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Save the date! Mark these events in your calendar:

Kids Downtown - July 24, 31 ​​
Looking for something fun to do this summer? Join us on Tuesdays from 7 to 8 p.m. for Kids Downtown. This child-oriented entertainment show allows you to bring a lawn chair or a blanket to enjoy the evening’s entertainment. Check closer to the date for more details. Sponsored by TD Canada Trust. In the case of inclement weather conditions, the show will be moved inside the Newmarket Community Centre and Lions Hall.
Location and time: Newmarket Riverwalk Commons (200 Doug Duncan Drive), from 7 to 8 p.m. 
Music in the Park - July 22 and August 12
Come out to Newmarket Riverwalk Commons (200 Doug Duncan Drive) every Sunday for Music in the Park, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. This event will feature free musical performances from local entertainers showcasing their talents. In the case of inclement weather, the event will be cancelled.
Sunday’s shows are as follows:
  • July 22 – Jason Maxwell
  • August 12 – The Newmarket Citizens’ Band and York Harmony Chorus
Location and time: Newmarket Riverwalk Commons (200 Doug Duncan Drive) from 7 to 8:30 p.m. 
TD Newmarket Music Festival - July and August 
The TD Newmarket Music Festival Summer Series starts with the Music at Riverwalk Series (MARS) every Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. MARS will present top tribute bands like The Beatles, Shania Twain, The Rolling Stones, Garth Brooks and more. There will also be a meet and greet with the stars after their performances from 9 to 9:30 p.m. at local restaurants. It will make for the perfect photo op!
Location and time: Newmarket Riverwalk Commons (200 Doug Duncan Drive) from 7 to 9 p.m. 
Newmarket National Ten Minute Play Festival - July 25 to 29 
Presented by the Newmarket Main Street BIA, the Second Annual Newmarket National 10 Minute Play Festival returns to the heart of picturesque, historic Main Street. From Wednesday, July 25 to Sunday, July 29, the Festival presents a selection of 24 ten-minute plays (divided into four themes with six plays in each) by Canadian playwrights. 
Location and time: Newmarket's Old Town Hall (460 Botsford Street), various times, please see schedule for more details. 

Family Camping - July 21 and August 11 
The Town of Newmarket invites you to our summer family camp out on Saturday, July 21 at Environmental Park (Woodspring Avenue) and on Saturday, August 11 at Fairy Lake Park (Water Street). Whether you are an experienced camper or this is your first time, come spend the night. Put up your tent, eat a traditional camping dinner, have fun, play games, sit around the campfire eating s'mores and sleep under the stars. Cost is $15 per person. Finish your camping experience by waking up with the sunrise and enjoy breakfast around the campfire. In partnership with Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority. 
Location and time: Environmental Park (Woodspring Avenue) and Fairy Lake Park (Water Street), beginning at 1 p.m. 

Busker Festival - July 28 
Come and be amazed by incredibly talented and unique street performers who will provide a full day of entertainment for the whole family! 
Location and time: Newmarket Riverwalk Commons (200 Doug Duncan Drive) from 3 to 10 p.m. 

Garage sale at the museum - July 28 
Join us for the Elman W. Campbell Museum annual, multi-family garage sale fundraiser. Proceeds benefit the museum. Cash only, rain or shine. 
Location and time: Elman W. Campbell Museum (134 Main Street South) from 9 a.m. until noon. 

Leah Denbok: Photographer of the Homeless Exhibit - July 26 to September 12 
Check out this thought-provoking exhibit, a collection of gritty, black and white photographs and personal stories of individuals who live on the streets. This exhibit is a result of the dedication and actions taken by young up-and-coming photographer Leah Denbok, who believes that we can do more for the 235,000 Canadians who experience homelessness during the course of a year. Admission is free.
Location and time: Old Town Hall (460 Botsford Street), Tuesday to Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.  

Moonlight Movies - August 
Moonlight Movies are back for another season. Enjoy a free outdoor movie on a large inflatable screen under the stars. Don’t forget to bring a lawn chair or blanket and snack to enjoy. Free popcorn will be provided by the Newmarket Scouts. Movies will be announced closer to the date. The movies begin at dusk (approximately 8:15/8:30 p.m.). Sponsored by TD Canada Trust.

Garlic is Great Festival - August 18 
Bring your friends and family to Newmarket Riverwalk Commons (200 Doug Duncan Drive) and join us for the annual Garlic is Great Festival! Take part in the annual celebration of Ontario’s garlic harvest. At the festival, visitors can enjoy cooking demonstrations, musical entertainment and garlic vendors at the Newmarket Farmers’ Market.
Location and time: Newmarket Riverwalk Commons (200 Doug Duncan Drive) from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. 

Quilts: Warmth through the generations - until October 
This exhibit showcases 44 captivating and rarely displayed quilts from the Museum's collection, as well as quilts loaned by members of our community. See an array of stunning quilts including ones made by Elman W. Campbell's mother and grandmother. Enjoy the beautiful patterns and colours of Dresden Plate, Colonial Lady, Double Wedding Ring, Underground Railroad patterns, view a Quilt of Valour, and much more. Curated by Lynn Robitaille and Janet Charpentier-Burling. 
Location and time: Tuesdays and Saturdays from now until October, from 10 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m. at the Elman W. Campbell Museum (134 Main Street South) 

For up-to-date weather and cancellation details of Town-run outdoor events, please call 1-877-PLAY936 (1-877-752-9936) on the day of the event no more than two hours prior to the start time. Children under 12 years of age must be accompanied by an adult at all events. Please contact the Town at 905-895-5193 or visit for more information.


Hey Newmarket!! Get engaged with our new online tool 
The Town of Newmarket is happy to launch its new digital engagement platform to help residents get involved in Town projects and initiatives from the comfort of their own home. Residents can join the conversation and contribute ideas on a number of town-related topics at

Hey Newmarket provides residents a quick and easy way to have their say on a wide range of projects that are affecting the community. Some of the tools available through Hey Newmarket are polls, Q & A, surveys, idea sharing and discussion forums. The platform allows users to respond and engage, while also seeing how others feel about these topics. The site does not allow for anonymous comments and is moderated 24/7. Comments and ideas will be used by the lead department to help shape strategies, plans and activities and gain valuable insight into the community’s views and opinions. These analytics will often be used in combination with other community outreach and face-to-face consultation to help inform Council’s decision making.
Residents who register to use Hey Newmarket from now until July 31 will be entered into a draw for a one month free fitness membership at the Town of Newmarket Fitness Centre (Magna Centre, 800 Mulock Drive). The Town is currently looking for feedback on the protection of trees on private property, Newmarket’s traffic calming on-street bollards project and the ‘hidden gems’ of Newmarket, part of a campaign to help market the Town’s urban corridors.

Are you considering running for Municipal Office?
The following positions are available on Town of Newmarket Council:
  • Mayor
  • Deputy Mayor and Regional Councillor
  • Ward Councillor (representing each of the 7 Wards)
  • Regional Chair, York Region
  • York Region District School Board Trustee
  • York Catholic District School Board Trustee
  • Counseil scolaire Viamonde (to be filed with the Clerk of the City of Markham)
  • Counseil scolaire catholique MonAvenir (to be filed with the Clerk of the City of Markham)
Nominations for candidates are being accepted until 2 p.m. on Friday, July 27, 2018. Candidates are required to schedule an appointment with the Elections Team in order to file their nomination by emailing or calling 905-953-5300 ext. 2210.

​​Stay cool at a Newmarket pool or facility 

Beat the heat this summer by visiting one of Newmarket's pools. Check out for locations and swim schedules. Residents are also invited to visit a Town of Newmarket facility during its regular hours of operation to beat the heat. 

Upcoming Council Meetings

Committee of the Whole 
August 27 at 1:30 p.m. at the Municipal Offices (395 Mulock Drive)

Council Meeting 
September 10
at 7 p.m. at the Municipal Offices (395 Mulock Drive) 

For a full list of Newmarket meetings, visit

We're currently hiring for the following positions:

Apply by 5 p.m. on the date listed above. To stay up-to-date with the most recent job opportunities, please visit Newmarket's Job Opportunities page

Fire Ban issued for Aurora/Newmarket 

A fire ban on all outdoor and open air burning has been issued for the northern York Region municipalities of East Gwillimbury, Georgina, Newmarket/Aurora and Whitchurch-Stouffville. The ban will remain in effect until further notice. 

For more information on this ban for the Towns of Newmarket and Aurora, please call 905-895-9222 or visit 
Sign-up for our Pre-Authorized Payment plan or online banking to pay your property taxes
The due dates for the final three installments for property taxes are July 26, August 28 and September 25. Avoid line-ups and processing delays by paying your property taxes by telephone, internet banking OR through a pre-authorized payment plan (PAP). It’s secure, convenient and easy. Register for one of these payment options and you will automatically be entered into a draw to win a $250 credit for a recreation program for you or a member of your family. Learn more about payment options at

Vandalism in Newmarket Parks 

The Town has noticed some vandalism in our parks and trails (i.e. damage to trees). Vandalism and graffiti is a crime. If you notice vandalism or graffiti on public or private property in Newmarket, please call 905-895-5193 or report it by sending an email to
If you see graffiti or vandalism in progress, please call 911. Graffiti is a crime and should be reported to the York Regional Police. Help keep our parks clean and beautiful for everyone in our community.

Blue Bin Tips/Reminders 

  • Empty and rinse containers before placing them into the blue bin to help reduce odours
  • Flatten cardboard and boxboard boxes
  • Remove plastic sleeves from newspapers and magazines. Plastic bags are not accepted in the blue bin recycling program
  • Remove plastic wrap from drink cases and cardboard 
  • Information: 

New bike lane locations in Newmarket 

Newmarket continues to add new cycling infrastructure to our streets.  This month, bike lanes will be installed on Main Street North, from Davis Drive to Bristol Road, adding important  cycling connections to both the Tom Taylor Trail and the bike lanes in East Gwillimbury. Also, bike lanes will be added on Woodspring Avenue, between Ray Snow Boulevard and Bathurst Street.  This work will complete the bike lanes on Woodspring Avenue, and will connect the proposed Bathurst Street bike lanes with the boulevard multi-use path on Green Lane in East Gwillimbury. For more information, please call 905-895-5193.

Bedtime storytime at Newmarket Riverwalk Commons 

Join us at the HollisWealth Story Pod for story time with the Newmarket Public Library. This event will include stories, songs and rhymes and is suitable for children ages three to six years old. 
When: every Wednesday all summer long, from 7 to 7:30 p.m. (weather permitting) 
Where: HollisWealth Story Pod at Newmarket Riverwalk Commons (200 Doug Duncan Drive) 
Info: 905-953-5110 
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P.O. Box 328, STN Main
Newmarket, Ontario
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