Moving to Markham from Montreal


Important information you need to know before you start your move to Markham from Montreal. We will tray to offer more information about city. Markham Ontario is considered Canada’s fastest growing town not only in population but also in community development giving Markham the title as Canada’s largest town. Located on the outskirts of the Toronto city limits, Markham is not only a great community for those who work in the Greater Toronto Area but to also make a simple transition from such a large city such as Montreal. Currently Markham has an approximate population of 261,573 with the majority of the population speaking English as their first language but many in the community are of Chinese origin and dominate the current population.

If the city of Markham has caught the eye of you and your family and consider moving there from Montreal, with enough planning and budgeting this can become reality. The distance from Montreal to Markham is approximately 529 kilometers, which can translate into approximately 6 hours and 6 minutes of driving. If taking the most direct route to Markham from Montreal you would travel along Autoroute 720 West until merging on to Autoroute 20 West. Once crossing provincial borders into Ontario would begin to travel along the Provincial highway 401 West, where the majority of your travelling will be along this highway. Once getting into the city limits of Markham (York Region) you will notice a number of interchanges that take you into the city of Markham, pre determining which would be the best exit for you will always ensure you get to your destination in a timely fashion.  While on route to Markham from Montreal you would pass major cities once passing the Ontario border such as Cornwall, Kingston, Belleville, Cobourg, Oshawa, Ajax, Pickering, until finally making it into York Region limits of Markham. Equipping your move with all proper road maps or equipping your vehicle with a GPS system will always ensure no mistakes are made along transit.

Although Markham maintains economic and cultural cooperation agreements with Laval Quebec (located north of Montreal) it is also the home of major corporations such as IBM, Motorola, and Toshiba. Many new residents often call Markham home for its short travel distance to popular post secondary educational institutions located in the general area of Toronto. If you have children that will have to attend public schools such as elementary and high school, the city offers a number of institutions. Currently Markham holds 10 high schools and 4 Catholic high schools. Unfortunately there is no university it self in Markham but does host one campus for Seneca College located not far from Highway Seven.  The local transit connects residents in Markham to a number of post secondary institutions located in and around Toronto such as York University.

If you find that taking the public transportation will make your life simpler when trying to get to work or school, the city of Markham has three services available. Due to the urban growth in Markham, York Region established York Region Transit (YRT) that operates in all major cities of York Region. If you go further south into Markham you will eventually connect with the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC), which operates a number of busses and subways throughout the city of Toronto. The GO service also operates in Markham with both train and bus making Markham one of the easiest towns to travel in.

Residential Moving service from Montreal to Markham, if you have not been able to find a new home or apartment in Markham, there are many public services available within the city or online to assist new residents with finding the right dwelling. If you have a preference to be closer to public services such as Hospitals, Markham hosts on major Hospital located in the eastern end of Markham known as Markham Stouffville Hospital. For residents who live closer to Steels avenue, often many residents will take advantage of the Scarborough General Hospital. No matter on your preference within Markham, there are many homes and apartments listed everyday for affordable prices. Doing your research on local by laws and provincial legislation will always ensure you have made the right choice without being taken advantage of by some landlords or real estate agents who understand this may be your first time in Ontario from a city such as Montreal.

Due to the amount of travelling involved to Markham from the city of Montreal, it’s always a great suggestion to visit the city prior to moving there. Not only does this condition you and your family for the drive to Markham, it also gives you an opportunity to get use to the city and take advantage of the many restaurants and accommodations available. If you go during the right time of the year, Markham offers annual events such as the Taste of Asia, Hockey tournaments, Markham jazz festival and many others events provided to the community. There are many different types of international cuisines located in Markham due to its diversity within the community, such as Vietnamese, Indian, Greek, and a number of family restaurants to suit all ages. If you have decided to take advantage of the accommodations located in Markham, there are many to choose from with affordable prices.

No matter your choices on moving to Markham from Montreal, with enough planning and proper budgeting making the transition from each city can be stress free and an enjoyable step into your future home.

If deciding on a moving company from Montreal to assist in a move from Montreal to Markham, be sure to ask the company if they have any experience in the city of Markham and know their current traffic laws. 

If you want to move your piano or pool table to Markham from Montreal, ask if the movers have experience and all equipment for that!

Selecting Montreal Economical Moving Service ALEX - you are going to make sure your possessions are safely and securely transferred, and that this is done as quickly as possible. The choice is up to you!

Good luck and happy moving!


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