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					                     Bayview Village Association                                   www.bayviewvillage.org


                   ' It's better in Bayview Village '                        Newsletter
                                                          December 2011
                                                          Newsletter Editor: Judi Codd 416-225-5162
                                                                                   Email Codd.judi@gmail.com


Bayview Village Association is hosting our first


Family Skating Party
Tuesday December 27,
7 to 9 pm
Bayview Arena: 3230 Bayview Ave
(on west side of Bayview, just north of Finch)

                   Free to all BV residents.
             Bring your self or a friend,
             Bring your children and/or grandchildren.
Bring your skates & join us for an evening of leisure skating.
T Children under 6 must wear a CSA approved hockey helmet

DOUG’S NOTES
L ast chan ce, fo lks : To get your 2012 BVA membership into us for inclusion in the directory.
you should have received a membership form in the mail –there is still time to renew – use the form you
received, the form in this newsletter or renew online at w ww .ba yv iew vi lla ge .or g

HIGHER DENSITIES, EXTRA UNITS AND TALLER BUILDINGS!!
CONCORD-ADEX (ALSO KNOWN AS THE CANADIAN TIRE LANDS) UPDATE
Thanks to all who attended the November 3 meeting at Bayview M.S. regarding this large
development. Residents were very clear that they do NOT approve of a new plan that will further
increase the number of units, cars, traffic and pollution. We also objected to the proposed increase in
building height (up to 38 stories, up from 28). BVA continues to ask for an impact study on our
community that these proposed changes will bring. And we continue to monitor these plans and
working with the councilor. If you have concerns contact David Shiner at 416-395-6413.
	
  

Cheers,   Doug            DOUG STEPHENS          President – BVA 416-221-4335 stephens@rogers.com
You Won’t Believe What Goes On In and Around Bayview Village!
BAYVIEW VILLAGE BOOK CLUB – Mon, January 23 at 8 pm
The next BVA book club meeting on Monday January 23 at 8 pm. For more details contact Jane Robertson 416-226-1390
or jrobertson@rogers.com

B AYVIEW V ILLAGE M AH J ONGG C LUB
The BVA Mahjong Group meets Thursdays 1 to 3 in the
Hearth room at Forest Grove Church. Call Celine Kessler or
Jane Robertson 416-226-1390 or jrobertson@rogers.com
Mah Jongg is a game of skill, strategy and calculation and is
terrific to way to keep work on your analyst skills.

TORONTO PUBLIC LIBRARY
NORTH YORK CENTRAL BRANCH
ADULTS: Every Friday from 2pm – 4pm until Dec 30 –
Enjoy a wide variety of films followed by refreshments
and treats. Lists of films available at 416-395-5639 or at
the library.

YOUNG CHILDREN: Every Saturday 11:00am – 11:30
for 0 to 5 years old – Family Time Stories, songs and
rhymes for children with parents and caregivers. Drop in
Every Saturday

ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE CLASSES:
These are free: Must be at least 18 years old and a
resident of Toronto. Offered by the Toronto District
School Board at various nearby locations Call 416-338-
4300 for details.

NUTRITION HELP
                                                                Special BVA thanks to volunteer Jenny Jung.
Loblaws at Bayview Village have a registered nutritionist
available two days a week. She can help you understand
                                                             Jenny’s hard work on a number of our planters
labels, find appropriate foods to meet all dietary needs,     over the last few months has turned them into
provide recipes to use different foods and help you with      real treasures. All our garden volunteers do a
preparing balanced meals. In particular diabetic, healthy          great job keeping BV looking great!
heart, low-fat, gluten-free, vegan, vegetarian, low salt
and salt-free. This assistance is free. Call Hana at 416-569-8479. A calendar of activities may also be picked up
at the customer service desk.

FROM MARY’S GARDEN
              Believe it or not it is time to think Spring – as in Spring gardens. We are already starting to make
              plans for 2012. Mark your calendars and maybe ask for garden tools for gifts for the holidays.
              4th Annual BVA Perennial Swap is Saturday May 12
              7th Annual BVA Garden Tour is Sunday, June 24.
            If you are interested in helping contact Mary at 416-229-0094 email: viamede@rogers.com
                  NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH – BY RON CHOI
                  We continue to remind you to keep garage doors, cars and homes locked. Police have noted
                  more break-ins that may have been prevented by simply locking doors, not leaving cars
                  running unattended, and not leaving valuables in cars. Be alert, be safe.

 32 Division Crime Prevention Officer Wayne Peirce reminds us with shorter day-light hours residents should
 have lights on from about 5 PM onwards. Lights help you when you arrive home after dark it is one of the best
 ways to keep criminals away. A dark house is a signal that no one is home. That is what thieves look for.
Don’t make it easy for them – leave some lights on.

Officer Peirce suggest using timers for both indoor and outdoor lights. Timers work as you don’t need to
remember to turn lights on/off if you are on vacation or away from home longer than you planned.

And on the topic of winter: Remember to get your car winterized. New wiper blades, snow tires, snowbrush, a
winter survival kit (warm blanket, some candles, matches, flashlight, a few energy bars) and SLOW DOWN –
winter driving conditions make for increased risks to you, your passengers and pedestrians.

OF COMMUNITY INTEREST
CONSTRUCTION IN AND AROUND BAYVIEW PLAZA
THE SIERRA GRILLE restaurant has closed and the structure is to be demolished. There is an application into the city
to replace it with a two-storey building that will be home to a new ‘up-scale’ dining facility.

NEW DEVELOPMENT at 18-26 Rean Drive (Bayview & Sheppard): Yet, another new project is going through
approvals at city council in our area. Your BVA MAGA (Municipal & Government Affairs) Committee has expressed
concern over the proposal. While the development continues we have been successful in having both the number
of units and the height of the buildings reduced.

CITY COUNCIL BUDGET:
We continue to follow the discussions at city hall re the budget. In our immediate area the news is that Bayview
Arena may be closed during the day (until 4 pm). Programs impacted include a Gentle Fitness program for Seniors.
Other groups using this facility would have to seek alternative locations.

Other cuts/reductions/efficiencies (whatever you wish to call them) are: Elimination of sidewalk snow clearing
except for seniors (unsure how this will be determined but it certainly could redflag where seniors reside for anyone
looking); street-sweeping reduced to every 8 weeks (now 4 weeks); closing of both the Zion School Museum on
Finch and the Gibson House Museum; reduction in library hours for NY Central Library; TTC fare hike; TTC route
reductions. If you have questions or concerns contact Councilor Shiner at 416-395-6413
ENERGY CONSERVATION
Have you done anything special to your home or property to reduce energy
consumption? If yes, we’d like to hear from you.
For example, if you have installed led lighting, solar water heater, solar panels, exterior
insulation, interior insulation, instant water heater, or other initiatives to lower energy
consumption. Or if you have expertise or connections with reputable companies who
perform these renovations would you be interested in sharing information? BVA is
hoping to offer an evening of information related to energy conservation.

If you have information or contacts to share contact me at Judi Codd codd.judi@gmail.com or 416-225-5162.

TORONTO QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
Q: How do I report a streetlight not working?
A: Toronto Hydro (www.torontohydroenergy.com/street.html) is responsible for lighting streets and laneways.
Every light post is numbered and that number needs to be quoted when notifying them of a problem.
Call 416-542-3195 or use their online form (go to website) to report any streetlight problems

Q: How do I report a damaged sidewalk?
A: Call 311 or report online.

Q: When and why should I call 311?
A: You can request any City service by calling 311 – you can get information about city services, you can
report problems with city services, etc. You can call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Q: Can I call 311 from outside Toronto?
A: No, 311 is only available within the city limits. And if you are in the city you can use your cell phone.
                                                                             Bayview Village
                                                                               Association
                                                                                 Membership Application 2012
www.bayviewvillage.org                                            Membership is open to all residents of Bayview Village.

Reasons to become a member: You will have a voice, as well as
provide your support to the Association’s efforts to keep Bayview
                                                                                                                        JOIN ON-LINE.
                                                                                                              All you need is a credit card. Go to
Village safe, informed and beautiful. A large membership shows                                           www.bayviewvillage.org Follow the links to join or
government agencies and politicians that we care strongly about                                             renew by using PayPal™ secure service.
issues that affect our community.
Membership is just $20.00 /year. Additional contributions are very much appreciated.
To Join: Complete this form, enclose a cheque for the total amount and mail or drop-off at one of the addresses listed
below. Make cheques payable to “Bayview Village Association”, OR use our secure website (www.bayviewvillage.org)

Please allow us to list all information for the directory. This allows neighbours to get to know each other and help keep
Bayview Village a safe, strong and friendly community.
Address: (House number & street)
Last Name, #1 resident:
First Name, #1:
Occupation, #1: (optional)
Company #1: (optional)
Last Name, #2 resident:
First Name, #2:
Occupation, #2: (optional)
Company #2: (optional)
                  Home Phone Number:                                 (       )
Year moved into Bayview Village:                                     Email (will not be published)
                                           Membership fee                $ 20.00
                                                                                              How do you want to be listed?
                                 Voluntary contribution                  $                    a) List all information in directory……
           History of Bayview Village Book $20                           $                    b) List my initials, address & Phone No. only….
                                       (See information overleaf)                                 E.g., H.R..….1Clarinda Dr..……416-123-4567
              TOTAL AMOUNT enclosed $                                                         c) List only as “member”.……. 


              t The information we collect is used to prepare an annual directory for members t BVA does not
                       distribute or sell its membership information t Only members receive a directory.
                                   THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT AND GENEROUS CONTRIBUTION!
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         Mailing Address:                                              Drop off addresses:
         Bayview Village Association                                   • 23 Arrowstook Rd.                                • 30 Restwell Cres.
         P.O. Box 91065, 2901 Bayview Avenue                           • 15 Morewood Cres.                                • 14 Viamede Cres.
         Toronto, ON, M2K 1H0                                          • 60 Sumner Heights Dr.                            • 1 Clarinda Dr.
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                                 Check our website at: www.BayviewVillage.org

				
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