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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MWHA Annual Membership Collections

on Friday, 03 August 2018.

Dear Markland Wood Residents,

A big "Thank You" to the over 1000 homes that joined last year.

You have several options for payment:

1. You can wait for your MWHA director or associate director to visit your home and collect. Please set your $20 aside for when they come knocking at your door.

2. You can drop off your $20 membership fee in cash or cheque to the MWHA director canvassing in your area or send a cheque to the MWHA at:

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

3. You can pay your dues 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):

4. You can send an eTransfer directly from your internet bank account to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Please add your name and address within the message field. Your $20 eTransfer funds will be deposited to our account automatically (no password or security question required).

Youth Community Leadership Awards

on Monday, 28 May 2018.

Markland Wood Youth Community Leadership Award

If you are pursuing post secondary studies next autumn please consider applying for the 2018 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, July 2nd.

Municipal Election Candidates Meeting October 10, 2018

on Tuesday, 18 September 2018.

Toronto Votes 2018“With Great Power comes Great Responsibility” (quote from Spiderman) and there is no greater responsibility than electing (hiring) those who will govern us for the next term in office. Our future governments will determine the way we live for not only their next term in office but will also impact future generations in the way our children and grandchildren live. We are privileged to live in a country and province where we have the opportunity to elect our government and Marklanders hold a prestigious standing where we have a much higher voting turnout than most ridings in Canada, Ontario and the City of Toronto. Obviously the residents of Markland Wood care about how we live and our future generations.

The act of voting takes only moments but will have a huge impact on lives. With that being said, it is the MWHA’s honour to provide you with the opportunity to meet, question and learn about your Municipal candidates who will be asking for your vote. At the time of writing this article, there are only a few candidates who are declared and will ask for your vote in the upcoming Toronto Municipal Election on October 22nd, however, we expect many others from various Parties to participate and of course, all are welcome.

Airport News

on Friday, 12 January 2018.

Click Here for Toronto Airport Noise Related Contact Information

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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