Markland Wood | Community Established in 1960

President's Update


Hi everyone!

Well another winter is almost gone. The beautiful flowers, green lawns and the glorious Markland trees are just around the corner. Over the past month, we have been working to arrange a suitable evening to host a MWHA sponsored community meeting on the proposed 240 Markland Dr. condominium. With residents being away, including our outside planning consultant and unavailable meeting spaces, it has been difficult. The arrangements have now been finalized for Wednesday, March 29 at St. Clement RC Church parish hall, starting at 7:30 p.m. Entrance is off the parking lot. I encourage all to attend. It is very important that you are informed about the latest design concept submitted to the City by the developer for approval, as well as the views of your MWHA Board & our own planning consultant. I also mentioned last month a second community meeting on the 240 Markland proposal. This one is required of the developer through the office of our City councillor Stephen Holyday. The date is worked out with the City Planning Department, and we have been waiting for them to decide. It is now expected in April. More information will follow.

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Christmas Caravan 2016

on Sunday, 11 December 2016.

Christmas Caravan 2016

Generosity is the heart of humanity. - Lailah Gifty Akita

Dear Markland Wood Residents,

On Sunday, December 11th, the Markland Wood Homeowners Association celebratd our 49th annual Christmas Caravan. This was our annual event to collect non-perishable foods items and/or cash donations from every home on every street in Markland Wood.

Unselfish and noble actions are the most radiant pages in the biography of souls. - David Thomas

 

The Caravan included a sound vehicle to “herald a carol”, a jolly old man in a red suit riding in a Markland Wood 49th Annual Christmas Caravan & Food Drivegolf cart (the reindeer are resting up for the big day), Police vehicles and a big Fire Truck, transport trailer and dozens of elves collected door to door. You may have heard us coming but if you were away, we asked you to please leave your donations on your front doorstep for collection. No matter what the weather is like on Sunday, our Caravan with its many volunteers knocked on doors to ask for your donations.

Markland Wood 49th Annual Christmas Caravan & Food Drive

We started The Caravan at the Markland Wood Plaza at 8:45 a.m. where all volunteers assembled and cheerfully started our collection on the north side of Bloor St. We had a break for a hot chocolate at Silverthorn CI, collect some more and then had a quick lunch at the Bloordale United Church. During the afternoon we collected on the south side of Bloor St., starting at around 1:30 p.m. and finished at around 3:30 p.m. where we cheerfully unload the donated collections.

 

The unselfish effort to bring cheer to others will be the beginning of a happier life for ourselves. - Helen Keller

 

The food donation recipients are:
The Daily Bread Food Bank,
The Brothers of the Good Shepherd &
The Scott Mission

The money collected went in full to the Toronto Star Santa Claus Fund.

The Caravan always qualifies for high school volunteer hours.

If you would like any further information, please contact; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Merry Christmas & thank you for your generosity!

(Above: 45th Christmas Caravan 2012 video)

 

Toronto Daily Bread Food Bank Annual Report Page 9

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