Category Archives: Settlers Park Residents Association (SPRA) News

Settlers Park Residents Association (SPRA) News and Informaiton

SPRA Semi-annual Park Clean-UP Fall 2014, October 19 photo report

Thank you everybody who came last Sunday to clean our Park. Since SPRA started this regular clean-ups in Fall 2012, the amount of garbage significantly reduced and now we have collected fewer than ten small bags.…

Information about drilling work to start at The German Mills Meadow and Natural Habitat

                      ­­­­­­      Settlers Park Residents Association     The German Mills Meadow and Natural Habitat Background The Sabiston Landfill has been closed since about 1975. About…

Save our Green Space – Again!

Six years ago, and again two years ago, we had to fight to stop a major drilling program on the German Mills Meadow and Natural Habitat. Markham’s excuse then was ‘methane emissions’, although a senior…

SPRA position on the need to add pedestrian crosswalks at John St. and Cottonwood Crt and Chestnut Gate.

Sooner or later someone is going to get seriously hurt crossing John Street to catch the bus! In the past year SPRA has been contacted by the residents demanding a crosswalk on John Street in…

Message from AWRA: Thornhill homeowners will save ~ $300 annually

Thornhill homeowners will save ~ $300 annually in taxes thanks to 4 Thornhill Ratepayers Associations and Ward 1 Councilor Valerie Burke. We were there in support of them. Councilor Burke worked on the issue since first elected in…

Public Meetings concerning Markham Council proposal for a sports, entertainment & cultural centre (GTA Arena): Schedule of Meetings at Markham Civic Centre

City of Markham Council is considering a proposal for a sports, entertainment & cultural centre, including a financial and partnership framework. The proposed 20,000 seat centre is to be located in Markham Centre on about…

Markham park preservation plan up for debate

yourkregion.com posted an article on June 25, 2012 “Residents and supporters of Thornhill greenspace, eyed by the town for an aerobic technology pilot test, organized a last-minute march through the meadowland and neighbouring streets yesterday…