Town of Newmarket December 17th 2018 Council meeting.

On Monday December 17 Newmarket Council gave formal consent to all matters discussed at our Committee of the whole meeting on Monday December 10th 2018. You can WATCH, READ AND SHARE the information via this link


Committee of the Whole meetings – new time starting March 2019

Please note: Beginning March 18, 2019, all regularly scheduled Committee of the Whole meetings will start at 12:30 p.m. Please check the Council and Committee Meeting Schedule for a full list of meeting dates. Committee of the Whole and Council meetings are streamed on the Town’s website at

Councillor appointments to Committees
At the December 17 Council Meeting, Mayor and Members of Council were appointed to the following boards and committees:

Get Involved - Join a Committee

The Town encourages residents to Get Involved and join a Board or Committee. The Town of Newmarket is currently looking for volunteers to apply to the following Committees:

Accessibility Advisory Committee

Appeal Committee

Committee of Adjustment

Heritage Newmarket Advisory Committee

Newmarket Public Library Board

Property Standards Committee

The deadline to apply is 4:30 p.m. January 11, 2019. A Boards and Committees Open House will be held on January 8, 2019 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Municipal Offices (395 Mulock Drive). For more information, and to apply, please click here. Interested applicants are encouraged to attend and bring a copy of their resume with them.

Recruitment is currently open for the above listed Committees; any Committees not listed will begin after Council has completed its review of its Advisory Committee structure. This review is scheduled for the first quarter of 2019.

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


Winter Wonderland - Now until January 4, 2019


Come experience Newmarket’s Winter Wonderland, a beautiful light display throughout Newmarket Riverwalk Commons.

Frozen Fridays:

Every Friday, until January 4, join us for a fun, free outdoor winter experience including outdoor skating, beautiful light display, Tim Hortons Express train rides, hot chocolate provided by Pickle Barrel, COBS Bread fun buns, a live DJ, Wickedly Sinful poutine food truck, and a fire/LED performance.

Sponsored by: Jay Miller Real Estate, TD Bank, Roadhouse & Rose, Cintas, COBS Bread, Main Street BIA, The Pickle Barrel, and Freedom Mobile.

Newmarket Ice Lounge and Surprise Saturdays:

The Newmarket Ice Lounge is the coolest place to hang out this winter. Look our for Suprise Saturdays at the Ice Lounge with lots of great prizes sponsored by Jay Miller Real Estate. Train rides on the Tim Hortons Express Train is available every Saturday from 6 to 9 p.m.

Location and time: Newmarket Riverwalk Commons (200 Doug Duncan Drive). For hours of operation, and events happening during Winter Wonderland, visit

Live Nativity Pageant - December 22 to 24

Join us for the 31st annual outdoor Live Nativity Pageant presented by the Town of Newmarket and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. A Journey to Bethlehem features a live cast with real animals representing the nativity scene and birth of Jesus Christ as told in the New Testament. Please dress warmly as the pageant takes place outside. All shows are free to attend and will last for approximately 15 minutes.

Free hot chocolate is available courtesy of the Cachet Supper Club while quantities last. Seating on the bleachers available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Location, dates and times:

All performances will take place at Fairy Lake Park (Water Street)

December 22 and 23 at 7 p.m. and 8 p.m.

December 24 (one show) at 7 p.m. only

Tim Hortons First Night Newmarket - December 31


Celebrate the end of 2018 and usher in the New Year with the Town of Newmarket. This event will include a fun evening with the following:

Indoor Activities:

New Year's Eve Fam Jam – Glow in the Dark Dance Party

Featuring – live music by Urban Jive plus a live DJ

Free Public Skating (5 to 8 p.m.)

Free public swimming (5 to 8 p.m.)


Pulsar's Gymnastics Circuit

Face painting

Outdoor Activities:

Food trucks

Free Tim Hortons Coffee & Hot Chocolate Truck

Award-winning poutine provided by Wickedly Sinful ($)

New Year's Eve Countdown and Fireworks at 9 p.m. (outside East

Location and time: 5 to 9 p.m. at the Magna Centre (800 Mulock Drive)

A New Year's Eve countdown and fireworks will take place at 9 p.m. (Outside - East entrance parking lot)

This event is brought to you in partnership with Tim Hortons


In this art exhibition, the Society of York Region Artists (SOYRA) and the Town of Newmarket present a visual record of this special property through the artistic lens of twelve selected artists who spent one day on the grounds of Mulock Farm. 

Location and time: Newmarket’s Old Town Hall (460 Botsford Street) inside the Serpa Galleries. This exhibit is closed from December 22 to January 1, 2019 and will reopen on January 2 to 23.
For up-to-date hours of operation, visit

For up-to-date weather and cancellation details of Town-run outdoor events, please call 1-877-PLAY936 (1-877-752-9936) on the day of the event, no more than two hours prior to the start time. Children under 12 years of age must be accompanied by an adult at all events. Please contact the Town at 905-895-5193 or visit for more information.

Mayor's New Year's Levée
January 11, 2019
Join Mayor Taylor and Members of Council in celebrating the New Year. Enjoy free outdoor skating on the Tim Hortons Skating and Water Feature, a special light display, a live DJ, free hot chocolate, free train rides on the Tim Hortons Express, food vendors, special promotions, raffles, prizes and more!

Location and time: Newmarket Riverwalk Commons (200 Doug Duncan Drive) from 6 to 9 p.m.


Stay Fire Safe this Holiday Season

Central York Fire Services (CYFS) reminds everyone to stay fire safe this holiday season. Remember:

Place real/artificial Christmas trees away from heat sources

Plan ahead for safe disposal of ashes from smoking

If you leave the kitchen, ensure you turn off all burners

Keep trees away from lit candles. Battery-operated, flameless LED candles are safer

Check Christmas tree lights for broken bulbs and frayed wires and discard any set that is damaged or old

Unplug all lights before going to bed and limit electrical cords plugged into outlets


Test smoke and carbon monoxide alarms. Change batteries once a year.


Black History Month - call for artist submissions

In recognition of Black History month, the Newmarket African Caribbean Canadian Association (NACCA) is inviting Newmarket youth Grades 1 to 12 who self-identify as people of African descent to submit artwork in any medium responding to the theme Still I Rise: Celebrating stories of strength, courage, and innovation.

The call for submissions closes on January 11, 2019 at 6 p.m. EST. This is an opportunity for Newmarket youth to share and express their own individual stories for the community to see. Students can interpret the theme in any way they see fit, however, they must provide a brief description of the artwork and how it relates to the theme. Ten artworks will be chosen by a panel of jurors consisting of members from NACCA, the Town of Newmarket, and a local guest artist. The selected artworks will be on display at the Old Town Hall (460 Botsford Street) from February 1 to 23, 2019 in the Community Gallery.

Youth Art Award: Prizes will be awarded to three (3) chosen students.


2019 Budget – Get Involved

The 2019 Budget process is well underway. Get Involved and learn more by visiting to view all budget-related information, including recent reports and presentations. Residents are encouraged to attend our 2019 Budget Meetings or stream them online at The next budget meeting will be the Preliminary Draft Budget Presentation on January 14, 2019 at the Municipal Offices (395 Mulock Drive). Questions or comments about the Budget? Email or call 905-895-5193.

By working together, sharing information, ideas and being engaged in our community we can achieve great things for Newmarket.

Kelly Broome
Councillor Ward 6
Newmarket, ON.
Phone 905-235-2726
Cel 905-716-1756