Newmarket Council Highlights

Via TOWN OF NEWMARKET Town Page submissions February 11, 2016 Contact: Michelle Valtas
905-953-5300 ext. 2049

Council Workshop
February 22, 2016 at 9 a.m. (Re.: Framework for future facilities and land use) at the Municipal Offices (395 Mulock Drive). (Closed session – acquisition or disposition of land)

Committee of the Whole
February 22, 2016 at 1:30 p.m. at the Municipal Offices (395 Mulock Drive) +/- 3 p.m. closed session, if required.

February 29, 2016 at 7 p.m. at the Municipal Offices (395 Mulock Drive)

Joint Council Committee – Central York Fire Services
March 1, 2016 at 9:30 a.m. (Town of Newmarket)

Site Plan Review Committee
Site Plan Review Committee meetings will only proceed if an application has been received. Contact the Planning division at 905-895-5193.


Toyland at the Museum

On Monday, February 15 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., enjoy our old-fashioned wooden toys and activities at the Elman W. Campbell Museum (134 Main Street). See our model train as well as our Nursery Rhyme and Fairy Tale displays. Have fun in our dress up area, play area and have your picture taken with our pioneer board. Cost of entry is $3 per participant with donation of non-perishable food item for the Newmarket Food Pantry. Call 905-953-5314 for more information.

Effective Tax Strategies Workshop

Learn how to better understand Canada’s tax system on Wednesday, February 17 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Newmarket Public Library (438 Park Avenue). Learn how to be proactive in your tax planning and understand the main tax categories. This Community Connect Program on Financial Literacy is brought to you in partnership with Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada (CPAC) and is taught by David
Duong from CPAC. For information and to pre-register call 905-953-5110.

Ward 6 Drop-In

Councillor Kelly Broome-Plumley invites Ward 6 residents to drop-in for a one-on-one meeting on Wednesday, February 17 between 7 and 9 p.m. at the Newmarket Public Library (438 Park Avenue).  Come and hear what’s happening in your ward. For more information, please contact Councillor Broome-Plumley by phone at 905-953-5323 or e-mail

Newmarket Seniors’ Meeting Place Casino Rama Bus Trip

Enjoy a day trip to Casino Rama on Tuesday, February 23. The trip is $5 for members and $8 for non-members of the Newmarket Seniors’ Meeting Place and includes $15 in casino play. The bus leaves the Ray Twinney Recreation Complex (100 Eagle St W.) at 9 a.m. Please call 905-953-5325 for more information.

Newmarket Seniors’ Meeting Place St. Patrick’s Day Mystery Tour

Join us in green attire on Thursday, March 17 as we head off for a day for a St. Patrick’s Day adventure. The mystery tour has a little something for everyone! A lunch will be provided. To find out more information you’ll have to come along! Tickets are $88 for members and $93 for non-members. The bus leaves the Ray Twinney Recreation Complex (100 Eagle St W.) at 10 a.m. Register by February 22 to save your spot.


The Town of Newmarket requires a Manager of Capital Projects. The Manager of Capital Projects is responsible for the management, operation and administration of the Town’s infrastructure capital projects. This posting will close at 5 p.m. on February 26, 2016. For information on positions and to apply, please visit and click on ‘Job Opportunities.’


Request for Proposal - RFP2016-06
Leased space opportunities. Various business opportunities available at the Magna Centre.

Information/Site Tour: Wednesday February 17 at 12:30 p.m. at the Magna Centre (800 Mulock Drive). Please meet on the first floor near the staircase. 

Bid details can be found at or call (905) 953-5335 for more information.

To view a complete list of Town of Newmarket tenders, quotations and proposals or to register as a bidder with the Town, visit


Stay connected and sign-up for our ‘Newmarket Now!’ e-newsletter
Be in the know with current updates about your community featuring Newmarket news and events by signing up for ‘Newmarket Now!’ at
NEW FOR 2016: ‘Newmarket Now!’ will now be featuring a Council Highlights section. Be sure to sign up today and keep a look out for the February 2016 edition.


January 26: Bogartown Curve will temporarily be closed located off the east side of Leslie Street and north of Mulock Drive. The closure will be in effect until further notice.


February 16:  The Dave Kerwin Trail will be closed until March 18 to accommodate the removal of ash trees affected by Emerald Ash Borer, an invasive species that attacks and kills ash trees. The Town asks the public to stay away from the area during the removal process. Affected ash trees could potentially fall on the trail making the area unsafe for use. For more information, please call 905-895-5193.


Please note the following closures for Town of Newmarket facilities this Family Day – Monday, February 15, 2016:
• Municipal Offices: CLOSED
• Magna Centre: CLOSED
• Ray Twinney Recreation Complex: CLOSED
• Seniors’ Meeting Place: CLOSED
• Recreation youth Centre & Sk8 Park: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
• Elman W. Campbell Museum: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
• Newmarket Public Library: CLOSED
• Newmarket Theatre: CLOSED
• Newmarket’s Riverwalk Commons Tim Hortons Skating and Water Feature: 9 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.
For more information call 905-895-5193.


Please note that waste and recycling collection will not be impacted by the Family Day holiday on Monday, February 15. Please place items at the curb no later than 7 a.m. on your scheduled collection day. For more information, please call the Town at 905-895-5193 or download the ‘my-Waste’ app on your Apple or Android device, or visit to access the website version of the app.