On December 19th, 2015, the Armenian Community in Markham, led by Frank Scarpitti, broke ground on a project that was over two years in the making.
The Armenian Genocide Memorial Forest will be located in Ashton Meadows Park on the northeast corner of Woodbine Avenue and Calvert Road, just north of 16th Avenue in the City of Markham. In the spring of 2016, 100 trees of 13 species will be planted in honour of the Centennial of the Armenian Genocide. There will be a plaque explaining the significance of the Forest of Hope. Designed by renowned landscape architect, Mr. Haig Seferian, the memorial grove will be a place of beauty, contemplation and community.