Markland Wood | Community Established in 1960

President's Update

Georgina Balascas

Greetings everyone and welcome back!

I hope you had a wonderful summer filled with many fond memories. September is here so we are officially going into the fall season with its rich display of colours and cooler evenings. It is hard to believe that the MWHA is entering its 57th year as an association. That is quite an accomplishment and we are very proud of that history. We can only continue to serve our community with your support and financial contribution. The collection of dues has started early this year. Please welcome one of our Directors or Associates who will personally be coming to your door to collect the fee of $20. There are other methods to pay your fees as well. You may pay using PayPal or via e-transfer.

The Association has several committees that support the work of the MWHA, including Markland Watch, Airport Committee and the committee that is involved with the development at 240 Markland Drive. The Association and its committee members are all volunteers that devote an incredible amount of time and energy to issues that are of importance to our community. The Marklander and the email blasts are two very important avenues that we use to keep the residents informed. 

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Airport News

on Friday, 12 January 2018.

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January 12 2017 UPDATE: Pearson International Airport

Good news! No weekend runway alternation (“noise sharing”) on our North-South runways!

Since our last Update, there has been an important development. The Community Environment and Noise Advisory Committee (CENAC) public meeting was held on December 6, 2017 at the Four Points Sheraton Hotel. Representatives of the Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA), Navigation Canada (NavCan) and Transport Canada attended. At the CENAC meeting, the GTAA presented an update on their 2017-2037 Toronto-Pearson Draft Master Plan. The GTAA also presented their 2018-2022 Noise Management Plan. Lastly, NavCan presented a brief summary of the HELIOS Report that they commissioned in 2016, as well as NavCan’s formal Response to the HELIOS Report. We told you about the NavCan Response in our November Marklander. The following is a brief summary of the CENAC meeting. You can find the slides, speaking notes and video on the CENAC website.

The GTAA prefaced their remarks with a general statement that their planning is consistent with the east-west configuration of the airport.

Draft Master Plan (2017-2037): This Draft Plan is based on the need for Pearson to handle the significant growth anticipated in air travel over the next 20 years. Among several points, the GTAA advised that previous planning was based on the current size of aircraft but that new aircraft design will result in more passengers per flight and so fewer flights than originally anticipated to meet growth demands. The GTAA also discussed the proposed regional transit hub. The Draft Master Plan was submitted to the Minister of Transport on December 1, 2017. The Minister’s approval of the land-use portion is required.

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