Church in Unionville Markham

Centrally located in the Greater Toronto area, Markham is the largest of nine communities in York Region with a population of over 310,000, and a land area of 212 square kilometres. The Town is a blend of four communities – Markham Village, Unionville, Milliken and Thornhill, located on the northern boundary of the City of Toronto. Markham is a growing community with prestigious housing developments and businesses, quality schools, art gallery, museum and theatre, numerous parks and recreational areas. Markham is the home of Seneca College, Markham’s premier post-secondary educational research and training facility.

Markham is renowned for its rich heritage, vibrant neighbourhoods and leadership on the environment and urban design. More than 400 companies are headquartered in Markham due to a well defined transportation and communication network, high quality facilities, a diverse and highly educated labour force and pro-business environment. With close to 900 high-technology and life sciences companies, Markham is Canada’s High-Technology Capital.

The city of Markham has a number of both public and catholic high schools. All have consistent high scores on standardized exams and have some of the highest rate of graduates attending universities. Nearly half of the population between the ages of 25 – 34 has a University certificate; diploma or degree.

Seneca College’s Markham Campus is the first post-secondary education facility in the Town of Markham. The campus is home to full and part-time programs in the areas of business, marketing, tourism and aviation. It is also the location of the Confucius Institute at Seneca College.