Markland Wood | Community Established in 1960

President's Update

Hi everyone!

We hope this reaches you after having had a happy Holiday Season. May 2017 be the best yet. There are a few issues about which I want to bring you up to date.

First of all, a major Independent Toronto Airspace Review (ITAR)) of the operations (day & night) of Pearson Airport has been initiated by Navigation Canada (Nav CANADA) and the Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA). Engaged has been HELIOS, a British aerospace consulting firm based in Farnborough, England. As I indicated in an earlier Marklander, your MWHA has had a subcommittee following GTAA/Pearson operations for decades, and it is this same subcommittee that submitted on December 29, 2016 an MWHA ‘position paper’, under my signature, to HELIOS and the Review panel. The Markland Wood community has been intrinsically connected to GTAA operations since the 1960’s, and we believe its views, expertise and community concerns should be taken note of by the Review. It is for this reason that our paper focuses on the ‘Terms of Reference’ (ToR) of the Review, i.e. what should be studied. We anticipate that after this study, the next review to examine Pearson airport needs looks to be about 2025, a decade or so away. So, if we do not insist on some model of night noise control now, such as we enjoyed under the original 1997 agreement under the then Minister of Transport’s signature, to protect our quality of life and health and that of our children, who will?

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MWHA Annual Collections

on Wednesday, 07 December 2016.

Dear Markland Wood Residents,

The 2016-2017 collection drive is coming to an end. By now, you have probably been visited many times throughout the week and during the weekend by a member of our MWHA collection team. We cannot survive without our annual $20 membership contribution. We have many plans for the upcoming year which also results in expenses, three of which is our Marklander, website and email distribution system, helping to keep our Markland Wood community informed. We are counting on you for your support.

You have several options for payment:

1. You can wait for your MWHA director or associate director to visit your home and collect.

2. You can send in a cheque to the MWHA at:

MWHA
P.O. Box 11
Etobicoke, Ontario
M9C 4V2

3. eTransfer from your bank. If you do any online banking, you may have used this method of payment. Please use this email address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Please send an email separately to the same email address with your specific password.

4. NEW - you can pay by PayPal (or credit card if you don't have a PayPal account) by clicking the button below (PayPal payment is $21 = $20 Dues + $1 Transaction Fee):

Airport News

on Monday, 19 December 2016.

Report on Airport Activities:
December 19, 2016

MWHA FORMAL RESPONSE TO HELIOS PARTICIPATION REQUEST:

December 19, 2016

Mr.Nick Boud,
Principal Consultant,
HELIOS,
29 Hercules Way,
Aerospace Boulevard,
Aeropark,
Farnborough, Hampshire, UK, GU14 6UU

Attention: Nick Boud, Principal Consultant

Re: Toronto Airspace Review & Official Response By The Markland Wood Homeowners Association (MWHA), Toronto, Ontario, Canada

The Markland Wood Homeowners Association (MWHA) appreciates the opportunity to help shape the Terms of Reference for the HELIOS 2016 study, the Independent Toronto Airspace Review (ITAR). While we assume HELIOS has received clear expectations from their client, the MWHA is uniquely qualified, living in the vicinity of the airport and having followed the Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA) and NAV Canada (NAV) from their inception, to give a stakeholder perspective and is happy to make our knowledge and experience in the form of suggestions available to HELIOS by way of this submission.

Christmas Caravan 2016

on Sunday, 11 December 2016.

Christmas Caravan 2016

Generosity is the heart of humanity. - Lailah Gifty Akita

Dear Markland Wood Residents,

On Sunday, December 11th, the Markland Wood Homeowners Association celebratd our 49th annual Christmas Caravan. This was our annual event to collect non-perishable foods items and/or cash donations from every home on every street in Markland Wood.

Unselfish and noble actions are the most radiant pages in the biography of souls. - David Thomas

 

Youth Community Leadership Awards

on Monday, 09 May 2016.

Markland Wood Youth Community Leadership Award

If you are pursuing post secondary studies next autumn please consider applying for the 2015 Youth Leadership Award. These awards are generously funded by the MWHA and presented annually to:
A Markland Wood resident
An Individual who makes a difference in our community through volunteer/ community involvement and leadership

To apply, please visit the Markland Wood website at www.marklandwood.org.

Click on the tab marked “Who we are” and then click on “Youth Awards”. Complete all parts of the application. The deadline for applications is midnight, June 15th.

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