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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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Update on the proposed Bayview Village Mall Expansion Advocating for Bayview Village with respect to Municipal and Government Affairs

  • Event: Information Session - Bayview Village Mall Expansion
  • Date: Wednesday, February 20th, 2019
  • Time: 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
  • Venue: Grand Luxe Event Boutique 3125 Bayview Ave, North York, ON M2K 1G2 Phone: (416) 250-5893

Coyotes

Sightings of coyotes are normal in parts of Toronto. Residents who live near ravines and forests - typical coyote habitat - can expect an increase in coyote sightings during this time of year. Coyotes are active day and night, but prefer to hunt after dusk or before dawn.

Residents should follow these steps to minimize negative encounters with coyotes:

  • Avoid feeding them. Feeding wild animals, including coyotes is detrimental and can create problems for the neighbourhood.
  • Avoid feeding pets outdoors.
  • Ensure that all household garbage is inaccessible to animals.
  • Place garbage out on the morning of the scheduled pickup, rather than the night before.
  • Always supervise pets - keep dogs on a leash and keep cats indoors or supervised when outside.

The City has a coyote response strategy that it follows when dealing with coyotes, and includes public education, a bylaw that prohibits feeding of wildlife, and criteria for the removal of coyotes, if necessary. An attack or bite on another animal is not grounds for removal, as this is normal coyote behaviour.

Where a coyote is injured or sick, Toronto Animal Services will investigate to determine whether the coyote can recover on its own or be captured and brought to a wildlife rehabilitation facility. In accordance with the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act, the coyote will be located back into the area from which it was captured when it has recovered.

Coyotes have become a natural part of the urban landscape in Toronto and are an important part of the ecosystem as they control rodent and rabbit populations. They thrive in urban areas because of the abundance of food and shelter available to them.

For more information, residents can visit http://toronto.ca/coyote or call 311.

Useful Links

Municipal Licensing & Standards: https://www.toronto.ca/city-government/accountability-operations-customer-service/city-administration/staff-directory-divisions-and-customer-service/municipal-licensing-standards/

Parking and Transportation Services: https://www.toronto.ca/city-government/accountability-operations-customer-service/city-administration/staff-directory-divisions-and-customer-service/transportation-services/

All the other departments are listed here: https://www.toronto.ca/city-government/accountability-operations-customer-service/city-administration/staff-directory-divisions-and-customer-service/

City of Toronto invites residents to consultations on noise bylaw review

The City of Toronto is inviting residents to public consultation sessions on the noise bylaw review. The review aims to introduce updates that reflect Toronto's growth and vibrancy, while enhancing noise standards that protect residents. At the public consultation sessions, staff will present and seek feedback on developing updates to the bylaw. Feedback will be used to recommend updates to the bylaw in a report going to Council in spring 2019. There will be five public consultation sessions, each focusing on a particular area of the bylaw:

  • Power equipment (such as leaf and snow blowers, and restrictions on time of use) Monday, January 28, 6 to 8 p.m. North York Civic Centre, Members' Lounge, 5100 Yonge St.
  • Motor vehicles (such as vehicle noise on highways and private property) Tuesday, January 29, 6 to 8 p.m. Metro Hall, Room 310, 55 John St.
  • Amplified sound (such as music from bars, and decibel limits) Wednesday, January 30, 6 to 8 p.m. Scadding Court Community Centre, 707 Dundas St. W.
  • Construction noise (such as restrictions on time and noise management) Tuesday, February 5, 6 to 8 p.m. Centre for Social Innovation Regent Park Lounge, 585 Dundas St. E.
  • General noise (such as playing instruments and residential noise) Wednesday, February 6, 6 to 8 p.m. The Garage, 720 Bathurst St.

Feedback can also be emailed here. Residents are encouraged to sign up for e-updates on the Noise Bylaw Review. More information about the review is available here.

Preventing water pipes from freezing during extremely cold weather

With the current extreme cold temperatures, the City of Toronto is reminding residents how to prevent drinking water pipes in their home from freezing and steps they can take if they have no water and suspect their pipes are already frozen. Frozen water pipes can lead to significant property damage should they burst.

Tips to avoid frozen water pipes in the home:

  • Consider leaving a tap open enough for a pencil-thin stream of flowing water, so there is some movement of water in pipes that might be vulnerable to freezing. Leave a pencil-thin stream flowing 24 hours a day until daytime and nighttime temperatures have returned to normal seasonal averages.
  • Open kitchen, bathroom and laundry cabinet doors to allow warm air to circulate around plumbing.
  • Outdoor faucets are the first to freeze. Unscrew any hoses, turn off the outdoor water supply and let those taps drain.
  • Insulate pipes most prone to freezing, especially near outside walls and in crawl spaces, attic and garage.
  • If your pipes are prone to freezing, consider contacting a plumber for advice on how best to protect your home.

Steps to thaw frozen pipes:

  • Turn on a tap in the basement, preferably the cold water faucet in the laundry room.
  • Use a blow dryer to warm the suspected frozen pipe for one to two hours. Check the blow dryer regularly to ensure it does not overheat.
  • Place a warm towel or rag around the suspected frozen pipe.
  • Depending on the outside temperature and the extent of freezing within the pipe, the thawing process could take between one and six hours.

Learn more about frozen pipes by visiting here. If the steps above do not resolve the issue, call 311 or submit a service request online and someone from the City will investigate.

And the Winners are...

Random draw from renewing members who completed our online survey prior to Dec.31: Leila Daneshvar and Gord Pahlbod receive an O & B gift certificate.

Second random draw for members renewing by Dec 31: Bill LeMere wins a donated gift basket.

Lost Cell Phone

A cell phone was found on Restwell Ave. If anyone lost it please email BVA and you will be supplied contact info.

A word from your BVA president...

ON RECENT HOME BREAK-INS IN THE AREA Your BVA Executive is concerned with the recent increase in home break-ins in our area. I have been in direct touch with Toronto Police at 33 Division and requested additional police patrols. They have told me this will be happening. I have also received a communication with Detective Sergeant Shane Brar (which I am sharing below) offering additional support and a willingness to work with us. BVA’s Neighbourhood Watch committee (chaired by Frank Anastasiadis) will be following up with police at 33 Division. Frank also has some helpful tips to assist you from becoming a victim.

We ask YOU to be watchful and report any suspicious activity to police. To call police in a Non-Emergency: 416-808-2222 - in an EMERGENCY: Call 911

~ Harold Rosenfeld, BVA President BVA@bayviewvillage.org

Car thefts Increasing

The city of Toronto has experienced a 29% increase in auto thefts in comparison to 2017. Investigators believe that these are largely attributable to electronic overrides, which include fob cloning or relay theft and on board diagnostic (OBD) overwriting.

Recommendations to prevent your vehicle from being stolen, in addition to not leaving your vehicle running, parking in well-lit areas and/or a garage, and not leaving your keys in the vehicle, are:

  • Steering Wheel Club
  • Wheel Boot/Chock
  • OBD (On Board Diagnostic) Port Lock
  • Aftermarket Ignition Kill Switch
  • Intelligent radio-frequency identification (RFID) car immobilizer
  • Aftermarket Alarm System
  • Place keys in Faraday bag
  • Park In Your Garage

Fall prevention tips from Toronto Paramedic Services

Were you aware that falls are the leading cause of injury for those aged 65 and older in Ontario? Here are some tips from Toronto Paramedic Services to help prevent falls so that a 911 call and trip to the emergency room is avoided:

  • Check prescriptions for side effects - some medications can cause drowsiness
  • Firmly hold the bannister when climbing up and down stairs
  • Clear steps and walkways of ice and wear slip-resistant footwear

Emergency Preparedness

Did you know that only 9% of families have emergency preparedness kits?. There is a Toronto Hydro link to what to include in a kit. Since we have hit the cold weather now with possible storms and power outages this would be a good time to review your emergency plans.

Changes to Bayview Village Mall

Thanks to all who attended the Open House held by the developer (QuadReal) in early November. Our BVA Municipal And Government Affairs (MAGA) has been working very hard on this to get some significant improvements in the proposal. Quadreal will be submitting a revised application to the city, likely in January. MAGA will be reviewing that application. NEWS: BVA MAGA will host a Bayview Village Mall Up-Date Meeting in February - we want to keep you informed. Date and Location to be determined. Stay tuned.

Coming Events


Recent Events

  • All-Candidates Meeting
  • A Tree for Me
  • Spring Clean-up
  • Get Emergency Ready
  • BV Mall Redevelopment

Self-guided walks in Bayview Village

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