Markland Wood | Community Established in 1960


President's Update

Written by Georgina Balascas, President MWHA on .

Georgina Balascas

Greetings and Happy 2015!!

I hope you and your family had a wonderful holiday season. For those of you who have made New Year’s resolutions, I hope you have managed to keep them so far ! I cannot believe that we are half way through January already! Spring is only 2 months away!! I like to be optimistic!!

On December 14th I spent a wonderful day participating in our Christmas Caravan. I particularly enjoyed seeing the look on the children’s faces as they waited for Santa who joined us for our caravan. It was just delightful! As always, our wonderful Markland Wood community showed their generous spirit by donating food, clothing, and cash. Martin Ross deserves a great big thank you for the incredible job he does every year organizing this huge and important event. Please read the article in this edition for a complete update on the Christmas Caravan 2014. Our thanks also to all the volunteers who helped make this event a reality.

Our Membership Drive is now over. If you have not paid your membership as of yet, you will receive a notice on next month’s issue of the Marklander. Or, you may pay any time using PayPal. Thank you for your support.

On January 11th, our very own Brian Brennand, a member of the Board of the MWHA, was a recipient for one of the Etobicoke Centre Community Recognition Awards for outstanding service to the community. This was presented by our MPP Yvan Baker at his Annual Levee. Congratulations to Brian! He is certainly a worthy recipient.


The Airport Committee of the MWHA made a written submission to the Canada Transportation Act Review Secretariat in December, 2014. Please read the article that summarizes this submission. There have been no new developments in the 240 Markland Drive Condo Proposal that have come to our attention. Although we have not heard anything on this matter lately, the MWHA is well aware that this matter has not gone away and may come forward at any time. We will certainly keep you informed if there are any new developments.



I hope 2015 will be a wonderful year for our Markland Wood community.

Take care until next time,
Georgina Balascas, President
Markland Wood Homeowners Association