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we are a family with school age kids moving to GTA.
how is markham for an indian family. schools have good ratings. what are the areas to choose and avoid.

how is it for commute to work?


 
cram2017

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Post ID: 235149 09-06-17 13:47:35
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Each one has their way of settling down. So, please give me an idea how you go a


Each one has their way of settling down. So, please give me an idea how you go about doing the same. Here are a few answers to your query.

Your commute will take only a very short time. i.e., from home to work. Also you can make it shorter, if you have a vehicle and drive to work. Down town Toronto will take 90 minutes and Parking is too expensive.

You say you want to move into GTA Area. Do you have a job? If not do you know where the prospective Employers are located. When you locate them, you can apply and get a few responses and if possible a job or a commitment from them. Then you look for a school in that neighborhood and then find an Apartment near by, with in reasonable distance to the School. Is that logical enough for you to understand why I am suggesting all of this?

Space all of this, say within a distance of 6 to 10 klicks or less. That way you save a lot of travel time and that will also give you a lot of time with the family, once you get to start your work.

The last thing you do is look for an apartment. If the jobs are in markham area, then so be it.

That does not answer your question. Markham is a very good place. But there are shady areas in that location also. Try and avoid them as far as possible.

FH.
Give or take, there are 100,000 Chinese there. There are 50,000 Asians there. So on and so forth. It is a decent place to start a family and i am sure you will find a good place to settle down also.

Why am I doing this? I should leave the rest to you to find it for yourself.
https://www.yorkregion.com/news-story/7349910-could-markham-set-up-its-own-red-light-district-/
http://www.citynews.ca/video/2017/06/09/video-the-debate-over-a-red-light-district-in-markham/
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Originally posted by cram2017

we are a family with school age kids moving to GTA.
how is markham for an indian family. schools have good ratings. what are the areas to choose and avoid.

how is it for commute to work?





 
Post ID: 235160 11-06-17 01:41:06
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Originally posted by cram2017

we are a family with school age kids moving to GTA.
how is markham for an indian family. schools have good ratings. what are the areas to choose and avoid.

how is it for commute to work?



Not a bad place to live.

Lot of Chinese in Markham. They don't bother you though, they mind their own business.

Commute, to where ?

If its downtown Toronto, it will be mostly North - South commute. Better to drive up to a Subway station and then take the Subway ( Metro )

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Post ID: 235161 11-06-17 10:29:10
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Check out the schools and their residential map area that they service .. That s how you can ensure that your kids will go to that school... however maps may also change with time. :)

Generally speaking the better the schools, the more expensive the area is. I hear very good things about the Bayview Collegiate's IB program, but I guess that's in Richmond Hill map residential map these days ...(used to cover a portion of Markham once)

If open I would also advise you to take a look @ John Fraser school district in Mississauga - you stay close to the West where most Indians are plus the school also is excellent.

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Originally posted by cram2017

We are a family with school age kids moving to GTA.
how is Markham for an indian family. schools have good ratings. what are the areas to choose and avoid.

how is it for commute to work?



See the racist and verbal abuse of a Senior Handicapped Chinese guy that took place in Markham just 4 days back on June 12, 2017.

There are numerous such racist incidents each and every day by White Pig skinned people towards Indians and Chinese. This is NOT a one off. This just happened to be caught on camera that's all.

Welcome to Canada & Toronto & Markham :)

http://globalnews.ca/news/3530643/dash-cam-racist-verbal-attack/


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Indians and Chinese are spreading into the workplaces rapidly.
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Indians and Chinese are spreading into the workplaces rapidly.



Yes as Coolies and Labourer's.


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Post ID: 235228 16-06-17 12:34:20
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Originally posted by Fido

Check out the schools and their residential map area that they service .. That s how you can ensure that your kids will go to that school... however maps may also change with time. :)

Generally speaking the better the schools, the more expensive the area is. I hear very good things about the Bayview Collegiate's IB program, but I guess that's in Richmond Hill map residential map these days ...(used to cover a portion of Markham once)

If open I would also advise you to take a look @ John Fraser school district in Mississauga - you stay close to the West where most Indians are plus the school also is excellent.



Thank you this is very helpful


 
Post ID: 235264 19-06-17 15:35:31
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Originally posted by Fido

Indians and Chinese are spreading into the workplaces rapidly.



Yes as Coolies and Labourer's.



If working in a desk job, professional environment in downtown Toronto as a pro making $80K+ is your idea of laborer/coolie, what can I say.

I have come across very smart Chinese people at my workplace.

The prime reason why schools are highly rated in Richmond Hill / Markham / Chinese areas is that the community focuses on education and academics which are key to success in professional world.


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Post ID: 235290 21-06-17 11:19:33
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Markham is a great area to live - however do a detailed check as there are varying level of pockets in Markham. e.g. Angus Glenn is a very affluent neighborhood, whereas you will find some very run down areas near Steeles.

If you are looking for pure desi neighborhood, Mississauga is your best bet.

Fido is right - check the school rankings at Fraser and then check each school boundary / bus eligibility etc.

Also point to note, In canada you can never guarantee you will be near your workplace forever, work keeps changing rapidly! Hence buy a place where you love to live. A central location in GTA would be your best bet.



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