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Markham

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Saturday, September 22, 2018 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Doors Open Markham is a FREE annual community-wide event that showcases locations in Markham that are not generally open to the public.

During Doors Open Markham, learn about the city, its rich history and the process through which Markham has developed into a blossoming community. Visit sites that interest you to take part in tours, demos and presentations that illustrate our civic motto: Leading while Remembering.

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Community information

Markham, a municipality of more than 350,000 residents centrally located in the Greater Toronto area, is home to over 400 corporate head offices and more than 1,100 high-tech and life-science companies. Founded in the 1790s, Markham is today Canada’s most diverse community, enjoying a rich heritage, outstanding community planning and services, and a vibrant local economy. Markham has received the Excellence Canada Gold Award for Organizational Quality & Healthy Workplace, as well as multiple heritage and environmental awards.

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During Doors Open Markham, volunteers act as hosts and tour guides. They also assist site owners with welcoming and directing guests, which makes this a great opportunity to act as ambassadors for the city and the event. High school students can also earn volunteer hours toward their high school requirement.

To volunteer for Doors Open Markham, complete this application.

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Contact info

Telephone: 905-477-7000, ext. 2296
Email: gduncan@markham.ca

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Bethesda Evangelical Lutheran Church Doors Open Markham

Bethesda Evangelical Lutheran Church

The Bethesda Evangelical Lutheran Church is one of York Region’s longest-established churches. Today, the church remains a centre of worship for descendants of these founding Markham families. The present building dates from 1910, incorporating materials from the earlier church. Visitors can admire the early 20th-century Gothic revival interior with beautiful memorial windows and a century-old pipe organ.

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  • Parking
  • Full wheelchair access
  • Washrooms
  • Self-guided tours available

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20 Union Street
Markham, Ontario

Architecture

Year built: 1910
Architectural style: Gothic revival
Building type: Historical landmark, Place of worship

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 22, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Ladies' Golf Club of Toronto Doors Open Markham

Ladies' Golf Club of Toronto

The Ladies' Golf Club of Toronto was begun by women for women. The clubhouse was originally a country estate called Brooklands, built for Strafford Watson (son of a prominent Toronto lawyer) as a wedding present. The course was designed by the distinguished golf course architect, Stanley Thompson. Champion golfer Ada Mackenzie was the driving force behind the club's establishment.

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  • Parking
  • Full wheelchair access
  • Washrooms
  • Guided tours available

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7859 Yonge Street
Markham, Ontario

Architecture

Year built: 1922; established in 1924
Architectural style: Period revival
Building type: Historical landmark
Landscape: Landscape

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 22, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Markham Village Train Station Doors Open Markham

Markham Village Train Station

Built in 1870 during Canada’s golden age of railway development, this station was restored by the City of Markham in co-operation with the Markham Village Conservancy in 2000. Today, it serves as a community meeting space and waiting room for the GO train. The exterior has been restored to its 1910 appearance.

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  • Parking
  • Full wheelchair access
  • Washrooms

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214 Main Street North
Markham, Ontario

Architecture

Year built: 1870
Building type: Transportation

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 22, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

St. Dimitrija Solunski Macedonian Orthodox Church Doors Open Markham

St. Dimitrija Solunski Macedonian Orthodox Church

A modern white-stone church built to reflect the traditional architecture of centuries-old church buildings in Macedonia, St. Dimitrija Solunski Macedonian Orthodox Church boasts an interior that contains breathtaking wall and ceiling paintings executed in the Byzantine style. The church exterior is in the process of being transformed to a polychrome stucco treatment to better reflect historical Macedonian Orthodox church architecture.

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  • Parking
  • Full wheelchair access
  • Washrooms
  • Guided tours available

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201 Main Street North
Markham, Ontario

Architecture

Year built: 1993
Building type: Place of worship

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 22, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

St. Philips on-the-Hill Anglican Church Doors Open Markham

St. Philips on-the-Hill Anglican Church

St. Philips on-the-Hill's history goes back to early Unionville days when Lutherans and Anglicans worshipped together under Reverend Vincent Mayerhoffer. The congregation split during the tumultuous days of the 1837 Rebellion in Upper Canada. In 1910, the congregation moved into the village of Unionville. In 1986, they returned to a new building on the original site.

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  • Full wheelchair access
  • Washrooms
  • Self-guided tours available

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9400 Kennedy Road
Markham, Ontario
https://spoth.ca

Architecture

Year built: Established 1794
Building type: Place of worship

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 22, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Unionville Presbyterian Church Doors Open Markham

Unionville Presbyterian Church

Unionville's Presbyterian congregation goes back to the 1870s. As the church grew, the congregation moved into a former Congregational church on Main Street. In 1892, they moved again to a brick church across the street, where they worshipped until the 1925 formation of the United Church. In 1980, they began anew and moved into their current location in 1991.

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  • Parking
  • Full wheelchair access
  • Washrooms
  • Self-guided tours available

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600 Village Parkway
Markham, Ontario
www.unionvillepresbyterianchurch.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1991
Architectural style: Period revival
Building type: Place of worship

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 22, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Wong Dai Sin Temple Doors Open Markham

Wong Dai Sin Temple

This remarkable expression of contemporary architecture is home to the Fung Loy Kok Institute of Taoism, dedicated to inner spiritual development through the practise of the ancient art of tai chi. It is a modern sacred space that houses a dynamic Taoist community. Winner of the 2016 Governor General's Medal for Architecture.

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  • Parking
  • Partial wheelchair access
  • Washrooms
  • Guided tours available

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378 Steeles Avenue East
Markham, Ontario

Architecture

Year built: 2015
Architect: Shim-Sutcliffe Architects
Architectural style: International
Building type: Place of worship

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 22, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.