Markland Wood is a thriving, residential neighbourhood located in Etobicoke. It is bounded by Etobicoke Creek to the west, Elmcrest Creek to the east and surrounded by the Markland Wood Country Club. Markland Wood is the western-most residential community in Toronto along Bloor Street West, which cuts Markland Wood into approximately 1/3 to the south and 2/3 to the north, thus the motto "Circle of Friends"
Markland Wood has a rich history. Mark’s Land, was purchased by Mark Cavotti from the Silverthorn family in September 1958. Development started in 1960 after the Conservation Authority determined the high water mark levels after Hurricane Hazel. The Markland Wood neighbourhood construction was completed in 1965.
The Markland Homes Association was formed in 1962 to "Create, Foster and Maintain the Community Spirit in Markland Wood".
The MHA publishes Marklander Newsletter the oldest, continuous running, community newspaper in Toronto. It was first published in 1962 and now has 10 annual issues delivered to MHA members' households.
In this wonderful "Circle of Friends" Markland Wood neighbourhood many annual events occur including:
- Easter Egg Hunt, held on Easter Monday at Millwood Park.
- Annual Environmental Day Clean Up - Toronto Clean Up Day! Held inconjunction with the City of Toronto and includes the Markland Wood community and surrounding creeks, area schools, and parks.
- Annual Community Garage Sale - Held on the Saturday following Victoria Day which is usually the last Saturday of the month.
- Family Fun Day - Held at the Millwood Park or Millwood JS each August
- Markland Wood Community September Social. Held on the last or second last Friday of the month at the Markland Wood Golf Course.
- Christmas Caravan & Food Drive - Food, clothing and monetary donation collection drive for charity. Held on the last or second last Sunday of the month, before Christmas.
Markland Wood also has many renowned Junior, Middle & Secondary Schools as well as numerous Churches of many denominations. Many Parks host local sports teams & the playgrounds are enjoyed by local residents. Markland Wood Golf Course is also a very well respected Course.
Shopping is very convenient, Route 49 TTC bus as well as Mississauga Transit connects directly with the subway. Easy major highway access & close promity to Pearson International Airport also adds to the numerous benefits of living in the wonderful Markland Wood neighbourhood.