Jul 02, 2012
By Bob Sheppard
Canada’s largest town is now Canada’s newest city.
Markham councillors recently voted to change the name from the Town of Markham to the City of Markham….. and it became official yesterday.
With a population of 310,000, Markham is already Canada’s 16th largest municipality, but it’s always clung to the old designation as a town.
City mayor Frank Scarpitti says the people of Markham are excited about their new status.
City staff say the rebranding will come at a minimal cost, and not be more than a few thousand dollars.
The change is mostly honorific and brings no added perks or privileges, according to the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing.