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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 Annual General Meeting

The Bayview Village Association's Annual General Meeting and Social will take place at Bayview Middle School on Wednesday June 5, at 7:00pm

BVA Member Survey - Results are In!

See the results of the BVA member survey (and comments) here.

Rally in the Ravine
Run or Walk for North York General

There's no better time to register for Rally in the Ravine ... Sign up before June 28 and for a chance to WIN A PAIR OF TORONTO RAPTORS TICKETS for a 2019/2020 regular season game! Two winners will each receive a pair. Draw to take place and winners to be announced on Friday, July 5.

Start fundraising for North York General by registering today Then, on Saturday, September 28, join hundreds of supporters to celebrate our hospital and show your Rally spirit! There’s something for everyone at Rally in the Ravine, including a 5K Run/Walk, Garden Walk and Kids’ Mini Rally. Plus, enjoy fun activities, great food, live entertainment, giveaways and more. Together, we can improve care and save lives, right in your own backyard.

Gypsy Moth Aerial Spray Program (Second e-update from City of Toronto)

As we draw closer to the proposed gypsy moth spray window, we are now able to forecast a potential spray date for the week of May 26. Urban Forestry staff will continue to monitor caterpillar hatching and development, leaf growth and the weather conditions. Monitoring these 3 factors is critical to determine the optimal timing for the spray. When the spray dates are finalized, we will be updating our website with the spray date and other applicable information as well as sending E-Update notices to those who have subscribed 48 hours prior to the commencement of the spray. If you haven’t had a chance to view our website yet, we strongly recommend you do so. You will find further information regarding the spray, the product being applied as well as an interactive map of the City that outlines the areas affected by aerial spraying operations.

If you are considering to treat any of your private trees with a systemic insecticide this year, the window for treatment officially began this week. Private arborist companies can be consulted in order to have these treatments conducted. Please note that if your property is within an aerial spray block, it is not necessary or warranted to treat your private trees as the aerial spray should provide sufficient protection against the gypsy moth damage.

It’s the final call for gypsy moth egg mass removal as we predict they will begin to hatch sometime this week (if not already). If you have not already taken the opportunity to survey your property for egg masses, we encourage you to do so and remove as many a possible to help achieve better overall control of this pest for this season. On our website, you can find a YouTube video demonstrating how to effectively remove and destroy gypsy moth egg masses. Don't just survey your trees though. Also look at locations on your house such as the soffit, eaves, window ledges, and window wells. Landscape structures such as decks and pergolas are a potential hot spot as well. Don't forget about those kids play structures too. Leave no stone unturned!

We will be hosting our final information season tomorrow night (Tuesday, May 14th) at the Memorial Pool and Health Club from 6:00pm-8: 00 pm. We encourage all who are available to attend and to also spread the word to other members of your community who may be interested in knowing more about the upcoming spray program.

As always, City staff remain available by calling 3-1-1 to answer any questions or concerns you may have.

Leaf Blowers

Listen to BVA Environment Committee Chair Monty McDonald give an interview on CBC Radio about the dangers of leaf blowers. Also, here is an article from CTV news on other ways to fight climate change

Newtonbrook Ravine Issues

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Part of the BVA executive, environment, neighbourhood watch committee went for an inspection of Newtonbrook Ravine. We were able to show and talk about our concerns regarding the erosion in several areas and the bridge that is closed. Councillor Carroll also brought along Mr. Cristian Lukaszyk the Senior Project coordinator for the repair of the bridge and the access (erosion) to it. All of them have heard us and promise to keep us informed and up to date with progress reports. See Recent Events page for more photos. (Photos by Gary James)

Vehicle Thefts
From Bayview Village Association – Neighbourhood Watch Committee.

We have had two reports of vehicles being stolen from driveways in our neighbourhood recently. We have also been advised of several theft from autos too. http://www.torontopolice.on.ca/crimeprevention/autotheft.php

Elkhorn Elementary School Fund Raiser

Well, the Elkhorn Elementary School is almost there! 😊 They need just $7,500 of donations to help procure and then build their new Playscape. The total cost will be roughly $75,000 with the TDSB equally splitting the cost with the parents and generous friends of Elkhorn. The TDSB is looking to start construction in or around June 2019. They will only begin construction once they’ve obtained our share of the funding. Below is the information for residents who would like to make a donation for this:

  1. Make a pledge using a cheque payable to the Toronto District School Board (at the bottom of the cheque put Elkhorn Playscape) ;
  2. Place in an envelope and submit to the Elkhorn School Office;
  3. Provide your details to the office so we can provide you with a tax receipt.

The pledges can be in the following amounts:

  1. Any amount __________
  2. Bronze - $100 donation
  3. Silver - $500 donation
  4. Gold - $1000
  5. Platinum – Over $1000

If you donate $100 or more, there will be a permanent plaque on the Playscape sitting bench with your or family's name on it for all to see. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to either Dr. Melody Nguyen or Mark Bui who is in charge of the PlayScape donations.

A Tree for Me

The Bayview Village Association and the Tree for Me Program Bayview Village has lost many mature trees over the last 10 years due to inclement weather, disease, old age, mass development (infill housing) and warming climate.

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 Saturday June 8, 2019 for the Tree for Me Program. This event will be held at Forest Grove Church from 10am-12:30pm located at 43 Forest Grove Drive, North York, ON M2K 1Z4. Volunteers will assist with choosing, planting and caring for your trees. See more information.

Basement Flooding

Here is an interesting article on prevention of basement flooding.

Traffic concerns

BVA residents have witnessed several cars speeding and failing to stop for stop signs in the Village. Here is the police link to report this.

Coming Events

  • Trustee James Li
    Ward Forum
    Tues May 21
    see more info
  • Compost Day
    Sat May 25
    Bayview Village Park
  • St. Gabriel Catholic School annual Fun Fair Sat June 1 11am-4pm Inflatables, games, BBQ and raffle prizes.
  • BVA AGM and Social
    Wed June 5 7:00pm
    Bayview Middle School
  • Elkhorn Fun Fair,
    Elkhorn Public School
    Thur June 6
    3:30 pm - 7:30 pm
  • A Tree for Me
    Sat June 8
    Forest Grove Church 10:00 - 12:30

Recent Events

  • Newtonbrook ravine issues
  • BVA Execs at Lunar New Year event

Self-guided walks in Bayview Village

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