Markland Wood | Community Established in 1960

President's Update


Hi everyone,

Well, the GTAA - what a past month. Quiet it has not been. As you have followed through our MWHA website postings, & our BLASTS, a major groundswell of anger has arisen, not just in Markland, but throughout West Etobicoke and Mississauga about the effects of the on-going runway maintenance at Pearson. Your MWHA has tried to sort out fact from rumour in terms of what is actually going on. This all culminated with the meeting of the Community Environment & Noise Advisory Committee (CENAC) on April 19. The anger and demands for cessation of the constant noise were palpable, and rightly so. We subsequently met with our MP Borys Wrzenewskyj at his constituency office at 577 Burnhamthorpe Rd (at The West Mall) to demand that he take more leadership to stop any plans by the GTAA to increase flights on the north-south runways. We also demanded that he do a lot more to pressure his Liberal Government leadership to bring the GTAA airport to rein and to restore Federal Government oversight of GTAA planning and operations. Our MP Borys Wrzenewskyj, our MPP Yvan Baker, our Councillor Steven Holyday and other political representatives of areas affected have been meeting behind the scenes and are planning a GTTA community meeting at Silverthorn Collegiate later in May. GTAA and CENAC officials will be there to grill. Come and do so. Residents of Markland with other communities have formed such proactive Facebook pages as Neighbours Against The Airplane Noise, and we support their efforts to share information and encourage your participation.

Reminder: The Annual Markland Wood (World's Largest) Garage Sale - Saturday May 27, 2017!

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One Brave Night - Walk Around The Markland Wood Circle

on Friday, 24 March 2017.

One Brave Night - Walk Around The Markland Wood Circle

Markland Shines a Light for Mental Health Fundraiser & Community Walk

SAVE THE DATE – Friday, April 7th, 2017

Markland Shines a Light on Mental Illness – Please sign up today and join our community in raising awareness and financial support to defeat mental illness.

After a successful first year, the Markland Shines a Light challenge is back! CAMH One Brave Night for Mental Health is challenging all Canadians to share one night in solidarity with – and to inspire hope for those with mental illness.


Markland Shines a Light on Mental Illness – Please sign up today and join our community in raising awareness and financial support to defeat mental illness.

After a successful first year, the Markland Shines a Light challenge is back! CAMH One Brave Night for Mental Health is challenging all Canadians to share one night in solidarity with – and to inspire hope for those with mental illness.

One Brave Night 2017

What are we asking you to do?

  • Go online now to The Markland Shines A Light team page at www.onebravenight/MarklandShinesALight to join the team and get started
  • Step up and support a friend, colleague, family member or team online
  • Mark your calendars for Friday April 7th and bring your family and friends out to walk the Markland circle together. Walking will start at 7:00 pm at Silverthorn – near football field 
  • Take on a personal mental health challenge and ask friends or family to support you or join in.
  • Share your inspiration for stepping up and staying up.
  • Raise funds to support those living with mental illness. The more we raise, the bigger the impact we’ll have.

At the end, join Canadians from coast to coast to coast with a #OneBraveSelfie to commemorate an inspiring night and the difference you made.

DID YOU KNOW…

  • In any given year, one in five Canadians experiences a mental illness or addiction.
  • In any given week, at least 500,000 Canadians are unable to work due to mental health problems – it is the number one cause of workplace disability in Canada. 
  • According to the World Health Organization, depression is now the leading cause of disability worldwide.
  • 70% of mental illnesses have their onset during childhood or adolescence.
  • Young people aged 15 to 24 are more likely to experience mental illness and/or substance use disorders than any other age group.
  • After accidents, suicide is the second leading cause of death among youth aged 10-24.

We can make a difference as a community!

On Friday April 7th, Marklanders are encouraged to walk the Markland circle together as a community to raise awareness, raise funds, and connect with our neighbours and show support for reducing the stigma around mental health and encouraging greater awareness and support for those suffering from mental illness.

We will gather in the vicinity of the Silverthorn Collegiate football field and begin our walk at 7:00 pm. This year’s event will be more low key than last year. We don’t expect to have a kick off at the football field like last year but anticipate a simpler gathering. You are welcome to join in at any time anywhere on the circle. Please visit us online to join the Markland Shines a Light team, to reach out to your friends and family and to raise funds that are so needed.

Last year the Markland Shines a Light group raised over $17,000 for mental health.

In its first two years, CAMH One Brave Night for Mental Health™ has rallied 3,500 brave participants and more than 15,000 donors, raising more than $1.5 million. The efforts of participants and donors have helped:

  • Create three new youth clinics to help address the gap in mental health treatment.
  • Inspire hope through discovery by testing new treatment options for people with severe and treatment-resistant depression.
  •  Publish over 500 journal articles, sharing the incredible discoveries made at CAMH.
  • Continue to redevelop CAMH facilities to build treatment, education and research spaces that reflect respect for patients and hope for recovery.
  • Expand effective and timely access to mental health services in remote and underserved communities around the country through technology and access to telepsychiatry.

Please join us! The first step is to go online now to The Markland Shines A Light team page at www.onebravenight/MarklandShinesALight and sign up and / or donate.


If you are interested in helping with organization, please email Marilyn Friedmann at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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