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Town of Newmarket

2019 Development Charges By-law

Town of Newmarket Council received the 2019 Development Charge Background Study and adopted the 2019 Development Charges (DC) By-laws.

Extensive public consultation with developers was done to gather feedback on the proposed calculated rates. Their feedback was taken into consideration and amendments were made to the rates.

The Development Charges Act, 1997 requires that municipalities pass a DC By-law every five years at a minimum to continue collecting DC revenues. As outlined in this report, all legislated requirements have been met.
Newmarket collects Development Charges to help fund the costs that incur to build growth-related infrastructure. The collection of these revenues is vital to construct new infrastructure in Newmarket to maintain services levels that residents and business have come to expect.
The DC By-laws are expected to recover $85 million over a ten-year period (2019-2028) based on growth forecasted in the 2019 Development Charge Background Study.

For more information view the agenda, report and accompanying documents related to the 2019 Development Charges By-law.

Family Camping 

Whether you are an experienced camper or this is your first time, come spend the night in one of Newmarket's beautiful parks! You'll pop your tent, eat a traditional camping dinner, have fun, play games, sit around the campfire eating s'mores and then off to sleep under the stars. Wake up with the sunrise, enjoy breakfast, and then pack up your campsite and 'leave no trace'.

When: Saturday, August 10, 2019 to Sunday, August 11, 2019
Where: Fairy Lake Park
Time: 1 p.m. (Saturday) to 9:30 a.m. (Sunday)

Sponsored by: Marek Kloda - Team Zold Real Estate

Moonlight Movies

Enjoy an outdoor movie on a huge inflatable screen under the stars. Don't forget to bring a lawn chair, blanket and snack to enjoy during the movie. 

Free popcorn will be provided by the Newmarket Scouts.

Upcoming movies:

Captain Marvel (PG-13)
When: Tuesday, August 13, 2019 at 8:30 p.m.
Where: Ken Sturgeon Park (1035 Lockwood Circle)
Inclement weather location: Magna Centre (800 Mulock Drive)

Dumbo - 2019 (PG)
When: Wednesday, August 14, 2019 at 8:30 p.m.
Where: College Manor Park (off College Manor Drive)
Inclement weather location: Magna Centre (800 Mulock Drive)

The Secret Life of Pets 2 (PG)
When: Wednesday, August 21, 2019
Where: Paul Semple Park (off Savage Road)
Inclement weather location: Armitage Village Recreation Centre (125 Savage Road)

Movie Title: TBD 
When: Tuesday, August 27, 2019 at 8:15 p.m.
Where: George Richardson Park - North parking lot (off Bayview Parkway)
Inclement weather location: Ray Twinney Recreation Complex (100 Eagle Street West)

Avengers: End Game (PG-13)
When: Wednesday, August 28, 2019 at 8:15 p.m.
Where: Marilyn Powell Park (off London Road)
Inclement weather location: Ray Twinney Recreation Complex (100 Eagle Street West)

For updates on movie listings, visit: 

Sponsored by: TD Bank Group, Expedia CruiseShipCenters and Royal Caribbean International


Ted Fullerton: Figure in a Landscape

Experience Canadian artist, educator, and curator, Ted Fullerton's art exhibit Figure in Landscape. This exhibit will explore the concept of Axis Mundi - the point of connection between the mystical and mortality, a reconciliation of opposites suggesting a 'pathway' to wisdom and truth. 

When: August 14 to September 14, 2019
Where: Newmarket Old Town Hall (460 Botsford Street), Serpa Galleries

Ted Fullerton will also be hosting an artist talk on August 13 at Newmarket’s Old Town Hall from 7 to 9 p.m. where he will share his thoughts on being an artist and elaborate on his works currently on display.


TD Music Series

Join us for the final two performances of the TD Music Series and enjoy local musical talent and featured tribute bands.

Where: Newmarket's Riverwalk Commons (200 Doug Duncan Drive).
  • August 15: ABBA Revisited - A tribute to ABBA from 7:15 p.m. to 9 p.m.
    • Opening Act: John Lemme from 6:30 to 7 p.m.
  • August 22: Simply Queen - A tribute to Queen from 7:15 to 9 p.m. 
    • Opening Act: The Free Label from 6:30 to 7 p.m. 

Sponsored by: TD Bank Group and Signarama Newmarket

Splash of Culture

Join us for a magical evening as the Tim Hortons Skating & Water Feature becomes a stage! Enjoy an array of unique and talented artists while they perform in the water.

When: Thursday, August 29, 2019
Where: Newmarket Riverwalk Commons (200 Doug Duncan Drive) 
Time: 8 to 10 p.m.

Sponsored by: The Davis Residences | The Rose Corporation


Newmarket’s one-of-a-kind, family-friendly dog festival is back! Bring your furry friend and check out all that New’bark’et has to offer. Watch exciting dock diving shows from Aqua Dogs, try out a lure course with Dog Lovers Days, visit dog-related vendors, take your dog for a refreshing swim at the Gorman Pool ($5 per dog) and have a blast in the kids zone where children can play on inflatables and get their faces painted.

When: Saturday, September 7, to Sunday, September 8, 2019
Where: Lions Park (424 D'Arcy Street)
Time: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Sponsored by: Global Pet Foods Newmarket

Watermain Swabbing

Newmarket's annual watermain swabbing program has begun and is expected to last until August 16 in Ward 2, 3 and 5. The works are set to take place from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. 

Affected residents will be notified 48 hours in advance with door hangers with the date and time of water disruptions. Businesses will be notified at least 72 hours in advance through a hand-delivered letter.

Before the scheduled watermain cleaning operation, it is recommended that residents:

  • Turn off their water valve, located next to the water meter to prevent water use.
  • Fill a large, clean container with tap water for drinking and cooking (store in fridge)
  • Complete all dishwashing, clothes washing, and other water-use activities.
  • Fill their bathtub with water for use around the house (residents may want to use a pail to transfer water from the bathtub to flush their toilet). 

During the scheduled watermain cleaning operation, residents should avoid using water for any purpose. The watermain cleaning operation is expected to take approximately 8 to 10 hours to complete which includes set-up and removal of equipment. Works are scheduled to take place overnight in an effort to reduce disruption to residents and businesses. 

The watermain swabbing program makes sure that safe, high-quality drinking water is available in Newmarket. This maintenance will help reduce the effects of water degradation and is one of the most effective water distribution system maintenance procedures. This procedure will also help maintain the watermains to make sure the infrastructure will perform in times of emergency.



Council Meetings

Committee of the Whole
August 26 at 12:30 p.m.
at the Municipal Offices
(395 Mulock Drive)

September 9
at 7 p.m.
at the Municipal Offices
(395 Mulock Drive) 

For a full list of Newmarket
meetings or to
stream them online, visit

Join Our Team!

Join the Newmarket team as we are hiring for various positions throughout the summer months. 
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A Guide to a Smoke-Free Newmarket

Newmarket's Smoking By-law prohibits smoking and vaping of cannabis, tobacco and other products on all municipally-owned property, which includes facilities, parks, open green spaces and trails.

The Smoke-Free Ontario Act prohibits smoking or vaping of tobacco or cannabis on and within any public space that is 20 metres from:
  • Outdoor grounds of Town-owned recreational facilities (such as the Magna Centre or the Ray Twinney Recreation Complex) 
  • Outdoor grounds of publicly owned sports fields and spectator areas
  • Outdoor grounds of public and private schools
  • Children’s playgrounds and children’s play areas (e.g. parks, splash pads)
The Smoke-Free Ontario Act prohibits smoking or vaping of tobacco or cannabis in any public space that is 9 metres from:
  • Restaurant and bar patios
The Smoke-Free Ontario Act prohibits smoking or vaping of tobacco or cannabis:
  • In sheltered outdoor areas (e.g. bus shelters)
  • On hospital or community healthcare facility grounds

Forcemain Twinning Project Update

Northbound lane restrictions will be in place on Cane Parkway from William Roe Boulevard to Lorne Avenue for the York Region Forcemain Twinning Project, which will conclude at the end of 2021.

Local northbound traffic will be diverted at William Roe Boulevard to the southbound lane which will become a two-way road. Due to lane restrictions, on-street parking will not be available for the remainder of the project, but the Cane Parkway parking lots will remain open. 

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Keith Bridge Reconstruction

Over the next five months, vivaNext will be working on the parapet walls of the Keith Bridge. This work will involve the removal and repair of the walls along the north and south sides of the bridge.

Davis Drive will remain open, but the westbound curb lane on the Keith Bridge will remain closed for the duration of this project. 

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Fire Smart with CYFS

The Stay Fire Smart campaign with Central York Fire Services is back. Fire crews will travel to homes in Newmarket and Aurora to educate residents on fire safety. Designated Smoke Alarm Specialists will also visit homes to check smoke alarms, replace them where necessary and answer questions.

Information: or

Are you an Expert Recycler?

Town of Newmarket staff will be visiting areas around Town to conduct a random visual inspection of blue box materials placed at the curb for collection, on scheduled waste and recycling collection days. The purpose of this campaign is to remind residents of items that belong/do not belong in blue boxes for recycling, while also identifying residents who are doing a good job with their recycling efforts.



Trail Closure: Tom Taylor Trail at Newmarket GO / Newmarket Tannery

Beginning August 12, a section of the Tom Taylor Trail, from the north limit of Newmarket GO/Newmarket Tannery parking lot, to the Keith Bridge underpass, south of Davis Drive, will be closed for trail improvements and the installation of two pedestrian bridges. The construction is expected to last until late fall 2019. Detour routes will be highlighted through signage along the trail to minimize the impact to trail users. 

Information: 905-895-5193
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395 Mulock Drive
P.O. Box 328, STN Maint
Newmarket, Ontario
L3Y 4X7

Tel: 905-895-5193