Downtown Markham is designed to fit into the natural beauty of the Rouge River Valley. The Remington Group worked with a broad range of government ministries and independent environmental groups to ensure green building policies are properly developed and adhered to. The community's energy needs will be met with district energy, a highly efficient, low maintenance and environmentally friendly method of heating and cooling buildings and homes.
From rebuilding fish habitat and protecting the existing Rouge River ecology to securing LEED certification for residential buildings and choosing environmentally friendly power sources, The Remington Group has worked to ensure Downtown Markham's footprint on the environment is as light as possible.
The Rouge River Valley
The Rouge River Valley — also known as Rouge Park — was etched out of the land by the receding Ice Age, and named by the early French fur traders for the colour of its sand banks. It originates in the Oak Ridges Moraine and winds its way down to Lake Ontario. The valley defines the northern boundary of Downtown Markham and is considered by The Remington Group to be a symbol of our commitment to the environment.
Rouge Park is North America's largest natural environment park in an urban setting, now 41 square kilometres in size. Rouge Park is 12 times as big as New York's Central Park, and 28 times the size of London, England's Hyde Park. The travel series, DK Eyewitness Travel, lists Rouge Park first in its "Top 10 Greenspaces" in the Greater Toronto Area.
In Downtown Markham, the Rouge River Valley is in safe hands, now and in the future. So when you walk by the river's edge just steps from your home, treat it like you love it, just like we do.
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