Have you noticed the budding trees? The blooming bulbs? The greener grass? Spring is no longer in the air...it is here! I anticipate summer within a week. Only a true Canadian can appreciate my sarcasm!
Here are a few dates to look forward to this month: On May 4th, Millwood Junior School will celebrate their 50th Anniversary. For more information, please visit our website at www.marklandwood.org. Victoria Day weekend is always the perfect time to prepare for our Annual Community Garage Sale, which will take place on May 25th. People come from all over the city to find those great deals sitting on our driveways! If you’ve never participated, it is very easy. The MWHA takes care of the advertising and all you have to do is sell your stuff. Simple!
The MWHA is pleased to offer the Markland Wood Youth Community Leadership Award to two high school students living in Markland Wood. Please check for further information in this edition and on our website for application and qualification details. The deadline for applications is June 30th.
The warmer weather has once again brought back some late night “doorknocking”, which is both annoying and frightening to some of our neighbours. If this happens to you, do not hesitate to call the police immediately. Furthermore, please report the incident to Markland Watch on our website. Although not an end to our neighbourhood’s occurrences, Markland Watch has become a valuable tool in getting the word out via email to our community. It keeps us informed and vigilant. But, the MWHA realizes that this is not enough. So, a representative from the Crime Prevention Association of Toronto (CPAT) will be speaking at our next monthly board meeting. She will give us an overview of the Neighbourhood Watch program and how to get one started. I will report back about this in next month’s issue.
The proposed development at 240 Markland Drive is actively being followed by our committee and, at the time of this writing, there have been no further updates to report. Moreover, we have no indication of a change in the number of permitted night flights at Toronto Pearson International Airport. Our understanding is that the status of the 1997 Minister’s letter remains the standard. As always, we will keep you informed of any changes to either one of these important issues.
That’s it for this month folks....enjoy the changing landscape taking place day by day, the birds chirping, the sun shining and before you know it, it will be June!
Anna Schaefer, President,
Markland Wood Homeowners Association