When thinking of a combination of rolling hills, skyscrapers, and historical homes, these thoughts would probably lead to the city of Markham, Ontario. Markham is a bustling city in the GTA (Greater Toronto Area) where heritage meets modern living. When visiting the neighbourhood, it will be easy to find activities to please everyone in a family.
1.Visit Old Railway Stations
Markham GO Station dates back to 1871 making it one of the oldest stations in the city. This is apparent due to its classic design and architecture. While now a community centre, when looking for more of the classic railway and Gothic styled buildings, head to Unionville Go Station. Locust Hill Station is now fittingly apart of the Markham Museum and dates back to 1936 making this a must-see along any journey.
2.Visit the Local Museum
If the railway tour has led to the Markham Museum, it will be worth it to stay a while and learn about the city’s history and culture. The museum is an open air museum made up of around 30 buildings with gardens to explore. The museum includes permanent and temporary exhibitions including Markham artifacts dating back to 1968.
3.See Some Art
While we’re on the topic of museums, art lovers will enjoy paying a visit to the Frederick Horsman Varley Art Gallery. Horseman was a part of the famous ‘Group of Seven’ with over 100 pieces to be seen by his name. But Horseman isn’t the only artist featured in this historical museum. Built in 1977, the gallery also displays local, national and international pieces with the option to rent out spaces for local artists.