Bayview Village includes the area bounded by Bayview Ave., Sheppard Ave., Finch Ave. and the East Don River. See Map.
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.
In the News
Canada's 150 Speaker Series: Home Security - CANCELLED!
This event, scheduled for Wednesday, April 26th from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm in the Community Room at the new MEC store on Sheppard Ave. E., to learn about Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED), has been cancelled. Officer Kelly has to attend to a family medical emergency and there are no other officers available to fill in on such short notice.
Bayview Village Spring Clean-up of our Parks, Ravines and Boulevards
Saturday April 22, 2017 - Here's BVA Environmental Chair Monty McDonald's report:
The day was sunny and bright so litter could be seen in all its splendour, it was dry so no slipping in the mud and as the morning coolness wore off, every volunteer had opportunity to warm up with Starbucks Coffee and Hot Chocolate ...thanks to generous support from Carlos Basa, manager of the Starbucks branch at Cdn Tire.
- A number of adult couples showed up and worked diligently clearing the creek bed and south slopes of the Forest Grove ravine
- Two young families showed and spent several hours on the North side of the ravine and on the worst area on the edge of the village: Finch Ave East of Page
- We were able to nab four passers-by who were on morning walks, bribed them with coffee and they took on some of the walking trails
- Bayview village executive were well represented, taking on some of the high litter areas : Maureen and Brian Rumball , Sue Wires and friend , David and Verda McGee, Jane and Hart Robinson, and new member of environment committee Sabrina Lau . Their assignments were spread around the village and included attacks on the ravine behind the church, the creek side Forest Grove Ravine, the Clarinda park "dumping ground", Ambrose and Maureen Parkettes and Bayview Village Park and deadly Sheppard Ave North side.
- Disappointing: this year not a single teenager showed up!! Last year there were many and they received credit for volunteer service hours
- There were not enough volunteers to cover around Bayview Village shopping centre, the tennis courts and Elkhorn school area (these locations were the last I assigned because they are reasonably litter free)...I am sure volunteers and the school do it as a routine.
There was good time visiting over coffee and hot chocolate after the work which wrapped up around 1:30pm. Let's see more young people next year!!
Oak Trees at Vimy Ridge
BVA resident (and Chair of the Environment Committee!) Monty McDonald is planning to build a living memorial of oak trees at Vimy Ridge (France) to honour Canadians who fought there 100 years ago. Read more about Monty's project.
#Fraudchat is a weekly Twitter chat that takes place on Thursdays from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. EST on Twitter. Launched in November 2012, this program seeks to educate and exchange ideas with the public about financial crimes and fraud. The moderators for this program are Detective Gail Regan (@ReganFCU) and Detective Constable Diane Kelly (@DKellyFCU) of TPS Financial Crimes.
To follow #fraudchat, members of the public simply log on to Twitter from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. EST and follow the #Fraudchat hashtag. An application such as Tweetdeck, which allows users to separately view tweets containing this hashtag, is also helpful in following the chat.
Message to Resident Associations
Preparedness is everyone's responsibility!
Emergencies by definition are unpredictable! The City of Toronto's Office of Emergency Management can help you and the members of your Residents Association be prepared by giving you steps to minimize the negative effects of emergencies. We invite you to visit our website for information on how you can "Get Emergency Ready". 416-338-3927.
Or contact us at 416-338-3927.
Coordinator, Office of Emergency Management
Willowdale Traffic Safety Advisory Committee
Planning Meeting took place Tuesday Jan 17.
Mandatory Downspout Disconnection DEADLINE WAS DEC 1st
Replacement for Bayview Village Library
The new library at Bessarion Community Centre will be twice the size of the current one in Bayview Village and will all be on one floor. There will be a program room, a media room, increased space for computers, a collection size of 50,000, study space and underground parking maintained by the Toronto Parking Authority. Construction is expected to start in 2018 and planned to be completed in about two years. The mall location will remain open until the new library is ready. Also, there are several proposals for public art, view them here.
Here’s Why You Should Call, Not Email, Your Legislators
Activists and lawmakers say a phone call can have more weight and be harder to ignore than an email or social media post. Read New York Times article
Bayview Village 60th Anniversary Gala a huge success!
Traffic and Parking Issues
There have been complaints regarding traffic volume and illegal parking on Bunty Lane. Residents and school staff are greatly concerned about student safety. Please see parking rules.
Complaints about local traffic/safety issues may be made to Shawn Dartsch, Traffic Engineering Supervisor for our area. In addition complaints about traffic safety issues may be made to 33 Division Police.
The BVA Neighbourhood Watch committee has reported to the city that significant defacing of road signs, community planters and signs, and private property fencing took place over the weekend in the ravine and on Forest Grove Dr. Community signs were also reported as stolen. Residents are asked to be vigilant and report vandalism to the city by calling 311 and the non-emergency police at 416-808-2222 or 33 Division at 416-808-3300.
Mayor Speaks in Bayview Village
Mayor Tory spoke at the Grande Luxe on October 19, 2016 and presented our neighbourhood with a plaque honouring BVA's 60th anniversary.
Unregistered Newly-Built Homes
It is illegal in Ontario to build and sell a new home for resale without being registered with Tarion Warranty Corporation and enrolling the home in the warranty program. See Toronto Star article on this issue.
Annual General Meeting
Monday June 5, 7:30pm
Forest Grove United Church.
Come out and hear about our Strategic Plan and meet our new Executive Committee Members.
Social to follow.
BVA Canada 150 Events
Watch here for upcoming news on planned events in Bayview Village!
BVA Membership drive is underway! Renew online here.
Bayview Village 60th Anniversary Walking Series The guided walks have ended but you can still enjoy our local parks and ravines!
- 60th Anniversary Gala
- Mayor Tory visit
- Proposed public art
- Bayview Middle School Roof
Executive-only area (password protected)