Markham is host to a wide variety of technology company headquarters, including AMD (Formerly ATI Technologies), Motorola, IBM Software Labs and Sun Microsystems. The Town's slogans 'The Mark of Excellence' and 'Canada's High Tech Capital' are well emphasized, with a multicultural community, a variety of events and attractions, and an embracement of old town nostalgia and modern high-tech living.
Toronto/Buttonville Municipal Airport (airport code: YKZ) is only accessible by those with private jets. . Most international visitors land at Toronto Pearson International Airport (airport code: YYZ) and can travel to Markham by taking the hourly 40 GO bus to Richmond Hill Centre Terminal, after which transferring to any York Region Transit (YRT) bus will be $0.70 only if the whole trip is charged to a PRESTO card.
Public transit access to Markham typically begins in Toronto, either in the form of TTC  or GO Transit (stops in Markham on the Stouffville line include Milliken, Unionville, Centennial and Markham). York Region Transit  also has numerous routes that operate in Markham, with connections for buses heading north to Newmarket and East Gwillimbury and south towards Toronto. YRT has direct bus service to and from the Finch subway station, despite the subway being outside of YRT's jurisdiction.
All YRT and GO Transit vehicles are equipped with PRESTO card readers, allowing one to tap on and tap off and receive a fare discount (for GO Transit 10%) as well as transfer discounts (note that for GO Transit trains, one must tap on/off on the platform).
If you are visiting Pacific Mall and Market Village, the cheapest way to access these malls by transit is via TTC route #53 (Steeles East) which departs from Finch Station on the Yonge-University-Spadina subway line. If you are travelling in the east-end, TTC route #43 (Kennedy) going north from Kennedy Station on the Bloor-Danforth subway line and Scarborough RT line may be more useful for you. If you are nearer to Union Station in downtown Toronto and it's rush hour, a direct GO Train to Milliken station may be faster.
Unsurprisingly for a suburb, most travel is typically done by private automobile, with numerous highways and arterials leading in and out of the town. Going from east to west is the privately-held toll Highway 407, which begins in the east at Brock Road and ends 108 kilometres west in Burlington. Highway 404 goes north to south, starting at Green Lane in East Gwillimbury and ending in Toronto at Highway 401.
Like the rest of the Greater Toronto Area, Markham is laid out in grid fashion. The main east-west local avenues in Markham (from north to south) are Stouffville Road, Elgin Mills Road East, Major Mackenzie Drive East, Highway 7, 14th Avenue and then Steeles Avenue East which is the border between Markham and Toronto. Most businesses are located on Highway 7 and Steeles Avenue East.
From west to east, the major roads are Yonge Street (border between Markham and Vaughan), Bayview Avenue, Leslie Street, Woodbine Avenue, Warden Avenue, Kennedy Road, McCowan Road, Markham Road (sometimes known as Highway 48) and then Ninth Line.
If you are travelling by public transit, three transit agencies operate within Markham: YRT, GO Transit, and TTC (see the Get In section). The visitor will likely find the YRT route #1, Viva Purple, Viva Pink (Viva is YRT's bus rapid transit brand) and TTC route #53 to be the most useful routes in Markham. These bus routes typically have very good service frequencies, with buses coming at least every 15-20 minutes. Though the first three routes stop running around 1AM, TTC route #53 has overnight service from 2AM to 5AM, coming every 30 minutes. Rush hour frequencies are particularly good for this route (every 3-5 minutes), reflecting the fact that it is the 19th busiest TTC bus route out of 148.
Markham has a large variety of foods to choose from in a variety of price ranges. The Chinese population is especially high in this area (~40% in the last census), so if you enjoy Chinese food, this is the place to look for it!
Akasaka (Sushi and Tepanyaki)