In this Neighbourhood Guide, you'll find out more about the people who live here as well as the schools, parks and recreation facilities, homes, and more.

Neighbourhood Vibe

A community-focused neighbourhood that is diverse and suitable for families.

Property Pulse

Mainly single-detached homes with narrow lots, a mix of older and newer homes.

Community Canvas

A vibrant community with residents from 91 different ethnic origins and a strong sense of pride.

What You'll Love

Great schools, numerous parks and recreational facilities, and a variety of home options.

Have a look around Middlefield.

This neighbourhood has a consistent population, and is popular with families with teens, people in their 20s, people in their 40s, and people in their 50s. The Middlefield neighbourhood is in south central Markham, from Steeles Ave in the south to Highway 407 in the north, and between McCowan Rd and Markham Rd. The northern region is open land and industrial, while the rest is mainly residential. Homes are mainly single detached, on narrow lots. The area is dotted with a number of parks.

People & Families in Middlefield

Families with kids make up 61% of households in this neighbourhood, while couples without children make up 13% of households and 8% of households are one person living alone. People in Middlefield come from 91 different ethnic origins, and 68% are first-generation immigrants, while 30% are second-generation immigrants.

Neighbourhood Households

6,625

Neighbourhood Population

26,239

Household Size

  • 1 person - 7%
  • 2 persons - 16%
  • 3 persons - 17%
  • 4 persons - 24%
  • 5 or more persons - 34%

Household Types

  • One-person households - 7%
  • Non-family households - 2%
  • Families with children - 61%
  • Couples without children - 12%
  • Multiple families in household - 16%

Children Per Family

  • 1 child - 27%
  • 2 children - 33%
  • 3 or more children - 15%

Broad Age Ranges

  • 0 to 14 years - 16%
  • 15 to 64 years - 70%
  • 65 years and over - 12%

Most Common Ethnic Origins

  • Chinese - 33%
  • East Indian - 23%
  • Sri Lankan - 14%
  • Pakistani - 5%
  • Tamil - 5%

Age of Primary Household Maintainer

  • 15 to 24 years - 0%
  • 25 to 34 years - 10%
  • 35 to 44 years - 15%
  • 45 to 54 years - 28%
  • 55 to 64 years - 25%
  • 65 to 74 years - 14%
  • 75 to 84 years - 4%
  • 85 years and over - 0%

Specific Age Groups

  • 0 to 4 years - 5%
  • 5 to 9 years - 5%
  • 10 to 14 years - 5%
  • 15 to 19 years - 7%
  • 20 to 29 years - 16%
  • 30 to 39 years - 11%
  • 40 to 49 years - 11%
  • 50 to 59 years - 15%
  • 60 to 69 years - 10%
  • over 70 years - 6%

Middlefield Schools

This neighbourhood has great elementary schools, great secondary schools, elementary special programs, and secondary special programs. There are 8 public schools and 5 Catholic schools serving Middlefield. The special programs offered at local schools include French Immersion, International Baccalaureate, and Advanced Placement.

Public Schools

8

Catholic Schools

5

Having Fun in Middlefield

Fun is easy to find at the many parks & rec facilities here. Parks in this neighbourhood feature playgrounds for kids and sports parks. There are 7 parks in Middlefield, with 33 recreational facilities in total. The average number of facilities per park is 4.

Number of Parks

7

Number of Recreation Facilities

33

Recreation Facilities in Neighbourhood Parks

  • Playgrounds - 8
  • Basketball Courts - 4
  • Ball Diamonds - 4
  • Sports Fields - 6
  • Track - 1
  • Splash Pads - 2
  • Sports Courts - 3
  • Trails - 5
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Getting Around in Middlefield

There are 125 transit stops in this neighbourhood. In Middlefield, there are mostly vehicle commuters and most commute to another city.

Commute Destination for Residents

  • Commute within the city - 29%
  • Commute to another city - 69%

Commute Types

  • Vehicle - 78%
  • Transit - 18%
  • Walk/bike - 1%

Commute Times of Residents

  • 15 to 29 minutes - 28%
  • 30 to 44 minutes - 26%
  • 45 to 59 minutes - 11%
  • 60 minutes and over - 20%
  • Less than 15 minutes - 12%

Work and Education in Middlefield

In Middlefield, 26% of adult residents hold a bachelor's degree or higher and 49% have any postsecondary education. The manufacturing industry is the most common for residents.

Household Income

  • Under $30,000 - 8%
  • $30,000 to $39,999 - 8%
  • $40,000 to $49,999 - 7%
  • $50,000 to $59,999 - 7%
  • $60,000 to $69,999 - 7%
  • $70,000 to $79,999 - 7%
  • $80,000 to $89,999 - 5%
  • $90,000 to $99,999 - 5%
  • $100,000 to $124,999 - 12%
  • $125,000 to $149,999 - 8%
  • $150,000 to $199,999 - 9%
  • $200,000 and over - 6%

Most Common Occupations (Top 3)

  • Sales and service occupations - 32%
  • Business, finance and administration occupations - 17%
  • Trades, transport and equipment operators and related occupations - 10%

Most Common Industries (Top 3)

  • Manufacturing - 13%
  • Accommodation and food services - 12%
  • Retail trade - 12%

Employment

  • Employed - 55% of people over age 15 are employed
  • Unemployed - 5% are unemployed
  • Not in the labour force - 38% are retired, students, homemakers, etc.

Middlefield Homes

In Middlefield, there are mostly detached homes. This neighbourhood has a consistent population, with 29% of households having moved within the past 5 years and 10% having moved within the past year. It has a mix of older and newer homes and is mostly owner-occupied.

Home Types

  • Single-detached house - 60%
  • Semi-detached house - 1%
  • Duplex - 30%
  • Row house - 0%
  • Low-rise apartment/condo - 3%
  • High-rise apartment/condo - 3%

Condominium Status

  • Condominium - 7%
  • Not condominium - 92%

Number of Bedrooms in Homes

  • 1 bedroom - 5%
  • 2 bedrooms - 11%
  • 3 bedrooms - 19%
  • No bedrooms - 0%
  • 4 or more bedrooms - 64%

Period of Home Construction

  • 1961 to 1980 - 3%
  • 1981 to 1990 - 35%
  • 1991 to 2000 - 38%
  • 2001 to 2005 - 12%
  • 2006 to 2010 - 4%
  • 2011 to 2016 - 4%
  • 1960 or before - 0%

Renters & Owners

  • Owner - 82%
  • Renter - 17%
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