Latest Ward 1 News is a source of useful information for people living in Markham’s Ward 1.

Be sure to check out Developments to see proposed plans for the Thornhill Square Shopping Centre.

Transportation Assistance for Vaccine Appointments

cta-transportationYork Region Residents who require transportation assistance for vaccine appointments can visit YRT Mobility On-Request or call 1-866-744-1119 to arrange a ride. Interpretation services are available if needed.

Additional transportation services are offered by community partners such as CHATS, Carefirst, Routes and  For a complete list of community transportation options, call 211 or visit

Kindly share with those who may not have access to the internet.  Let’s work together to protect our community!  

More Second Doses Accelerated

Beginning Monday, June 7 at 8am, individuals who live, work or attend school in York Region and who received their first dose on or before April 18th will be eligible to reschedule an earlier second dose appointment.  See York Region website for details.

Second Dose Eligibility

York Region residents 70 years of age and older (born in 1951 or earlier) are now eligible to receive a second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.  See York Region website for more details.

Accelerated Second Doses

Learn how Ontario is preparing to roll out the eligibility for accelerated second dose appointments, starting with individuals aged 80 and over, beginning on May 31, 2021.

Outdoor Tai Chi – Interest List

We’re so pleased to announce that TSC plans to offer our Members outdoor Tai Chi this Summer. Beginners welcome! Just some of the incredible benefits that Tai Chi has to offer can be found here.

The 1 hour class will be safely held outdoors on the grounds of the Heintzman House and led by long-time TSC instructor, Stanley Lau. Pre-registered session dates and times to be determined.

If you’re interested in participating, please email with your full name and phone number so we can contact you with further details. Based on current government regulations, the class will be limited to only 9 participants, so reserve your spot today!

Kindly share this information with your fellow TSC Members.

Ontario Releases Three-Step Roadmap to Safely Reopen the Province

Ontario will allow more outdoor recreational amenities to reopen effective May 22, 2021 at 12:01 a.m.  See details of the full Reopening Roadmap here.

TSC Summer Yoga – Interest List

Elder people on yoga class in the parkWe’re excited to share that TSC plans to offer outdoor Yoga classes for it’s Members this Summer!

What:  An All-Level Senior Yoga class taught by TSC instructor, Ellen Novack.  Beginners welcome!

Where: The Heintzman House front gardens – 135 Baythorn Drive, Thornhill.

When: Tuesday mornings 10-11:00am (4 week session).  June start date to be determined pending gov’t regulations.

Fee: $20  May be paid by cash, TSC Green tickets ($5), TSC Pink tickets ($1) or any combination equalling $20.  Fee will be collected at first class.  Must be pre-registered.  NO DROP INS.

COVID safety protocols will be in effect.  Students to bring their own mat and lawn chair (if required).

If interested, please email  Include your full name and phone number.  Once we have a start date we will call to register you on the class list.  Limited spots available.

Please spread the word to your fellow TSC Members.  We look forward to seeing you all again!