Uptown Markham

Project Name: Uptown Markham
Location: Southeast corner of Warden and Highway 7, Markham Ontario
Builder: Times Group Corp.
Architect: Kirkor Architects & Planners
Completion Date: Phase 1 – 2013, Other phases – T.B.A

About The Project

Times Group Corp are developing residential and commercial projects at the southeast corner of Warden and Highway 7, an area of roughly 86 acres. This one development represents the largest landholding in the entire Highway 7 Precinct Plan area for the City of Markham. This project by Times Group Corp has caused Markham to try to plan both sides of Highway 7 in a comprehensive way, including the lands North and East of the Uptown Markham site. Highway 7 is now anticipated as an “urban boulevard”.

Uptown Markham - Ariel view of the site plan

Uptown Markham – Ariel view of the site plan

Times Group Corp’s application proposes approximately 4,400 residential units, 500,000 square feet of office & other commercial floor area, as well as retaining green space to create parks along the existing Rouge River Valley.

Uptown Markham - Breakdown of Residential, Retail, and Commercial units

Uptown Markham – Breakdown of Residential, Retail, and Commercial units

Linear Park Plaza

Part of the plan is to create a park program that is unique to the City of Markham. This location, which borders Highway 7, will be the host of festivals, municipal events, outdoor art exhibitions, outdoor markets, and winter recreations. Other uses:

  • Connects the River Valley to Highway 7
  • Landscaping from building face to building face
  • Opportunity for cafes and restaurants to overlook
  • Potential for art park and water
  • Integrated Water Quality Enhancement
Uptown Markham - Linear Park Plaza

Uptown Markham – Linear Park Plaza

Additional Highlights

  • The Greenlands Enhancement Initiatives (the green land south of Uptown Markham) include River bank restoration, construction of valley trails, planting of more than 5000 trees, and expansion of River Valley through naturalized planings in adjoining parks.
  • Support and expansion of public transportation in the area – VIVA, GO, and YRT (York Region Transit).
  • Transformation of Highway 7 around Warden Ave. Soon to be nicknamed “Avenue 7” for a more vibrant, urban feel.
  • Enhance pedestrian activity by creating “Pedestrian Only” streets, trails, and mix of street level land use will make Uptown Markham a walkable community.
  • All buildings will be LEED certified ensuring energy efficiency and environmentally friendly

Phase 1

The first phase will be Block 6, which are residential condominiums located along Highway 7 at the Southwest corner of Birchmount Road extension. Phase 1 consists of 3 residential towers: The North half of Block 6 will be comprised of one 7-storey tower parallel to Highway 7; The South half of Block 6 will be comprised of two 20-storey towers connected by a 3-storey podium.

When is it on Sale?

Phase 1 sales release will be sometime after Chinese New Year (February 3rd) 2011 for Brokers only. The public sales event and future phases have not yet been confirmed. Register with me today to receive up-to-date information on Uptown Markham.

Additional Photographs

Uptown Markham - Artist rendering of a residential condominium

Uptown Markham – Artist rendering of a residential condominium

Uptown Markham - Current ariel view of vacant land at Highway 7 and Warden

Uptown Markham – Current ariel view of vacant land at Highway 7 and Warden

Uptown Markham - Artist rendition of what the project will look like once completed

Uptown Markham – Artist rendition of what the project will look like once completed

Uptown Markham - View from Highway 7, looking into the Park

Uptown Markham – View from Highway 7, looking into the Park

Uptown Markham - View from Highway 7 looking West

Uptown Markham – View from Highway 7 looking West

Uptown Markham - View of Rouge River Edge

Uptown Markham – View of Rouge River Edge

Uptown Markham - View Looking East

Uptown Markham – View Looking East

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