The Bayview Village Association (BVA) is a non-profit community organization for residents of Bayview Village. Established in 1956, the BVA works towards enhancing the quality of life for the residents by building community, pride, city and community awareness and by addressing issues of concern to the neighbourhood.

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Upcoming Events...

The North York Garden Club would like to thank our local community associations for their help in publicizing our fourth annual North York Great Front Garden Contest.  We had a total of 113 gardens nominated this year [some from Bayview Village!] and will be presenting the winning gardeners with their awards on September 11, 2014 at Edithvale Community Centre (131 Finch Avenue West). 

The club is also hosting their annual Flower and Vegetable Show and Café (see poster) on September 6, 2014 , from 2pm to 5pm,  at Edithvale Community Centre. Everyone is welcome to come and enjoy the free event that includes beautiful flowers from our members' gardens. There will be Decorative Floral Arrangements, cultural classes containing Begonia, Calendula, Cosmos, Dahlia, Fall Daisies, Grasses, Sunflowers, Roses, Fruits and Vegetables and House Plants. Show entries are displayed by class and judged by accredited judges from the Ontario Horticultural Association. 

2014 Annual General Meeting

The BVA AGM took place on Tuesday June 17. Attendance was good, considering the heavy rainstorm that took place shortly before! Home safety was the theme of this year's event, with displays by several companies providing home security related products, and an informative talk by PC Kelly Downie, Toronto Police Crime Prevention Officer. Find out who's on the 2014-15 Executive here. Read the latest report from MAGA (they've been busy!) here. And check out photos of the event on the recent events page!

Release of report on Toronto Hydro's response to the 2013 Ice Storm

PowerPoint presentation on IRP Findings 

Read the full report here

BVA Student Green Practices Lawn & Garden Care Workers

With spring here, it is time to prepare for seasonal yard care. Are you tired of pushing that lawn mower, digging out those weeds, trimming bushes, and planting flowers and trees? If so, we have a new program that may be for you! Say goodbye to back breaking yard work and hello to relaxing while admiring your pristine lawn and garden.

If you believe in Green Practices, and wish to offer a job to an underemployed segment of our population, being youth, we are looking for residents to participate in a new initiative.

Any resident who is interested in employing a student for yard work this season may contact us. The work would include duties such as mowing lawns, weeding, raking leaves, plant, bush, and tree pruning and planting. An opportunity may include the odd job or a seasonal contract. All work performed will adhere to Green Practices; keeping the air we breathe cleaner and the youth active and healthier within our community.

Please contact Monty McDonald by email, Monty.McDonald@hotmail.com or by phone, 416-221-2569 if you are a resident wishing to employ a student for yard care this season, or a student looking for a job doing lawn care.

Many thanks for your interest and participation in this program.

Monty McDonald and Sharon Johnson,
Environmental Committee, Bayview Village Association.

Cycling the East Don Pathway

As a follow-up to my conversation with several people at the May 9 social, I am looking for cyclists to join me in a ride along the east Don River pathway to Lake Ontario.  The ride is best experienced on a weekday morning (low pedestrian traffic), weather permitting.  The easiest entry point is Edwards Gardens (Toronto Botanical Garden) parking lot (Leslie/Lawrence, south-west corner).

If anyone is interested, email me to arrange a suitable time.

Martin Kofsky
mmkofsky@rogers.com