Community Consultation Meeting – March 27 – Presentation Slides

For residents who were not able to make it to the Community Consultation Meeting on March 27, 2019 hosted by Keith Irish, you can access the presentation slides below:

Community Consultation Meeting – March 27 – Presentation Slides

  • Keith Irish (Ward 1 Councillor) Presentation – Slides 1 – 11
  • Ladies’ Golf Course Presentation – Slides 12 – 19
  • Tridel Presentation – Slides 20 – 45

A big thank you to Councillor Irish and his staff for organizing the information meeting.



An important community meeting is being held tomorrow night – an information session regarding the proposed development of Ladies’ Golf Course lands.

Please read our letter for more details:  RORA Letter to Residents – March 2019

Meeting Details

  • Date: Wednesday, March 27, 2019
  • Time: 
    • Open House – 6:30pm to 7:00pm
    • Presentations – 7:00pm to 7:45pm
    • Q&A – 7:45pm
  • Location: Thornhill Community Centre – North Hall

We hope to see you there!

Thank you,
RORA Executive

RORA Commentary on Tridel Development

RORA’s Executive is aware of the proposed multi-residential development to be built by Tridel, on Ladies’ Golf Club lands, facing Bayview Avenue.  RORA’s Executive is concerned about changes to our neighbourhood that could have a significant negative impact on RORA residents and the community in which we live, including development that adversely affects the flow of traffic, diminishes our greenspace and parklands, or has a detrimental impact on wildlife and the environment.  Our association will continue to monitor developments and engage with the City to advocate for matters of interest to our community.  We will work to minimize the negative impacts of development activities in our community.

RORA’s Executive supports the proposal submitted to the City of Markham in the Fall of 2018 by a neighbourhood resident requesting that the City work with the Developer (Tridel), to create a link between the north and south sections of the existing trail network (Royal Orchard Park running south from Royal Orchard and east behind the houses abutting the golf course, and Pomona Mills Park).  Currently the east boundaries of these trails are “blocked” by the Ladies Golf Club lands.  Concurrent with the sale of this eastern parcel of land, RORA’s Executive considers this as a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for the City of Markham to create a legacy trail system that will benefit residents both within and beyond our boundaries, for generations to come.  Connecting the existing trail systems will allow unhindered recreational public access to City parkland for approximately a 5 km span.  This initiative will enhance Markham’s valuable greenspace, and satisfy Section 37 requirements.

If you are a resident of the Royal Orchard neighbourhood and have concerns about the new development feel free to connect with us ( or communicate your concerns to Councillor Irish (, or the City of Markham Planning Department (

RORA’s Executive is comprised of volunteers who care about the community, and commit time to advocating on behalf of concerned residents.  Join RORA today, because Community Matters!

Public Meeting – January 22, 2019 from 7pm to 9pm – Tridel Development/ Ladies’ Golf Club

A public meeting will be held to discuss the development application to amend the Zoning By-law.  Details for the meeting are below:

Date:    January 22, 2019
Time:   7:00pm to 9:00pm
Place:   Council Chambers
              Anthony Roman Centre
              101 Town Centre Boulevard
              Markham, Ontario  L3R 9W3

Here is the link to the meeting’s agenda and more details about the specific development application – Public Meeting Agenda – January 22, 2019.  As you will see that the Ladies’ Golf Club property is the second item on the agenda.

What to expect at the meeting:

  • Anyone who wants to participate can speak at the public meeting to express their concerns.
  • You will be given 5 minutes to speak.  While there will be no timer counting down, the Chair will let you know when it is time to wrap up.
  • A computer and n projector will be available.  If you have a presentation, please bring it on a USB stick and it can be loaded up before your 5 minutes begins.
  • Powerpoint and PDF are acceptable file formats.

If you are unable to attend the meeting in person, you can still present your concerns by:

  • Emailing Council ( and copy our local Councillor, Keith Irish (
  • Tell them that you are a resident of Markham and live near the Ladies’ Golf Club.
  • Let them know you are unable to attend the January 22, 2019 Public Meeting concerning the Ladies’ Golf Course (City File No. OP 18 171600 AND ZA 18 171600), but want this email to be provided to Council and form part of the public record.

Please click here to see the Meeting Minutes.

Tridel – Open House Information Session – June 20, 2018 @ 6:30pm

You should have received this meeting notice in your mailbox:

tridel info night

“Tridel has submitted a development application at the south west corner of Royal Orchard Boulevard and Bayview Rd. (9th hole of the golf course).

Tridel is hosting an Open House.  We want your feedback regarding the development proposal.  Members of our Consulting and Development teams will be in attendance to answer your questions.”

Meeting Details:

Date: June 20, 2018

Time: 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Location: Thornhill Community Centre – South Hall, 7755 Bayview Avenue, Thornhill

*Representatives from RORA will be attending the meeting, but we encourage members of our community to attend as well.*

Media Coverage of the sales advertisement for Ladies’ Golf Course

The Thornhill Liberal and Golf News Now covered the recent sales ad for the two parcels of land at the Ladies’ Golf Course.

Below are the links to the articles:

  1. Thornhill Liberal – “Thornhill’s Ladies Golf Club of Toronto selling two parcels of land” (April 17, 2017)
  2. Golf News Now – “Historic Toronto Club To Put Two Parcels of Land on the Market” (April 12, 2017)