Well, it was touch and go for several weeks there, but we have finally caught a glimpse of summer! Our trees are boasting their beautiful leaves again, the grass is green, the pools are open and my little Archie never wants to leave the backyard! He thinks he is an outdoor dog now, but unfortunately, the squirrels are bigger than he is...
As of the time of this writing, there have been no new updates on the 240 Markland Drive proposed development. Rest assured that we will do our best to keep you all informed during the summer if any new developments arise. We will do this via email blasts, the website, and/or flyers.
Our May board meeting was a very exciting one. Several of us were interviewed for “Etobicoke Now”, a Rogers TV program that “discovers the unique people, places and events in the many distinct communities throughout Etobicoke”. It aired in May a few times but for those of you that did not get a chance to see it, we will have it available on our website shortly.
During the month of May, Markland Watch has received several notifications of garage/car break-ins. It seems the culprits are targeting bikes and golf clubs. Again, I would like to stress that we all keep our cars and garage doors locked at all times. Also, if this has happened to you, please make sure you report it to the police. If these occurrences are not reported, the police have no idea what is going on in a particular area.
On May 26th, the MWHA hosted the Provincial Candidates’ Presentations for Etobicoke Centre. We had representation from five political parties: PC, Liberal, NDP, Green Party and Freedom Party. It was a very informative evening and we were so pleased with the number of people who were in attendance. Special thanks to our Directors Richard Boehnke and Brian Brennand for organizing the whole thing. Our next meeting, in order to prepare ourselves for the Municipal Election, will take place on September 29th at St. Clement Catholic Church, Parish Hall.
May 31st was the perfect day to host our Annual Community Garage Sale! We were fortunate enough to be sponsored by UsedToronto.com this year. The crowds were plentiful and the deals were hot! If you didn’t participate this year, now you have an entire year to get ready for the next one....
SAVE THE DATE! Our Annual Markland Wood Social is booked for October 3rd at the Markland Wood Golf Club. We hope you will join us this year. Also, our AGM will be held on October 29th.
Wishing you all a safe and wonderful summer...enjoy the heat and most importantly, enjoy your families and friends in this amazing little community we live in. I have officially completed my last term as President. But don’t worry, you will hear back from me in September...
I almost forgot, Happy Father’s Day!
All the best,
Anna Schaefer, President
Markland Wood Homeowners Association