Part of the Greater Toronto Area, Markham is a melting pot of cultures, a high-tech hub and a place where old meets new. It is a city of rolling hills, suburban neighbourhoods, towering skyscrapers and 19th century homes.

Markham is a vibrant city with several cultural sights, recreational facilities, parks and heritage sights. However, for some reason it is often overlooked by tourists, even though there is plenty to see and do here.

If you are ever in the Greater Toronto Area, a visit to Markham is a must. Be it for a day or a few days, there is something here for everyone.

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.

Markham Ontario is known to be one of the best places to be a cannabis user. The people are great, the city is gorgeous, and there are plenty of things to keep you busy. 

You can now buy weed online in Markham. Just visit a website, fill up your cart, make an order, and that’s it! All that you need to do is just wait for your order. Buying weed has never been so simple. Online sales are the new norm and for good reason. You can now get the best deals on the best products and not even have to leave your house. One thing for certain is that cannabis delivery is one of the best sources of cannabis in Canada.

Below is a list of the main rules and regulations for cannabis use in Markham Ontario:

  • It is required by law to be above the age of 19 to purchase, consume, possess, and grow recreational cannabis
  • Cannabis can be used in private residences, many outdoor public areas, designated smoke rooms, residential vehicles, and in certain controlled areas.
  • It is illegal to smoke weed in indoor common areas, enclosed public area, schools, places where children gather, hospitals, care homes, publicly owned properties, and vehicles being operated
  • You may possess up to 30 grams of dried cannabis or equivalent of a related product (1 gram = 5 grams of fresh buds, 15 grams of edibles, 70 grams of liquid product, 0.25 grams of concentrate, or 1 cannabis seed)
  • Four cannabis plants can be grown per residence for personal use

The Best Things to Do in Markham

Visit a heritage railway station

One of the oldest in the city is the Markham GO Station that was built in 1871. It was designed in classic Canadian Railway Style with elements of the Vernacular-Carpenter Gothic style of architecture. Just as old is the Unionville GO Station, which today is used as a community centre. It is designed in the same style as the Markham Go Station.

Go to the theatre

There are a few fantastic theatres in Markham where you can spend an evening enjoying a show. Stand-up comedy, plays, dance theatre and musicals can all be seen. The main theatres in Markham are the Markham Little Theatre, Unionville Theatre Company and FLATO Markham Theatre. Check the schedule at any of these theatres to see what’s on while you are in town.

Have fun at a fair

If you are in Markham (or anywhere in the GTA) around Thanksgiving then you must go to the Markham Fair. Not only is this one of the oldest county fairs in the country, but it is also Canada’s largest community-based volunteer organization. The Markham Fair takes place the week leading up to Thanksgiving. It features midway rides, games, live bands and shows, including a horse show, a demolition derby and monster trucks.