Housing Affordability Forum

  • Date : May 6th, 2017 (Saturday)
  • Time : 9:00 A.M. - 12:30 P.M.
  • Venue : Markham Civic Centre - Council Chamber
  • Address : 101 Town Centre Blvdt
  • Keynotes: House Affordability by BMO Senior Economist
    • Ontario Fair Housing & Promoting Affordable Housing Act
    • Regional and Municipal Policy on Affordable Housing
    • Private Sector Perspectives
    • Case studies on second suite & purpose built rental


November 2, 2015 AGM

The URA Annual General Meeting was held on November 2, 2015 and the following Directors were elected: Tom Davies, Donna Day, Gene Genin, Keing Li, Karen Lui, Reid McAlpine, Peter Miasek, Adam Poon, Kanthini Rajakanthan and Alick Siu.
At a subsequent Directors’ meeting, the following Table Officers were elected:

President - Alick Siu
Vice President – Reid McAlpine
Secretary – Gene Genin
Treasurer – Donna Day
With the election of a new President, Peter Miasek continues on the board as Past President.



Federal Election 2015 - All Candidates Meeting

URA hosted a Federal All Candidate Meeting on Monday, October 5, 2015 at 7:00pm at the Markham Pan Am Centre. The following candidates (in alphabetical last name order) had participated in the meeting with the exception of Colleen Zimmerman of the NDP who cancelled at the last minute.

  • Bang-Gu Jiang, Liberal Party
  • Elvin Kao, Green Party
  • Bob Saroya, Conservative Party
  • Colleen Zimmerman, New Democratic Party (regrets)
The meeting included candidate introductions, questions from the audience, and questions/rebuttals between the candidates. For highlight of event, please click .

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