About Buttonville, Markham

By: Melody Ann Sitchon

About Buttonville, Markham

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About Buttonville, Markham


Buttonville is a community within the City of Markham, directly north of Toronto. The Suburban neighbourhood was a former Police Village named after it’s founder John Button.  It is located along the Woodbine Avenue corridor from approximately Highway 7 in the south to Sixteenth Avenue in the north.


Community Lifestyle and Design:

The residential area is located in the eastern, northeastern and the northern section while the industrial area is situated to the west and south down to Highway 7. The area is home to many technology companies near the airport. Housing developments did not begin until the 1960s near Cachet Woods at Woodbine Ave. and Major Mackenzie Drive. In the 1980s housing developments came to the western part of Markham along with the industries which later flowed with technological and financial companies.


Key Buildings:

Buttonville Airport

Seneca College Markham Campus

All State Canada


Educational institutes:

Coledale Public School

Unionville High School

St Justin Martyr Catholic School

Buttonville Public School

Sainte-Marguerite Bourgeoys Elementary School

St. Augustine Catholic High School



Public transit in Buttonville is served by:
York Region Transit/Viva routes Viva Purple, 1 Highway 7 (both serving Highway 7), 85 Rutherford-16th (Sixteenth), and 24 Woodbine (Woodbine) operates regular bus service.
The neighbourhood is served by one major highways and several arterial roads:
Highway 404 runs north-south on the west side of and connected to east-south streets
Highway 7 runs east-west on the south side.
Sixteenth Avenue runs east-west on the north side.
Woodbine Avenue runs north-south through its centre. The historic settlement is located along it south of Sixteenth Avenue.

Public transit in Buttonville is served by:

The neighbourhood is served by one major highways and several arterial roads:

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