All Candidates Meeting

  • Date : October 1st, 2018 (Monday)
  • Time : 7:00 P.M. - 8:30 P.M.
  • Venue : Markham PanAM Centre - Community Room 3
  • Address : 16 Unionville Main Street, Markham
  • Theme: Ward 3 All Candidates Meeting
    • Candidate Self Introduction (2 min)
    • URA or Floor Q & A (1 min question 1 min answer)
    • Candidate Wrap Up (1 min)

  • All 5 candidates will attend


URA Focus Session on Arterial Road

Date: September 17th, 2018 (Monday) 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Venue: Markham PanAm Centre, Community Room 4
Keynote: Focus Session on Arterial Road Widenings

York Region is currently planning to widen several arterial roads in Markham from 4 to 6 lanes, including 16th Avenue, Kennedy Road and McCowan Road. The extra two lanes would be designated for HOV/Transit during rush hours. The plans also improve cycling and pedestrian facilities on these roads. Road widenings are always controversial. URA will be conducting a focus session to learn about all sides of the issue. The session will have the following panellists:

  • Brian Lee - Director of Engineering, City of Markham
  • Lorenzo Mele - Advisor, Healthy Design, Peel Region Health Services
  • Nesta Morris - Resident of Unionville, and knowledgeable about effects of road widenings
  • Brian Titherington - Director, Transportation and Infrastructure Planning, York Region
Come and join us! We have also invited all candidates for Regional Councillor for Markham, and will give each candidate an opportunity to make a 2 minute statement on this important regional issue.



Housing Affordability Forum

  • Date : May 6th, 2017 (Saturday)
  • Time : 9:00 A.M. - 12:30 P.M.
  • Venue : Markham Civic Centre - Council Chamber
  • Address : 101 Town Centre Blvdt
  • Keynotes: House Affordability by BMO Senior Economist
    • Ontario Fair Housing & Promoting Affordable Housing Act
    • Regional and Municipal Policy on Affordable Housing
    • Private Sector Perspectives
    • Case studies on second suite & purpose built rental


November 2, 2015 AGM

The URA Annual General Meeting was held on November 2, 2015 and the following Directors were elected: Tom Davies, Donna Day, Gene Genin, Keing Li, Karen Lui, Reid McAlpine, Peter Miasek, Adam Poon, Kanthini Rajakanthan and Alick Siu.
At a subsequent Directors’ meeting, the following Table Officers were elected:

President - Alick Siu
Vice President – Reid McAlpine
Secretary – Gene Genin
Treasurer – Donna Day
With the election of a new President, Peter Miasek continues on the board as Past President.



Federal Election 2015 - All Candidates Meeting

URA hosted a Federal All Candidate Meeting on Monday, October 5, 2015 at 7:00pm at the Markham Pan Am Centre. The following candidates (in alphabetical last name order) had participated in the meeting with the exception of Colleen Zimmerman of the NDP who cancelled at the last minute.

  • Bang-Gu Jiang, Liberal Party
  • Elvin Kao, Green Party
  • Bob Saroya, Conservative Party
  • Colleen Zimmerman, New Democratic Party (regrets)
The meeting included candidate introductions, questions from the audience, and questions/rebuttals between the candidates. For highlight of event, please click .

Latest News

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