Markland Wood | Community Established in 1960

President's Update

Georgina Balascas

Hello everyone!

I cannot believe that this is already the month of September and another summer has come and gone! I hope that you and your families enjoyed the summer and you spent quality time together. School has started for the children so please drive carefully. Remember that the stretch along Bloor Street in front of St. Clement School is a 40 km zone during parts of the day. Please be aware of the flashing sign that indicates when this speed limit is enforced.

During the summer season (July and August), the MWHA does not meet as a Board and no newsletter is published. However, there are always issues which occur which require monitoring or action. The Board and I are actively involved in these issues even in the summer and we are in constant communication with each other. We are now ready to start the new season. We will again start to meet once a month and publish the Marklander each month as well.


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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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