The City of Markham is an award-winning community of over 350,000 residents. Located within the Greater Toronto Area, Markham is within one days drive of 135 million North American consumers – about 44% of the U.S. population. Markham is the most ethnically diverse city in Canada symbolized by its thriving cultural festivals and events and cosmopolitan personality. The City has won national and international urban design awards for its residential and mixed use developments, and is a leader in industries such as information communications technology, life sciences and financial services. Considered Canada’s High Tech Capital, Markham is home to over 1100 high tech and life science industries including of world-renowned companies such as IBM, Motorola, Toshiba, Apple Inc., AMD and Huawei Technologies. True to its motto “Leading While Remembering” Markham is also known for its rich heritage and preservation of heritage features through heritage award winning communities such as Thornhill, Unionville and Milliken. Markham has received the Excellence Canada Gold Award for Organizational Quality & Healthy Workplace, and multiple heritage and environmental awards.