7.51 (Moderate)
    • Purchasing Power Index 160.1 (Very High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Markham

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Markham

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.34 USD
    • International Movie per seat 10.48 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 30.75 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 81.59 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 41.59 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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