Raymerville – Markville East, Ontario

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Raymerville - Markville East
Community
An apartment in the community, just across from Raymerville Square.
An apartment in the community, just across from Raymerville Square.
Raymerville – Markville East, Ontario is located in Regional Municipality of York
Raymerville – Markville East, Ontario
Location within York
Coordinates: 43°52′56″N 79°16′38″W / 43.8822°N 79.2772°W / 43.8822; -79.2772Coordinates: 43°52′56″N 79°16′38″W / 43.8822°N 79.2772°W / 43.8822; -79.2772
Country Canada Canada
Province Ontario Ontario
Regional Municipality York
City Markham
Area
 • Total 2.52 km2 (0.97 sq mi)
Population (2006)
Census Tract Number 5350400.03 / 5350400.12
 • Total 10,562
 • Density 4,191.27/km2 (10,855.3/sq mi)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)

Raymerville - Markville East (2006 population 10,562)[1][2] (Census Tract No. 5350400.03 and 5350400.12) is a community in Markham, Ontario, Canada. The name "Raymerville" came from the community's major collector road, Raymerville Drive. The name "Markville" came from the local major shopping mall, Markville Shopping Centre. The community is referred to as "Markville East" because it is located immediately east of Markville Shopping Centre.

It is also one of the very few communities in Markham that has a declined population when compared to the population in the 2001 census.[1][2]

Demography[edit]

For areas west of Springdale Park,[2]

Canada census – Raymerville – Markville East, Ontario community profile
2006
Population: 7,402 (-3.1% from 2001)
Land area: 1.72 km2 (0.66 sq mi)
Population density: 4,312.0/km2 (11,168/sq mi)
Median age: 40.5 (M: N/A, F: N/A)
Total private dwellings: 2,218
Median household income: $79,180
References: 2006[3] earlier[4]

For areas east of Springdale Park,[1]

Canada census – Raymerville – Markville East, Ontario community profile
2006
Population: 3,160 (-3.3% from 2001)
Land area: 0.8 km2 (0.31 sq mi)
Population density: 3,942.6/km2 (10,211/sq mi)
Median age: 38.7 (M: N/A, F: N/A)
Total private dwellings: 959
Median household income: $99,769
References: 2006[3] earlier[4]

History[edit]

The first family who settled in the area was the Ramer family.[5] They farmed the land around the school built in 1986 known as Ramer Wood Public School which was named after them. From this, the naming of the street "Raymerville Drive" came to be.

The land is known for the Neilson milk company (formerly Nelson).

Boundaries[edit]

The northern boundary of the community is located at 16th Avenue. The southern boundary is at Bullock Drive. Its western boundary is at McCowan Road. The eastern boundary is at Robinson river.

Education[edit]

This region is home to Ramer Wood Public School and Saint Edwards Catholic School. Although there are no secondary schools in the area, students in Raymerville - Markville East generally attend either Markville Secondary School or Brother Andre Catholic High School.

Transportation[edit]

Public transit[edit]

The area is serviced by York Region Transit (YRT) Route 41 Markham Local, Route 45 Mingay and Route 301 Markham Express, providing easy access to Finch GO Bus Terminal. Centennial and Markham GO Stations serve the community, though geographically they are not located within the community's boundaries. Also the community is serviced on the boundary by Route 129A McCowan Road North and Route 85 16th Ave.

Raymerville Drive[edit]

Raymerville Drive.png

Raymerville Drive
Location: Carlton Road to Manhattan Drive
Length: 4.5 km[6] (2.8 mi)

Raymerville Drive is a major collector contour-shaped road that forms the backbone of the community. Most of the community residents rely on Raymerville Drive to get them to major arterial roads such as McCowan Road and Main Street Markham.

Raymerville Drive forms an U-shape, spanning across the community's eastern end to its western end. The road connects to Carlton Road on its southwestern end, and Manhattan Drive on its northwestern end. The Carlton-Raymerville corridor is one of the most important road corridors in Markham as this corridor spans large portions of the city, including the communities of Unionville and Raymerville - Markville East, and consequently, serves a large population within the city.

Raymerville Drive has two lanes throughout its entire route, and is part of the Neighbourhood Traffic Calming Zone program. The program is put in effect to discourage heavy traffic utilizing the corridor to connect from McCowan Road to Main Street.

Parks[edit]

The community is home to 4 parks: Raymerville Woodlot Park, Raybeck Park, Springdale Park, and Stargell Park. In November 2010 the soccer field at Raybeck park has been under construction for a sprinkler system. Many of the community are upset that the city started construction on this project so close to winter. Construction was put on hold a week after started due to the first snowfall of the winter.

Roads[edit]

Raymerville-Markville East consists mainly of suburban streets, many of which have speed humps, which is a part of Markham's plan to calm traffic. The main roads that connect the people that live in the community to the rest of Markham are Raymerville Drive and Cairns Drive. The roads in the community consists of Adrian Crescent, Beck Drive, Bendamere Crescent, Black Cherry Drive, Brookbank Court, Burwell Crescent, Crandall Drive, Graham Crescent, Hemlock Drive, Hickory Drive, Higginson Street, Mercer Crescent, Stargell Crescent, Strathmore Crescent, Sunway Square, Tunney Crescent, and White Ash Drive.

Shopping[edit]

There is a small community shopping centre located at the corner of Raymerville Drive and McCowan Road. The shopping centre is named Raymerville Square (Traditional Chinese: 榮利中心). This shopping centre is also home to the Raymerville Bakery with its Italian influences reminiscent of the old demographic which lived in Rayerville-Markville East.

Controversy[edit]

The community is not formally known as Raymerville - Markville East. It is not referenced on atlases or maps of the Town of Markham, for example, the MapArt Atlas does not illustrate the community's name. The community is often known as part of the community of Markham Village.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Census Tract No. 5350400.03 Demographical Information". 2009-03-06. Retrieved 2009-04-28. 
  2. ^ a b c "Census Tract No. 5350400.12 Demographical Information". 2009-03-06. Retrieved 2009-04-28. 
  3. ^ a b "2006 Community Profiles". Canada 2006 Census. Statistics Canada. March 30, 2011. Retrieved 2009-02-24. 
  4. ^ a b "2001 Community Profiles". Canada 2001 Census. Statistics Canada. February 17, 2012. 
  5. ^ cf. Isabel Champion, ed., Markham: 1793-1900 (Markham, ON: Markham Historical Society, 1979), 50-52.
  6. ^ "Google Maps showing entire route of Raymerville Drive". Retrieved 2009-04-28. 

Nearby neighbourhoods[edit]