Introduction to Berczy Village Community
Berczy Village community is a very popular neighbourhood due to its affordable housing, excellent commuting links, and great parks. Find out everything there is to know about Berczy Village below!
Berczy Village is located in Northern Markham. Its north boundary is Major Mackenzie road and its southern boundary is 16th Avenue. To the east, McCowan Road divides it from its neighbour Wismer Commons and to the west, the boundary line is Kennedy Road.
History of Berczy Village Community
Berczy Village Community was named after William Berczy, one of the only founders of Markham who was also known as one of Canada’s most famous artists. The establishment of Berczy Village stems from what was once farmland belonging to Frederick Bagg and his wife Emma. Frederick was an agriculturalist and breeder of Jersey cows. The village is a mostly residential neighbourhood with modern homes being built in the early 2000s.
Berczy Village was one of the first communities that adhered to the ‘Smart Growth Initiative’ for suburban communities. This development policy is one that focuses on reducing environmental impact and promotes social equity, housing affordability, respecting nature and preserving heritage.
The neighbourhood homes, although modern have heritage-inspired features. The bungalows, detached, semi-detached and townhomes have features that give them a traditional look. Gables, dormers and porches line the sidewalks and give the neighbourhood a small-town charm.
Transport & Commuting
Commuters in Berczy Village choose between Mount Joy Go Station and Centennial GO station as they are both less than 10mins drive from the furthest reaches of the neighbourhood. Commuting to downtown Toronto’s Union Station is around 40 – 50mins from these stations. The neighbourhood has three major bus routes on its east, west and south side, and another major bus route – Bur Oak Avenue running east-west through the centre. Most residents do have cars to get around though. However, there are some cycling lanes around here too and roads here are wide and considered quite safe for cyclists.
Shopping in Berczy Village Community
Berczy Village has two shopping plazas – both are situated on Bur Oak Avenue on opposite sides of the neighbourhood. Williamstown plaza has a large grocery store, a Shoppers Drug Mart, a bank and various take-outs, restaurants and small businesses. Berczy Square has a smaller grocery store, a pharmacy and several take-outs and small businesses.
Parks & Recreation
The community boasts some wonderful parks and green space! Berczy Park is split into north and south parks divided by Bur Oak Avenue.
- Berczy Park North – soccer fields, tennis courts, children’s playground, washrooms and pavillion, large tended grassy areas, a nature pond.
- Berczy Park South – large natural area, large tended grassy areas, baseball diamond soccer field, tennis courts, pavillion, basketball courts, childrens play area.
- Frederick Bagg Park – children’s playground, large tended grassy area
- Cobblehill Parkette – children’s playground, tended grassy area
- Percy Reesor Parkette – childrens playground
- Glenhaven Pond and Valley – natural area
- Williamstown Park – tended grassy area scattered with large trees
- Clarence Chant Park – tended grassy area, children’s playground
- Nordlingen Park – natural wooded area, pond, hiking trails
- Wilifred Murison Park – tended grassy area, children’s playground, small pavillion
- Alice Clark Park – small tended grassy area, children’s playground
- Mattamy Pond – natural area with paths, natural pond
- Chelsea Park – small tended grassy area, children’s playground
- Robinson Creek – large natural area
- Matthew Rae Park – small tended grassy area, children’s playground
Berczy Village does not have it’s own community centre. However, the nearest centre is Angus Glen Community Centre, which offers a library, gymnasium, ice rinks and a swimming pool. In addition, it has meeting rooms, an older adult centre, and a community hall. Next to the community centre is the Angus Glen Tennis Centre which has four indoor hard courts and offers tennis lessons and school tennis camp programs.
Berczy Village has 4 elementary schools. All Saints Catholic School, Castlemore Elementary School, Beckett Farm Elementary School and Stonebridge Elementary School. In addition, there is a secondary school – Pierre Elliott Trudeau High School. All of which are well-respected schools. For more information, see our Complete Guide to Schools in Markham pages.
A neighbourhood for beautiful parkland, and heritage-style homes, Berczy Village is perfect for families who are seeking a connected community that has good schools and is convenient for commuting. It is the epitome of modern living with traditional values!