Markland Wood | Community Established in 1960

President's Update

Georgina Balascas

Summertime and the living is easy...

I am so looking forward to those lazy, hazy days of summer! I just love summer! I hope you do too! It is a time to relax and enjoy family and friends by the pool, at the cottage, or barbecuing in the backyard. Perhaps travel is on your agenda this summer. Whatever your plans are, I hope you enjoy this wonderful season.

The MWHA has had a very busy schedule this year and especially this past month. In May we held several events: the All-Candidates Meeting for the provincial election, our Annual Garage Sale, a Community Safety evening, and the meeting of the Etobicoke York Community Council for the rezoning application for 240 Markland Drive. For all those members of the community who came out to these events, our sincerest thanks. I would especially like to thank those residents who came to support the MWHA at the Etobicoke York Community Council meeting on June 6th. What a tremendous turnout!

 

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MWHA Annual Membership Collections

on Friday, 03 August 2018.

Dear Markland Wood Residents,

A big "Thank You" to the over 1000 homes that joined last year.

You have several options for payment:

1. You can wait for your MWHA director or associate director to visit your home and collect.

2. You can off at your $20 membership fee in cash or cheque to the MWHA director canvassing in your area or send a cheque to the MWHA at:

MWHA
P.O. Box 11
Etobicoke, Ontario
M9C 4V2

3. You can pay your dues by PayPal (or credit card if you don't have a PayPal account) by clicking the button below (PayPal payment is $21 = $20 Dues + $1 Transaction Fee):

Airport News

on Friday, 12 January 2018.

Click Here for Toronto Airport Noise Related Contact Information

January 12 2017 UPDATE: Pearson International Airport

Good news! No weekend runway alternation (“noise sharing”) on our North-South runways!

Since our last Update, there has been an important development. The Community Environment and Noise Advisory Committee (CENAC) public meeting was held on December 6, 2017 at the Four Points Sheraton Hotel. Representatives of the Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA), Navigation Canada (NavCan) and Transport Canada attended. At the CENAC meeting, the GTAA presented an update on their 2017-2037 Toronto-Pearson Draft Master Plan. The GTAA also presented their 2018-2022 Noise Management Plan. Lastly, NavCan presented a brief summary of the HELIOS Report that they commissioned in 2016, as well as NavCan’s formal Response to the HELIOS Report. We told you about the NavCan Response in our November Marklander. The following is a brief summary of the CENAC meeting. You can find the slides, speaking notes and video on the CENAC website.

The GTAA prefaced their remarks with a general statement that their planning is consistent with the east-west configuration of the airport.

Draft Master Plan (2017-2037): This Draft Plan is based on the need for Pearson to handle the significant growth anticipated in air travel over the next 20 years. Among several points, the GTAA advised that previous planning was based on the current size of aircraft but that new aircraft design will result in more passengers per flight and so fewer flights than originally anticipated to meet growth demands. The GTAA also discussed the proposed regional transit hub. The Draft Master Plan was submitted to the Minister of Transport on December 1, 2017. The Minister’s approval of the land-use portion is required.

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Youth Community Leadership Awards

on Monday, 28 May 2018.

Markland Wood Youth Community Leadership Award

If you are pursuing post secondary studies next autumn please consider applying for the 2018 Youth Leadership Award. These awards are generously funded by the MWHA and presented annually to:
A Markland Wood resident
An Individual who makes a difference in our community through volunteer/ community involvement and leadership

To apply, please visit the Markland Wood website at www.marklandwood.org.

Click on the tab marked “Who we are” and then click on “Youth Awards”. Complete all parts of the application. The deadline for applications is midnight, July 2nd.

240 Markland Drive Condo-Townhouse Proposal

on Wednesday, 06 June 2018.

UPDATE: 240 Markland Drive Proposed Development

On June 6th, the Council Chambers at Etobicoke Civic Center was overflowing with Markland residents concerned about the status of the 240 Markland Drive rezoning proposal. Since 2011, four building proposal iterations were submitted by the developer. The City Planning department seemed to be satisfied that the latest revision was close to being compliant to the Official City Plan for Apartment Neighbourhoods. The Planning department crafted a positive report that they presented to City Council. They recommended the proposal be accepted for the property to be rezoned. Since the developer appealed the project to the Ontario Municipal Board in December 2017, this was a request for guidance from the City Planning Department to the City Council. The agenda was tabled for June 6th, where 11 Etobicoke/York City Councillors would accept or reject the Planning report to recommend a rezoning change.

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