Grandview Area Residents Association 

Our Mission is Simple:

The Grandview Area Residents Association is a volunteer-based membership organization that acts as an advocate to protect and enhance the experience of residents within the community.

We have served Markham Thornhill since 1989, encompassing the area between Yonge and Bayview, south of the CN tracks to Steeles.


Who are we?

GARA Executive Meetings are held in the Henderson Public School Library beginning  at 7:30pm.

For the coming year our meetings will be on:
September 18th; October 16th; November 13th; December 11th;
January 15th; February 12th;
March 19th; April 16th;
May 14th; June TBA
All are welcome.

Mohammad Azar

​Member at Large

Our Roles and Responsibilities

  • To have a balanced understanding of issues based on the spectrum of views within the neighbourhood

  • To represent members and the greater community in a respectful manner on all issues

  • To support communication and awareness of local concerns

  • To act for the community in its dealings with all levels of government     

Our Executive Members


Loreena Pattanaik


Peter Bernotas

​Volunteer Coordinator

Rhonda Duma

​Membership/Special Events

Voice Your Concerns!


Absent From Picture

​Sandra Pyke

​Member at Large

Sandra Pyke

​Member at Large

Tarun Dewan

Committee of Adjustments Representative

Marilyn Ginsburg

Past Co-Chair

Majda Ambrozic


GARA seeks to encourage  community involvement and create a sense of open participation and communication within the area.

GARA hosts events such as:

  • Community Skate Days

  • Annual GARA Meetings

  • Annual Park Cleanups

  • All Candidates Meetings before  elections.

We welcome your feedback and your suggestions and urge you to  become a member of your residents association if you have not already done so. ..

Tell GARA your issues and your views by one of the following methods:

                             E-mail –

Ricardo Mashregi (Chair):  or (416) 577 9543) 


Corie Bonnaffon

​Newsletter Editor

Web Master

Ricardo Mashregi