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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

New BVA Executive for 2018-2019!

The new officers, elected at the June 5 AGM are:

  • PRESIDENT Harold Rosenfeld - Read his Message from the AGM
  • VICE-PRESIDENT Sue Wires
  • PAST PRESIDENT Courtney Doldron
  • TREASURER Geri James
  • SECRETARY David McGhee

Go here to see the full list of executives.

Homeless Camp in the East Don Parkland Ravine

Response from the city: Streets To Homes Staff (SSHA Outreach Workers) to engage and encourage those homeless to work towards a housing plan, before Parks Ambassadors co-ordinate Parks Staff to clear the sites. We will be planning to clear the site next week and we are awaiting a date confirmation from Toronto Police Service.

It should be noted that the main concern is not about personal safety of park users, but of fire hazards.

Newtonbrook Creek Bridge: Abutment Failure Project

This bridge, linking the access from Burbank Ave. to Newtonbrook Creek, has been closed due to damage for some time. Here is an update from the City:

The project consists of replacement of a pedestrian bridge crossing the Newtonbrook Creek. In order to replace the bridge, the eroded creek embankments along the path leading to the bridge will also need to be reconstructed. The replacement of the eroded banks falls within the jurisdiction of TRCA who have been engaged to design and reconstruct the eroded banks. The bridge will be replaced by Parks Forestry and Recreation once the embankments are reconstructed. The bridge is currently closed and signage has been posted.

A summary of the timelines is as follows:

  • Fall 2018. TRCA to perform bank reconstruction anticipated to start.
  • Tendering and then contract award for bridge replacement could follow the completion of design and approval by TRCA anticipated for Fall 2018.
  • Anticipate spring 2019 bridge replacement subject to TRCA completing the embankment work and the issuance of all applicable permits and approvals.

Roof Damage due to Storms

There have been several recent weather events causing damage to roofs. Here are a few hints:

Use binoculars or hire a professional to inspect:

  • Roof shingles missing or lifted
  • Rubber and metal flashing around chimneys and vents
  • Soffits + fascia
  • Trim boards missing or loose
  • Downspouts.

Do not climb ladder to access roof.

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. Or this one from the City of Hamilton.

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Dogs in the City

There has been a recent report about a dog bite incident in one of our parks. Toronto currently has more than 2.8 million people owning ~230,000 dogs. Here’s how we can all work together to live in harmony.

  • Leash and control your dog in public.
  • Stoop and scoop.
  • Exercise, train and socialize your dog.
  • Spay/neuter and license your dog.

Dog owners in Toronto must comply with the Animals Bylaw. You can also read the relevant parts of the Municipal Code on Parks.

You are responsible for your dog if it bites a person or another animal. Dog bites should be reported to Toronto Public Health (416-338-7600) and 311 as soon as possible. In the event that the bite victim is transported to the hospital, a bite complaint should be made as soon as possible after treatment is complete. If your dog has bitten, attacked or poses a menace, your dog may be deemed a “dangerous dog”. If your dog is deemed a “dangerous dog”, there are special requirements that you must follow.

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.

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.

Coming Events

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

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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