The story of the Markham Village Conservancy
The MVC is a registered not for profit organization and a registered charitable organization. The Board of Directors is elected annually and is comprised of volunteers who care about Markham Village. The MVC was formed to restore the Markham Train Station and now manages the Station for the Town of Markham. Over the past decade, the Markham Village Conservancy has initiated and been involved in several projects to bring life to our neighbourhood.
The mandate of the Markham Village Conservancy is to strengthen the sense of community in Markham Village, Ontario, Canada; to preserve the quality of life in the Village; and to conserve the heritage and natural elements of the Village.
The Conservancy meets on the second Thursday evening of each month at 7 p.m. at the Train Station. New members are always welcome.
The Train Station Restoration is the founding project of the MVC. The Conservancy now manages the Station for the community and has other projects within the village on the go. The Conservancy is involved with the Revitalization of Main Street Markham project and maintains close ties with other community organizations in the Markham Village area.
The Conservancy is a founding member and major participant in Doors Open Markham which takes place during the weekend before Labour Day. The Train Station was open for two days, staffed by volunteers , and welcomed nearly 500 visitors each year. The York Durham Heritage Railway Heritage Train shuttled between the Markham Station and Unionville Station all weekend. For more information, go to doorsopenmarkham.com.
Did you know that there are two beautiful rooms in the new station available for rent? The Emery Waiting Room, with its original wood floors, wainscotting and tongue & groove ceiling, is ideal for a small meeting. The Community Room' s vaulted ceiling, beautiful windows and spacious design is a unique spot for larger meetings, classes, or dinners. Take a look!
Please call Allan Stevenson at (905) 201-1453 for booking information.
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