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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.

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In the News

Bayview Village Mall expansion plans - have you heard??

Bayview Village Mall is planning a major expansion. They began public consultations last year (Bayview Village residents were all invited -  200+ attended) and they have continued to meet with various groups, including our own BVA MAGA Committee, chaired by Victoria Joly.

The mall’s plans are now more fully thought out and they are in the process of submitting them to the city. Bayview Village Mall developers have set up a website to provide more information and also to provide an opportunity for you to have input.

MAGA is working with the owners to find ways to have our Bayview Village community kept updated and to have opportunities to meet and raise issues. We want to let you know that the expansion is planned over many, many years.

Your BVA sees our community role as being an active participant in shaping the future of our community.

BVA Canada 150 Celebration!

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This event took place on June 24 at Forest Grove United Church. See more photos.

BVA Annual General Meeting and Social

Here is your new BVA Executive for 2017-2018:

  • President: Courtney Doldron
  • Past President: Tim Storus
  • Vice President: Harold Rosenfeld
  • Secretary: David McGhee
  • Treasurer: Debbie Bristow
  • Communication Chair: Judi Codd
  • Membership Chair: Jim Tyl
  • Municipal and Government Affairs Chair: Victoria Joly
  • Environment Chair: Monty MacDonald
  • Neighbourhood Watch Chair: Sue Wires
  • Events Chair: Jan Siegel
  • Volunteer Chair: Jean Probyn

   A Tree For Me / Perennial Swap

This event took place Saturday May 27 at Forest Grove Church. The weather co-operated and many Bayview Villagers showed up to claim their new trees or trade their perennial plants. See more photos!

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Notice of Construction - 401 and Leslie St.

The Eastbound off-ramp from 401 to Leslie is being re-aligned. Read more.

Vimy Oaks comes to Bayview Village

As part of Canada 150 celebrations and the Commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the battle of Vimy Ridge, the Bayview Village Association and Forest Grove United Church organized the planting of a Vimy Oak sapling which is a direct descendant of acorns gathered after the battle by a Canadian soldier (Leslie Miller) and subsequently planted on his farm in North Scarborough. Ten of these oaks are standing tall on the woodlot that was part of his original farm. The story has seen  media coverage, particularly around the time of the centennial of the battle on April 9, 2017. If you Google Vimy Oaks you will find most of the media stories.

BVA Environment Green Star Practices

Your BVA Environment Committee recognizes grass cutting and gardening contractors who work in a manner that helps protect our environment and our health.

Contractors that meet the following criteria, are designated to have earned a BVA Green Star:

  • Use battery power or electric edge trimmers, hedge trimmers and leaf blowers
  • Do not use 2 cycle engine equipment, whether lawn movers, edge trimmers, hedge trimmers or leaf blowers

At this time, we are aware of one lawn care service that follows Green Practices. If your current lawn care contractor does not use Green Practices please ask them to, or consider using an alternative that does.

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!!

Fraud Prevention

#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

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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.
Boris Rosolak
Coordinator, Office of Emergency Management

Willowdale Traffic Safety Advisory Committee

Planning Meeting took place Tuesday Jan 17.

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.

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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

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.

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.

Coming Events

BVA Annual Shredding Event
Sat. Sept. 23, 9 am - noon 15 Morewood Cres.
We have booked the date and the shredding company. This is your chance to dispose of your documents safely and securely and help prevent identity theft - at a lower cost than retail.  Start sorting your papers now.    Details to follow.

Bayview Village 60th Anniversary Walking Series The guided walks have ended but you can still enjoy our local parks and ravines!
Self-guided walks

Recent Events

  • Canada 150
  • A Tree For Me
  • 60th Anniversary Gala
  • Mayor Tory visit
  • Proposed public art

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