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
Toronto Police Service News ReleaseFriday, May 20, 2016
The Toronto Police Service is reminding citizens and home owners to be mindful when at home. With the summer months approaching, residents tend to keep their windows and doors open and unlocked. Even when home or outside doing yard work, lock your doors and windows and any other means of access to your residence. Most thieves look to steal small, expensive, easy-to-carry-and-conceal items such as cash, wallets, purses, credit cards, identification, jewelry and electronic equipment. Remember to take steps to safeguard these items. Conceal them in a safe place.
Wednesday, May 18, 2016 The Toronto Police Service is seeking the public’s assistance with an armed robbery investigation. It is reported that: - on Sunday, May 15, 2016, at 11:30 p.m., a 31-year-old man and 31-year-old woman were sitting in their parked car, in a parking lot, on the northwest corner of Leslie Street and Sheppard Avenue East - a man opened the door and pointed a firearm at them - they were ordered by the man to get out of the car and walk away - at this time, the man entered the car and removed a quantity of personal property - the man fled on foot in an unknown direction He was described as black, 6'1"-6'3", approximately 35, large build, clean-shaven, last seen wearing a dark-grey hooded sweater. The Toronto Police Service is asking the public to be aware of their surroundings and report any suspicious activities or persons in this area to the police. The Toronto Police Service will have increased uniform patrols in this area.
Anyone who sees someone or something suspicious on, or around, their property, is encouraged to call 9-1-1 immediately. Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-1400, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at www.222tips.com, text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637). Download the free Crime Stoppers Mobile App on iTunes, Google Play or Blackberry App World.
Toronto Ward Boundary Review
Here's the link to the 'final report' website - - to cut to the details go to Page 46. Recommendation is for one extra Ward carved out amongst Willowdale/Don Valley East - where there were 3 the plan is to have 4. Of course, it is still up to council. They can ignore, adopt the recommendations, pick something totally different, do whatever they want.
Two coyotes were recently sighted in the ravine on the east side of Burbank Drive between Forest Grove Drive and Bunty Lane. Although coyotes are usually not a risk to humans they have been known to come into residents' yards looking for food and it is not uncommon for them to attack and kill small pets on residential properties. Read more on the Environment Committee page.
Dr. Tim Rutledge, President of North York General Hospital speaking on "Our Hospital and Your Health" at the BVA Speaker Series
Statement made in the House of Commons
by MP Geng Tan on April 13, 2016
Mr. Speaker, the Bayview Village Association in my riding of Don Valley North is celebrating 60 years of service. It has always punched above its weight. The association has worked tirelessly to preserve the Village's sense of community and service. Fifty per cent of residents are members of the association. When they speak with one voice, all three levels of government listen. Members know that a community is not just a collection of houses. Since 1956, it has protected the village's high quality of life. I congratulate the President Tim Storus, Judi Codd, Joan King, Jan Siegel, and all Bayview Village Association members, for always putting community first.
Income Tax Scams
Toronto Police would like to make the public aware of an ongoing scam where people are receiving calls from unknown individuals claiming to be employees of the Canada Revenue Agency. Read more.
Also, be aware of a real estate scam that has occured in Vancouver. A Bayview Village resident has reported a similar attempt in our neighbourhood!
Important Spring Fire Safety Tips from SafeTech Security
Be sure to check your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. This is an important part of fire safety. In Ontario, every home must have a working smoke alarm installed on every level and outside all sleeping areas. Read more
BVA ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
Tuesday June 21, from 7 to 9 pm at Forest Grove United Church
Join Us to get involved – get updates on BVA committees and future plans for BVA and our neighbourhood – discuss and vote on upcoming BY-Law changes. Refreshments.
June 4 Community Party at Forest Grove United Church, 10 am to 2 pm
Sat June 11 10am - 2pm
50 Upjohn Rd. Toronto Police 33 Division Open House More info
Bayview Village 60th Anniversary Walking Series To celebrate the 60th anniversary of Bayview Village, BVA is organizing a series of walks around Bayview Village, ranging from short, easy strolls along neighbourhood streets to more challenging hikes in our ravines.
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