Markland Wood | Community Established in 1960

President's Update

Georgina Balascas

Greetings and best wishes for 2016!

I hope you and your family had a wonderful holiday season! I can’t believe another year has come and gone but a new year always brings with it the anticipation of new beginnings, hopes and dreams! Let’s hope 2016 brings with it a strong sense of hope for the future!

Last fall, “Please Slow Down” signs were made available to our community and many of us placed them on our lawns. It is time now to remove these signs and store them for the winter so they will not be damaged by the snow. We will have the opportunity to use these signs again starting April 1st until November 30th. Thank you to those residents who placed these signs on their lawns last year. We will need them again in the spring!

The MWHA Board meets monthly to discuss issues and make decisions. To accomplish much of the work that is necessary, the Board has established subcommittees. I would like to give you a brief overview of the work that the subcommittees of the MWHA Board are currently doing...

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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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