Markham is about 17 km (10 miles) or half-an-hour by GO train north of Toronto’s commercial centre.

Markham is one of the Canadian’s high technology capital with Apple, IBM, Lucent, Motorola, Toshiba and Sun Microsystems amongst others.

About two-thirds of Markhams’ population are visible minorities. More than half of Markham’s population is Chinese or South Asian by ancestry and the town is a popular choice with Chinese/Hong Kong immigrants.