Markham's Cultural Business Directory
Welcome to the Town of Markham's Cultural Directory, containing a complete and comprehensive listing of local cultural activities, businesses and organizations.
Find local festivals and events, artisans and creative industries, natural or cultural heritage facilities and more!
"Markham already has a growing number of creative industries , a richly
diverse community and well-established cultural facilities - including
the Town-operated Varley Art Gallery, Markham Theatre and Markham
Building a "Creative Markham" is one of the core mandates of Markham's
innovative 10-year Economic Strategy: Markham 2020. The strategy
envisions Markham as a place where innovation, technology and cultural
diversity help fuel successful enterprises and create a high quality of
life. It also identifies the Information, Entertainment and Cultural
Industries as one of the four key sectors with strong opportunity for
The Town of Markham created a Culture Department in 2008 to bring focus
and direction to cultural development. In 2009, the Culture Department
and the Economic Development Department partnered to undertake an asset
mapping exercise to describe and define the extent and scope of the arts
and cultural sector in Markham. As a result, The Town has launched an
online searchable directory of cultural assets and is working on mapping
this data to inform Markham's cultural development plans and policies. The
Culture Department is currently developing a 10 year Culture Plan called "Building a Creative Markham". Community
consultations commence mid 2010. There is a Council created Advisory Committee to guide the planning process.
Also, Markham Small Business Enterprise Centre (MSBEC) in partnership
with the Ontario Ministry of Economic Development and Trade, Ontario
Ministry of Culture, Markham Arts Council, Town of Markham Culture
Department and Markham Board of Trade, to produce a number of events to
fuel the success of local artists and cultural entrepreeneurs. MSBEC aims to provide business
advisory services and networking opportunities for independent and
home-based cultural entrepreneurs to assist them to become commercially
For more information on Markham's Culture Department and Culture Plan consultations
please contact John Ryerson at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more
information on MSBEC's cultural entrepreneurship programs please contact
Sandra Tam at email@example.com.
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