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Markham, Ontario (Town)

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Markham is a town in York Region, directly north of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. With a 2001 census population of 208,615, it is larger than many Canadian cities. Markham is part of the Greater Toronto Area and is one of the fastest-growing communities in Canada. According to the Canada 2001 Census it had the total population of 208,615. Land area is of 212.47 square kilometers and population density is of 981.8 square kilometers.
Markham is the fourth-most populous municipality in the Greater Toronto Area and home to many cultures. It claims to be Canada's Hi-Tech Capital with a number of key companies in the area, such as IBM, Motorola, Lucent, Apple, and home to the head office of graphics card producer ATI.
Markham is also known for its love of performing arts, demonstrated most profoundly in the critically and audience acclaimed Markham Little Theatre. Thriving for the past 40 years and presenting over 100 plays, Markham Little Theatre's performances draws audience members from residents and those of neighbouring communities. The Speight Wagon Works exported products around the world, and it was said that Markham was more active than York was early on. Markham also maintains economic and cultural cooperation agreements with the city of Laval, Quebec.
Markham is served by a number of high schools. Most high school graduates continue on post-secondary education in universities across Ontario. Markham has retained its historic past in part of the town. It can also be considered as the preeminent, historical and potential tourism destination that enjoys a very positive reputation with worldwide travelers to become one of the most visited places.

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