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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Canada's 150 Speaker Series: Home Security
Please join the Bayview Village Neighbourhood Watch Committee on Wednesday, April 26th from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm in the Community Room at the new MEC store on Sheppard Ave. E., to learn about Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED). Our Toronto Police Services Neighbourhood Officer will provide current best practices information on securing your home while making it easy for emergency personnel find and access your home quickly. This presentation is free of charge and available to the first 40 people to reserve their seats.
Please call 416-733-2520 and leave a message or email email@example.com
- the number of seats you wish to reserve
- your name
- your contact information should we need to add you to a wait list.
We would encourage you to walk to this event, however free underground parking is available for 2 hours at MEC. Thank you in advance to Toronto Police Services and MEC for providing this information session free of charge to the Bayview Village Association.
March is Fraud Prevention Month, for Canadians to Recognize, Reject and Report Fraud. Reduce Fraud by Increasing Fraud Awareness.
#Fraudchat is a weekly Twitter chat that takes place on Thursdays from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. EST on Twitter. Launched in November 2012, this program seeks to educate and exchange ideas with the public about financial crimes and fraud. The moderators for this program are Detective Gail Regan (@ReganFCU) and Detective Constable Diane Kelly (@DKellyFCU) of TPS Financial Crimes.
To follow #fraudchat, members of the public simply log on to Twitter from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. EST and follow the #Fraudchat hashtag. An application such as Tweetdeck, which allows users to separately view tweets containing this hashtag, is also helpful in following the chat.
Message to Resident Associations
Preparedness is everyone's responsibility!
Emergencies by definition are unpredictable. Emergencies are also disruptive to people's daily routines, and this disruption can last for several days or more before things get back to normal. If individuals and families take some practical steps to become prepared, families can greatly reduce the negative effects of unforeseen events. The City of Toronto's Office of Emergency Management can help you and the members of your Residents Association by giving you steps to take to minimize the negative effects of emergencies. We invite you to visit our website for information on how you can "Get Emergency Ready". If you're interested in having an in person presentation at your next Resident's Association meeting please fill out our on-line form. Alternately, you can also speak to me in person at 416-338-3927.
Contact us and we'll see you soon.
Coordinator, Office of Emergency Management
Willowdale Traffic Safety Advisory Committee
Planning Meeting took place Tuesday Jan 17. Read MORE info.
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
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.
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 Canada 150 Events
Watch here for upcoming news on planned events in Bayview Village!
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!
- 60th Anniversary Gala
- Proposed public art
- Bayview Middle School Roof
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