Have you ever been in a neighbourhood that felt like a small town? You know, a place where people can live, work and play. A place where the community comes together to care for parks, build ice skating rinks, host gatherings and provide overall safety for its residents. If you have, then you must know Cornell - a neighbourhood in Markham that prides itself on being exact this type of place.
Located in northeast Markham, Cornell stretches east and west on 16th Ave, north of Ninth Line, west of Donald Cousens Parkway and west of hwy 407 .
Like a small town, there are townhomes, semi-detached and detached homes. And there are also subdivisions, which make up the greater whole of Cornell:
Grand Cornell – located east of HWY 7 and north of 9th Line
Upper Cornell - located near east of 16th Ave and north of 9th Line
Cornell Village - located between west of 16th and east of HWY 7 along 9th Line to Cornell Center Blvd.
And Cornell Rouge – located on the east side of Cornell Center Blvd. to Donald Cousens Way between 16th Ave and HWY 7.
Small towns often include strong schools that are supported greatly by the community-at-large…and Cornell is no exception. Located on Country Glen Road, you will find Cornell’s public schools: Cornell Village P. S and Little Rouge P.S.. Both schools continue to score above the provincial standards on the EQAO testing for grades 3 and 6. And along with exceptional academics, Cornell Village P.S and Little Rouge P.S offer a wide range of extra-curricular activities including a skiing and snow boarding club for grades 4-8.
Adjacent to these schools, as well as spread throughout the small community of Cornell are green spaces: large soccer fields, well maintained parks, community built ice rinks and walking trails.
And like any town, there are plenty of small businesses. Cornell offers a variety of services including dental, wellness, childcare, tutoring, small shops, salons, dog grooming and more.
Lastly, nothing makes a place feel more like home than gathering together with your neighbours. The Cornell Ratepayers Association offers events throughout the calendar year for all residents, like the Cornell Tree lighting ceremony (December), Family Snow Day (February), and the Annual Cornell Picnic (August).
So, if you are looking for a small, safe and attractive town amidst a large city, then Cornell is a place you might want to make home.