Markland Wood | Community Established in 1960

President's Update

Hi everyone,

Lots to bring you up to date on this month.

GTAA Airport

As you all know there was a Town Hall meeting hosted by our politicians at Silverthorn CI on Saturday, May 27. We did a lot of advertising for this event and it was worth it. The auditorium was packed with standing room only. It was hosted by our MP Borys Wrzesnewskyj, and with him on the stage were MPs of other constituencies affected by the planes. In the audience and speaking at the microphones were our MPP Yvan Baker and our Councillor Stephen Holyday. Representatives of the GTAA and NavCan (Navigation Canada), and the principal consultant for HELIOS were also on the stage. There are a number of messages one could take away from the meeting.

At the core of the GTAA and airplane noise is the manner in which the GTAA has related to surrounding communities, not just Markland Wood. GTAA and NAVCan representatives on the stage repeatedly heard these concerns expressed from the audience. People had had enough of poor communication and noise. So had the politicians. At the very bottom of the issue around airplane noise is that the GTAA was given a lease in the 1990’s by the Federal Government. With the lease, the GTTA is a relatively self-governing corporation. Generation of revenue would appear to be important, more important some say than community relations. Your MWHA would like the lease modified, and the GTAA brought back under the authority of the Federal Government. Some of the politicians called for greater civil oversight. Your MWHA agrees...

Read more...

Annual Garage Sale

on Saturday, 27 May 2017.

World's Largest Garage Sale!

On Saturday, May 27th, 2017, the Markland Wood Homeowners Association and the whole neighbourhood hosted "The World's Largest Community Garage Sale."

"Come one, come all to the greatest bargains in the Greater Toronto Area!"

The 2018 Markland Wood Garage Sale will be held on Saturday May 26. Don't forget to mark this annual event into your calendar.

Map to: World's Largest Garage Sale!

See a few photos from past Garage Sales held within the Markland Wood community. People come from great distances to shop at this event. "It's like a Garage Sale, Super Store." said one visitor to this annual event.

We were pleased to announce that UsedToronto.com (partners with Metroland Media) were our media sponsor in May 2014. This meant we had a quarter page ad in two issues of the Etobicoke Guardian and social media exposure through Twitter and Facebook. We had more foot traffic in May 2014 than in years prior! Each resident who set up for the Garage Sale that day received balloons from UsedToronto.com and they also had a booth set up. 

See photos from the May 31st, 2014 World's Largest Garage Sale here!

 

Twitter News