Markland Wood | Community Established in 1960

President's Update

Georgina Balascas

Hello everyone!

Spring is finally here and Markland Wood is in full bloom so get out and enjoy this lovely spring weather!

It is so wonderful to see our community come alive after a very long and cold winter. As everyone knows, the Markland spring rite includes our Annual Garage Sale. This year it takes place on Saturday, May 30th so start your spring cleaning now and get rid of that clutter that has been piling up all winter!

On April 26th, we held our first “Circle of Friends” Breakfast at the Markland Wood Golf Club. Our thanks to the community members who joined us. We enjoyed a lovely buffet breakfast while getting to know some of our neighbours. The next breakfast will be held on Sunday, May 24th between 10:30 a.m. and 12 noon at the Markland Wood Golf Club. We would love to have you and your family join us again. Invite your friends as well. 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. to make a reservation. We are looking forward to meeting you. 

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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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