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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

Growth in our Neighbourhood

Urban Toronto just posted a update on their “Growth to Watch” series featuring North York Centre and Willowdale and they’ve compiled all developments nearing completion or currently under construction; all proposals currently working their way through the planning process; and all planning initiatives and pending development applications that might impact our neighbourhood with respect to our rapidly transforming area of the city. Here is the link.

Bayview Village Mall Redevelopment Public Meeting

This meeting was attended by members of the BVA Executive and many residents. Read REPORT (from Bayview Post, February, 2018)

Toronto Police Service News Release
Homicide #6/2018, Burbank Drive and Canary Crescent area, Isahaq Omar, 36

Monday, February 12, 2018 - 8:31 AM 33 Division 416-808-7400

On Thursday, February 8, 2018, at 11:13 p.m., officers responded to a call for a shooting in the Burbank Drive and Canary Crescent area. It is reported that:

  • two men were in a parked SUV
  • one man was thrown from the SUV
  • the suspect then fled southbound on Burbank Drive
  • officers located a man with gunshot wounds - he was rushed to hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries

He has been identified as Isahaq Omar, 36, of Toronto. He has recently been tied to the Regina and Vancouver areas. The suspect has been described as black or brown, tall, thin build. He was last seen driving a black 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee with licence plate CADN 350. Investigators would like to speak with anyone who had contact with the victim or may have video or dashcam images and have not already spoken to officers.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-7400, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at, or text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637).

Have your Say – Toronto Police Service Organizational Culture

The Toronto Police Service (TPS) is modernizing its policing model, as described in The Way Forward Action Plan. Part of that effort includes assessing the Service’s organizational culture – the values, beliefs and behaviours that shape how the Toronto Police Service members do their work and interact with the community.

The Toronto Police Service is completing this assessment to understand the current organizational culture, and identify strengths and potential areas of change. The Service has hired MNP, a Canadian professional services firm, to complete the organizational culture assessment.

To participate, please complete the online survey.

Issues regarding our local ravines...

The footbridge providing access to Newtonbrook Creek from Burbank Ave, (near Canary Crescent) has been closed due to damage to the abutment, without a firm date of repair.

Of graver concern, is the state of the entire ravine both on the south and north side with the entry point from Forest Grove. The north side ends at Finch Ave, with the south side ending at the bridge over the East Don river. There is an abundance of fallen trees caused by bank erosion from flooding during rain storms that have not been removed. Many of the fallen trees have accumulated in dams which results in more severe flooding often overflowing and eroding onto the pathways during storms. The erosion is now to the point where entire banks have fallen into the river, and overall disarray.

Residents have brought this to the City's attention, and the answer has been that they wish to keep the ravine in its natural state. Therefore, plans to remove the trees, dams, and fix the erosion is not planned. The damage can be seen more on the south side of Forest Grove, but also exists on the north side. Several additional sections of the walking trail are in danger of collapsing into the river if no action is taken. Residents concerned about these developments should contact Councillor Shiner's office and the City of Toronto 311.

TRCA (Toronto and Region Conservation Authority), on behalf of Sun-Canadian Pipeline Company Ltd., is preparing to carry out work along the East Don River, within the East Don Parkland. This will include bank stabilization to protect a section of exposed decommissioned pipe infrastructure. For dates and plans go here.

Fresh Start Cooking Class at Loblaws Bayview Village
Monday, March 26, 6:30 - 8:30pm

Looking for ways to better your health this New Year? Why not begin with the food that fuels your body! This class gives people the tools and inspiration to keep your healthy eating resolutions. The class includes a four course menu providing a balanced meal. This is an observation class where you will watch this delicious meal prepared by your PC Chef, and your in-store Dietitian will provide you with advice on healthy habits, mindful eating and tips for eating well. The PC Cooking School will help you keep to healthy eating. Menu details will be announced soon. Email Jan Siegel at to confirm.

Emergency Preparedness

The Bayview Village Association in partnership with Forest Grove United Church presents: Office of Emergency Measures Information Session. Learn how to protect your family and your home in the event of an emergency

Friday, April 6, 2018 7:00 pm at Forest Grove United Church

To reserve a seat(s) please RSVP by March 26, 2018 by e mail or phone to Sue Wires 416 733 2520

Snow Clearing on Roads and Sidewalks

The city provides a real-time map to display the location of salters and plows and to indicate when one was last on the street.

OMB Reforms!

New rules require city councils to make decisions that conform with provincial policies and the city’s own rules. Appeals will only be heard on those grounds, making it a true appeals body for the first time in its century-long history.

Under the old system, if a developer didn’t like a decision they could seek a new one at the OMB, which was guided under former rules to “have regard” for local decision-making but had the power to overturn council decisions after re-litigating the application. See more detail on MAGA page. Also read comments in Toronto Star article

TPS Parking Enforcement East contact

Area Supervisor Andrea Seivwright oversees parking enforcement issues in our neighbourhood and she is the best point of contact, please call her directly at 416-808-6675. Alternatively, requests for parking enforcement can also be made by calling the Toronto Police Service non-emergency number at 416-808-2222. In response to your call, an officer would be dispatched to attend and respond with enforcement action as necessary.

Public advisory, North York Winter Maintenance By-Law

The North York Winter Maintenance By-law prohibits parking on streets in the former City of North York from Friday, December 1, 2017 up to, and including, Saturday, March 31, 2018, between 2 a.m. and 6 a.m., 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.  

winter driving

When the chilly temperatures of winter set in, will your vehicle be ready for the cold? If you live in a part of the country that experiences inclement weather, such as heavy rain, snow and ice, are you prepared to drive in those conditions? Planning and preventative maintenance are important year-round ... but especially when it comes to winter driving.  Click here for NHTSA's winter driving tips.

Emergency Preparedness

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

For more info on emergency preparedness, see this website.

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Coming Events

Emergency Preparedness Presentation
Friday, April 6 7:00 pm at Forest Grove United Church

All Candidates meeting for Provincial election
Thursday May 17 Grand Luxe

Tuesday June 5 7:30pm Grand Luxe

Recent Events

  • Socials
  • Canada 150 Events

Self-guided walks in Bayview Village


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