Massive Markham development has both sides talking up storm

With the 2,400-residential-unit development proposed for York Downs Golf Club, the key issue between developer, staff and residents is to keep on talking.


Massive Markham York Downs... That's what Regional Coun. Jim Jones, development services committee chair, suggested early on in Monday's initial meeting on the development application.

After several citizens complained to the committee they didn't know enough about the 417-acre development proposed for north of 16th Avenue between Warden Avenue and Kennedy Road, Jones said the answer lies in more informal question-and-answer discussions between residents and the developer facilitated by councillors in a subcommitee format.