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Markham, Ontario
Welcome to the Town of Markham, Ontario
Frank Scarpitti is the current mayor of Markham, Ontario.

Born in Ontario in 1960 and moved to Markham from Toronto in 1965. Scarpitti was appointed mayor from 1992 to 1994 following the death of Tony Roman, but was defeated by a friend of the Planing Mill’s owners, Don Cousens in the 1994. Frank subsequently worked as broadcaster with CFMT in Toronto during his absence from politics from 1994 to 1997.

The Unionville Planing Mill was delighted when Frank Scarpitti, came back into politics and was elected in 2006 as mayor to replace the retired Don Cousens.

Frank has been a tremendous booster for Markham and Unionville and was re-elected in 2010 with a huge approval rating of 85% of the vote.

At a recent Mayors Prayer Breakfast, at the Hilton Suites Conference Center, the mayor praised the Markham Fire Department and the Police Force as, the finest, in the GTA. It was great to see the 900 plus guests applause, and we, of course, agree with mayor Scarpitti. Although the Unionville Planing Mill, burned to the ground in 1983, nothing else in the area was damaged. We are thankful for the excellent fire department we have here in Unionville.

Councillor Don HamiltonCome to Life in Unionville!

Unionville Main Street continues to be the heartbeat of our community. Set within the Heritage homes of the Village, the Main Street is a vibrant area to live-work-shop-play.

The Unionville Business Improvement Association hosts many festivals, movie nights, parades and other events all year long. During the summer the Millennium Bandstand offers evening concerts suited to all ages and tastes. Come by to listen, relax, and enjoy the wonderful programmes. Why not have dinner at one of the many fine dining establishments?

Stroll along this unique heritage street. At the north end of the street is the Varley Art Gallery. At the southern end is the Planing Mill. Shop in our many fine stores or have an ice cream, sit on a bench and watch the world go by.

The Planing Mill is the southern anchor of Main Street. The Planing Mill offers many fine shops and a unique dining experience. Enjoy the Water Wheel and wildlife in the pond. There is plenty of parking available and of course you always receive a warm Unionville welcome at the Planing Mill.

Why not come by for a visit soon. Come to Life in Unionville!

Don Hamilton
Unionville Ward 3 Councillor
Town of Markham

Unionville Village Holdings Inc. has been located in Markham since 1989, and has been involved with The Mayors Prayer Breakfast in both Markham and Richmond Hill.

Our company and The Planing Mill.com is pleased to be involved in building tourism and promoting business in the towns of Markham, and Unionville.

The Markham Museum

Markham Heritage

Markham Cycling

Markham Tourism



Mayor Frank Scarpitti
Mayor Frank Scarpitti
Varley Art Gallery, Unionville
Markham Theatre for Performing Arts

Unionville Village Holdings wants The Planing Mill to be the premier destination of visitors to the GTA & Unionville.

....Mark Smith, President