Markland Wood | Community Established in 1960

President's Update

Hi everyone!

We hope this reaches you after having had a happy Holiday Season. May 2017 be the best yet. There are a few issues about which I want to bring you up to date.

First of all, a major Independent Toronto Airspace Review (ITAR)) of the operations (day & night) of Pearson Airport has been initiated by Navigation Canada (Nav CANADA) and the Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA). Engaged has been HELIOS, a British aerospace consulting firm based in Farnborough, England. As I indicated in an earlier Marklander, your MWHA has had a subcommittee following GTAA/Pearson operations for decades, and it is this same subcommittee that submitted on December 29, 2016 an MWHA ‘position paper’, under my signature, to HELIOS and the Review panel. The Markland Wood community has been intrinsically connected to GTAA operations since the 1960’s, and we believe its views, expertise and community concerns should be taken note of by the Review. It is for this reason that our paper focuses on the ‘Terms of Reference’ (ToR) of the Review, i.e. what should be studied. We anticipate that after this study, the next review to examine Pearson airport needs looks to be about 2025, a decade or so away. So, if we do not insist on some model of night noise control now, such as we enjoyed under the original 1997 agreement under the then Minister of Transport’s signature, to protect our quality of life and health and that of our children, who will?

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Annual Garage Sale

on Saturday, 28 May 2016.

World's Largest Garage Sale!

On Saturday, May 28th, 2016, the Markland Wood Homeowners Association and the whole neighbourhood will once again host "The World's Largest Community Garage Sale."

"Come one, come all to the greatest bargains in the Greater Toronto Area!"

Map to: World's Largest Garage Sale!

See a few photos from past Garage Sales held within the Markland Wood community. People come from great distances to shop at this event. "It's like a Garage Sale, Super Store." said one visitor to this annual event.

We were pleased to announce that UsedToronto.com (partners with Metroland Media) were our media sponsor in May 2014. This meant we had a quarter page ad in two issues of the Etobicoke Guardian and social media exposure through Twitter and Facebook. We had more foot traffic in May 2014 than in years prior! Each resident who set up for the Garage Sale that day received balloons from UsedToronto.com and they also had a booth set up. 

See photos from the May 31st, 2014 World's Largest Garage Sale here!

 

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