Central York Fire Services reminds residents about fireworks safety

Newmarket Council Highlights

Here's what happened at the Council Meeting on June 26, 2017:


Newmarket Theatre Progress Update and Next Steps
Newmarket Council approved an expenditure of up to $150,000 for the development of brand identification, marketing strategy and corresponding collateral material for the Newmarket Theatre and Old Town Hall - to be funded entirely from the CIF Fund. This will specifically pay for projects that contribute to the ongoing success of the Newmarket Theatre and Old Town Hall. In working with the Theatre Task Force, many recommendations were provided and categorized into four themes: Booking Process & Ticketing, Atmosphere & Experience, Staffing & Volunteers and Marketing & Sponsorship which the Town is currently implementing.

Comprehensive Stormwater Management Master Plan
Newmarket Council adopted the Comprehensive Stormwater Management Master Plan. The Town has been working since 2015 on the creation of its Stormwater Master Plan.This Plan intends to reduce the phosphorus and other pollutant content in Lake Simcoe and its tributaries and to protect and restore the ecological health of Lake Simcoe and its entire watershed. The Plan covers the management of stormwater for both existing and planned development in the municipality within the Lake Simcoe watershed. The Master Plan has been reviewd and recently approved by the Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority (LSRCA). The document is a vital resource for the short and long term planning of stormwater management and stormwater assets in the Town. Master Plans are seen as a key vehicle for meeting the vision and objectives of the legislation under the Lake Simcoe Protection Act. By adopting this Plan, the Town commits to meet its legislative and moral obligations regarding stormwater management.

Minutes for the Town of Newmarket Council Meetings, outlining Council decisions, is available under Agendas, Minutes and Meetings on the Town of Newmarket website. For more information or to view the reports, visitnewmarket.ca


Save the date! Mark these events in your calendar:
Canada Day Event: Kanata Summer Festival 2017

Please Note: All Canada Day festivities planned for the Fairy Lake area have been relocated to the P3 Parking Lot as outlined in the map below. As a result, the P3 Parking Lot will be closed to vehicles beginning Friday, June 30 at 9 a.m. until Saturday, July 1 at 6 p.m. All vehicles located in P3 effective Friday, June 30 at 9 a.m. will be redirected to the Gorman Pool parking lot (424 D’Arcy Street). The Town will be providing a free bus shuttle service from Magna Centre (800 Mulock Drive) and the Ray Twinney Recreation Complex (100 Eagle Street West). For more information on the bus schedule, directions and parking, view the bus shuttle schedule for operation times page or directions and parking page. If you have any questions or concerns, please call the Town at 905-895-5193.

Kids Downtown
Looking for something fun to do this summer? Join us on Tuesdays from 7 to 8 p.m. for Kids Downtown. This child-oriented entertainment show allows you to bring a lawn chair or a blanket to delight in the evening’s entertainment. Check newmarket.ca/events closer to the date to check out the children’s entertainment! Sponsored by Peter Geibel – Main Street Realty Ltd., TD Bank and DAVIDs TEA
Kids Downtown will take place on the following Tuesdays in July at Newmarket’s Riverwalk Commons (200 Doug Duncan Drive):

  • Tuesday, July 4 
  • Tuesday, July 11
  • Tuesday, July 18 
  • Tuesday, July 25

In the case of inclement weather conditions, the show will be moved inside the Newmarket Community Centre & Lions Hall.

Music in the Park
Come out to Fairy Lake Park (Water Street) every Thursday and Newmarket’s Riverwalk Commons (200 Doug Duncan Drive) every Sunday starting in July for Music in the Park, from 7 to 8:30 p.m.This event will feature free musical performances from local entertainers showcasing their talents. In the event of inclement weather, the event will be cancelled. This event is sponsored by Jay Miller Real Estate.
Sunday’s shows will be at Newmarket’s Riverwalk Commons (200 Doug Duncan Drive) from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

  • July 9 – After Hours Big Band (Jazz/ Contemporary)
  • July 16 – York Harmony Chorus (Acapella harmony singing)
  • July 23 - Neema Children's Choir (Choral, drums, dancing from Uganda)
  • July 30 – Connie Scriver Band (Rock, pop with a dash of country)
  • August 13 – The Newmarket Citizen’s Band (Concert band)

Thursday’s shows will be at Fairy Lake Park (Water Street) from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

  • July 6 – The Carrot Sticks (Contemporary Country/ Folk)
  • July 13 – Aspiring Legends (Country Rock)
  • July 20 – Melissa, Michelle & John Lemme (Easy Listening)
  • July 27 – The Glenn Marais Band (High energy blues, rock and reggae)
  • August 3 – Jason Maxwell (Country/new country)
  • August 10 – The Flailing Shilaleighs (Celtic, East coast & Irish)
  • August 17 – Whisky River (Folk, Rock, Country)

Grand River Luncheon Cruise
Tuesday, July 11: 
Join the Newmarket Seniors Meeting Place for a day trip to Caledonia, where we begin in "The Landing" with a complimentary coffee and muffin and shopping in the Craft Shop. Enjoy an audiovisual presentation about the Grand River followed by a musical performance featuring "The Blazing Fiddles." We then embark on a 3-hour cruise featuring a 3-course meal. Next, we stop at the Rockton Berry Farm. Browse through the boutique, featuring gourmet food, a deli and special bakery. Bus departs the Ray Twinney Recreation Complex (100 Eagle Street West) at 9 a.m. and returns back at 7 p.m.Cost is $93 for members and $98 for non-members.

Classic Car Show and BBQ
Saturday, July 15
: Enjoy a variety of classic and exotic cars and trucks, great music & a delicious BBQ on our patio from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Newmarket Seniors' Meeting Place (474 Davis Drive). Additional visitor parking available across the street at The Tannery Mall. The event is weather permitting. Free admission and cash BBQ. Sponsored by Taylor Funeral Home

Newmarket National Ten Minute Play Festival

Family Camping
Saturday, July 22 to Sunday, July 23:
 The Town of Newmarket invites you to our summer Family camp out. Whether you are an experienced camper or this is your first time, come spend the night in the Town's Environmental Park (off Woodspring Avenue). Pop your tent, eat a traditional camping dinner, have fun, play games, sit around the campfire eating s'mores and sleep under the stars beginning at 1 p.m. for only $15 per person. Finish your camping experience by waking up with the sunrise and enjoy breakfast around the campfire. In partnership with Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority. 

Newmarket's Stormwater Charge
The Town is introducing a new stormwater charge to help protect homes and businesses from the risk of flooding. Newmarket property owners will see a new stormwater charge on their June 2017 property tax bill under the 'special charges' section. Want to know approximately how the new stormwater charge will impact you? Use our [newmarket.ca/stormwaterchargeestimator]Stormwater Charge Estimator to find out. Learn more about stormwater management and what this charge means for you by viewing our video here

Get Involved in Newmarket's 2018 Budget
The Town of Newmarket is focused on delivering top-quality services and programs to our residents. The 2018 Budget will focus on sustainability, including:

  1.  Developing our corridors and community
  2. Managing assets and maintaining service levels
  3. Cultivating innovation and growth

We want to hear from you! Get Involved in the 2018 budget process by giving your feedback online at Newmarket.ca, attending an upcoming Public Budget Meeting (visit Newmarket.ca for details) or contacting your Council Representative. Stay tuned for more ways to Get Involved throughout the summer

Canada Day Fireworks Safety
Central York Fire Services (CYFS) reminds residents about fireworks safety. Remember that fireworks are not to be ignited on public property. Fireworks are only permitted on Canada Day and the day before and after the holiday for Newmarket residents. Residents setting off fireworks may do so only on their own private property or with written permission from the owner of such property.

Remember to purchase fireworks from a reliable vendor, have a watersource handy and ensure there is always an adult present when handling fireworks. To minimize the risk of fire and burn injury, attend a public fireworks display. Fireworks  are only allowed between the hours of dusk (approximately 9:30 to 11 p.m.), as the noise may be disturbing to those around you. For more information, safety tips and links to Town by-laws visit cyfs.ca

Newmarket's Active Transportation Plan
The Town of Newmarket is working to create a more comfortable environment for residents to walk, cycle and roll. As part of this effort, the Town is developing a comprehensive network implementation plan (ATIP). The ATIP will identify the timing of the implementation of the routes throughout the Town where better facilities such as trails or bicycle lanes would help residents walk, cycle or roll to their destinations. The Town will also be taking a high level look at the potential challenges and costs associated with each route, to come up with a network that can be implemented in an efficient way using available funding. Want to help shape the future of active transportation in Newmarket? Give us your feedback through a survey here. To learn more about the plan, click here.

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