About Cornell


Cornell, Markham is a new urbanism community in North East Markham adjacent to the Rouge National Park and consists of four subdivisions – Cornell Rouge, Cornell Village, Grand Cornell and Upper Cornell. It’s bounded by Donald Cousens Parkway, 9th Line and the 407 ETR. In 2012 it was named one of the Top 100 Best Investment neighborhoods in Canada by Canada Real Estate Wealth Magazine.

The community was named from the suggestion of a lawyer named Paul Mingay, whose family roots traces back to a distant relative related to the founder of Cornell University. The Cornell Community plan was first developed by design firm Duany Plater-Zyberk in the mid 90’s with the New Urbanism concept of pedestrian friendly, mixed used and medium density development. The Cornell Plan includes retail development corridor along Bur Oak, with higher density in the Cornell Center along Highway 7. Development of Cornell first began with Cornell Village subdivision and have since expanded to include other subdivisions. They include Cornell Village, Grand Cornell, Cornell Rouge, and Upper Cornell.


Cornell is a great place to call home. If you’d like to learn more about this area please contact Markus Winkler, Cornell Resident and Community Realtor®.