Markham has a vibrant creative industries sector with a dynamic community of established professional artists, creative entrepreneurs, and businesses performing arts, film and multimedia production. Markham nurtures a thriving creative economy through high-quality infrastructure and cultural amenities including the Flato Theatre, Markham Museum, Varley Art Gallery, and elite schools for the performing arts.

Film and Media

Markham is a major destination for the film industry, drawn to the community’s quaint main streets, “typical” suburban areas, and unique heritage buildings.

Markham has had cameos in popular shows and movies including Gilmore Girls, Schitt’s Creek, Suits, A Simple Favor, Murdoch Mysteries, Orphan Black, The Handmaid's Tale, Flashpoint, Zombie 3 and Work It.




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Imaginative Expression

Powered by imagination, Markham boasts a thriving creative scene with schools and studios for visual arts, dance, music and independent artists. Markham is also the home to Unionville High School with its Arts Unionville Program and Markville Secondary School's award-winning music program.


Fine Art Schools/Studios


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Interactive Digital Media

From video games to arcade machines, explore a world of entertainment and interactive media at your fingertips. Markham is home to gamers, designers, and developers that bring both arts and technology together in order to bring the digital world to life.

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Markham is home
to a thriving
creative industry.

Keep it Moving Films
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Freebird Games
UNIS Technology
The Farm Rehearsal Studios
Glasstronomy Studios

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Markham Civic Centre
101 Town Centre Boulevard
Markham, Ontario, L3R 9W3
Monday to Friday, 8 AM to 5 PM
(excluding statutory holidays)