Just northeast of Toronto, multicultural, tech-savvy Markham is flourishing into Southern Ontario’s next destination. Since the 1970s, the once-sleepy historical farming community has grown into a thriving city: home to major corporate headquarters, world-class shopping, peerless sports facilities, lush green space—and all a short commute from the Greater Toronto Area by Unionville GO station, Highway 407 and Highway 404.
Our fully furnished, luxury short-term rentals in Markham are located at Warden and Highway 7, in Markham’s forward-looking City Centre—minutes from Markham-Stouffville Hospital, shopping at Markville and Vaughan Mills Shopping Centres, entertainment, pristine natural parks, and Ontario’s hub for technology companies.
Markham’s thriving tech sector hosts over 1,000 life sciences and technology companies, including Canadian headquarters for IBM, Johnson & Johnson, Oracle, Toshiba, and Honda Canada. With a short-term rental in Markham, business travellers can cut out the commute but enjoy the convenience and style of a luxury condominium—or enjoy spacious accommodations in a family-friendly area for longer placements.
With Seneca College’s Markham campus—and York University’s upcoming campus expansion—only minutes away and transit-accessible, Markham living is also ideal for academic visitors, students, and international students welcoming family for a special visit.
On top of its busy, spacious lifestyle, Markham is one of the GTHA’s famously diverse and immigrant-friendly areas. Every year, it welcomes a steady population of new Canadians to its established South Asian, Sri Lankan, Filipino, Iranian, Indian and Chinese communities.
Markham’s only two generations away from its agricultural roots—and that means a perfect combination of cutting-edge conveniences and the warm, friendly atmosphere of a long-established community.
Markham’s history of wide, pristine green spaces caters directly to travellers with a love for the outdoors—and amateur nature lovers keen to see rare plants and insects in a protected ecological habitat. An extensive 22-kilometre network of parks and trails gives hikers and cyclists lots to discover, and freshwater fishing fans with an Outdoors Card can find carp, largemouth bass, northern pike, and trout 10 minutes away, at Toogood Pond.
For those who take a more relaxed approach to the outdoors, the first-class Angus Glen Golf Club—host for multiple Canadian Opens and the 2015 Pan Am Games—and Spring Lakes Golf Club offer multiple courses, tournaments, and private lessons to up your game. And dedicated athletes can train like the professionals at Markham’s Pan Am Centre, host to multiple Pan Am Games events—and home to an Olympic-size swimming pool.
If you’re in the mood for shopping, Vaughan Mills Shopping Centre, one of the region’s major outlet malls, lets you browse favourite brands and luxury treats. Unionville and Markham’s historic downtowns—dating back to the 1800s—are perfect for weekend browsing with a local flavour.
History buffs can take in the open-air Markham Museum, a working archaeological site. Culture fans can view modern, international, or local Indigenous art at the Frederick Horsman Varley Art Gallery or catch stand-up comedy, drama, or concerts at the Markham Theatre—and for family-friendly fun, it’s a quick drive to the Toronto Zoo.
For trips into the Toronto or sampling the region’s delights, it’s simple to connect to the Greater Toronto Area by regional trains at Unionville GO station or by car via Highway 407 and Highway 404. York Region Transit’s newly revitalized transit system is fully integrated with the Toronto Transit Commission and regional GO service, letting you explore the entire region—and Toronto—on one Presto card.
If you’re flying into Markham, you can also skip the lines at Pearson International by landing at Toronto Buttonville Municipal Airport: a full-service airport with connections to Ottawa and Montreal. It’s located just minutes away from Markham City Centre—and offers flying lessons for the brave!
Food lovers can rejoice: Markham has the same diverse, vibrant restaurant culture as the whole Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area. You’ll find Indian, Greek, Thai, Italian, Colombian, and Mexican dishes at the touch of a button, with a few hotspots for all-you-can-eat sushi and Japanese ramen chains.
But there’s a bonus: Markham’s vibrant Chinese-Canadian and Hong Konger population makes it a peerless destination for regional East Asian eats. Whether it’s xiao long bao (juicy soup dumplings) at Dai Tai Fung, Lanzhou-style hand-pulled noodles, a Hong Kong-style cha chaan teng (café-style restaurant), or Hakka spice at Tangerine Asian Cuisine, there’s a depth to Markham’s Asian dining landscape that’s unparalleled.
And Markham leans into its expertise with an annual Taste of Asia Festival every June: the largest in Canada.
For eating at home, Markham offers both major Canadian and East Asian grocery stores, open late in case of a long night at the office.
If you’re interested in a short term rental in Markham for your visit—and seeing what Markham has to offer—browse our selection of available units on this page or contact us today with any questions!