If you’ve recently moved to Markham, good for you, you made an amazing choice! Besides this, there are a few phone numbers that every Markham homeowner should have on speed dial.
For immediate response by police, fire or ambulance, dialling 9-1-1 is your best bet. But, if you want to contact either of these agencies in a non-emergency, don’t dial 9-1-1.
In Markham, we are served by the York Regional Police, which serve all of York Region. In a non-emergency situation you’ll dial 1-866-876-5423 or 905-881-1221.
If you want to contact fire services for the City of Markham, call 905-415-7521.
If there is a major disaster (Markham-wide), you can get in touch with the Markham Customer Contact Centre at 905-477-5530. Social media is also a great thing to follow during a major emergency and you can follow the City of Markham on Twitter, Facebook or the Web. If you need to listen to updates on the radio, check out The Region 105.9FM.
We are lucky to have two great hospitals located in Markham. The Mackenzie Health Center’s phone number is 905-883-1212 and the Markham/Stouffville Hospital’s number is 905-472-7000.
If you have trouble with one of your utilities, it is nice to know you’ve got their number on your speed dial list. Enbridge is the natural gas provider in Markham and if you smell gas, you’ll want to call them at 1-866-763-5427. PowerStream is the electricity provider and if you have a power outage, call them at 1-877-963-6900.
There are a few numbers you might need to put on your speed dial, in case you have trouble with an animal in Markham. The Ontario SPCA can help if you have a lost pet. Call them at 1-888-668-7722 ext. 319. If you have trouble with wildlife and need help with rescue, there is a wildlife hotline for the Toronto Wildlife Centre, which services the Markham area. Contact them at 416-631-0662.
Other important numbers
You’ve probably got the numbers for your primary health care practitioners stored safely in your speed dial, but how about a locksmith? Do you have the number for a towing company or other roadside assistance company? The number of a trusted electrician or plumber could also come in handy in case you have some sort of emergency or major mishap you need fixed immediately. As well, an appliance repair person would also be a handy number to have in case your refrigerator full of food breaks down.