Markland Wood | Community Established in 1960

President's Update

Georgina Balascas

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas... especially in Markland Wood!

The lights are up, wreaths are hung on the doors, Christmas trees are decorated and shining in many front windows! This is truly a wondrous season of beauty, joy and excitement!

Each year, Markland Wood residents have an opportunity to share the spirit of Christmas with others who may not be as fortunate through our annual Christmas Caravan.  On Sunday December 14th, we will be making our way through the community to pick up your non-perishable food or gently used clothing.  You may leave them on your porch and our wonderful volunteers will pick them up.  We would love you to join us if you can.  Please meet us at the Markland Plaza at 8:45a.m. that morning and join Santa’s merry band!

See the video of the Markland Wood, Christmas Caravan special mention by Yvan Baker, MPP Etobicoke Centre here.

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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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