Markland Wood | Community Established in 1960

President's Update

Georgina Balascas

Hello to summer!

June is finally here and the official date of summer is around the corner!

I love the feel of sunshine and warmth and the anticipation of what summer adventures await everyone.

The MWHA has had a very busy month of May. We held our second monthly “Circle of Friends” Breakfast on May 24th at the Markland Wood Golf Club. Thank you to those of you who came. This is a great opportunity for myself and some of the Directors to meet members of the community and their families. I certainly enjoy meeting and chatting with you in a friendly and comfortable setting. We are holding our last “Circle of Friends” Breakfast for this season on Sunday, June 21st between 10:30 a.m. and noon at the Markland Wood Golf Club. This will give you the opportunity to celebrate Father’s Day, so bring Dad and treat him to breakfast! We will resume the breakfast in September.

On Saturday, May 30th, our Annual Community Garage Sale took place! As I walked through the community that morning I certainly noticed that there was a lot of activity and traffic! By all accounts, this was another successful event for Markland Wood! Thank you to all of you who participated. 

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Airport News

on Friday, 14 June 2013.

Stop Night Flight Increases at YYZ

June 14, 2013 - Update To May 22 Working Luncheon with GTAA

With the greatest disappointment we must inform our fellow Markland Wood residents that shortly after 2:00 p. m. on June 14, 2013, after the Marklander was published, we were ‘officially’ advised by the Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA) that Transport Canada had approved their request of December 22, 2011 to increase night flights at Toronto Pearson.

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Bitterly, our first alert was through our community contacts in downtown Toronto earlier in the morning that something had been approved. This was particularly distressing given the fact we were promised by the Regional Director of Transport Canada, Ms. Debra Taylor, that she would advise us of the decision directly when it was made, and we still await word from her office five days later, as of this writing. An MWHA Director took it upon himself to go to our Member of Parliament’s office, that of Ted Optiz, where the disappointing news was confirmed by his office staff. Mr. Opitz was in Ottawa and not available. Mr. Optiz’ staff shared that the brief message they had was not a press release but only the briefest note, and that it finished with a statement that a ‘comprehensive report’ was to follow. To the time of this writing, June 18, 2013 we have not been given any such report or further information aside from the GTAA’s mail out notification which also appears on their website. Hence, we await detailed information on Transport Canada’s decision but assume that all of the GTAA’s requested increase was approved.

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