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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

BAYVIEW VILLAGE BREAKINS – SUMMER THEFTS

BVA is aware of several recent breakins. Warm weather means open windows, doors left open or unlocked while we work in the garden, and homes unattended while on vacation.

Has Your Home Been Broken Into? If you return home and discover that your house has been broken into, do not enter...the criminal may still be inside. Call the police immediately; Do not touch anything or clean up until the police have arrived...you may disturb evidence.

  • In an emergency: CALL 9-1-1 Nonemergency: call (416) 808-2222
  • To report a crime anonymously, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477(TIPS)
Below are Toronto Police tips – please read carefully:

Door Security

  • Install a good quality deadbolt lock on the door
  • Mount doors so hinges and bolts are facing the inside of the house
  • Chain locks are poor security; install a wide angle viewer instead
  • If keys are lost, you should change your locks
  • Keep your garage door locked, even when you are at home.

Window Security

Install good quality locks on all windows.

Going on Vacation

  • Inform a neighbour of your departure and return dates;
  • Where possible, cancel or redirect your mail and deliveries. Alternatively, have a neighbour collect these items;
  • Arrange to have your lawn cut and walkways cleared;
  • Use timers to activate lights at various intervals.

TORONTO MUNICIPAL ELECTIONS - changes

There will be a municipal election on Monday October 22, 2018. The provincial government has just passed legislation resulting in Toronto ward boundaries being completely changed and the size of council being cut in half. School Board boundaries will also change.

There is a court challenge happening at the end of August. This could result in additional changes. At this time we do not have a complete picture of who will be running or if any changes will be made to Advance polls, polling locations, etc. The city clerk works for months to set up an election of this size - the time they now have is weeks - so we are expecting some problems. And of course, BVA will be hosting a Candidates Meeting – likely the beginning of October. We will keep you posted.

Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) Phase Out

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.

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.

Coming Events

Shredding Event
Sept 22 9:00 to 12:00 PM
15 Morewood Crescent
Cost: $5.00 per banker’s box size.

All-Candidates Meeting, Municipal Elections - TBA

Recent Events

  • A Tree for Me
  • Spring Clean-up
  • Get Emergency Ready
  • BV Mall Redevelopment
  • Socials
  • Canada 150 Events

Self-guided walks in Bayview Village

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