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
Neighbourhood Watch Safety Message for the Holiday Season
Now that the days are shorter and many residents are out at holiday functions, and away on vacation your home may be a target for a ‘break and enter’. To give you peace of mind please consider implementing safety measures in and around your home.
North York Winter Maintenance By-Law
The North York Winter Maintenance By-law prohibits parking on streets in the former City of North York between 2 a.m. and 6 a.m., from December 1 up to, and including, March 31 of the following year, unless signs are posted indicating an exemption. This bylaw ensures the city can completely clear streets of snow, and that large emergency vehicles can have free vehicular flow.
The Parking Enforcement Unit will begin enforcement of this bylaw on Saturday, December 3, 2016, at 2 a.m., providing the public with a two-day grace period. In the event that it snows prior to Saturday, December 3, 2016, enforcement may start earlier. Posted signs will be visible on streets with exemptions.
Mandatory Downspout Disconnection DEADLINE IS DEC 1st
Pre-Budget and Infrastructure Townhall
Geng Tan, Member of Parliament for Don Valley North, has issued the following invitation:
I would like to invite the Bayview Village Association to join me on December 2, 2016 for a conversation about how we can make Canada’s economy and infrastructure work for you and your family. As we build on our momentum to grow the middle class and position Canada for the global economy of tomorrow, it is your insights which will shape our vision for Budget 2017.
This 2-hour session will be held at my constituency office at 442 McNicoll Avenue, from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. All participants are requested to arrive 10 minutes early so that we can begin promptly.
At the beginning of this meeting, I will provide a brief presentation on the economic outlook and speak about some of the important steps we took in Budget 2016 to help middle class families drive our economy forward. Then it will be my turn to listen as you share your thoughts about how we can do more to grow the middle class and help those working hard to join it.
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.
BVA Fall Colours Walk
About a dozen intrepid walkers enjoyed the beautiful fall colours along Newtonbrook Creek and the East Don Parkland.
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 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.
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!
See Recent Events
- 60th Anniversary Gala
- Proposed public art
- North York Front Garden contest
- Bayview Middle School Roof
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