Municipal and Government Affairs Committee (MAGA)

What We Do

  • BVA MAGA's aim is to maintain the character, integrity and beauty of Bayview Village, by monitoring and presenting our community’s perspectives on issues impacting our community, including: real estate developments; orderly flow of traffic; municipal and provincial government initiatives; parking; infrastructure; “green” spaces; environment and educational facilities.
  • We pro-actively work with local government agencies, elected officials and developers to address issues impacting our community, and respond to residents who approach us with their input and concerns.
  • Supporting BVA MAGA work, is the City of Toronto Official Plan, and the Sheppard Subway Corridor Plan.

OMB (Ontario Municipal Board) What is it? How does it work? Click here to find out.

How to make a written submission to NY Committee of Adjustment

Address your letter to:

Chair & Members, North York Panel,
Committee of Adjustment,
North York Civic Centre
North York, ON M2N 5V7

Attach your letter to an email addressed to Brendan Clapp and cc Councillor Shiner

The subject of the email should be “Item XX (AXXX /15NY), September xx North York Committee of Adjustment Meeting”

“Dear Mr. Clapp: Attached please find a letter which I would appreciate being distributed to Mr. Antonacci and the members of the Committee of Adjustment’s North York Panel. Please register me as a speaker on this item (#xx , File no. AXXX /15NY) at the September XX meeting.”

North York Bylaw 7625

Local builders and contractors following the bylaws? Read summary of the regulations.

How to report illegal tree removal

Please provide any information and photos of the tree and its actual size measured at 1.4 meters from the ground, as well as any information regarding the tree service company which removed the tree and or photos of the vehicle licence plates and individuals involved. Send information to:

Leo Stalteri
Urban Forestry Inspector
5100 Yonge St. 3rd floor
Toronto, ON M2N 5V7
416 395-6185
416 395-6714 (Fax)

May 16 Report to BVA Executive Meeting

OMB Reform

  • I circulated, by email, information on this initiative earlier today
  • Provincial Government to replace the OMB with a body known as a Local Planning Appeal Tribunal.
  • Our major recommendations for reform (see December submission) have been included.
  • Tribunal  will only be able to overturn municipal decisions if they do not follow provincial policies or municipal plans. This will eliminate lengthy and costly “de novo” hearings
  • A broader range of major land use planning decisions (including new Official Plans, major Official Plan updates and detailed plans to support growth in major transit areas) will be exempt from appeal.
  • Case conferences will be mandatory.
  • A new agency called the Local Planning Appeal Support Centre will be created to provide free information and support and representation at the at the Tribunal to citizens and groups who want to participate in the appeal process.