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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

BVA Spring Cleanup VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

We do this each year on the “ Clean Toronto Together Weekend” We remove litter, illegally dumped trash and garbage from the Ravines, Parks & Parkettes in Bayview Village. The City picks up our bagged waste, and large items at drop off points

Starting Place and Time: Postponed from Saturday April 21 due to ice and snow! New date Saturday April 28. Meet at entrance to ravine on Forest Grove Rd 9AM – 1 PM

We will provide:

  • Hook poles to pull litter from under shrubs and in waterways
  • Garbage bags
  • A map with instructions showing location of YOUR CLEANUP AREA and DROP OFF point nearby
  • Coffee and Hot Chocolate

You bring Gloves, Wear boots, old clothes

Tree for Me Program

Bayview Village has lost many mature trees over the last 10 years due to inclement weather, disease, old age and mass development and infill housing. As a response to this problem, the Bayview Village Association is partnering with The Rotary Club of Willowdale and Toronto Parks and Trees Foundation on June 2, 2018 for the Tree for Me Program. This event will be held at Forest Grove Church from 10am-1pm located at 43 Forest Grove Drive, North York, ON M2K 1Z4. Volunteers will assist with choosing, planting and caring for your trees

For more information on this program, go here.

Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) Phase Out Begins this Month

Bill 139, the planning reform passed by the provincial legislature on December 2017 came into effect on April 3, 2018. Any application received by the city after Dec. 12, 2017 will be considered by the new Local Planning Appeals Tribunal (LPAT), a true appeal body with limited power to overrule municipal decisions. Applications submitted before Dec 12 must be appealed by the Apr 3 proclamation date to be heard by the current OMB. However, all decisions appealed before Dec. 12 will be heard by the existing OMB.

Under the old system, if a developer didn’t like a decision they could seek a new one at the OMB, which was guided 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

Growth in our Neighbourhood

Urban Toronto 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)

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.

TPS 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.

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.

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

Spring Cleanup Sat April 28 entrance to ravine on Forest Grove Rd 9AM – 1 PM

All Candidates meeting for Provincial election
Monday May 14
Grand Luxe 3125 Bayview

BVA AGM
Tuesday June 5 7:30pm Grand Luxe 3125 Bayview

Recent Events

  • Get Emergency Ready
  • Socials
  • Canada 150 Events

Self-guided walks in Bayview Village

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