Congratulations to Markham artsVest participants for the outstanding partnerships created between local businesses and cultural organizations in 2011.

In the fall of 2011, with funding from Canadian Heritage, the Government of Ontario and the Ontario Trillium Foundation, Business for the Arts entered Markham, offering $75,000 in matching funds to encourage business sponsorship and providing sponsorship training for local cultural organizations. The public, private and cultural leaders of Huntsville rallied behind the cause to strengthen arts and culture locally by building partnerships between business and the arts.

The results? 10 cultural organizations partnered with 43 local businesses, stimulating a total flow of $150,000 of sponsorship of arts and culture.


Friends of the Markham Museum

Liberty Development Corporation
The Miller Group

Kindred Spirits Orchestra

International Music Academy

Markham Arts Council – Markham at the Movies
Sebastian Coopa-Mortgage Agent
My Little Pizzeria
Markham Heritage Wines
Color me Mine
Eleven Joseph Fashions
Dr. Sara Segal Schwartz
Déjà vu
Pickle Barrel
Capital Networks Limited

Markham Arts Council – Markham Group of Artists

The Village Grocer

Markham Federation of Filipino Canadians – Youth Performing Arts Group
Del Ridge Homes/ Kenborough Contracting

Markham Jazz Festival
Source Office Furnishings
The Remington Group
Angus Glen Golf Club
Unionville BIA
SunLife Financial

Markham Little Theatre
Objective Financial Partners
Emmaus Pastoral Counselling Services
Enterprise IT Architecture INC
Tangerine Gecko Art Gallery
Cresthaven Golf Club
Markham Village BIA
Design Performance Graphics Inc.
Nimlok Canada Ltd.
Williams HR Law Professional Corporation

Markham Village Festival Corporation
The Duchess of Markham
Mainly Mac

Unionville Theatre Company
Markham Colours & Décor
Headlines Salon & Spa
The Village Grocer
Pearson Canada
Mercedes Benz
Flato Management Inc.
Henry’s Photo Video
Catering by Mario
Kensington Patty Palace
Schell Lumber

Nrtyakala Indian Classical Dance

Asian Television Network