Happy New Year!
I hope everyone had a good holiday season. I certainly did until this frigid weather came along! Everyone keeps telling me this is Canada when I start to complain about the temperatures but I believe this is extreme even for Canada! However, March is only two months away and the days are getting a bit longer! There is hope! So I will just grin and bear it and look forward to spring.
Next month, we are holding our Marklander Cover Contest for Valentine's Day. We are asking all children 10 years of age and under to submit a drawing that will be used as a front cover for the February issue. All entries must be submitted by January 26th. Please read further in this issue for more details.
There has been some positive news from the GTAA's CENAC meeting held on December 6th. Please read the article from the MWHA Airport Committee that outlines the decision that was made about the North/South runways. Our community however still needs to continue to make their concerns known about airport noise to our elected politicians.
There is news regarding the proposed development at 240 Markland Drive. The Applicant has taken the matter to the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) in late November. The MWHA's Committee for 240 has already met with Councillor Stephen Holyday in December. We have requested a meeting with the City of Toronto Planning Department and the Councillor to once again express our concerns. We are anticipating that this meeting will take place in January. The MWHA is closely monitoring
the situation and will update the community in February or sooner if there is an immediate need to do so.
This will be a busy year for the MWHA. We appreciate your support and we will continue to work hard on your behalf.
All the best for a healthy and happy 2018!
Regards until next time,
Georgina Balascas, President
Markland Wood Homeowners Association