Stay and Play in Markham

This article is an oldie but a goodie!

Posted: September 2, 2021

Our blog is chock full of great ideas for fun things to see and do in York Durham and Headwaters. We are always adding new content and updating old posts, but sometimes you might stumble upon something from our vault. If this article has inspired you to hit the road, be sure to double-check that the featured stops in this post are still welcoming visitors.

York is home to a plethora of golf courses, both public and private, so if golf is your game, come and explore!

This mini getaway will start at Angus Glen Golf Club, recognized as one Canada’s premier golf courses, with two challenging 18-hole championship golf courses – each of which has hosted a Canadian Open event! When your game is done, head to the clubhouse and sit back and relax on the patio, overlooking the 18th green. Then grab a bite to eat at The Silo Grill Restaurant, located right inside Angus Glen, and enjoy your meal on the patio or seated indoors.

Angus GlenNext, make your way to the new Toronto Marriott Markham, located in the heart of downtown Markham, and check-in to your spectacular accommodations for the night. Relax with a swim in the Infinity Pool, or with a signature drink at Draco, located on the main floor. Then freshen up for dinner – but you won’t need to go very far! A number of terrific restaurants are conveniently located within walking distance of the hotel – from steak at Ruth’s Chris, to French-inspired at Terre Rouge, to Italian at Costa Sorrento, just to name a few.

Terre Rouge Food PrepIf you want to venture a little further, jump in the car and make your way to Main Street Unionville, for their diverse selection of restaurants. After dinner, be sure to check out the Pride of Canada Carousel, a signature piece of Downtown Markham, featuring 44 sculpted Canadian characters that pay tribute to some of Canada’s most celebrated wonders and icons.

Spend the next day exploring Markham. Head back to Unionville and take a leisurely stroll along Main Street, stopping in at the unique shops and sites that line this historic street.  The Old Firehall Confectionery, located within a historic firehouse, and serving up old-fashioned handmade treats, from fudge to candy apples, to sponge toffee and truffles, is definitely not to be missed. Sweetie Pie, one of Unionville’s newest additions, has just made visiting Main Street a whole lot sweeter, pun intended!  Yummy offerings include assorted cookies, fresh baked sweetiepies (savoury ones too) or their Crazy Good Cake served in a jar. Sharing is optionalThe Old Firehall Confectionary Unionville York Regioncaramel apples