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September 19, 2015

Doors Open Markham 2015 embraces the Ontario's sport heritage theme in featuring the Atos Markham Pan Am/Parapan Am Centre as our flagship site.

We've also included new sites that showcase the community's sport history with facilities and clubs that have been with us for generations. Of course, we couldn't leave out Markham Heritage Estates, where visitors can dream of their own restoration project.

The City of Markham is a place where the old and new co-exist as partners in the expression of the unique personality of our municipality. With our blossoming city centre taking shape only a short distance from historical Unionville, Markham is a city of contrasts and diversity that reflects our motto: Leading While Remembering.

Be a Doors Open Markham volunteer!

Contact Leanna at leannafong@gmail.com.

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Parking
Full wheelchair access
Washrooms
Kid-friendly
Guided tours available
Ontario's sport heritage

Atos Markham Pan Am Parapan Am Centre

CONTACT INFO ARCHITECTURE DATES/HOURS OPEN
16 Main Street
Unionville, Ontario
Year built: 2014
Architect: B + H Architects
Style: International
Building type: Attraction
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The Atos Markham Pan Am/Parapan Am Centre is a triumph of contemporary design. Its dramatic angular form, expanses of glass and colour accents make an exciting architectural statement. During the games, badminton, table tennis and water polo events were hosted here. Now, the centre functions as a community and aquatic centre in the heart of Markham's downtown.
Parking
Partial wheelchair access
Washrooms
Self-guided tours available

Central United Church

CONTACT INFO ARCHITECTURE DATES/HOURS OPEN
131 Main Street
Markham, Ontario
Year built: 1879; addition in 1986
Style: Gothic revival
Building type: Place of worship
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
This beautiful example of Gothic revival church architecture was originally built for Unionville's Primitive Methodists, which in 1925 became part of the United Church of Canada. A major addition – a postmodern architectural statement that echoes the materials and design of the 1879 structure – was constructed in 1986. The church is celebrating its 175th anniversary this year.
Parking
Guided tours available

Markham Heritage Estates Walking Tour

CONTACT INFO ARCHITECTURE DATES/HOURS OPEN
Meet opposite 11 Heritage Corners Lane
Markham, Ontario
Saturday: Guided tours at 10 a.m., Noon and 2 p.m. only
Markham Heritage Estates, a subdivision of relocated and restored heritage homes, has captured the imagination of would-be house restorers since its establishment in the 1980s. It's a must-see destination for anyone who dreams of rescuing a historical treasure and bringing it back to its former glory.
Parking
Guided tours available
Ontario's sport heritage

Markham Irish Canadian Rugby Club

CONTACT INFO ARCHITECTURE DATES/HOURS OPEN
150 Austin Drive
Markham, Ontario
Year built: 1980
Style: International
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The Markham Irish Canadian Rugby Club, founded in 1980, is an affiliate of the Irish Canadian Rugby Club of Canada, which was established in 1950. The Markham club, located in the centre of town, offers a competitive rugby program for all ages. Adult-level rugby games are played at Fletcher's Field.
Parking
Full wheelchair access

Markham Village Farmers' Market

CONTACT INFO ARCHITECTURE DATES/HOURS OPEN
Robinson Street and Main Street North
Markham, Ontario
Building type: Food and drink
Saturday: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Located in the centre of old Markham Village, this farmers’ market offers local produce as well as other fresh and seasonal goods. A walk through the market will take visitors back to a time to when markets were an essential part of many Ontario villages.