Markland Wood | Community Established in 1960

President's Update

Georgina Balascas

Summertime and the living is easy...

I am so looking forward to those lazy, hazy days of summer! I just love summer! I hope you do too! It is a time to relax and enjoy family and friends by the pool, at the cottage, or barbecuing in the backyard. Perhaps travel is on your agenda this summer. Whatever your plans are, I hope you enjoy this wonderful season.

The MWHA has had a very busy schedule this year and especially this past month. In May we held several events: the All-Candidates Meeting for the provincial election, our Annual Garage Sale, a Community Safety evening, and the meeting of the Etobicoke York Community Council for the rezoning application for 240 Markland Drive. For all those members of the community who came out to these events, our sincerest thanks. I would especially like to thank those residents who came to support the MWHA at the Etobicoke York Community Council meeting on June 6th. What a tremendous turnout!

 

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Postponement Notice: Municipal Election Candidates Meeting October 10, 2018

on Tuesday, 18 September 2018.

Postponement Notice: Municipal Election Candidates Meeting October 10, 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.

Toronto Election Website: https://www.toronto.ca/city-government/elections/

The Candidates Meeting will be held on October 10th. 

Venue: St. Clement Catholic Church,
Parish Hall, enter from the parking lot
Address: 409 Markland Drive
Date: October 10th, 2018
Time: 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Seating is available on a first come basis. Please arrive early.

Rules and Format:
The rules are simple, each candidate from each of their areas of candidacy will be allowed to speak for an allotted time. Depending on how many candidates confirm their attendance, will depend on how much time each has to speak. Each candidate can cut their speech short to answer questions from the audience up until their allotted time expires.

Since our family moved into Markland Wood, I have had the privilege of participating in many Candidates Meetings. The word, “responsibility” was used many times in this article. It is my hope that all of you who attend will take your right to vote responsibly. It is our hope that we will all be well educated after the meeting concludes.

Thank you,
Tom Napier

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