Markland Wood | Community Established in 1960

President's Update

Georgina Balascas

April showers bring May flowers so they say!

However they neglected to tell us whether they mean rain showers or snow showers as we saw on Easter Sunday. What a surprise!

I am sure that those rain showers will be coming soon and we will have many beautiful flowers blooming in May and beyond! I am really looking forward to seeing green grass and colourful gardens as I walk my dog around the community!

On Sunday April 26th at 10:30 a.m., we will be holding our first monthly “Circle of Friends” Breakfast at the Markland Wood Golf Club. Please join us and have breakfast with some of the Directors. This will be a great opportunity for you to meet other members of our community. If you would like to attend, please contact Anna Schaefer by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . She will gladly make a reservation for you! See you there!

 At the end of March, several members of the MWHA met again with Councillor Stephen Holyday... 

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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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