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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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Emergency Preparedness

Did you know that only 9% of families have emergency preparedness kits?. There is a Toronto Hydro link to what to include in a kit. Since we are about to hit the cold weather soon with ice storms and possible outages this would be a good time to review your emergency plans.

Flooding Concerns

Autumn Leaves are Falling and There Is More Rain on the Way The city is advising residents; to clear debris from roadside catch basins to help water enter the storm sewer and prevent possible flooding. Ensure downspouts are not blocked & are draining properly away from your home.

All Candidates Meeting

Bayview Village Association held another successful Candidates Meeting last week - great turnout and great participation. Thanks to everyone!

Voting details for BV residents: Election Day: Monday October 22 from 10 a.m. – 8 p.m Electors vote in the ward they live in.

Advance Voting: Wednesday, October 10 to Sunday October 14,10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Advance Poll Locations for Bayview Village Residents: Cummer Park Community Centre, Oriole Community Centre, 6000 Leslie Street OR 2975 Don Mills Road West

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

BVA Halloween Party Fri. Oct. 26, from 6 to 8 pm.

BVA Holiday Social, Friday November 30, You are invited to celebrate the start of the holiday season – Meet your neighbours – Relax – Learn more about our community – get involved - At Forest Grove Church. Details soon.

Recent Events

  • All-Candidates Meeting
  • A Tree for Me
  • Spring Clean-up
  • Get Emergency Ready
  • BV Mall Redevelopment

Self-guided walks in Bayview Village

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